Professional Skills

Event Planning and Production

As Founder and Director of the EastSide Food Festival in Los Angeles with over 15 years of experience in corporate, private and public event production,...

Creative Project Management

Management of client and partner relationships, budgets, permitting, sponsorship procurement, contract negotiation and more - I am a solution-oriented strategist who thrives in challenging, fast...

Experiential Marketing and Brand Relations

With a history of experience on both the brand side at Levi Strauss & Co and the event side including EastSide Food Festival and more,...

About Me

Texas born and California bred, I am extremely cool under pressure, with fiery determination when duty calls. I’ve built my career in a variety of roles and industries, many of which are small companies where I was not just the admin but also gatekeeper, chef, technology whiz, bookkeeper, DJ and marketing guru. I’m not only used to wearing many hats, I sincerely enjoy it. Years of experience in event production, brand marketing and promotion in addition to my background in culinary arts and music has given me a versatile set of skills that allow me to work well in a variety of professional scenarios. My naturally entrepreneurial spirit has placed me in positions of leadership and management, and I thrive in fast paced and challenging environments. After years working primarily in marketing and events in the music, TV, and fashion industries I went to culinary school to pursue a life in the kitchen. The heat of the kitchen has taught me that being a fearless leader while at the same time a great team player can be the most valuable approach to success in any arena. I am a hard worker and take pride in creative problem solving and thinking outside the box. I hope to find exceptional projects and teams to work with where my versatile set of skills can be not just of use, but of value. I love a good challenge. Let's work together!

Professional History Examples

EastSide Food Festival – PRINCIPAL FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

Launched this highly successful and only independently run food festival in Los Angeles in 2014 at Mack Sennett Studios in Silverlake. Festival features over 30 food, beverage and retail vendors with 1000+ people in attendance. Manage the execution of all aspects of the festival’s production, including but not limited to:...

Castle Gourmet Dining – CHEF, OWNER AND CATERING DIRECTOR

Executive Chef, culinary event planning. Specializing in unique experiential food events, catering event management and execution, creative menu planning, private dining, pop-up dinner events and sales. Castle Gourmet's vegetable focused menus combine modern techniques with locally sourced, fresh ingredients, creating stunning presentations while sparing no expense for taste. Clients have...

Levi Strauss & Co – MARKETING COORDINATOR, BRAND AMBASSADOR, PRODUCT PLACEMENT

San Francisco, CA. Marketing coordinator and Brand Ambassador for the popular Levi brand in sponsorships, events and product placement in music & TV. Valued point person and key relationship for music industry partnerships. Managed and assisted with the execution of successful marketing projects and events, with experience in both Grassroots...

Let’s work together!

Looking for someone to help execute your project? Be it a one-off event or ongoing position, I am open and flexible to consider the opportunity. Let's get in touch! Please send me an email with the following contact form and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Phone: (323) 450- 7397

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