Why Choose Us?
Our team has a combined experience of over 50 years in Market Research, Grant Writing/Management, Analysis and Federal Government contracting, specifically in areas of Information Technology, Medical Staffing, Training Services, Management Consulting, Construction, Aerospace, New Product Development, Strategic Sourcing, Continuous Improvement, Risk Management, Environmental Consulting, and Legal Services.
Principal Consultant, Brittany Foster, has over 10 years of federal government and commercial experience. She has worked in the Contract Management field for the Social Security Administration (SSA), in the Transportation and Logistics Industry for ICAT Logistics, and in the Federal Procurement industry at Deltek, Inc. With a B.A. in Political Science and an M.A. in Government, she brings a high-level of technical writing experience, contributing to over $30 million won in federal government contracts within the last three years. She has added capacity, revenue, and knowledge to small businesses across multiple industries. Ms. Foster has a passion for small business success in the federal procurement industry.
Proposal Manager, Julia Hagenburger, manages team proposal schedules and contributes to proposal development and overall compliance. Julia comes to First Foster with more than 10 years of professional experience in federal proposal development. She has worked for several companies, including Weston Solutions, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Choctaw Global Staffing. Julia has written proposals in industries such as environmental remediation, water and wastewater management, design-bid-build construction, other construction and renovation. She studied Journalism and Public Relations at Texas A&M, and now lives in San Antonio, Texas.
Lead Grant Writer, Jessica Zufall-Guberman, Ph.D., has over 25 years of experience working worked for nonprofit organizations throughout the United States in an executive capacity, supporting diverse missions and populations of people, which has included children and adults with developmental disabilities, specifically autism spectrum disorders, mental health, domestic violence and sexual assault prevention and care programs, low income, at-risk youth, and youth sports programs. She is well versed in all aspects of grant writing, strategic planning, development, finance, public relations, volunteerism, operations management, board governance and supervision.
Dr. Gerald Austin, CFCP (Certified Federal Contracting Professional), Consulting Director for Business & Development, has more than 30 years experience as a business consultant. His innate gift to broker relationships through his personalized approach to solutions enables him to provide fanatical client care that creates lasting value. His educational background includes a B.S. in Engineering, a Masters in Business Administration and a Doctorate in Transformational Leadership. Gerald brings a wealth of knowledge, innovative thinking and firsthand knowledge of how government business works.
Research Consultant, Christian Wagner, has over 20 years of experience in Research and Data Analysis. Mr. Wagner has worked in Government Contracting, Automotive, Aviation, Finance, and with various Government Agencies (e.g., DEA, Dept. of Ed., DOL, & USDA). In terms of Education, Mr. Wagner has an MBA in finance from St. John's University and a BS in Political Science from Florida State University.