Recently, I had the privilege of participating in the Southwest Valley High School Career Fair and hosting the FBLA students on a business visit to the Corning Opera House. At both events I was asked what I like the most about my job and what do I really do. I have had adults ask me what could possibly take so much time! For the easy short answer, I like the people, variety of work, and the opportunities to travel. I have rubbed shoulders and talked to famous people, comforted the grieving, shared joyful celebrations, and encouraged youth, among other things. I have had the privilege of speaking at a national conference in Philadelphia, received awards in Dallas and DC, toured over a hundred different performing arts venues and other exceptional trips. As for what I do, takes much longer to explain. One aspect is arranging events (meeting, party, wedding, concert, etc.) All events start with sharing a few emails, phone calls, and sometimes on-site visits before contracts are signed. A performer’s contract can go through several revisions before it is finally signed. One performer wanted grilled salmon in January and because I would not agree to that one item, that broke the deal. Fun fact about contracts,
Executive Director since 2012; Bachelors in Music Education; Master's in Education; 2023 Iowan of the Day by Blue Ribbon Foundation; 2023 Iowa Governor's Volunteer of the Year; enjoys smiles and people!