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The Ideal Team

Meet our President and Senior Consultant, Lorraine Hart

Lorraine Hart has been helping businesses and healthcare practices improve their organizations and become more profitable since 1993. She has written and published numerous articles on business and practice management topics including Organization, Employees, Sales and Marketing, and Profitability.

Lorraine is an active member of the Remodelers  Council of the Greater Houston Builders Association  (GHBA).  She has been on the Board since 2015.  In addition, she has been writing, editing and submitting weekly articles for the Houston Chronicle, and coordinated the creation and submission of articles for the Texas Home and Garden blog website.  Lorraine was named the Remodelers Council Associate of the Year in 2014, and again in 2020.

Lorraine is a past President of the New York City / Long Island Chapter of NARI, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.

Prior to forming Ideal Consulting Services, Lorraine served in an upper middle management position at Grumman Data Systems.

Nora Kleczka, Client Support

Nora has been supporting Ideal Consulting’s clients since 2002.  As the master of client support behind the scenes, Nora assists our clients in all aspects of marketing, hiring, and research. 

She assists with setting up and maintaining social media platforms and Houzz. She also writes articles, coordinates award submissions and advertising, and creates promotional emails for Ideal Consulting Services, Websites by Ideal and our clients.

Nora coordinates and submits articles to the Houston Chronicle (, Texas Home and Garden blog website ( and Home and Garden News website ( This includes writing and/or editing articles as needed.

She coordinates the hiring efforts for our clients by posting ads and pre-screening candidates.

In addition to researching companies and programs that our clients are interested in; Nora handles a wide range of other client issues as needed and assists Art with website support.

Arthur Hart, Vice President and Webmaster

Art has been supporting Ideal Consulting since its beginnings in 1993.  In addition to Information Technology support, Art provides website support for Ideal Consulting. 

In 2007 Art formed Websites by Ideal, initially to provide websites for Ideal’s NY clients.  Websites by Ideal now serves a national market. 

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Wendy Patten, Chief Finance Officer

Wendy Patten has been working with Ideal Consulting Services since 1995.  Although Wendy is familiar with all the areas of Ideal, she specializes in bookkeeping and finance. 

In addition to her role at Ideal consulting Services, she supports a national base of clients through her own bookkeeping company.

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Adam Hart and Cindy Walding, Photographers and Videographers

Adam and Cindy have been doing professional photography and videos for Ideal’s clients as well as their own client base. 

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Amy Ahlbrand Robinson, M.Ed.

Digital Storytelling

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Karin Tyson, Financial Advisor

Karin is a Managing Partner of 20/20 Financial Advisers of Houston.  Karin has assisted many of our clients with planning their financial futures.  She focuses on retirement planning, insurance planning, asset allocation, and investment planning, debt management strategies, and cash flow management through her registration with Ameritas Investment Corporation. Karin has twenty years of experience in the financial services industry.

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