Curriculum Vitae

Copy Editor
ZTGD
January 2012 – Present (1 year 1 month)
Responsible for editing all game and hardware reviews

Managing Editor
Ripten.com
January 2012 – December 2012 (1 year)
Responsible for managing staff of ten writers; daily writing, including news, reviews, feature/opinion pieces; editing all news stories, reviews and feature content; communicating with PR to secure review materials, interviews, preview access and exclusive content; writing reviews, daily news and long-form features; event coverage, including PAX East 2012, E3 2012, New York City Wii U Press Event September 2012; image creation and editing as required.

Reviews Editor and Community Manager
ZTGD
January 2011 – January 2012 (1 year 1 month)
Responsible for editing all game and hardware reviews, writing reviews for games on all platforms, creating unique video content and reviews, coordinating weekly “Reviewer Rodeo” feature focused on timely topics in the industry and conducting all interviews with developers and publishers. Primary point of contact for fan community via Facebook, N4G.com, and Twitter.

Assistant Director, Individual Giving, Lincoln Center Institute
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
April 2010 – February 2011 (11 months)
Responsible for board development and cultivation of new individual donors for Lincoln Center Institute, the educational arm of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

In addition to research and appeals to individuals, I worked closely with the Institutional Relations team to create new cases for funding, bringing to light compelling facts about Lincoln Center Institute’s work with thousands of students and educators in New York City and around the world.

Consultant
Freelance
September 2009 – April 2010 (8 months)
Freelance consultant with a background in program planning; strategic planning; grant writing, fundraising and development; and budgeting and finance.

Working with the State & Local Partnerships program at the New York State Council on the Arts. Projects include a complete re-write of the operations manual for the Decentralization regrant program (administered throughout New York State by local arts agencies) and auditing of panel processes at Decentralization sites in the NYC area.

Also consulting with the Livingston Symphony Orchestra (Livingston, NJ) on board recruitment, board training, and fundraising.

Director of Development and Grant Programs
Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester
June 2004 – September 2009 (5 years 4 months)
Responsibilities included: 

Management of fundraising efforts including foundation, corporation, individual, and government sources. Along with Executive Director and Finance department, responsible for compliance with funder guidelines for use of restricted revenue.

Management of five re-grant programs including relationships with New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), Rochester Area Community Foundation, and New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)

Technical assistance and workshop programming for artists, cultural organizations, and businesses

Management of membership campaigns and prospect/recruitment efforts; 

Responsible for organization’s information technology resources, including basic network and server maintenance, and management of contract with third-party technology service firm

Completely cross-trained on organization’s financial operations. 

Supervised one full-time staff member and a number of volunteers.

Achievements:

  • Initiated the Council’s Annual Campaign in 2005, which yielded a 100% increase in number of donors and 50% increase in dollars raised
  • Overhauled organization’s grant making processes, many of which have been adopted by arts councils across New York State
  • Served as Interim Finance Director from December 2007 – February 2008 and worked with accounting firm to complete agency’s 2007 audit
  • Primary contact for over 800 members, including artists, cultural organizations, and businesses

Adjunct Professor
Eastman School of Music
January 2009 – May 2009 (5 months)
Instructor for Grantseeking for Individuals, geared towards students intent on becoming professional musicians.

Intern
Fine Arts Fund
January 2004 – May 2004 (5 months)
Responsibilities included: 

Working with Arts Services Office Director to implement Business on Board program, Virtual Arts Incubator, and National Arts Marketing Project

Achievements:

  • Served on planning committee for National Arts Marketing Project programming
  • Contributed to Virtual Arts Incubator website
  • Assisted with planning and execution of Sampler Weekend 2004, the kickoff for the organization’s major fundraising campaign

Managing Director
ArtReach Theatre IV
August 2002 – December 2003 (1 year 5 months)
(Now merged with Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati)
Responsibilties included: 
Board relations and cultivation

Hiring and managing of administrative staff

Employee benefit administration (health insurance, life insurance, workers compensation, etc.)

Creation and management of annual budget

Responsible for all marketing decisions, development, grant writing, and fundraising including management of relationship with Ohio Arts Council and Fine Arts Fund (United Arts Fund)

Management of relationship with parent organization in Richmond, Virginia

Technical responsibilities including management of fleet of vehicles, maintenance of portable, wireless sound systems, set and prop construction and maintenance.

Achievements:

  • Increased board giving from 20% to 80% during first year
  • Managed finances to return organization to good standing with key funders
  • Led board to reactivate key committees including budget and finance and nominating
  • Served on the Fine Arts Fund speaker bureau, visiting corporations to speak with employees about the impact of contributing to the Fine Arts Fund

Production Manager
Linton Chamber Music Series
May 2001 – June 2002 (1 year 2 months)
Managed fundraising, development, marketing, ticket sales, and public relations the organization’s four series: Linton Chamber Music Series, Encore! Linton, The Mayor’s 801 Plum Series, and the Peanut Butter & Jam Sessions children series.

Achievements:

  • Drafted and submitted all grant proposals, securing 100% grant funding for early childhood concert series
  • Wrote all content for performance programs and managing professional printing process
  • Created and implemented new website for the organization
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