High-performing Executive with 25 years of Arts experience. In-depth knowledge of gallery and performing arts operations at all levels. Demonstrated proficiency in staffing, training and development, budgeting and program management.
Exceptional interpersonal communication
Public speaking talent
Operations and finance expert
Human resources management
Marketing and advertising
Performing Arts Manager, 11/2009 to Current Lancaster Performing Arts Center – Lancaster, CA Executive in charge of 900 seat proscenium main stage, 110
seat black box.
included staff liaison to 11 member Lancaster Performing Arts Center Foundation. Creation and implementation of Membership and Sponsorship program to ensure continued financial support.
Kennedy Center partnership in Education program 2014
Responsible for annual presenting season of 40+ touring productions.
Arts Program Manager, 01/2006 to 11/2009 Grand Theatre Center for the Arts – Tracy, CA
Planned and executed all aspects of re-opening of original 1923 vaudeville house containing 550 seat proscenium main stage, 100
seat black box. Transformation of original hotel into three gallery spaces, dance studio and nine arts classrooms, comprising a 37,000 square foot interdisciplinary arts center.
included staff liaison to seven member city arts commission, twenty-five member Arts Leadership Alliance Foundation.
Manage presenting season, contract negotiations, and marketing for season annually.
Creation of ongoing Arts Enrichment classes throughout the facility.
Conducted weekly production and operations contractor meetings, which facilitated stronger communication and the ability to resolve critical issues.
Performed regular job site observations to reported to the Assistance City Manager of production on conformance with the contract schedule.
Arts Commission Director, 08/2004 to 01/2006 City of Stockton – Stockton, CA
Administer $1.3 million endowment for the arts; granting annually to artists and arts organizationsl complete restructuring of grant applicaiton process, workshops and marketing to the creative community regarding the program.
Staff Liaison to 16 member Arts Commission, 11 member Parks and Recreation Foundation.
Coordinate the after school arts program offering free music, theater, visual arts and dance classes to school sites, and summer arts camp at Madison school for 4th - 8th graders.
Coordinate Marian Jacobs Literary Forum -Poetry and Prose Contest, Annual Stockton's Top Arts Recognition Award gala, Asparagus Festival Arts and Crafts Vendors.
Heritage and Cultural Arts Supervisor, 06/2002 to 06/2004 City of Dublin – Dublin, CA
included staff liaison to 7 member city Heritage and Cultural Arts Commission, 14 member Dublin Fine Arts
Foundation, and Dublin Historical Preservation Association.
Produce Summer Concert Series, Class Affair exhibition, St. Patrick's Day Festival and Day on the Glen entertainment. Library and Fire Station Grand Opening.
Public Art Projects;
Drafted and edited written materials including agendas for city council meetings and [Document type].
Served as a representative of the city at [Number] city council meetings per [Time period].
Co-created the annual budget and submitted it to the city council for review and approval.
Coordinated funding for ongoing community programs including, [Program type], [Program type] and [Program type].
Arts Coordinator, 08/1999 to 06/2002 Hutchins Street Square Performing Arts Center – Lodi, CA
Executive in charge of 800 seat proscenium main stage, 100
seat black box and gallery space, and multiuse hall capacity of 1500.
included staff liaison to 11 member city arts commission, 14 member Lodi Arts
Foundation. Produce and direct annual special events; Night Time Live Jazz
Cabaret series, Smooth Jazz series, Under the Columns, Wishek Amphitheatre
summer series, Art on the Square Art Festival, Jewel of the Valley monthly
poetry readings, Haunted Hutchins free Halloween event including haunted house,
and Children's Summer Theatre.
of ongoing Student Enrichment Classes for arts throughout the community center.
“Farewell to Manzanar” – Citywide read
featuring author discussion at the Performing Arts Center.
Master of Arts: Organization Management, 1999 University of Phoenix - Sacramento, CA
Sacramento Theatre Company - Comprehensive SWOT analysis and marketing plan to resturcture and highlight the facility as the premier regional theatre.
Student government representative
Emphasis in organizational cultural
Bachelor of Arts: Drama, 1998 CSU Sacramento - Sacramento, CA
Artistic Director, Riverfront Playhouse, Redding, CA
Artistic Director responsible for recruiting directors, scheduling, and overseeing produciton quality. Public relations and audience development of community theatre company. Produced and directed dinner theatre at offsite events hall. Produced 1st annual Student Summer production of "outsiders" underwritten by WinRiver Casino. Ambassador charged with orchestrating harmony and communication campaign for three local theatres and collaboration on season production schedules and marketing to maximize audience attendance annually.
Redding Community Theatre, Produced and Directed "Noon" for Festival of One Acts for the Shasta County Arts Council. Directed Romeo & Juliet for summer production of Shakespeare in the Park.
Awarded the "Best Actress Award" for Melissa in "Catspaw,” performed at Riverfront Playhouse.
Kennedy Center Partnership in Education
Professional Convention Management Association
California Presenters, Board of Directors, Co-Chair Professional Development, 2013
The Association of Performing Arts Presenters
Western Arts Alliance
The BLVD Association, Marketing Committee
Business Volunteers for the Arts, Arts and Business Council
Very Special Arts - Complete restructuring of Board of Directors, including job descriptions, duties and recruitment process.
California Wind Orchestra - Comprehensive Marketing plan to promote the orchestra in the greater Sacramento region.