Work Experience

Stage Manager

11/2008-Present Young Artists Ensemble

  • Served as stage manager for 16 productions, including the Teen Summer Musical at the Janet & Ray Scherr Forum Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza (330 seats)

09/2008-Present Freelance

  • Assistant Stage Manager in 2011 for the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum’s Rose Cottages at their outdoor amphitheater in Topanga (299 seats)
  • Assistant Stage Manager in 2008 for Cabrillo Music Theatre’s The King and I at the Fred Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza (1,800 seats)
  • Stage Manager in 2009 for Living Room Tour with cARTel: Collaborative Arts LA, which toured throughout Southern California for 3 weeks (12-35 seats)

Graphic Artist

4/2011-Present Kimball Creative

  • Designed show programs for art companies, like Cabrillo Music Theatre and the Arts Council of the Conejo Valley
  • Created logos and postcards for art gallery shows, film screenings, and plays
  • Photo editing for websites along with upcoming coffee table art book featuring work of Theodora Ilowitz
  • Website management for cARTel and Arts Council of the Conejo Valley
  • Assistant web developer for Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles

1/2011-Present Hillcrest Center for the Arts, Conejo Recreation & Park District

  • Created marketing materials, including logos, postcards, posters, and brochures
  • Updated aesthetic so it has cleaner lines and brighter colors

1/2011-12/2011 Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum

  • Coordinated and designed e-communications with higher than industry average open rates
  • Organized show calendar and show program using InDesign

9/2008-12/2010 Cabrillo Music Theatre

  • Created marketing materials for iconic musicals like CATS, The Producers, and Cinderella
  • Designed across all platforms and mediums
  • Using InDesign skills, allowed company to create all show program materials in house

3/2007-7/2008 UC Irvine Campus Recreation

  • Created print and online marketing materials such as brochures, posters, and logos, including a special on swim classes in the quarterly recreation guide
  • Marketing Employee of the Year

7/2007-9/2006 La Jolla Playhouse

  • As Education Intern, created signs in InDesign for audience events

Arts Administrator

1/2011-Present Hillcrest Center for the Arts, Conejo Recreation & Park District

  • As Box Office Manager, helped sell out several shows and increase ticket sales for community theatre productions
  • As Associate Producer, organized marketing and development for the Young Artists Ensemble, Conejo Valley’s premier youth theatre company. Worked with Producer Megan McDonough to raise thousands of dollars in donations each year.

1/2011-12/2011 Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum

  • More than doubled than number of Facebook fans on their page
  • Managed budget for all advertising and promotional activities. Convinced advertisers to keep us at 2010 rates even though they were increasing rates for other clients. By the end of the year, I came in $8 under budget.

9/2008-12/2010 Cabrillo Music Theatre

  • As Director of Special Projects, organized grant deadlines and proposals and helped to coordinate corporate sponsorships
  • Oversaw outreach programs to the community, including the successfully creation of The Animal Rescue Project, which raised thousands of dollars for animal rescue organizations in 2009
  • Provided administrative report for senior staff, including letter and memo writing for President/CEO

Education & Training

Cornerstone Institute Graduate, Summer 2008 at Cornerstone Theatre Company

  • Asst. Stage Manager on atTraction

B.A. in Drama with Honors in Stage Management, 2008 at University of California, Irvine

  • Coursework included: development of theatre and gay & lesbian drama (with Cliff Faulkner), community based theatre (with Bill Rauch), lighting design (with Lonnie Alcaraz and Tom Ruzika), French, and stage management (with Don Hill)

Study Abroad, emphasis on theatre, Summer/Fall 2007 at University of Ghana, Legon

  • Coursework included: theatre for development (with Rev. Dr. K. Asiamah), beginning Twi, play analysis and interpretation (with Martin Owusu), and special theatre for development project at Liberian Refugee Camp, under Rev. Dr. K. Asiamah

Related Skills

  • Adobe InDesign expert
  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Extensive experience with Adobe Creative Suite 2, 3, and 5 on both Windows and Macintosh computers
  • Proficient in French, written and verbal
  • Beginning Twi, written and verbal
  • Theatrical stage manager
  • Web developer. Proficient in HTML and CSS. Intermediate in PHP. Beginning in Ruby.

References available upon request.

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