Hands-on event ideation, planning and production. I provide strong leadership to guide the production process that builds creative event content. Clients count on me to coordinate the moving pieces from beginning to end while keeping the team, vendors and talent engaged and excelling on individual tasks. Below are a few samples of my work.
Led the growth of the festival since 1991 to become the 3rd largest music and arts festival in Minneapolis attracting 75,000+ people over the 2 days on the Minneapolis Riverfront. Festival includes 250 visual artists and more than 60 live performances on three stages. Strong sponsorship opportunities through strong media partnerships and highly visable festival assets. Manage and execute the PR and media coverage.
Led the transition from festival founder to new owner in 2017. Plan and program unique and engaging festival content. Recruit high quality vendors, performers and artists. Develop sponsorship platforms, sell and manage sponsor relations. Plan and execute marketing and PR. Manage on-site team during the festival.
In a light-hearted spirit of competition, I worked with the Somerset Amphitheater to create a Border Battle Weekend on its newly improved festival grounds. The event included a very popular Border Battle Beer Fest, two stages of live music, a Makers Market, grownup yard games, fine Midwestern food and a lot of fun with the MN vs. WI theme.
Regional Conference and Monthly Learning Events
The Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) is a Global business network of 12,000+ leading entrepreneurs in 170 chapters and 53 countries. EO enables business owners to learn from each other, leading to greater business success and an enriched personal life. I plan and execute high level monthly learning events with workshop and/or guest speakers, learning "road-trips" and social events.