Leadership Workshop Presenter 

Arts Advocate

I am a proud 2015 International Thespian Society Alumni of Troupe #5483 in Omaha, NE. During my years as a member of the International Thespian Society  I served on the local, state, and national leadership levels.

 

As the 2014 – 2015 International Thespian Officer (ITO) Chair I traveled to over 12 state events, pioneering the Minute to Give It fundraiser for Send A Troupe to Festival (raising over $20,000 for national conference grants) and guiding students through self-designed leadership/arts advocacy workshops. Additionally, I advocated for Arts Education in front of Senators Ben Nelson and Deb Fischer at the 2015 Arts Advocacy Day.

 

As an active alumnus, I continue to serve on the Educational Theatre Association's Nominations Committee, Development Committee, the Student Leadership Committee as well as a National Advisor for the ITO and Nebraska Thespian Student Leadership Advisor.

 

To this day, I enjoy traveling to various events assisting in management, workshop presentations, and promoting the organization to teachers/students.

Conferences 

  • 2018 Student Leadership Retreat

  • 2018 Indiana Leadership Retreat, Keynote Speaker

  • 2014 - 2016 EdTA Leadership Summit

  • 2014, 2015, 2017 International Thespian Festival

  • 2017 North Carolina Thespian Leadership Summit

  • 2017 Minnesota Thespian Festival

  • 2015 Broadway Back To School

  • 2015 Nebraska Thespian Festival

  • 2015 Alabama Thespian Festival

  • 2015 Indiana Thespian Festival

  • 2015 Montana Thespian Festival

  • 2015 Arts Advocacy Day

  • 2015 Junior Thespian Festival

  • 2015 Florida Thespian Festival

  • 2014 Texas Thespian Festival

  • 2014 Pennsylvania Thespian Festival

Workshop Offerings

A Keynote Speech designed to empower students to imagine new ideas, create opportunities for others, and believe in those around them.

Teamwork at the C.O.R.E

No great leader works alone. At the C O R E of every organization is a team of unique leaders,

equipped with different skillsets. This workshop will provide strategies on how to work with a team, as well as how to lead a team. After this workshop you and your team will have the confidence to hit your mark for the year!

National Advocacy Plain and Simple (N.A.P.S.)

Collaborators: Liz Coin, Rachel Gatewood, Alyssa Jewell,  Danysha Lamadieu, Tracie Kunzika

 Have you ever considered how NAPS can change your life? In this workshop you'll learn about how powerful a NAP can actually be. NAPS can help you improve your fundraising efforts, gain more audience members, or even attain administrative support for your theatre program. 

Start to Finish Student Leadership

Collaborator: Mackenzie Staples

Start to Finish Student Leadership

Collaborator: Mackenzie Staples

A 90-minute crash course in student leadership. From teamwork development to setting attainable goals, our hands-on session will leave you with a plan to exceed your goals for the year.  

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I'd love to teach at your event!

Two Truths and a Lie

 

I told Bill Gates I liked his tie when I was 7 years old.

 

I got a "B" in Summer School Gym Class

 

I had to hitchhike across Italy because our coach bus broke down

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