August 1992-December 1996
While a student at the University of Florida, I worked for non-profit organizations and also started in the music business, first as a volunteer coordinator at a music production company running a festival in 1995. I continued after graduation and served as a co-producer and Director of Media and Public Relations for one of the largest music festivals in north Florida. After consecutive successful festivals, I relocated to California where I was account executive at a Public Relations firm and a year later, began a full-time career owning and operating my own music business.
Big Red Barn Productions, LLC
For more than a decade, I have managed and operated a music production company. I have booked, produced, promoted and managed many events worldwide, and have also been instrumental in raising money for charitable causes. Besides managing the careers of many artists and musicians, my achievements include booking, producing and managing sold-out concerts in San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Europe, Japan, and many other places, both domestic and international. I have also exclusively operated the merchandising sector of the business. My experiences have afforded me the opportunity to travel worldwide, interact with many cultures and diverse populations, work together with many international luminaries, and operate a successful business.
King Hussein Golf Tournament - Morocco
I had the distinct honor to work as a staff photographer for his Majesty, King Mohammed VI of Morocco as part of the 28th Hassan II Golf Trophy. This event was especially meaningful because the reigning king of four decades, King Hassan II had just passed and his son had taken the throne. Through my photojournalism duties, I interacted with many international dignitaries and heads of state from around the world (including United States), worked with international golfers, visited the former king's tomb as part of the royal entourage, and visited ancient cities such as Fez, Marrakesh and Casablanca. This had been my second visit to Morocco, but this trip provided me with the most unique cultural and professional experiences I ever had up until that point. I personally met the King of Morocco, the prince and princess, as well as participating in many outstanding traditional events in this beautiful country.
The Amidei Group - San Francisco, CA
Account Executive, Office Manager
September 1998-October 1999
I worked closely with the owner of the company on all aspects of marketing and public relations for all of the clients. I also managed the move from offices in San Francisco to Marin county.
Conservation Cooperation - Gainesville,
FL/ Tortuguero, Costa Rica
PR Intern/ Manager Museum Visitor Center
January 1993-August 1993
Working as a public relations intern for this international non-profit organization, I was offered the opportunity to to manage the museum and visitor center at their remote biological field station in Tortuguero, Costa Rica. I spent the summer working with visitors and volunteers from around the world, who came to learn about sea turtle habitat, migration and nesting. It was my responsibility to educate them about the rainforest and the wildlife and manage the daily operations of the center. I also contributed to on-site scientific research and observation. I had the chance to speak different languages (English, Spanish and German) and connect with an international community. Furthermore, this experience afforded me the opportunity to travel throughout Central America, visiting countries such as Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua and interactwith indigenous cultures.