Company Name Tucson Jazz Festival
Dates Employed May 2014 – Present
Employment Duration 4 yrs 8 mos
Location Tucson, Arizona Area
Tucson Jazz Festival is the only major jazz festival in the country in January.
The inaugural 2015 festival attracted 10,000 people over 13 days – 28% of whom were from outside of the Tucson area,
The average daytime high temperature during last year’s festival was 71.5 degrees – the high temperature on the free 2015 MLK Day celebration was a near-record 76 degrees.
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Western Jazz Presenters Network (Coalition
Company Name Western Jazz Presenters Network (Coalition
Dates Employed Jan 1998 – Present
Employment Duration 21 yrs
Incorporated WJPN as a 501-c3 non-profit
Secured grants from the Wallace Funds and the National Endowment for the Arts
Developed granting program and distributed grants to presenting organizations for performances and commissions
Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry
Director of Development
Company Name Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry
Dates Employed Dec 2011 – May 2014
Employment Duration 2 yrs 6 mos
Location Tucson, AZ, University of Arizona
Responsible for major gifts fundraising, special events fundraising, programming outreach events, marketing and public relations.
Jazz Journalists Association
Company Name Jazz Journalists Association
Dates Employed Sep 2008 – Sep 2011
Employment Duration 3 yrs 1 mo
Vice President, Co-producer of Jazz Awards since 2005.
The Jazz Bakery
Company Name The Jazz Bakery
Dates Employed Feb 2011 – Mar 2011
Employment Duration 2 mos
I worked with the Jazz Bakery Board and staff to create a capital campaign case statement, researched top prospects, created strategies to cultivate prospects and trained board members in cultivation methods and in Making the Ask.