"...Forrest Consulting, its principal Lee Crumbaugh, and consultant Tom Drouin...conducted a SWOT analysis for The DuPage Foundation as part of its strategic planning initiative. It was a pleasure to work with Lee and Tom. They are knowledgeable, reliable, affordable, easy and fun to work with. Lee and Tom conducted an electronic survey as well as many in-person surveys. Their report was very easy to follow and visually appealing. Their presentation at the Board retreat was extremely professional and very well received. I highly recommend Forrest Consulting. In fact, we were so impressed with their work, we rehired them for another project..."

David M. McGowan, CFRE, President, The DuPage Foundation.

“…the folks from Forrest Consulting, did a fabulous job walking taking The Association for Challenge Course Technology through an extensive Strategic Planning process in 2013! Very fun, energetic, candid, directional, and helpful!"

Michelle Hepler, Parks and Recreation Director at Iredell County Parks and Recreation Department

"Lee Crumbaugh is one of the most amazing, skilled and insightful consultants I have ever hired. In fact, many of his strategic planning materials are still in my possession and reviewed - 18 years later!"

John J. Sygielski, Former Director, College of DuPage Business & Professional Institute; President, Harrisburg Area Community College; Past Chair, American Assn. of Community Colleges.

"Lee has two strong suits - detail orientated and ability to communicate with people. He has that free flowing personality, with the emphasis of making others feel at ease. Lee's skill set and different positions he has held in the last 14 years serve him well. He is the individual that will put the time in to be successful. And, maybe most important to me, he will choose to do the right thing .... with regards to business ethics decisions."

Jim Spivey, 1500m / 1500m / 5000m runner, USA Olympic Teams 1984, 1992, 1996; ASICS America, College Teams Sales.

“Lee and I worked together at Continental Bank, Chicago, during challenging times, after the FDIC brought in new management. During the time Lee led marketing communications, he reorganized and re-staffed the function, as the company redefined how it communicated internally and externally. I heartily recommend Lee for his strategic thinking, planning, marketing and communications expertise.”

Ted McDougal, President, EPM Business Communications

“...I've known and worked with Lee for 30 years now. The first project was development of a computer course requiring writing and organization skills, great teaching sense and attention to technical detail. The most recent project was more strategic in nature, helping me analyze a potential magazine acquisition. Lee put his finger on a weakness I hadn't thought about, thus saving me from financial disaster.”

Lee McFadden, retired CEO, Mosaic Media, Inc.

“Lee is the consummate professional. He is a dedicated, visionary executive you can count on to see a project through to completion. He was a critical force in helping to create a new trade association, Composite Fence, Deck and Rail Manufacturers Association. I believe Lee has the ‘Right Stuff’ when integrity and discretion are called for. I would welcome the opportunity to work with Lee again.”

Bill Thornton, Managing Partner, TQM Resources, LLC

“Lee is a thoughtful and thorough business strategist and an effective facilitator. He provides wide-ranging insight to identify and resolve operational and management issues.”

Erik Ford, Principal, Ford Wealth Management LLC.

“I have known and worked with Lee for many years. He is the consummate professional--intelligent, experienced, a problem solver who is always cool under pressure, skilled, honest and passionate about giving his clients the highest level of quality service. Lee is an exceptional strategic planner, leader and mentor who inspires his team with a clear and sound vision; is an excellent listener who motivates people to learn, apply themselves and excel...and is thoughtful, decisive and fair."

William A. Baltz, President, Focus Strategic Marketing

"Lee has a very high level of commitment and focus. He is very goal and achievement oriented in his business and personal life driving himself and his business to measurable success. He has a great attention to detail and quality that is clear in all that he produces."

Steve Coffey, Executive Director, AT&T

“Lee is a leader who can motivate and organize diverse groups of people while paying close attention to the details of project management. He not only understands how to create an organization's strategy, he also knows how to navigate the politics and personalities needed to execute a plan.”

Henry Cobb, President, Mind Movers LLC.

"I have been a participant in several facilitated meetings, and [Lee's] leadership in making us hone in on ideas and strategies (for the successful future of TAG) was the best I have experienced. It is fitting that we again used the indispensable services of a expert facilitator to help us chart the future of our band of intrepid entrepreneurs... Kudos!".

Kerry Marsh, Partner, Marsh-Duryea.