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Charlynda Scales

Charlynda Scales

Executive Director

Charlynda Scales is a serial entrepreneur and serves as founder and CEO of Mutt's Sauce LLC and OH Taste LLC, Director of OH Taste (501c3), as well as the creator of The Empower Collection.

Charlynda is a sought-after speaker and coach for small businesses and women empowerment. She is a TEDx alumnus. Her gift is cultivating influential people by meeting them where they are in life and in business. She is an Air Force veteran and currently serves as a Reservist at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.

Charlynda and the story of Mutt's Sauce has been featured in Yahoo! Finance, NPR,, QVC, Men's Journal, CBS News, NBCUniversal, Black Enterprise Magazine, and In 2020, Charlynda was also featured in FUBU Founder and Shark Tank investor Daymond John's bestselling book, POWERSHIFT.

She is a Clemson University graduate, with a degree in Aerospace Science and Business Management. She also holds an MBA in Strategic Leadership. She started the company Mutt’s Sauce, LLC while she was still serving on active duty in the military. She is a graduate of the following distinguished courses:

Tuck School of Executive Leadership at Dartmouth

The Empower Program, by Dayton Chamber of Commerce

The Course for Presidents, by Aileron

Charlynda currently sits on the board of Bunker Labs, Veterans for Political Innovation, and Dayton Convention and Visitors Bureau. Charlynda is a Gold Award Winner and has a Lifetime Membership to Girl Scouts of the USA.

Her son, David, is, in her opinion, her finest achievement.

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