Multi-skilled event professional with 15 years of experience in project management, experience design and event production for social-impact companies and organizations.
Vendor Negotiation + Mgmt
Timelines + Schedules
AV + Digital Asset Production
Event Concept + Design
Guest Experience + Story Dev
Run of Show + Scripting
Client and Account Mgmt
Strategic Partner Curation
Partner and Sponsor Mgmt
OWNER / Project ManageR, EVENT PLANNING & PRODUCTION
amplify productions • 2016 – present
Idea consulting, experience design and event production.
Lead creative design, practical development and day-of implementation of event elements for audiences ranging from 50 – 800 participants with a 2 wk – 9 mo timeline.
Consistently deliver results on time and within budget.
Manage budgets ranging from $1000 – $250,000.
Partial client list: Conscious Capitalism, Pledgeling, California Wellness Foundation, California Fire Foundation, Get Lit, Storytellers Summit, College of Extraordinary Experiences
PROJECT MANAGER, EVENT PLANNING & PRODUCTION – FREELANCE
BBDR PACIFIC • 2015 – 2018
Remote and on-site freelance team member for 30+ large-scale and fast-paced charity events and multi-day conferences for audiences ranging from 200-800.
Executed highly successful events, often simultaneously managing details for multiple events at one time, with audiences ranging from 200 – 800 and budgets of $100,000 - $400,000 at high end venues including, UCLA, The Beverly Hilton, Beverly Wilshire, Four Seasons and Marriott LA Live.
Communicated and maintained excellent relationships with vendors, venues, strategic partners and guest lists.
Managed and delivered in high-pressure and multi-tasking situations.
Partial client list: UCLA Anderson, Ant-Defamation League (ADL), Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCan), Fran Drescher’s Cancer Schmancer and Friends of Sheba Medical Center
TOWER CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION • 2014 – 2015
On-site freelance event manager overseeing logistics for several annual events.
Led overall planning and execution of annual Luncheon and Boutique with 600+ guests at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel (2014 + 2015).
Collaborative event team member for the annual gala, poker tournament, golf tournament & more.
Oversaw logistical elements of raffle, silent and live auctions, database management, registration and table seating for events in portfolio, which raised $1M+ year to year.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
ROADMONKEY • 2011 – 2012
Designed expeditions, managed budgets, coordinated vendors, led growth of strategic partnerships and doubled revenue in one year. Worked remotely and on-site.
Drove company expansion strategy, developing expeditions in 7 new countries, established and maintained relationships with 15 institutional strategic partners and doubled annual revenue.
Developed internal systems and processes resulting in 100% increase in efficiency.
Managed logistics of all, often overlapping expeditions, spanning 5 countries and dozens of partners and vendors.
Hired and trained interns and guides; directly managed staff and 2 interns.
FOUNDER / DIRECTOR / EVENT PRODUCER
NYC VENTURE PHILANTHROPY FUND • 2007 – 2011
Founder and Director for innovative philanthropy fund based in New York City, fostering growth and sustainability of social entrepreneurs.
Founded and grew organization to 50+ investing members, 500+ local supporters and followers, and three annual grant awards.
Directed growth strategy and managed strategic partnerships.
Planned and ran 20+ events, including fundraisers, investor pitch events and annual award events with 200+ attendees.
Managed dozens of volunteers, interns and liaised with the Board and Advisory Council.