Requiem Without Words


As Director of Communications, I got the attention of the press for Awesöme Orchestra’s commission of Requiem Sinfonica (Requiem Without Words) by composer Arturo Rodriguez, written in response to Oaklands tragic Ghost Ship warehouse fire that took 36 lives in 2016.

The first public reading of a movement of the composition was written up by KQED Arts . The premiere of the same movement at the 2017 End-of-Year Concert! was written up by Berkeleyside.

Serving as Interim Director of Development for their 2017 End-of-Year Concert!, I led a strategy that exceeded fundraising goals and achieved record event attendance. But most importantly, I helped bring people together to listen to this special composition and to connect with one and other after suffering great loss.


Nilsson Sings Nilsson Presents: The Point!


I packed the house for this multimedia event with a strategy focusing on paid digital advertising, radio ticket giveaways, and connecting with our existing audience through our mailing list and social media.

Nilsson Sings Nilsson Presents: The Point! involved Kiefo Nilsson performing his late father Harry Nilsson's full album The Point!, backed by 12 members of Awesöme Orchestra, accompanied by excerpts of an animated story narrated by Mallory Ortberg, and kicked off with a beautiful opening act by singer-songwriter Diana Gameros.