Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Detail-oriented Events Director with more than 15 years of experience in planning, implementing, and managing both large-scale and grassroots special events across the country. Personable and diplomatic with a passion for people and a love of aerial arts. More than 30 years of combined experience in gymnastics, dance, and aerial dance. Seeking to utilize leadership expertise and marketing know-how to continue the growth and stability of Canopy Studio.


    Marketing minded

    Natural problem solver

    Customer Service-driven

    Proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe Illustrator, Google Drive Apps

    Working knowledge of Wordpress

    Basic knowledge of MINDBODY

Work History
03/2004 to Current
Event Director | Co-Event Director | Intern Hubilo San Francisco, CA,

The Athens Twilight Criterium is one of the largest, most important and influential criteriums in the United States, drawing 20,000+ spectators and athletes from 36 states and 19 countries to Downtown Athens

  • Oversee pre-event, event-day, and post-event operations
  • Oversee an operating budget of over $225,000 annually
  • Build sponsorship sales decks, acquire sponsors, manage sponsor relations, and implement sponsor benefits
  • Submit necessary permits to Athens-Clarke County and work closely with specific departments on logistics
  • Submit necessary sanctions to the National Governing Body for cycling, USA Cycling, and ensure insurance requirements are met
  • Develop event schedules and run-of-show and implement on event day
  • Acquire, interview, and train interns and staff in key production areas
  • Manage relationships with partnering non-profits and coordinate grant paperwork through the non-profit
  • Lead production/planning meetings with key staff
  • Manage contracts and accounts receivable and payable of all necessary vendors
  • Create and execute the event marketing plan with in-kind trades and media buys
  • Manage the helmet safety program, including gathering professional and collegiate cyclists to visits schools to talk about the importance of a healthy lifestyle and wearing a helmet, as well as implementing a helmet giveaway program that has given more than 8000 helmets away to area school children over the last decade
01/2007 to Current
Events & Athlete Manager University Of Colorado Aurora, CO,

USA CRITS is a national cycling race series comprised of the largest criteriums in the United States

  • Coordinate between teams and events to ensure teams correctly have rosters registered and housing needs met
  • Manage overall points calculations
  • Coordinate with USA Cycling officials and announcers to ensure points competitions are correctly administered during the race
  • Book and communicate travel and housing plans for USA CRITS staff (up to 10 persons)
  • Assign and distribute timing transponders to athletes
  • Assist in managing the transponder timing system
  • Place USA CRITS-branded signage course-side for optimal exposure
01/2006 to Current
Events Director Swagger City, STATE,

Swagger is an events services company specializing in sporting events

  • Maintain events calendar that falls outside of USA CRITS and Athens Twilight
  • Manage pre-event, event-day, and post-event operations
  • Submit event sanctions to appropriate national governing bodies
  • Manage the event-day schedule
  • Build out the online registration platform, organize registration packets, and manage event-day registration operations
  • Acquire necessary vendors, staffing, medical, and volunteers
  • Assist in planning and build out of event footprint
  • Manage the stage, including creating announcer's scripts, dignitaries, and sponsor interviews, as well as conduct winners podiums
03/2016 to Current
Senior Instructor Canopy Studio City, STATE,

Trapeze & Pole

  • Create thoughtful lesson plans geared to the level of student
  • Provide a safe and fun environment for students to thrive in aerial arts
  • Assist in scheduling of pole program
07/2015 to Current
Social Media Curator Canopy Studio City, STATE,
  • Increase community engagement on social media five-fold
  • Plan posts, create copy, utilize professional photos or capture necessary photo/video to engage followers
  • Monitor online presence
  • Balance the need to keep current students informed to grow the student base, as well as placing Canopy at the forefront of the aerial arts conversation
  • Create workshop flyers and other graphics to post on the website, on social media, and at the studio
Expected in 12/2006
Master of Education: Sports Management
University of Georgia - Athens, GA,
Expected in 05/2004
Bachelor of Education: Sports Studies, Emphasis in Sports Communication
University of Georgia - Athens, GA,
Additional Information

USA Cycling Road Sport Committee

Race Director Representative

2016, 2017

The sport committee’s role is to serve in an advisory capacity and work with USA Cycling staff to develop competition rules and consider issues relevant to their respective discipline

Canopy Studio Repertory Company


2017 - present

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