We make building your business easy
A blueprint is a guide, carefully drawn and precisely measured, that ensures the accurate construction of a building, a boat or a foundation. A blueprint is also critical when building a business. It’s a detailed compilation of all of a business elements, people and processes needed for a company vision to be realized. Miss a piece, forget a detail, and the final product fails.
BluePrint Strategy delivers creative and effective advice, founded on practical business experience, strong financial knowledge and the ability to listen to your goals, to see your vision. Yes, we provide financial plans, but we aren’t your CPA. And yes, we help you structure your operation, but we aren’t your COO; you are always in control of your company. We are your ongoing strategist and accountability partner. We stand by your side and provide guidance as you navigate through the next stage of your business. We help your company grow. In the end, a better blueprint makes a better business.
Your partner in all things business, meet Brittany Lorenzi
About Brittany Lorenzi
Founder, BluePrint Strategy
Brittany is passionate about helping entrepreneurs grow their companies. In being raised by two entrepreneurs with a love for real estate, Brittany saw firsthand the hard work required to grow a thriving company, but she also saw the rewards. She also saw the fulfillment found in creating ideas from a blank canvas, in building blueprints of successful companies.
Brittany is now building her third company--her first was founded in college--and BluePrint Strategy allows her to express her love for the creative side of numbers while developing strategies that break big ideas into manageable pieces and step-by-step processes. Her success is based on seventeen years of experience in the real estate industry and a background in finance, operations, management and redevelopment. Brittany is results-oriented, a team player whose depth of professional experience allows her to create solutions that consider the impacts on all areas of the organization.
- Built three successful companies
- Created one of Nashville’s Top 3 Commercial Real Estate Firms
- Strategically grew company to 75 employees
- Increased revenues to nearly $8MM
- Achieved an average 10% ROI for shareholders
- Received the State of Indiana Collegiate Entrepreneur Award
Community & Education
- 100+ Women Who Care, Middle TN: Board Member
- 100+ Teens Who Care, Middle TN: Board Member
- American Heart Association: WTC Foundation Golf Tournament
- Best Buddies Tennessee: Gala Committee
- Joe C. Davis Outdoor Center: Camp Widjiwagan
- Community Volunteer Junior Achievement of Tennessee: Teacher
- Bachelor of Arts Degree, Hanover College
An extension of your team, meet the BluePrint Strategy staff.
V.P. of Strategic Operations
Shari has over twenty-five years’ experience in accounting and management. She began her career as a healthcare auditor at Ernst & Young before entering the corporate healthcare world, spending time at both Quorum Health Group, Inc. and as an original team member of LifePoint Health as Director of Accounting. A native Tennessean, she attended Tennessee Tech University earning her Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Accounting. After starting her family, Shari did consulting work for multiple clients for a number of years before joining LBMC Business Process Solutions, LLC where she focused on using emerging technology to streamline financial processes for businesses. Shari is a motivated individual that has a passion for learning and professional development. She is a graduate of the Dale Carnegie Course and a member of the Brentwood Early Risers Toastmasters Club. In her spare time she loves to hike, attend workout classes, read, and spend time with her husband and three children.
Lynn Blose is a dedicated, hard-working team member with expert skills and experience in office management. Lynn has a diverse background working in many capacities across multiple industries over the last twenty years. Her career began as a sales professional and event planner in the hotel and conference center arena. Since then, she has worked with companies large and small to determine and provide for their specific needs. Following a brief time off, Lynn moved with her husband to Belgium for business and leisure. After starting her family, she went back to work as the officer manager for two local interior design firms. Her logical approach and knack for organization serve her well in all her roles.
Teri Calmus has over ten years of experience in accounting, tax preparation, and bookkeeping. Teri graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2002 with a Bachelor degree in Business Administration, majoring in Accounting. While at the University of Oklahoma she was also a part of the women’s soccer team where she earned a place on the Academic All-Big12 Honor Roll for 4 consecutive years. After graduating, Teri moved to Nashville where she took a job at a large CPA firm. After starting her family, and leaving the CPA firm, she took her experience to many clients where she has been able to help them with their small business accounting and tax preparation needs. Teri is dedicated, hardworking and enjoys spending time with her husband and five children.
