Director of Client Development
What I work on
I help raise awareness about TRG’s potential impact on arts organizations. When the phone rings, it might be because an organization wants help leveraging an extraordinary opportunity like a blockbuster show or the opening of a new venue. It might also because things aren't going well, and they could use an outside perspective to help them reverse subscription decline. In every case, it's great to have that initial conversation that says: we can help.
How my career has evolved
I’ve always been a quick study, with a voracious desire to learn the arts business. My career started as a costumer for the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, in a cloud of organza, tutus, and tiaras. I moved to the business side through the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, where I learned program management, grantmaking, consulting, and marketing strategy over 7 years. I arrived at TRG with a broad understanding of the field, earned through deep relationships with artists and arts leaders.
What I enjoy most about working at TRG
The people. They’re all smart as a whip, while always remaining kind. They cultivate an environment of creative visioning grounded in concrete data. And they help people—both colleagues and clients—to reach their potential.
Why I love the arts
Because the arts get under your skin. They’re not obvious. They often take a while. Like the day I was sitting in a coffee shop two years after a performance by the Compagnie Marie Chouinard, and its oddness suddenly felt brilliant. Like the day I closed the book Silence by Shusako Endo, thinking it was mediocre, until I was still brooding over it two weeks later.