Don't know if this is the right forum to post this query, but giving it a shot. If say, there is a well regarded consulting firm with locations in a few cities - would it be strange and/or unwelcome for a planner living in another city to engage the principal in charge of the firm to gauge whether he/she would be willing to establish a location in the city in which the planner lives, and for that planner to be part of the organization of that hypothetical new office? Thoughts on that?