A brief overview
I have worked in the music, technology and non-profit sectors for over ten years cumulatively. Starting as a creative myself, all my professional ambitions are informed by an unbounded passion and drive to foster innovation and creativity. What continues to motivate me is the joy in helping brilliant ideas come to life.
My goals include:
Specialties: Leadership, relationship management, organizational strategy, program design & facilitation, funding & development, marketing & communications, event production, technical troubleshooting, writing, research, media design, programming, computers & technicalDownload Printable Resume
I can say I’m quite good at
10+ years experience in managerial, admin & HR roles
Key roles in large-scale music, media & contact events
Adobe CS5, Office, Slack, Asana, Wordpress, HTML/CSS & more
A published author, I can write copy about anything
Over $2 Million raised for artists & organizations to date!
I love sharing interesting stories with my 5,500+ followers
My previous employment
MistyWest is a hardware design and engineering firm specializing in product prototyping and imagining. They are truly pushing the needle on what is possible across many spaces including AV, AI, iOT, AR/VR, medical, sport, robotics and public health. I provide operational support to this steadily-growing team of twenty-five in the areas of office management, HR, finances, marketing and Corgi-wrangling.
I provided administrative support to a team of 68 at this fast-growing education technology start-up in Vancouver, BC. Joining the company at only 30 staff in November 2016, I played an essential role in helping this start-up to scale to almost 70 employees by August 2017. I provided hands-on logistical support, oversight of building maintenance of a 10,000 sq ft facility, managed internal purchasing, designed and implemented organizational systems & processes, performed IT & equipment troubleshooting, coordinated internal & external events, booked staff travel & provided executive support to the CEO & COO. Half superwoman & half motherhen, I consider my team my family and make sure everyone has what they need to be successful!
Music Grants Canada is a full-service funding and consulting agency providing funding resources, education and creative services for independent artists and music companies across the country. I am the founder and oversee operations with $2.5M+ in grants awarded to date and clients from coast to coast. My #1 bestselling book The Canadian Grant Writing Guide for Musicians is available on Kindle Amazon now.
I manage funding, development, communications and marketing for this youth- focused music charity. I identify and cultivate corporate sponsor prospects, design & execute planned giving campaigns and coordinate annual fundraising events such as the Gala Dinner and Auction and benefit concerts. I've also secured government and private foundation grants in my tenure at this growing charity.
I served a membership of 1000+ artists & industry as well as delivery of Music BC's educational, professional and granting programs including the PEAK Performance Project, Music Assistance Program, export marketing initiatives and more. I'm especially proud of designing a new member database and web-based CMS that effectively automated 80% of critical tasks.
What I have achieved in my academic career
We seek in Liberal Studies to gain a deeper understanding of who we are and how our values and perspectives have been shaped by certain cultural legacies; in the process we hope to continue to ask the fundamental questions in dialogue with that tradition from our standpoint in the contemporary world.
The Advanced Arts and Entertainment Management Certificate provides students with the skill-sets, job experience, and contacts necessary to gain employment in the industry. This one-year program requires two years of post-secondary training or work experience equivalent and offers students a unique blend of course work and practicum experience in the arts and entertainment industry.
The Jazz Studies program fosters the acquisition of professional skills in a variety of performance genres. It offers hands-on experience of group music-making through ensembles and promote skills in the fields of: music performance, theory and composition; library and Internet research; theoretical and applied keyboarding; theoretical and applied computer technology, multi-track recording and film scoring; theoretical and applied sound recording; techniques and practices fundamental to the music and entertainment industries; music history in general and jazz history in particular; and music as a business.
Please feel free if you would like to have a chat.
Located in Vancouver, BC
info (at) musicgrantscanada (dot) com