2009 – Present MEDIA STRATEGIST & INDEPENDENT PRODUCER
Digital Media Strategist and Technologist interested in the intersection of Media, Art, Technology, and Business and specializing in Paid, Earned, Sponsored, and Owned media engagement, interactive media policies and innovation; providing value throughout product life cycles while shepherding ideas from concept to conclusion.
Current/Past Work: Central Atlanta Progress, AT&T, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Flux Projects, Hudgens Center for Art & Learning, Atlanta Chamber Players, Westside Future Fund, Runningnerds
- Provided media strategy for Health & Fitness, Sporting Goods, Photography, Cosmetics, Video Gaming Retail, and Arts & Culture businesses. Produced over 700 web videos and podcasts for earned and owned media campaigns.
- Developed interactive media communication plans; Managed social media communities with over 20Million 1st and 2nd degree connections combined.
- Member of the Atlanta Regional Commission’s 2015 class of Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta (ALMA). In constant dialogue with Arts, Civic, and Business communities about best practices and pathways for innovation synergies across Technology, Art, and Business.
2018 – Present PRODUCER – BOTTOM OF THE MAP
“Bottom of the Map” is a weekly podcast that focuses on Southern Hip-Hop as a space for commentary and cultural analysis. “Bottom of the Map” is developed by National Public Radio (NPR) station WABE 90.1 in Atlanta, and is also supported by Public Radio distributor PRX and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
- Responsible for overall sound and direction of “Bottom of the Map”, including developing topics and overseeing editing.
- Provided strategic advice for marketing, Social Media, and external collaborations between “Bottom of the Map” and podcast partners for events, promotion, and audience development.
- Successfully completed PRX Project Catapult training program, designed to create podcast capacity at Public Radio Stations across the country.
2012 – 2016 WONDERROOT – Communications & Business Manager
WonderRoot is an Atlanta-based nonprofit with a mission is to unite arts and community to inspire social change. With more than 20 programs and initiatives ranging from Public Art Installations and Artistic Professional Development to Film Screenings, Gallery Exhibitions, and Public Dialogues, WonderRoot is currently one of the most recognizable nonprofit organizations in the Atlanta Region.
- Oversaw WonderRoot’s brand re-launch: implementing new brand marks, symbols and messaging for the organization, plus crafting new logos and visual architecture for existing and new programs.
- Guided WonderRoot’s digital footprint, including building and managing a new website (wonderroot.org), managing all WonderRoot Social Media channels, writing monthly email newsletters and program notices, and developing digital promotional materials.
- Editor of WonderRoot’s blog; Host, Editor, and Producer for all 200+ episodes of the arts-focused WonderRoot Podcast Series.
- Provided strategic advice for programming that included scheduling, naming programs, identifying and securing talent for events, and providing general input regarding the overall vision of programs.
- Served as ambassador for WonderRoot, including speaking on behalf of the organization at events and conferences; Host/Moderator for public dialogues with Atlanta artists, activists, and scholars.
- Responsible for developing print materials, including signage for the WonderRoot Community Arts Center, the signature WonderRoot informational brochure, the signature WonderRoot banner, WonderRoot Gallery exhibition brochures, 3D-printed materials, and general program posters, flyers, postcards, etc.
- Served on inaugural advisory committee for The WonderRoot’s CSA (Community Supported Art) program, a locally and nationally recognized art commerce initiative impacting Atlanta’s arts ecology.
2008 – 2008 COLUMBIA INSTITUTE FOR TELE-INFORMATION
Research Assistant, concentrating on Finance, Strategy, and Technology issues related to next-generation opportunities in digital media.
- Performed “make vs. buy” feasibility studies focused on digital media platforms; gained strong insight into current telecom issues: network neutrality, future-generation wireless connectivity, global wireless penetration, and mobile device feature convergence.
- Authored business plans related to next-generation broadband wireless connectivity and mobile applications, including market analysis and financial forecasts.
COLUMBIA BUSINESS SCHOOL New York, NY
MBA; Dean’s List, Co-President of Media Management Association
International Exchange Student, London Business School
GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Atlanta, GA
BS, Mechanical Engineering; Faculty Honors; Full Scholarship
MOREHOUSE COLLEGE Atlanta, GA
BS, Mathematics; Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa; Full Scholarship
ADDITIONAL INITIATIVES & INFORMATION
Be Your Own Muse (Producer/Host) – A podcast series supporting the exhibition programming at the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art.
3 Days in Brooklyn (Producer) – A multimedia travel journal chronicling the changes happening in Brooklyn communities using audio personal narratives, text, and images.
Pop Up Radio Live (Producer) – A Public Art & Social Radio Experience that uses Music, Art, and Technology to bring global communities together.
Guest Lecturer: Spelman College, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)
Board Member of MINT • Contributing Journalist for ArtsATL.com • Hambidge Creative Residency Fellow • Member of Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta (ALMA)