Hailing from Eastern North Carolina, I am a self-starter, interdisciplinary thinker, and maker with excellent interpersonal skills. I have experience in creating and successfully managing multimedia projects and creative events that require cross-sectoral collaboration and and in-depth research.
As an undergraduate film student, my involvement with local arts centers in Greenville, NC and the city’s ongoing expansion incited my interest in equitable arts development. Having been in the same medium-sized town in the Southeastern United States with intermittent travels both domestic and abroad, I have watched this city unfold with investment in rapid development spurred by the arts. My background as a practicing multimedia artist, conscious community organizer, arts administrator and educator for the city’s Recreation and Parks department, founder of an arts residency at my alma mater, and consultant to the Pitt County Arts Council’s Arts District Committee and LexArts United Arts Fund and arts council make me uniquely and intimately aware of the need for equitable arts investment in cities.
My business, Embody Media Productions & Planning, performs the following functions:
•Create and manage digital media for private clients (websites, video/photo, e-newsletters, graphics, e-marketing)
•Project/event management (scheduling, budgeting, booking, invoices, community relationship building, supplies acquisition, communications, etc.)
•Maintain high quality customer service with clients and community partners
Embody emphasizes socially responsible planning and encourages clients to center equity, critically considering sociocultural and economic impacts of creative planning.
My ability to build relationships both with individuals and communities makes me an effective and action-oriented leader in the arts and creative research. In my interactions, I am a careful listener, engaging conversationalist, natural performer, and empath. I am personally committed to effecting positive change in the world and demonstrate this through my meaningful volunteer work within the Greenville community and beyond. I exercise non-judgment and quick adaptability, aware that there are many ways to experience the world. Heartfelt and empowering, I seek to dissect old ways of thinking while reconstructing systems to support new ways of living.