Event Manager and Marketing Coordinator
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Arts advocate passionate to enrich communities through music, theater, and visual arts. Capable of planning, marketing, and executing public, private, and special events at the administrative and hands-on levels. Oriented to enhance patron and guest experiences in order to maintain long term relationships and developmental goals. Excellent in providing administrative support, self-management, and following generally accepted business procedures and practices.
University of Arkansas – Bachelor’s Degree of Music with Elective Studies in Business (Music Business)
-Member of premiere choir, Schola Cantorum, for 6 years
-Founded and managed Barbershop Harmony Society chapter for the University of Arkanasas
Springdale High School – High School Diploma
-1st Chair All State Choir 2006
Artosphere Festival Orchestra Project Manager (Seasonal)
Walton Arts Center
May 2011 – Present (2 years 9 months) Fayetteville, Arkansas Area
-Program and organize pop up/surprise mini-performances in the Northwest Arkansas area to promote Artosphere Festival Orchestra performances.
-Coordinate excursions for orchestra members to enjoy and experience Northwest Arkansas.
-Manage transportation needs for musicians and staff.
Box Office Representative
Walton Arts Center
February 2013 – August 2013 (7 months)Walton Arts Center
-Assisted patrons with their ticket purchases for various fine arts performances for Walton Arts Center, TheatreSquared, SoNA, AMP, and other client events
Guest Services Associate
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
June 2012 – January 2013 (8 months) Bentonville, AR
-Communicated information about current and future exhibitions, events and programs to members and museum guests in the museum, telephone, email and mail.
-Assisted Guest Services Manager and membership staff to research and respond to guest service issues.
General Manager, Operations, Event Planner
June 2011 – June 2012 (1 year 1 month) Fayetteville, Arkansas Area
-Expanded programming options and established recognizable status for an unknown venue despite obstacles.
-Pioneered stand up comedy scene and market for Northwest Arkansas by booking local, regional, touring, and celebrity comedians such as Carlos Mencia, Tom Green, Rory Scovel, and more.
-Recruited and managed volunteers and employees for high attended receptions to sold out entertainment events.
-Handled financial obligations, office work, maintenance issues, and general day-to-day upkeep of the venue.
Marketing Associate Intern and House Manager
August 2010 – May 2011 (10 months)
-Promoted shows through hanging posters, passing out flyers, and conversing at Fayetteville Farmers Markets.
-House managed “Every Christmas Story Ever Told,” “Sundown Town,” and “reasons to be pretty,” which included managing volunteers and other employees, coordinating concessions, and solving patron problems.
-Expanded my knowledge and abilities with working in an different yet familiarly organized office setting
The Walton Arts Center
February 2010 – May 2010 (4 months)
-Assisting in launching Artosphere: Arkansas’ Nature and Arts Festival by communicating and organizing with coworkers, venues, agents, and touring artists.
-Acquired and applied clerical and researching skills.
-Created marketing strategies and green initiative ideas.
-Assisted with acquiring a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts.
Pontiac Coffee House
January 2007 – May 2008 (1 year 5 months)
-Booked local, touring, and signed bands/artists for each Friday and Saturday. Usually expected 30 to 50 attending, but events of 100+ were not uncommon.
-Created advertising program through internet, posters, fliers, and newspapers, and gained a local TV spot.
-Developed and managed a pricing system that was competitive to other local venues yet remaining profitable
- Microsoft Office Suite
- Google Products
- Windows Movie Maker
- Audio/Visual Tech
- Advertising, Barbershop, Classical Vocalist, Event Management, Event Planning, Music, public speaking, social media, Social Networking, Stand Up Comedy, Voice Chamber Ensemble, Volunteer management