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CAREER SUMMARY

Multi-skilled event professional with 15 years of experience in project management, experience design and event production for social-impact companies and organizations.


SKILLS

Cross-Sector Collaborations
Ticketing + Guest Experience
Collateral + Merchandise
AV + Digital Asset Production
Event Flow
Onsite Logistics
Post-Event ROI

Event Concept + Design
Timelines + Schedules
Budget Management
Strategic Partner Curation
Partner and Sponsor Mgmt
Client and Account Mgmt
Vendor Negotiation + Mgmt


EXPERIENCE

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 25+ 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, Fran Drescher’s Cancer Schmancer and Friends of Sheba Medical Center

EVENT MANAGER
TOWER CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION • 2014 – 2015

On-site freelance event coordinator responsible for managing logistics for several annual events.

  • Led overall planning and execution of annual Luncheon and Boutique with 600+ guests at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. 

  • Collaborative event team member for the annual gala, poker tournament, golf tournament & more.

  • Oversaw logistical elements of silent and live auctions, database management, registration and table seating for other events in portfolio, which raised in total $1M+ year to year. 

 

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
ROADMONKEY • 2011 – 2012

Created internal organization systems, 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 new institutional 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 a 50+ investing members, 500+ local supporters and followers, and three annual $10k cash grants.

  • Directed growth strategy and managed strategic partnerships.

  • Planned and ran 20+ events, including fundraiser cocktail parties, investor pitch events and annual award events with 200+ attendees.

  • Managed dozens of volunteers, interns and liaised with the Board and Advisory Council.


EDUCATION

university of north carolina, chapel hill – ba
london school of economics – msC