Nancy L. Milby is the owner and Executive Director of Laguna Culinary Arts, a hands-on cooking school for the home chef that opened in Laguna Beach in July 2001. Prior to opening Laguna Culinary Arts, Nancy was a senior financial executive, serving as Chief Financial Officer for several start-up and early stage companies. Her financial training comes from 16 years at KPMG, a worldwide accounting and consulting firm, where she was a partner in the health care venture-consulting group. While at KPMG, Nancy was actively involved in developing and teaching the firm’s in-house training programs, earning numerous awards for instructor excellence. She also served as partner-in-charge of the firm’s National Business School for her industry group.