I am a cultural creative with a diverse resume and continuing curiosity toward new ideas and experiences. I fearlessly pursue paradigm altering projects in pursuit of societal purpose and professional development.

arts administration, event production, new media marketing, cloud networking, word processing, government affairs, contract negotiation, customer service, sales, hospitality, project management, creative problem solving, communications, databasing, accounting, collaboration, graphic design (adobe creative suite), audio production (logic), video production (final cut), fully proficient on mac and pc computing platforms

University of Wisconsin-Madison 2004-2008
Pursued Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Arts with an emphasis in Radio, Television, and Film as well as certificates in Environmental Studies and Integrated Liberal Studies. Received Christopher Neal Heinlein Memorial Scholarship, awarded based on demonstrated artistic and academic achievement.

Employment History
Regional Engagement ManagerHostelling International USA 2012-PRESENT
Responsible for stimulating participation and interest in hostelling and the HI-USA mission in the Southeast Region, by acting as a point of contact, organizer and direct provider of programming for individuals and groups. Manage a variety of activities to deepen the organizational relationship with current and future travelers, and engage returning travelers as active advocates and supporters of hostelling, travel and the life-long benefits these experiences provide.
Guest ServicesBlind Pig of Asheville 2012-PRESENT
An exclusive, not-for-profit and private organization of creative and talented individuals motivated to organize and host dinner events fusing local art and local music with the talents of local chefs. Served at least one dinner per month with a different concept, chef and venue. Spotlighting the creative talent that is unique to Asheville in the Southern Appalachians with food, art and music combined in one experience The Blind Pig raises awareness and funds for local and very important charities with each dinner concept. In the spirit of adventure, menu and dinner location is kept secret to all ticket holders until the day of the event.
Stock ManagerSkyland Automotive Group 2012-2012
Managed digital and physical inventories of high volume local automotive dealership. Updated detailed vehicle information and photographs. Maintained content throughout a variety of automotive research sites. Remained abreast of new industry trends and product developments.
ManagerHostelling International-Madison 2010-2011
Lived on premises of nonprofit, boutique hostel of 30 beds. Hired, trained, and scheduled a rotating staff of nine students per semester. Balanced cash and credit till, handled payroll, and produced weekly accounting reports for corporate headquarters using Microsoft Excel. Coordinated several successful fundraising efforts and conducted outreach to local media and community organizations. Provided emergency contact after hours.
SupervisorDane County Board of Supervisors 2008-2010
Elected to represent a district of approximately 14,000 in downtown Madison. Member of the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission, Environment Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, City-County Liaison Committee, University Extension Committee, and Sustainable Agriculture Task Force.
ProducerForward Music Festival 2008-2009
Cofounded 3,000 attendance city-wide music and arts festival to celebrate the unique contributions of Midwestern and Madison artists to the national sonic landscape. Assisted in all areas of festival operations, including managing a volunteer force of 50, production and technical details of a dozen venues, and contracting and advancement details of more than 100 national and regional artists annually. Maintained electronic archives and cloud document database using Google Documents.
Intern/Office AssistantSRO Artists 2007-2009
Handled all mailroom activities and occasional secretarial duties in a timely and professional manner, including routing of phone calls, contracting, meeting scheduling, press kit distribution, and weekly artist mailings. Filed physical and scanned electronic copies of executed contracts and other sensitive legal agreements. Tracked artist performance results and produced regular ticket count and tour settlement reports using Microsoft Access. Maintained and updated global client database using Goldmine contact management software. Conducted research projects as needed. Tracked inventory of press kit materials.
Music DirectorWisconsin Union Directorate 2006-2007
Recruited and chaired a committee of 50 regular volunteers and four Associate Directors who programmed six program series across five campus venues. Oversaw and negotiated contracts and sponsorship agreements, secured venues, wrote grants and press releases, and managed an annual budget of $122,232. Built and fostered strong working relationships with the community and student organizations, artists and arts agencies, and internal Union operating units. Programmed and facilitated the production and promotion of a diverse group of popular events, including the Madison Pop Fest, World Music Festival and the Isthmus Jazz Festival. Elected by peers as Union Council representative.

Production History
Madison Pop Fest 2006-2007
Free festival across multiple venues on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. (feat. Joanna Newsom, Brother Ali, Andrew WK, Bon Iver)
MadFork 2008
Free outdoor festival showcasing acts playing the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago. (feat. Fleet Foxes, A Hawk and a Hacksaw)
Forward Music Festival 2008-2009
City-wide music and arts festival created to celebrate the unique contributions of Midwestern and local Madison artists to the national music landscape. What started as a simple music festival headlined by reunited Madison heroes Killdozer quickly turned into a massive endeavor that spanned eleven venues and hosted more than 100 artists, including Neko Case, Mason Jennings, tUnE-YarDs, Dan Deacon, Leslie and the Lys, Flosstradamus, Monotonix, Bob Mould and showcases curated by the likes of legendary Midwest label Bloodshot Records. Nearly three quarters of the artists on the bill were local or regional. The following year carried similar stats, with the addition of new marquee venue Overture Center for the Arts which hosted headliner Andrew Bird in addition to Bob Mould, Low, Ra Ra Riot, Garaj Mahal, YACHT, Richard Buckner, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Wavves, and Atlas Sound.
Rock County Folk Symposium 2010-2011
Intimate, experimental music and arts festival. (feat. Julian Lynch, Group of the Altos)
SXWI 2011
Free one day showcase of 20 Wisconsin artists at the South by Southwest music conference. (feat. All Tiny Creatures, Cedarwell)

Madison Pop Explosion: The 10 people who most influenced the direction of Madison music in the 2000s
2010 Madison’s Favorites: Multimedia - #2 Local Twitter

The Madison Pop Fest returns for round three, Isthmus
Onward & Upward, Madison Magazine
Rock County Folk Symposium, intheblackbox.eu
SXWI brings Madison to SXSW 2011, Mezzic
Inn the Groove: Madison Hostel shelters traveling bands (fans, too), Isthmus