Over the last 15 years, I have had the priviledge of creating many events and experiences across tech, media, design, food and culture. Starting out in the music industry as a performer and music manager booking concerts, my experience in creative events grew from launching an underground supper club and community in NYC, which grew into a consulting business for producing experiential events for brands. As a curator of conferences and now festival director, I am entrusted with bringing together inspiring speakers across technology, entrepreneurship and other creative fields for events of all sizes across the country, in addition to driving the experiences that take place outside of the talks.
creating events, mixing cocktails, rhythm, and thrift shopping.
finding a band, doing my taxes, and travel hacking.
Believe in yourself. (From my amazing wife).
Those who give themselves selflessly to help others. It takes a certain kind of mind to only see what others need and put their own needs last.
moving to a beach town and painting murals, while making cocktails by day for tourists on the beach.
things that I've smelled
how to shake up a great cocktail
Brian’s CreativeMornings activity
Dave Brown Love Your Work, Work Your Love
Jonathan Harris [Short] "Men at 30"
Ping Fu Bend Not Break
Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos.
How to handletter using a projector
Wilson Miner "Steal This Talk"
Ben Pieratt Failure is a Matter of Perspective
Without self-awareness, you can't experience pleasure. Without candor, you can't express and obtain your needs. Without trust, you can't connect. Without failure, you can't learn. And without fun, the qualities of life are diminished.
Jesse Hertzberg A Founder's Lieutenant
Purpose is the new bottom line.
Casey Gerald Purpose is the New Bottom Line
Don't give someone a cup of coffee if you need a favor back, just ask them for the favor. It builds trust.
Paula Scher Ephemeral or Indelible?
John Forté Spread Love
The best way of doing it, is showing it.
One nice thing about failure is when you go through it at the end you can sort of take stock and say "OK, that was a failure. And it wasn't that bad."
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
The more innovative you are, the sharper you are, the smarter you are, the more courageous you have to be.
Elle Luna The Crossroads of Should and Must
Ben Chestnut Do What You Love