Having recently moved to Portland from New York City, I am excited to return to the Pacific Northwest, and am thrilled to join the All Classical Portland team. I was raised in Washington State and California in a musical family, where I began playing piano at age five, and played bassoon, clarinet, tenor saxophone and sung in choir throughout school. I moved to New York City to attend Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, and spent the next 23 years in theatre. Before moving to Portland, I served as Chief Operating Officer of Davenport Theatrical Enterprises, producer of over 25 Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, including Deaf West’s revival of Spring Awakening, Alan Cumming in Macbeth, Kinky Boots (winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Musical), and Once On This Island (winner of the 2018 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival.)
I feel incredibly fortunate to call Portland my home, with its thriving and vibrant arts community, the best coffee in the world at my fingertips, world-class wineries a short drive away, miles of trails to hike in Forest Park, amazing restaurants throughout the city, and its natural beauty year-round. To return to my classical music roots as VP of Strategy & Operations of All Classical Portland is truly an honor, and I look forward to the years ahead with this inspiring group of music lovers.
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