A good man in a tight corner
Dedicated events and performing arts professional with deep experience handing VIP, dignitary, and celebrity engagements. Known as a go-to person for high-touch or deadline threatened events, I handle relationships and complex logistics with a calm-demeanor and professionalism.
The George Washington University, Event Planner and Assistant Theatre Manager
August 2010 - Present
Lead production and logistics for events, conferences, entertainment and performing arts engagements for audiences up to 3,000. Venue manage 22 indoor and outdoor event, conference, and theater spaces. Build relationships with external and internal clients including Fortune 500 companies, presidential administrations, non-profit organizations, celebrities, internal departments and student organizations.
Brief and report up to the vice presidential level, media relations and other stakeholders.
Hire and supervise vendors for all areas of event design, production, execution, and catering. Budget forecast for internal and external clients.
University of Miami, Events Planner and Production Coordinator
November 2007 - August 2010
Planned and coordinated events with film, journalism and other entertainment and communication VIPs, executives, academic and student clients. Advanced local performing-arts groups as well as corporate events. Managed travel and hotel for VIP guests. Hired and supervised vendors, technical crews, and caterers.
Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Production Coordinator
August 2007 - November 2007
Coordinated celebrity and performing arts engagements and events for audiences up to 2,600. Advanced touring theatrical, music and dance companies. Worked directly with artists, management and agencies to ensure contractual and rider fulfillment. Supervised crews IATSE stage hand and other crews, stage-managed events.
Fine Arts Center, UMASS, Amherst, Stage Manager
September 1998 - May 2007
Managed artist, VIP, technical elements and logistics in busy performing arts and concert hall spaces. Coordinated with audience services, caterers and vendors to ensure live event success before audiences of up to 2000. Trained staff to better handle complex events and engagements while meeting deadlines. Coordinated work with IATSE stage hand and other crews.
university of massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Graduated May 1998
I'm open to new opportunities where I can put my diverse skills to use in interesting ways.
Willing to relocate, I'd be particularly interested in working on complex projects in international environments and/or with international audiences.