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Summary
 

A dynamic, outgoing, and poised leader, connector, community builder, manager and educator.  Effective communicator and organizer of people, places and things.    Insightful, enthusiastic and creative.  Leadership roles in non-profit business, education, entrepreneurial start-up, and volunteer projects.   Good-humored and strong collaborator.  Resourceful and Gets Stuff Done.

Work experience
 

Community Builder, Workshop Facilitator, Event Coordinator

2007 - present

 

  • Founder of NYCommunityChoir.com:    Grow community, provide creative direction and drive all logistics for weekly sessions.  Organize Subway Flash-Choir Performances.  Invited to perform at White House.  Over 150 participants and 400 members within 1 year 

 

  • Founder and Facilitator of TheConnectionMovement:   Lead expansion of growing community that shares common goal of deeper connection in everyday interactions (150+ participants).  Coordinate and facilitate 2-3 monthly events and quarterly large-scale or residential events

 

  • Leader of a NY Entrepreneur MeetUp Group -- grew to more than 3,000 members, coordinated and hosted over 20 networking and mastermind sessions over 2 years -- secured sponsorship from AmExOpen.

 

  • Workshop Leader and Producer  (Independent) -   Coordinate, market and teach 35+ workshops and seminars on topics including interpersonal communication, tool-building through creativity,  networking, and sales. (also see BeWellLiving and Shop.com bullets)

 

  • Guest Speaker at NYU Stern Graduate Business School Entrepreneur Org. and NYU Stern Graduate Business School Marketing Org.    Sat on panel and lead 1-Day interactive workshop on impact of internet on existing and start-up businesses, how to define vision & translate personal passion to business plan, distilled variety of internet business and monetization models

 

Program Manager and Educator

​1993 - present

 

  • Educator:  Over 30 residencies with schools, religious & arts organizations implementing creative educational programs  (Full list available on request)

    • Develop curricula, teach classes, create theatre productions and business projects with children 3 years to college.  

    • Seamlessly integrate communication, relating, empathy and empowerment tools into experiential creative classes

    • Timber Ridge Magnet School Opening/Launch - Collaboratively created inter-disciplinary arts curricula grades K through 8th and trained classroom teachers on integration of arts into core classroom subjects

 

  • Director of Cultural Arts Education at Jewish Community Center (Minneapolis) -- (1999 - 2001)

    • Directed multi-generational and inter-disciplinary arts education programs (+450 students per year with growth rate of 15%)

    • Managed staff of 25, all curricula, logistics and budget (~ 12% under budget/year)

    • Produced well attended theatrical productions, recitals, concerts

 

  • Programming Coordinator/Outreach Director at Children’s Theatre Company of MN (2001)

    • Created curriculum and staffed Summer Neighborhood Arts Program for underprivileged children

    • Taught acting & improvisation technique at Conservatory and implemented arts enrichment at city schools

 

  • Children’s Programming Coordinator at KidsWB-23, KMWB – Minnesota (1998)

    • Managed promotional events and contests, coordinated publicity, developed educational and entertainment production proposals

 

Business Development, Partner Marketing, Entrepreneur

​2007 - present

 

BeWellLiving.com – Startup Founder (Business no longer active)  Unique combination of wellness services, workshops, products, packages for those motivated to live healthier lifestyles

  • Conceived and promoted live and web-based wellness, women’s and lifestyle related workshops.  Secured and managed all logistics including venue, speakers and sponsors.

  • Created unique flat-rate wellness packages from vetted professionals (20 one-time wellness/lifestyle services)


EndlessConnect – Owner, Website Services Business.  (Business no longer active)   End-to-end services. Client acquisition & project/client management for 15 new websites across diverse industries -- concept to launch -- budgets ranging $800-$10,000

  • Provided strategic direction regarding competition, brand, design, CMS/SaaS options, potential monetization and profit-generation via web presence

  • Documented business and technical site requirements and defined project scope.  Assembled, directed, and motivated multi-disciplinary contractor teams.  Drove issue resolution and client communication to consistently deliver final product on or under budget

 

Shop.com - Independent Web Franchise Owner -  Drive all facets of Online Shopping Affiliate Website:  business development, sales, recruitment of sales team, marketing, operations.  Leverage this platform to help non-profits raise money and teach business to children

  • Created and leveraged marketing partnerships across varied service industries.  Conceived and produced educational workshops hosted by vetted industry experts in various product-specific fields to generate product exposure and sales for Shop.com brands

  • Developed and executed non-profit fundraising Shop-For-Your-Cause platforms “For Pinks Sake” and “Kids Do Biz”.  Rallied local business owners, freelance service professionals, volunteers and consumers as integral players in individualized cause-marketing initiatives

 

Office Manager, Organizer, and Personal Assistant

​2003 - present

 

  • Private Clients: Organize and manage business & personal affairs -- bills, filing systems, travel, relocation, correspondence, & project management.  Clients between 2003-2014:   2 doctors, graphic designer, & 3 entrepreneurs 

 

  • Bellmarc Realty:  Director of Operations:  Designed & implemented internal structures for smoother operation of 7 branch offices -mail, supplies, inventory, facilities, IT   (2004-2005)

 

  • Management Music Division, LLC - NY Office:  Managed all daily office operations plus planning support for major company events; drove 5 mechanical & master license research/acquisition projects  (2003 - 2004)

 

Professional Actress and Singer

1996-2008

 

  • New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, 2 National Tours and 15+ regional professional productions

  •  Musical Theatre, Improvisation, Sketch Comedy, Solo Cabaret Performer, Television: Commercial & Voiceover

 

Volunteer, Travel, Languages

 

  • Volunteer Work (Local and International)  Highlights below:

    • Hurricane Sandy Relief location coordinator with Occupy Sandy

    • Sing in NYC Senior Centers and Hospitals with Vocal Ease

    • Mentor/Counselor at Residential for Abused Girls – Costa Rica

    • Activity Leader at Senior Day Center – Costa Rica

  • Travel -  Appreciate adventure, cultural exploration, immersion.  Israel, India, Costa Rica, Russia, W. Europe

  • Spanish Proficiency  (Not fluent)

2010 - present

2010 - present

Education
 

Northwestern University

 

GPA 3.74   Bachelors in Theatre, Certification in Musical Theatre, Concentration in Children’s Theatre/Arts Education