Envisioned, researched, produced and patented a membership-based promotional website for mid-career artists, providing customizable HDTV art entertainment for residential and commercial viewers. This multi-year project included the hiring and management of a professional website development team, graphic designer, post-production videographer, social media expert and administrative intern. Curated works to present and uploaded content. Built media relationships to leverage promotional opportunities. Managed contract negotiations, budget and accounting procedures.
INSPIRING PROMOTIONS, Director
2007 – Present
Generated and managed steady stream of award-winning and newly emerging Personal Development author clients. Created branding and market strategy for client products and services. Provided extensive editorial services and graphic support for website and product design. Designed and distributed press releases, press kits and other promotion materials. Secured television, radio broadcast and online media placement throughout the US and Canada. Built strategic alliances for business development and peer support. Continuously researched innovative promotional opportunities.
NEW MOON FOUNDATION Project Manager
2005 - 2007
Provided organizational branding for non-profit organization. Coordinated staff and an award-winning team of designers, architects and contractors and community volunteers to work with state officials and board members to develop contemplative education campus. Developed budget, timeline, administrative systems and safety procedures for employees and contractors. Initiated and maintained positive relationship-building protocols between educational/spiritual/agricultural/Native Hawaiian communities.
MALOOF FOUNDATION FOR ARTS & CRAFTS, Project Manager
Initiated and oversaw timely, multi-year archival project for the professional works and private collection of Sam Maloof, a designated CA State Treasure. This included conducting and transcribing audio interviews collected directly before Maloof’s passing at age 93. Developed grant writing proposal system for professional archival project with Smithsonian and Getty professionals. Enlivened membership and donor program, increasing financial participation through public relations, marketing campaigns and live programs. Directed volunteer coordinators to increase docent interest and education.
WILLIAMSON GALLERY at SCRIPPS COLLEGE, Assistant to Director
2003 – 2005
Researched public/private grant opportunities and assisted director with writing numerous, successful multi-year academic applications. Designed and implemented numerous event campaigns. Compiled and copy-edited annual report and exhibition catalogues. Coordinated travel arrangements and stipends for world-renowned visiting lecturers. Planned and coordinated budget, timeline, staffing, entertainment, media and contractor needs for gallery openings, lectures, multi-hundred person formal dinners and board events. Trained interns and oversaw all office procedures.
GALERIE ELEKTRA, Gallery Administrator
2002 – 2003
Collaborated with team of local merchants, artists and city officials to initiate Sausalito’s monthly Artwalk. Independently coordinated successful fundraising auction, securing in-kind donations from vendors, entertainers, caterers, outside contractors and event volunteers. Managed artist relations, accounting and daily gallery operations.
THE OAKLAND MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA, Admissions Director
1999 – 2002
Built successful admission/reservation team up from 5 to 50, and retained staff in highly transitory positions. Increased attendance and staff morale through a shift in the embedded cultural and organizational atmosphere. Maintained dialogue with Audio/Visual, Marketing, Education, and Security departments to ensure smooth operations. Built successful relationships with volunteers and administrative staff to improve clerical, admission and docent coverage, which included the hiring, training and supervision of personnel and volunteers. Coordinated and compiled annual report.
Produced quality PowerPoint presentations and print material for Fortune 500 clients throughout the US, Canada and Latin America. Together with CCG Project Managers, interviewed client’s management and staff to ascertain best service strategy. Coordinated CCG staff for extensive in-house promotional material and service manual production. Responsible for design theme in all client materials. Managed extensive databases. Maintained corporate and client confidentiality.
Mills College, Oakland, CA Bachelor Art History 2002
College of Marin, Kentfield, CA Associate Liberal Arts 1999
Hesser College, Nashua, NH Bachelor Business Mgmt/Fashion 1988