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Producing Artistic Director,
 American Lyric Theater (2005 - Present)

Artistic and General Director
Opera Saratoga (2014 - Present)

Creative Producer, Classical and Dance Programming
Saratoga Performing Arts Center (2017 - Present)


Professional Profile

  • Highly organized, creative leader with a proven track record of balancing artistic idealism and fiscal realism
  • Innovative Artistic Programmer who has developed unique collaboration models between companies that provide new opportunities and increase artistic quality between partners while reducing financial risk and expense
  • Successful arts executive with a proven track record of leading non-profit and for-profit companies in challenging economic times as well as when the economy has been thriving
  • Management professional with experience overseeing day-to-day operations, managing high performance teams, and effectively implementing complex program activities
  • Articulate, knowledgeable, and passionate advocate for opera and the performing arts, able to communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders including subscribers, press, board members, government officials, and funders
  • Proven fundraiser who has personally secured grants from major foundations, government agencies, corporations and individuals
  • Experienced negotiator who has secured highly favorable contracts ranging from union and individual artist agreements to complex intellectual property matters, co-production, recording, and licensing agreements
  • Critically acclaimed Stage Director with extensive artistic relationships internationally, and a proven commitment to the mentorship of emerging talent in the opera field
  • Goal-driven, Masters educated professional who has completed advanced studies in Performing Arts Administration, Directing, and Music


  • Artist Mentorship – Composers and Librettists; Singers, Conductors, and Directors
  • Audience Diversification / Building Participation
  • Branding
  • Budgeting
  • Casting
  • Co-Production / Licensing Agreements
  • Contract Negotiations / Collective Bargaining
  • Cultivating Funder Relationships
  • Financial Reporting (State and Federal Non Profit Filings)
  • Grant Writing and Reporting
  • Intellectual Property Issues
  • Marketing Planning, Execution and Evaluation
  • Marketing Research
  • New Works Development / Dramaturgy
  • Non Profit Accounting Practices
  • Program Development
  • Season Planning
  • Stage Direction
  • Strategic Planning