I’ve worked professionally with nonprofit organizations for more than 25 years. My Bachelor’s degree is in music, and I worked for many years as a private and university instructor (piano) and professional accompanist. Then I earned my Masters in Social Work, worked with survivors of domestic violence and people coming out of prison, and later returned to school for a PhD in social science research. I am currently in my second year of an MFA program in creative writing through the Bluegrass Writers Studio (Richmond, KY) and Disquiet International (Lisbon, Portugal). A couple of my favorite projects include participatory evaluations of CAT (the Community Arts Training Institute) of the Regional Arts Commission, and the “Staging” programs of the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts and Prison Performing Arts. I have also completed research projects for the Missouri Arts Council, the Missouri Alliance for Arts Education, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation (the Magic of Music), and the U.S. State Department (Jazz Ambassadors). Other arts organizations I’ve worked with include the Repertory Theatre, Prison Performing Arts, River Styx, the St. Louis Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art-Chicago, the Contemporary Art Museum-St. Louis, Circus Harmony, and others.
Working with Artists
As a creative writer and musician who has worked as a consultant with community-based arts programs, large arts institutions, arts outreach, and arts education, I enjoy working with creative people who also seek to use their gifts to work with/serve others.
Assistance in defining outcomes, developing logic models/theories of change, developing evaluation plans, impact measurement, survey development, strategic planning, creative impact exploration, evaluation training.
My fees depend on the project and the size/budget of the program/organization I’m working with. Discounted fees are available for small organizations that serve the community.
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