Production Manager & Business Coach for Creatives
I’m passionate about helping business owners, freelancers, and other self-employed individuals maneuver the business world and find the fun in it. Because it is fun! I can’t imagine ever going back to working for someone else.
I have a bachelor’s degree in Business Management, but my real knowledge comes from my experience. I was in charge of other people’s businesses – franchises, startups, and corporations – for 18 years before starting my own. 13 of those years were spent managing production companies, which formed the basis for everything I do. I’ve held a number of roles in the production world, but now I am primarily a production manager for TV series, documentaries, live events, commercials, corporate videos, and other projects. I am especially drawn to human-interest stories and recently produced my first documentary, “Dream Out Loud,” about U2 and its fan community.
In my last corporate job, I was working with the C-Levels and the creative workers and realized there was a huge disconnect in the communication between them. It was like they were speaking two different languages, and both sides got frustrated because they couldn’t properly convey what they wanted. I was able to step in and translate because both made sense to me. I’m one of those rare people who isn’t right-brained or left-brained – I use both sides equally. I’ve always been at my best when I have a more logical role in a creative environment – it helps me stay balanced.
That’s why I specialize in working with creatives. I’m able to help them create systems that work for them to be more productive and less stressed. I’ve helped a number of self-employed creatives manage their businesses more effectively through private coaching and small group workshops.
I know what it takes to run a successful business, and it’s more than just providing quality services. It requires hard work, resourcefulness, adaptability, organization, strong instincts, and so much more. But the payoff – the freedom of working for yourself – is worth everything.
After nearly 30 years in Las Vegas, I relocated to a small town in Washington state for a much needed change of scenery. I offer my services remotely so I can work with anyone, regardless of location.
When I’m not working, you can usually find me at a concert, enjoying nature, volunteering at an animal shelter, or unwinding at home with my cats, Grace and Collins. I’m a true introvert and prefer quality time with friends in small groups over loud, crowded social events. I love to travel around the world and experience life from different perspectives.