I am a displaced Indiana Hoosier who spent my early years riding in vans with bands while I did marketing and PR for the best indie record labels in Chicago (at that time): Wax Trax and Touch & Go. I’ve been a New Yorker (twice), a Londoner (briefly), a desert dweller and an Angeleno (three times now). I’ve run marketing departments for major record labels. I worked for Damien Hirst for a short time. I had the distinct honor of working on the premier season of GLEE and I traveled the rails and worked on the Station to Station tour with uber-artist Doug Aitken.
At Warner Music, I have the had the honor of running global marketing campaigns for the legends that are Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris; and the genius that is David Lynch and the Twin Peaks team.
I worked on the Los Angeles area debut of Shaun White's Air + Style. I write about cool art happenings for Art Nerd; I was part of the marketing team for BottleRock Napa Valley 2014; and I run started an arts non-profit, ART from the ashes, with a very dear friend. It is the most beautiful and rewarding work I’ve ever done.
In my spare time I do this: Cookie Route and this: Los Angeles Makers. I spin records on my monthly radio show at KCHUNG Radio and once, in 2006, I got to cast zombies for the Gorillaz and Madonna performance at the Grammys:
Website administration and direction
Social Media administration
Email marketing (Mail Chimp, Constant Contact)
Main Condiment/ CEO - Fresh Condiments
2005 - present
Based in Los Angeles, Fresh Condiments is a one-stop shop for music, fashion, art and lifestyle clients; offering support in marketing/project management, web/social/digital media, PR, content production, editorial and copy writing; and event/talent production.
Current and recent clients include: Yeah Field Trip, Air + Style Los Angeles, Bottle Rock Napa Valley, Station to Station, Nina Savill Jewelry, Glee, iHeart Radio Music Awards, Jill Platner Jewelry, Vince Staples, Damien Hirst/Is Good Ltd, Gasolina Cafe.
VP Marketing - Who's There Group
December 2018 - December 2019
Responsible for BTB and DTC marketing for three brands: Knock Knock, Emily McDowell Studio, and People, Places & Things and the newly formed Who’s There Group. Responsibilities include managing a staff of six, individual product campaigns, website management and development, social media, digital advertising, PR, content creation, corporate social responsibility, and overall brand vision and strategy.
Director of Global Product Management - Rhino Entertainment
January 2014 - December 2018
Artist roster: Joni Mitchell, Twin Peaks Limited Event Series Soundtracks, Trio (Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris), The Monkees, Sex Pistols.
PR/Marketing Director - ART from the ashes
2007 - present
ART from the ashes is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to support communities that have been devastated by natural disasters by providing
a cathartic avenue of healing through art. Debris reclaimed in the aftermath of tragedy is transformed into one of a kind works of art at the hands of our
collective of artists and shown in a benefit exhibition.
Writer of Things
Marketing Director - Air + Style Los Angeles
for February 2015 and February 2017 events
Marketing, band engagement, social media direction and generally anything necessary to help bring Air + Style to Los Angeles for its February 2015 debut and then again for Air + Style 2017.
Marketing - Capitol Records/VP, Virgin Records/VP Global Marketing, Columbia Records UK/General Manager
From Beastie Boys, Coldplay and Robbie Williams to 30 Seconds to Mars, N*E*R*D, Mark Ronson, Calvin Harris and Foo Fighters... I've worked with some of the finest artists on the planet.