Client Relations Coordinator
Kat Jones is an international songwriter, singer, performance artist, Director and Resident Artist at abrasiveMedia, and the Executive Director of local advocacy focused nonprofit, South Nashville Action People. She is also our Client Relations Coordinator and Operations Administrator. Kat graduated with theater certification from University of the Nations, Edinburgh, has toured internationally for the last 20 years as a professional musician and performance artist, and has launched and collaborated on several large-scale projects, including a full length theater piece called Dear Apocalypse with local aerial and contemporary dance company, FALL. Kat specializes in marketing, community development, vision casting, and project management. She has worked for several Fortune 500 companies through the years as an Administrator and is presently working on a large scale, city wide, collaborative art piece, which was requested by the Metro Arts Council. In her free time she enjoys going to the Belcourt to see a film and spending quality time with friends.
Client Financial Services Liaison
Amy is a dedicated individual with over ten years experience in Corporate Accounting. She most recently worked in the commercial real estate industry and holds her Broker’s License. In 1999, Amy graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. She has a passion for helping others and enjoys spending her free time with her four children. Amy serves as Client Financial Services Liaison for BluePrint Strategy and is an active Board Member of Women in Commercial Real Estate.
After earning her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Memphis, Laurie earned her Masters in Education while employed as an underwriter at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee in Chattanooga. She spent the next six years teaching mathematics and coaching cross-country, which further ignited her passions of teaching, counseling, encouraging others, communicating with compassion, efficacy, and diplomacy, and fostering a spirit of collaboration. Following the birth of her first child, Laurie began an independent tutoring business, and, after their second child was born, began practicing yoga, which led her to earn the the RYT-200 yoga certification. In 2014, Laurie and her family moved to the Nashville area, where she continued teaching yoga and tutoring math to individual clients. She was employed for two years with the Williamson County School system, teaching math part-time, before joining the BluePrint Strategy Solutions team. Laurie believes that each day should be filled with meaningful occupation, work and play that bring her joy and employ her gifts and strengths. Her passion is in empowering others to do the same.
Originally from Colorado, Erica move to Nashville to pursue Music Business at Belmont University. She graduated magna cum laude with a double major in Music Business and Accounting. She has worked in accounting, the music business, as well as multiple startup organizations since graduating. Erica loves working with Excel, exploring new and innovative software that can help automate processes, and strives to help companies grow and flourish. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the piano and trying out new foodie spots in Nashville.
Tracy has over eight years of experience in accounting and bookkeeping. Originally from Maryland, Tracy graduated from Towson University in Baltimore with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Finance. While her husband was stationed in the Navy in Jacksonville, Florida, she earned her Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of North Florida. During that time, she worked in the commercial and residential real estate industry doing property accounting. After starting her family and moving all over the country, she found herself in Nashville where she has contributed her accounting skills in the healthcare industry, as well as corporate accounting. Tracy is a hard working individual that has a passion for volunteering and spending time with her husband and three children.
Vickie Trahan is a lifelong Tennessee native and honor graduate of Austin Peay State University with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration, majoring in accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant with 20 plus years of audit, tax, and accounting experience. Vickie began her career in audit with the Tennessee Treasury Department before joining the corporate environment with Caterpillar Financial Services, Inc., performing accounting for international subsidiaries as well as performing subsidiary system conversions. Upon having children she worked part-time with Caterpillar Financial before leaving accounting and the long commute behind for full-time motherhood. She returns to the work world excited to be part of BluePrint Strategy. In her free time she loves to teach children, serve her church, read, hike, bike, spend time with her loved ones, and ride rollercoasters.
Alisa Cottingham is an accounting professional with many years of experience in accounting and business administration. After graduating from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Professional Accountancy, she moved to Montgomery, Alabama. While living in Alabama, she earned a Master of Business Administration from Auburn University and worked for twelve years for the State of Alabama. Alisa and her family moved to Middle Tennessee in 1999, and she found her niche in the non-profit world. She served as the business administrator and provided support for several non-profit organizations in the Nashville area. Alisa has a very unique perspective, having worked at all levels of the organization, including leadership and managerial roles.
Nonprofit Operations Manager
Brooke joins the BluePrint team with twenty years' experience in nonprofit management. While working a part-time job with the YMCA during college, Brooke found her love for nonprofit work. She spent her career serving the YMCA in various capacities over the years, from managing departments and development to finally managing third party and corporate relationships. She has a passion for helping organizations grow and reach their full potential of service. She is excited to join the BluePrint team and work alongside volunteers and leaders to help nonprofit organizations reach their goals. She and her husband have two children that keep their weekends full of sports and activities. In her spare time she loves to be outside, attend a workout class, or dabble in interior design.