Arts Readiness Advocate,
Educator, and Researcher
In an age of uncertainty that demands environmental and social justice amongst complex digital-human relations, I believe that managing crises effectively is something we all share as a personal and professional responsibility. For this reason, emergency and crisis management have become the focus of my work as an arts researcher, educator, and consultant.
As a woman, a mother, and a privileged, Ozarkian-born musician-turned-academic, I focus my work and writing as a "pracademic", which means I strive to connect theories to practical tools and models that can be used by any arts manager and artist, no matter their discipline.
2016 - Today
Educator, Researcher, and Content Developer
Arts Administration, University of Kentucky
Teaching Arts Emergency Management and Cultural Policy.
2016 - Today
Independent Arts Consultant and Researcher
U.S.A. and Germany
Working with arts organizations in areas of emergency management, fund development, strategic planning, and cultural policy/advocacy.
2013 - 2015
Director and Instructor, Arts Administration, Drury University
2006 - 2013
Executive Director, Springfield Regional Arts Council
Ph.D. in Arts Administration (2021 - 2025)
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky, USA
M.S. in Arts Administration
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Post-Graduate Diploma in Music
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
B.M. in Vocal Performance
University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas, USA