- 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 degrees in Arts Leadership and Music from UNT; Cultural Planning Certification from UBC.
International Alliance for Women in Music, Executive Board member Institute of Management Consultants, ORSWW Executive Board member Portland Business Alliance New Music USA Signal Fire Arts, Board member
- 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