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Katheryn (Kat) Fridenmaker

Student, Performer, Professional


Music Business major at Otterbein University; driven and passionate about many aspects of the music industry including performing, managing, and analytics. I find that many people focus on where the music industry has been instead of where it's going. I want to be where it's going.

Skills and Interests:
Music Analytics
Event Planning and Promotion
Tour Management

Work History

August 2018present


Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea

*Takes and prepares customer orders quickly and accurately
*Preps food and bulk drinks
*Cleans cafe

May 2018September 2018

Security and Barback

Skully's Music Diner

*Looked for potential issues with customers
*Enforced company's policies
*Cleaned venue
*Kept bars stocked during events and shows

Aug. 2016May 2018

Resident Assistant (RA)

Otterbein University

*Enforced university policies and acted as a resource for residents who needed help in their personal or academic lives

Sep. 2017Apr. 2018

Natural Living Clerk

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market

*Provided outstanding customer service
*Managed multiple tasks independently including stocking, cleaning, customer service, and store sweeps
*Constantly learned new information about brands and products to help provide knowledgeable customer service

Nov. 2016Sep. 2017

Culinary Team Member

Northstar Cafe

*Worked independently to complete prep tasks efficiently, correctly, and while keeping work station clean
*Stayed on top of my own work while also helping other team members

Nov. 2012May 2017

Kitchen and Administrative Assistant

Shadowbox Live

*Worked independently and efficiently in the kitchen and was able to quickly shift between and prioritize tasks
*Trained new employees
*Assisted with administrative work such as bookkeeping and reception, as needed

Summer 2012Summer 2015

Student Worker

Shadowbox Live

Assisted in various departments within the company, working with both with professionals and patrons and asked clarifying questions about assignments to ensure accuracy. This work led to an eventual part time job with Shadowbox that involves not only assisting in departments, but also leading and training.

JanMay 2014


Shadowbox Live

Researched local food to add to menu in order to meet consumer interest in locally produced food and to support the local economy. Created a system to track food sales and customer ratings to give management a better understanding of food sales patterns.



Music Business

Otterbein University

Music Business Major
Management Concentration
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Minor


High School Diploma

Metro Early College High School

Graduated with a GPA of 4.2 including both high school and college courses. Completed all required high school courses within two years, providing the opportunity to take courses at The Ohio State University.

Campus Involvement

Women's Chorale

*2018-2019 President; facilitates communication between choir and director, helps plan recruitment and social events
*2016-17 Vice President; aided in communication between the choir and the director


*2018-2019 President; organizes executive meetings, coordinates events, and coordinates with other campus organizations to provide quality programming for students
*2016-2018 Executive Board Member; helps plan annual events, chooses inductees, and spread awareness of events on campus