I am a strategic partnership manager and creative programmer with a decade of experience as a community manager, writer, educator and entrepreneur. I work to build and strengthen creative companies and communities and develop strategic content. I love working with dedicated, ambitious and visionary people and companies. I believe that when people are able to actualize their creative goals our culture as a whole becomes more robust and sustainable. I trust people best know their needs and will find their own viable solutions when they have access to the right resources and support. I possess a strong sense of equity, a belief in the power of community, and feel that questioning the established ways of doing business is crucial to our personal and cultural health. I am the author of Grow, a practical field guide for starting a creative business, released in 2013 by Microcosm Publishing. I hold a Bachelors Degree in Cultural Studies and a Masters in Public Administration. I’d love to connect with you on Twitter and LinkedIn. For more information on Grow visit Grow DIY.