- Arts and cultural planner, researcher, and creator in multiple capacities with a focus at the intersection of place, people and culture/arts. - Switchback Group, LLC, helps strengthen communities through culture, heritage and creativity. - Twenty years successful management experience in senior management & Non-Profit executive leadership; skilled in all aspects of Management and Non Profit functions including business analysis, strategic & tactical planning, community planning, project management, budgeting, forecasting, staff development, partnerships and engagement - Six years as management consultant and creative entrepreneur working with varied organizations, adhering to the Institute of Management Consultant’s highest standards of ethics - Management Consulting Certificate: Willamette University; Masters from the UNT; Pursuing certification in Cultural Planning from UBC.
Business for Culture and the Arts, Portland Institute of Management Consultants, ORSWW Board member Portland Emerging Arts Leaders - Professional Development Committee Portland Business Alliance International Alliance of Women in Music, Board Member New Music USA
- Capability to analyze and evaluate holistically to identify strategic opportunities & flexibility to shift between strategic analysis and tactical focus - Current endeavors include creating Organizational Business Plans, Community Cultural Assessments and Plans, Creative Placemaking, and Cultural Tourism Strategies. - Primary consulting experience with Non-Profit Organizations and State and Federal Agencies. - Skilled communicator, both written and verbal with diverse groups and stakeholders and adept working in a matrix organization with a multi-disciplinary team - Creative success includes commissions, recordings and workshops