It seems that true Tableau experts are at a premium in the Charlotte area. Finding one is time consuming and expensive. So, why not build your own?
My Tableau experience is minimal, but my reporting/dashboard system development experience is not. I'm highly motivated and require minimal support or direction: for example, I tried to persuade my department to acquire Tableau and in the process became the resident expert.
I have an MCP, an MS in Computer Science and lots of development experience, What I don't have-- and want-- is an employer who can look beyond the moment and see how developing your own talent is less expensive-- and yields more loyal employees-- than spending a premium price on a limited talent base.