Vice President of Client Development
What I work on
I work primarily with TRG’s full suite consulting clients, helping them develop relationships with patrons and grow sustainable revenues. I also lead the consulting team for whom I provide support, help troubleshoot problems, and help develop what we bring to the table through our consulting services.
How my career has evolved
My first exposure to work in the performing arts was during an internship with the Arvada Center for the Performing Arts, near Denver. I enjoyed working with a multi-faceted organization with performing arts, visual art, education programs and more. My first job in the performing arts was in marketing with Colorado Ballet. I really loved it—I loved being close to the art form, learning more about choreography, interacting with artists, and found I appreciated being able to support the art from behind the scenes. It was during my time at Colorado Ballet that I was introduced to the work of TRG Arts.
What I enjoy most about my work
The best part about consulting is helping our clients focus on strategies that will have an impact on their bottom line. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the day-to-day operations of an organization, which can distract us from the end goal. TRG is in the position to share learning and best practices from around the country and across genres that our clients can adopt, and know they will work. Having sat in the chair, I can relate to just how difficult our clients' jobs are. I really enjoy the relationships we have with our clients, and it’s amazing to watch them achieve success.
Why I love the arts
My first real exposure to theatre was when my mom took me to see The Phantom of the Opera. I loved everything about it—I’d never experienced anything like it before. My love of theater grew stronger, and working with a ballet company and symphony expanded my knowledge and appreciation of those art forms as well. As my knowledge of visual art increases, I’m craving opportunities to learn more whenever I can. I think arts and culture are significant in our lives. It brings meaning and it needs to be supported. I see this career as something that helps organizations and art forms I love really thrive.
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