Who I am
Creative Director. Visual Storyteller. Event Strategist.
I am lover of color, visual storyteller and creator of experiences. I have an eye for detail and innovative design paired with a passion for strategy, fundraising and supporting the arts. With a degree in Interior Design and more than a decade of experience in event planning, experiential design, communications, and nonprofit management, I specialize in creating unique and memorable events and products.
A creative director is a position often found within the graphic design, film, music, video game, fashion, advertising, media, or entertainment industries, but may be useful in other creative organizations such as web development and software development firms as well.
Strategy generally involves setting goals, determining actions to achieve the goals, and mobilizing resources to execute the actions. A strategy describes how the ends will be achieved by the means.
The Event Strategist is responsible for coordinating event logistics and execution of eMoney’s comprehensive event calendar – both live and digital events – in support of event objectives to drive demand, build brand awareness, improve client engagement, and identify thought leadership opportunities for eMoney.
Involved in the entire event life cycle, including coordinating logistics and staffing, content and creative support, sales enablement, and post-event feedback and ROI measurement. This role will take day-to-day direction from the Manager, Events.
A facilitator often helps a group of people to understand their common objectives and assists them to plan how to achieve these objectives; in doing so, the facilitator remains "neutral", meaning he/she does not take a particular position in the discussion.
Throughout my career, I have consulted with many nonprofits and businesses such as HATCH, Mountain Time Arts, and the Bozeman Film Celebration to integrate powerful design into their communication strategies and experience planning.
Along with Rachel Hicks Design, I was the Director of Communications at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, MT from 2007–2017. The Bray is an international artist-in-resident organization dedicated to the enrichment of the ceramic arts. Prior to I was the Retail Manager at the Holter Museum of Art in Helena, MT for 2 years.
I am based out of Bozeman, Montana, and love to travel.
Want more of the inside story?
Check out Ready for My Close-Up. An interview by Plinth & Chintz, a website focused on design education and entrance into the 'real' world. April 2008
I know what it takes to create strong, memorable events without going over budget.