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Director of Mischief

Shivver's Bar and Chill

Creating the next big thing for special events, private parties, pool parties and fun.  We are re-imagining the traditional sno-cone by creating custom handcrafted cocktails and gourmet cones. 

In all of my years in business for myself and/or others, I have never enjoyed a product or concept more than Shivver's.  You just have to try them to believe how fantastic they are. 

Watch for us or call today for a tasting or party.

Jan 2004Present

CEO

Inspire Arts and Media
  • Own and operate an entertainment and special event production company in Las Vegas  
  • Produce trade shows, parties and special events
  • Connect area talent with potential clients and managers
  • Produce independent compilation discs to promote area talent and support community projects
  • Scout, develop and manage artists, musicians/bands and specialty acts nationwide
  • Provide public relations services for area entertainers
  • Build social media and viral campaigns for entertainers
  • Produce and direct music videos
  • Developing a TV pitch as well as a new production show concept. 
  • Happiest when creating something new.
Jul 2007Jan 2009

Executive Vice President/Operations

777 Inc.
  • Oversee daily operations for all 777 Inc. companies:  Silver State Gaming, 777 Gaming, Bedore International, 777 Alliance and 777 Management.
    • Implement and manage all office procedures  and policies
    • Create office handbook, procedure manual and policy outline
    • Manage office supplies, facility management and maintenance
    • Conduct regular meeting with staff, supervisors
    • Communications with all staff/newsletters to clients
  • Oversee all employee relations, including:
    • Hiring, training, terminations
    • Maintain current employee files
    • Update and maintain handbooks/procedures
    • Employee benefit coordination
    • Performance appraisals, evaluations
    • Staffing recommendations, research & recruiting
    • Employee relations/well-being (birthdays, functions, thank you’s)
  • Accounting/Budgets
    • Assist with establishing, projecting and maintaining company budgets
    • Oversee invoicing, payroll, account maintenance
    • Assist Executive Assistant with procedures
    • Conduct regular audits of files, accounts to ensure accuracy
  • Marketing/Public Relations
    • All collateral creation, updates, printing
    • Maintain all established sites
    • Create and maintain all new company/project websites
    • Assist with marketing strategies for all said companies
    • Public relations, press releases and networking
Jul 2007Jan 2009

Managing Member

Expo Avenue

Developed a website designed to educate and assist new and budding businesses about the ins and outs of the trade show industry as well as provide a platform to "exhibit" virtually when unable to be at a live show.  I created this site to assist small businesses find a way to learn while also growing their business, in an economical fashion.  Left concept and business model with 777 Inc. when I left. 

Nov 2002Jan 2004

Event/Tour Coordinator

Seat of the Soul Foundation

  • Schedule venues and transportation for best-selling author’s national book tour
  • Coordinate public appearances and press junkets
  • Schedule and coordinate all in-house workshops
  • Manage team of volunteers nationwide to promote author’s events
  • Coordinate and oversee all advertising campaigns
May 2000Jan 2002

Vice President of Operations

Best Productions/Best Agency
  • Manage the daily operations of production staff, property managers, agents and over 200 artists
  • All Human Resources (recruiting, hiring, benefit coordination, performance appraisals, training, etc)
  • Assist with quality control and customer/employee relations
  • Build and maintain strong relations with clients and talent base
  • Prepare presentations for potential clients
  • Organize and conduct all auditions, talent recruiting and special events
  • Bookkeeping (using Quickbooks Pro) and Payroll (using ADP)
  • Work side-by-side with company owners in all aspects of business growth
Jan 1998May 2000

Assistant Company Manager

  • Manage the daily operations of the production office staff
  • Assist with management of cast (76 International performers, dancers, acrobats, musicians and specialty acts)
  • Host all VIP guests, give tours and work closely with security to ensure safety of special guests.
  • Coordinate special appearances (including TV and award shows) by cast.
  • Analyze budget lines using purchase order software
  • Hire, evaluate and supervise production staff
  • Maintain the access and usage of the project house seats
  • Maintain strong rapport with artists and staff.Encourage healthy employee relations.
  • Organize and implement the internal social activities for the project
  • Coordinate all business travel for the project personnel
  • Coordinate local transportation and temporary lodging of new artists and project personnel
  • Assist Company Manager and Project Directors with correspondences, memos and minutes.
Nov 1989Jan 1998

Store Manager

Musicland Group, Inc

  • Oversee overall operations of retail stores, including Musicland, Sam Goody’s and Suncoast, with sales volume of over $1 million annually
  • Managed two music-division stores simultaneously
  • Follow-up on customer issues.Build relationships with vendors and corporate clients.
  • Implement marketing strategies for building repeat clientele
  • All aspects of personnel management (i.e. hiring, performance reviews, training and discipline)
  • Planning and implementation of in-store performance signings
  • Conducted training seminars for district assistant managers
  • Voted, “Manager of the Year” in 1996

Education

Jun 1991Feb 1992

Degree

Trend Business College
Sep 1989Jun 1991

B.A.

Eastern Oregon State University