2016 - Present
Creative Agency that specializes in corporation/community engagement consulting, interactive art experiences, event management and creative online promotional content.
Coachella Art Studios - Coachella Music Festival
● Producer and manager to $50,000 budget. Supervision of 50 staff members and over 5,000 attendees.
Also produced similar activations with various budgets and staff members at: FYF Fest, Desert Trip, Arroyo Seco, Stagecoach, Camp Flog Gnaw, SS Coachella, Phish Festival
Coordinator and Manager to large scale events for City of Palm Springs and City of La Quinta's Public Arts Commissions incorporating artists, educational programs, local businesses and nonprofit organizations. Manages every detail of event from permits, to zoning to marketing.
Creative Online Content - Various Clients
Producer to promotional commercials, photography and management of social media accounts for local businesses in the Coachella Valley.
Responsible for organizing talent, budget and photo shoot schedules
Promotional content (copyright, scheduling, imagery, styling) created for:
Hard Rock Hotel,Palm Springs Art Museum, Temple Isaiah, Palm Springs International Film Festival, Palm Springs Short Festival, Palm Springs Unified School District, Westfield Shopping Center, Palm Springs Wine Festival, Dead or Alive, Artists United Org, Artspark, Palm Springs Public Arts Commission, Barone Art Studio
Prop Styling and Production Assistant for:
Desert X, Target Corporation, Hayneedle Corporation, ESPN, Phillip K Smith III, Eric Mack
THE COACHELLA VALLEY ART SCENE
Founded and was Executive Director to the arts and culture website that served as a platform for
emerging artists in the Coachella Valley. Developed the popular blog into a thriving business and well known, multi-faceted, nonprofit organization.
Revenue Generating and Marketing of CVAS Gallery
● Established the Gallery as a premier event space, booking
numerous community and private events on a monthly basis
● Produced promotional material to entice viewership and foot
Exhibitions and Programs
● Created programs to increase admissions, awareness, revenue
● Developed festivals for CVAS such as: 111 Music Festival,
STREET, 19th Hole Block Party, Poetry Fest
● Developed ongoing programs such as: Open Mic Night, Craft
Nights, Figure Drawing Nights, Art Shows, Music Events, Yoga
Classes and much more
● Worked closely with curatorial team to hang exhibits and develop
programming in theme to evoke attract audiences to venue
● Developed a Membership and Merchandise Program that
solicited new groups of annual donors and monthly members.
● Built good standing relationships with City officials throughout
Coachella Valley. Worked closely with City of La Quinta, City of
Palm Desert and City of Palm Springs to produce events and
coordinate City marketing efforts.
PALM SPRINGS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
LADY LEAD - Palm Springs Unified School District, via Art Share
Collaborated with PSUSD's Arts Coordinator, Louisa Castrodale, to develop an arts and crafts program geared towards troubled female identifying teens who were lacking self-esteem, community and artistic expression. The program, "Lady Lead," is in its 3rd year of development and has reached every Middle and High School within the school district. The program utilizes crafts as a way to reach out and connect with the students, teaching them fun ways to celebrate love for themselves and act as a therapeutic rescue from everyday life.
PUBLIC ART EDUCATION - Palm Springs Public Arts Commission, via The Foundation
In collaboration with Tracy Merrigan of the PSPAC we developed a public arts education program for students. We educate the students on public works of art in their community and then provide the tools for them to imagine and conceptualize their own pieces of public art.