My ambition: To create unique, inclusive, and collaborative events and experiences – on schedule and budget – that engender greater communication, connection, and innovation, bringing together diversely dynamic people to create meaningful, measurable change around a common mission and mindset.
My experience and skills span event design and creative direction, virtual and in-person logistics coordination, production and stage management (incl. people and vendor management), event marketing, and a deep understanding of both the creative arts and tech industries… and the impactful intersection thereof.
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Burning Man Center Camp Performance Stage
(April 2017 – September 2019)
Curated and coordinated all event performer bookings, communication, logistics, and technical needs as the core crew’s Performance Lead to create a 24-hour week-long performance lineup for the Center Camp Cafe Performance Stage at annual Burning Man events. Also trained and mentored the ~30 core crew and ~35 volunteers during the event week to ensure a positive experience for all staff, performers, and audience.
House Of Yes Productions
(October 2016 – February 2017)
Production Managed in-house and outside-collaborated live events and productions at Brooklyn’s iconic performance venue, including the popular recurring Little Cinema shows. Duties included developing the run-of-show, coordinating tech needs & staffing, managing rehearsals, and stage management.
(September 10, 2016)
Assistant Stage Managed the run of show production for the live event, including cueing MCs, performers, and stage transitions to keep the event on time and running smoothly. Pre-event, led marketing outreach efforts to new audience groups to curate a diverse mix of event attendees representative of the speakers’ topics and New York City itself.
Burning Man Center Camp Performance Stage
(August – September 2016)
Stage Managed the Center Camp Performance Stage at Burning Man 2016 as part of the Center Camp Sound & Performance Team, including managing performers, coordinating technical setup and transition logistics, and quick problem solving in order to keep the stage running as smoothly and on time as Burning Man allows during its 24-hr 8-day run, including MCing when necessary.
Silicon Valley Fashion Week
(May 12 – 14, 2015)
Managed the show lineup and coordinated backstage operations for designers, models and performers between the dressing/green room and backstage runway entrance, to keep the entrance/exit queue and timing on point, and the whole show running smoothly without hiccups or delays from beginning to end.
Bitcoin Beginners Fairs
(June – September 2014)
Created and coordinated monthly Bitcoin Beginners Fairs at the 20Mission startup space in San Francisco, including booking speakers and exhibitors, overseeing event setup, schedule & clean-up, and occasionally emceeing, in order to educate more people about the technology, benefits and realities of emerging digital currencies.
“Jake’s Dead” & “Death Grip” Feature Film Premieres
(March 16, 2013 | June 30, 2012)
Organized event logistics for the official worldwide premieres of feature films “Death Grip” in 2012 and “Jake’s Dead” in 2013, including booking and coordinating with the theater venues, arranging ticket sales, event marketing, and overseeing event setup, schedule and clean-up.
(August 8, 2010)
Coordinated day-of logistics for Paula & Troy Avidano’s wedding at the Brownstone Gardens in Oakley, CA, including overseeing event setup and schedule, bridal & groom party prep, crowd management, and DJ music playlist, to ensure the most perfect and magical of memories for the happy couple.
Google Global Agency Summit
(March 16-17, 2010)
Organized Google’s first-ever Global Agency Summit, bringing together over 80 Google Agency strategy leaders across all regions, markets and departments to the New York City office. Included project managing Summit agenda, registration, hotel and venue logistics, and the evening team-building activities.
Google SF Office Olympics
(March 1-5, 2010)
Founded and led the Google SF Office Fun Committee in organizing week-long 2010 SF Office Olympics event, featuring a different Winter Olympics-inspired competition each day of the week; oversaw all planning & execution of the end-of-week Closing Ceremony, including serving as event emcee.
Brute Labs Mchopa Launch & Art Auction
(September 9, 2009)
Organized logistics and marketing for the launch event of the Mchopa project at Otis in downtown San Francisco, featuring an art auction which raised over $2,000 in sales for struggling Tanzanian artist Gregory Mchopa.
Google SF Office Assassin Game
(August 3-14, 2009)
Led event planning team to organize two-week long Assassin game in the Google San Francisco office, including registration and group assignments, event website updates and daily ‘kill blogs’, and chairing the ‘Boss’ regulatory body for all disputes, in an effort to encourage intra-office culture and cross-department bonding.
(June 8-12, 2009)
Coordinated project logistics, marketing and participation for San Francisco-based Google employees to volunteer around the local community during the annual international GoogleServe philanthropic event. Also project managed one team GoogleServe project in the San Francisco area.
“Raindance” All Night Dance Celebration
(March 20, 2009)
Co-Led all food and drink planning, preparation and serving for the Rhythym Society’s Spring 2009 “Raindance” ANDC (All Night Dance Celebration), including coordinating volunteer staff shifts, potluck contributions, kitchen setup, management and clean-up at the end of the event.
Google OSO-Eng Immersion Program
(January – July 2009)
Organized Google AdWords sales people, engineers and product specialists into brainstorm groups and project teams to collaborate and develop quick product improvements with a measurable impact on efficiency, revenue and customer satisfaction.
SLSC Charity Pub Crawls
(April – September 2007)
Co-Founded the Social Lives for Social Causes Committee and organized three Charity Pub Crawls in San Francisco, each which attracted approximately 100-150 attendees and raised roughly $150 to donate to selected charities such as the Northern California Youth Leadership Seminar (www.californialeaders.org), with Google donation matching. Also organized a Putt-Putt Palo Alto Charity Pub Crawl on Sept 28, 2007, including negotiating VIP deals at each bar, marketing the event, and coordinating Putt-Putt golf-themed activities for crawl participants.
Fridays @ 4
(September 2003 – December 2006)
Founded and produced weekly live performance forum “Fridays @ 4” as a more unique and diverse type of live event production, including recruiting and chairing the show’s production team and weekly production meetings, overseeing publicity, performer relations, weekly show line-ups, technical set-up and logistics, as well as quality and flow of every performance for 3 seasons.