Business Resume & Work Experience

Visionary Manager/Director/Educator with 15+ years experience in Non-profit Administration & Operations, Education, Theatre/Music/Visual Arts, Education, Communications, Finance & IT.

  • Specialist in developing and delivering programs & systems which meet the unique needs of creative artists and arts organizations, supported by analytical research and intuitive insight.
  • Confident and inspirational leader and project manager, equally comfortable as part of a collaborative team. Adept at translating expansive visions & goals into nitty-gritty practicals.
  • Exemplary customer-service and coaching skills tailored to diverse recipients and needs, ranging from simple how-to’s to complex policy analysis and long-range strategic planning.
  • Customized training programs and presentations delivered with charismatic ease.
  • Group facilitation and conflict resolution focused on finding commonality among participants, uncovering unexpressed themes which hold the keys to successful solutions.
  • Exceptional self-taught computer/technology & web skills, able to quickly master new applications with immediate turnaround into training others.

 

 

O’Hanlon Center for the Arts

Mill Valley, CA  12/2014–11/2019

Center Director

  • Co-Management of 50-year old non-profit arts & education center (501(c)3), including administration of multiple facilities on 3 acre property: art galleries, individual & shared art studios, live/work space, meeting rooms, and sculpture gardens.
  • Reinvigorated interest & participation levels, raising organizational profile regionally & increasing membership 25%. Increased gallery submissions substantially year over year.
  • Achieved first-ever balanced operations budget. Developed annual budgets & annual fund appeals; provided monthly reporting and quarterly analysis. Cultivated & supported new donors.
  • Renovated data collection & communication systems via new CRM system & custom-designed gallery database; trained board members, volunteers & staff.
  • Recruited & supported new slate of highly-engaged board members & officers.

 

Kellan Christopher Consulting/Regent12 Design

2003 – present

Coach & Consultant

  • Organizational consulting focused on structure, efficiency, communications.
  • Personal coaching on enhancing personal & professional effectiveness, refining & applying intuition.
  • Story advisor for television series (long-term development project).
  • Computer/Software/Technology support & tutoring. Website Design & Webmaster services

 

Marin Movement Center

San Rafael, CA   7/2013–12/2014

Office & Technology Coordinator

  • Transitioned office from paper records to new electronic records (EHR) system, including research, testing & final configuration. Trained staff on new systems.
  • Configured & managed complex scheduling modules, payer contracts & billing systems.

 

 

Thomas D Hormel Trust

Pacific Palisades, CA   3/2006–10/2007

Project/Office Manager; Communications Director

  • Instituted new project management/tracking systems; trained staff & owners.
  • Revised staff policies & procedures, job descriptions.
  • Restructured physical & electronic storage, filing systems, office layouts.

 

Actors’ Equity Association

New York, NY   1/2002–12/2003

National Coordinator, Outreach & Education

  • Developed industry-first outreach program for high school and college students.
  • Designed & presented multi-media career seminars at 40+ schools nationwide. Researched, wrote and designed promotional and educational materials.
  • Screened & interviewed job candidates; trained & coached job successor to ensure continuity.

 

SOL Ventures Unlimited

2005–2009

Partner/Co-Founder

  • Designed & Produced “Manifestationery” product line & company websites.

 

EARLY CAREER/OTHER EXPERIENCE

Theatre & Concert Work

  • Professional Actor, numerous shows:  Broadway, Regional Theatre & Touring (US/Canada)
  • Concert Soloist:  Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco; David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center NYC

 

Hospitality & Service Industry

  • Catering/Event Staffing & Fine Dining  – concurrent with early professional acting career
  • Event Captain, Lead Server/Trainer – Minneapolis, NYC, Los Angeles, San Francisco

 

Education

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis – B.A. Theatre, summa cum laude

S.U.N.Y. Purchase, School of the Arts – Professional Acting Training Program

American Musical & Dramatic Academy, NYC – Graduate

 

Computer Skills

MacOS & iOS (expert); Windows (intermediate); HTML/CSS/PHP (intermediate).

Adobe CS, WordPress, Squarespace, Joomla, NeonCRM, Filemaker Pro, MailChimp, many others

 

Committees/Negotiation teams (volunteer)

San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus

Section Leader, Music Input Committee, Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Actors’ Equity Association, New York, NY

Negotiating Team – AEA/League Production Agreement (Broadway contract)

Committee Member – seven committees (standing/ad hoc)

Cast Deputy – liaison between actors and union; six elected assignments