About Us

Small Business Development

Watersound Management is deeply rooted in expertise related to social impact, sustainability, small business development, economic policy, urban planning, and job creation.
The Managing Principal, Dr. Lynn Thurston, holds a Masters and PhD in urban and regional planning from the University of California at Berkeley, a Masters of Business Administration from Queen’s University in Canada and an Environmental Studies degree from the University of Waterloo.

The company is based in Naples, New York

Lynn has successfully worked with business owners, researchers, governments, and community organizations for 15 years to create inclusive strategies for education, agriculture, housing, tourism, and job creation. She is a trusted adviser to hundreds of business owners, as well as regional and national governments in Africa, Asia, Latin America and North America.

Lynn is a Board Member of the Finger Lakes Digital Inclusion Coalition, has served on the Board of environmental organizations and is the founder of a non-profit organization with 10,000 members.