1. What is your role at AudienceView?
I am a Customer Success Manager. In my role, I leverage my 10+ years of experience in managing performing arts organizations to help our customers succeed and reach all of their individual business goals using AudienceView.
2. What is the most satisfying part of your job?
I love it when organizations get super excited about implementing ideas I’ve shared to help accomplish their business goals. It feels like my job is the perfect culmination of all my years of experience and it means the world to me that I can share all that I’ve learned with our customers.
3. What fuels your passion for the arts industry?
The artistic side of the industry. I started my career as a performer when I was eight years old and I will never forget the excitement of standing on a stage and looking out at an audience. I love actors, playwrights, dancers, singers, musicians, directors, designers, etc. I love everything it takes to put on a show. It’s hard work but I know all the work I do allows these great teams to create unforgettable experiences for audiences.
4. If you could teach a class on one subject, what topic would you pick and why?
Funny you should ask this question! I taught a class called “The Business of the Performing Arts” at a local university. All of my students were writers and performers. I loved teaching this class because it taught artists how to protect themselves and their work. It also showed them how to produce their own work. I think it’s important for artists to know about all of the hard work, time and effort it takes to bring something to the stage.
5. What would the title of your autobiography be and why?
“Nevertheless, She Persisted.” I’ve faced a lot of obstacles in my life to get where I am. I grew up in housing projects in New York City during the 1980s and 90s. I am the first person in my family to receive a college degree and a masters degree. Growing up, I never saw professional women who looked like me or came from my neighborhood. But somehow, I found the courage to continue to strive for excellence in my career and I continue to pass that down through the mentoring of young women of color in the performing arts.