Business

Profile:

• Former manager of the Bethesda branch of L’Eclat de Verre, a B2B and D2C art consulting and framing company.
• Founded artdc.org in 2004. Developed a grassroots organization, an art gallery and 2 commercial art studios. Have more than 5 years managing and operating 3 commercial properties.
• Demonstrated success developing a network of 2,400+ individuals to create market awareness of the arts in the Washington, D.C. area through artdc.org, artdc.com and artacquired.com.
• More than 4 years of experience as CEO of Fine Art Ventures, LLC.
• 10+ years of scientific research with a focus on Microbiology and Candida albicans.

Titles:

• Manager, L’Eclat de Verre, June 2011-May 2013
• Founder of artdc.org—March 2004-present
• Curator for artdc.org and Fine Art Ventures, LLC—May 2005-present
• President and CEO of Fine Art Ventures, LLC—February 2009-present
• Research Assitant 3 —October 2000-December 2011

Marketing and Sales Experience:

• Two years experience with L’Eclat de Verre’s U.S. startup. Responsible for social media communication, e-mail communication, sales development, advertising and customer service.
• Seven years of experience in branding, strategy development, social media, Internet and guerilla marketing to gain public awareness. Managed promotional operations through mass-mailing, press contact and face-to-face contact

Personnel Management Experience:

• Two years experience as manager at L’Eclat de Verre
• Seven years of experience managing an Internet-based community
• Experience managing volunteer staff for brick-and-mortar events
• Three years of experience managing interns for artdc.org from programs at George Mason University and University of Maryland, College Park
• Five years of experience acquiring leaseholders for artdc’s former New York Avenue property

Skills:

Network development, community development, marketing, sales, social media, business development, commercial property management, personnel management, website design and implementation, financial management, customer relations and contract negotiation

Information Technology:

Experience with open source PHP?/MySQL scripts including content management systems, forums and ad servers. Social media, Twitter, Facebook, Microsoft? Office?, Adobe? Photoshop? and more.

Education:

Bachelor of Science, Biology—December 1999 Microbiology / Immunology Option; English Minor-Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University