- Featured on the cover of i4 Business Magazine, September 2015
- Nominee, Orlando Business Journal's 2014 & 2015 40 under 40
- Finalist, Young Professional of The Year, South Tampa Chamber of Commerce, 2008
An entrepreneur, innovation ecosystem builder, and accomplished events leader with over 15 years of experience in creating and programming live events, conferences, and trade shows for the video game, esports, immersive media, startup, and emerging technology industries. Produced and coordinated more than 200 events in my career ranging from 50 - 10,000+ attendees in both physical and virtual environments. Skilled in overall event production and management including program design, content creation, logistics, speaker recruitment, exhibitor management, creative, web development, and communications.
As a seasoned producer with extensive experience in the gaming industry, I held a leadership role at VentureBeat as the Producer of Gaming Industry Events. In this capacity, I spearheaded the program development, strategy, and design of VentureBeat's B2B Video Game, Esports, and Metaverse industry conferences and events, including GamesBeat Summit, GamesBeat Summit Next, and Into The Metaverse.
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As the founder and executive producer of OrlandoiX, I played a pivotal role in establishing the Southeast's largest gathering of creators in the virtual reality, video games, and digital art industries. With an average attendance of 4,000 attendees, 100+ exhibitors, and up to 300 speakers, OrlandoiX positioned itself as a hub for creativity and technology, bringing together creators, investors, global brands, and tech enthusiasts for industry-leading keynotes, presentations, interactive exhibits, gameplay, and networking.
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As the Conference Director for Digital Orlando, I was instrumental in creating and directing the region's premier annual innovation and emerging tech leadership conference. With 700+ attendees and 100 speakers, Digital Orlando brought together leaders from across Orlando's $20+ billion technology sector to explore the impact of technology and innovation on the region's culture, companies, and community.
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I offer expert event consulting, conference production, and program management services for immersive tech, esports, video game, and emerging technology industries.
Specializing in a comprehensive range of event management services, including venue selection, conference logistics, speaker recruitment, program development, contract negotiation, web design, branding, digital marketing, and strategic partnerships. My goal is to help organizations create successful and memorable events that meet their specific goals and objectives.
iSummit brought together experts from leading digital brands to present and discuss topics that span all interactive media and online business models, including, Social Media, Mobile, Gaming, Big Data, Apps, Online Brand Engagement, Search, Digital Economy, Talent, Cross-Platform Advertising, User Experience, Interactive Television, Lead Generation and much more.
Founded and served as publisher of the largest media outlet for Florida’s technology industry. Featuring technology news, executive and founder profiles, venture deals, and events.
Developed programming to connect and educate Florida technology and startup communities. Produced the Startup Zone videocast to showcase emerging startup companies. Directed and produced Orlando Rising, a documentary film highlighting Orlando’s booming digital media industry.
Founded and served as publisher of Tampa Bay’s largest circulated business and lifestyle magazine for CEOs. Created and hosted a series of events to connect, educate and recognize the top corporate executives. These include the Tampa Bay CEO of the Year Awards Gala, Power Player Breakfast Series, Tampa Bay 100, Business of Technology, and Business of Sports.
Convened with leaders in Orlando’s sports, entertainment, education, government, and economic development sectors to drive awareness, engagement, and economic opportunities by attracting, producing, and promoting esports events.
Through ecosystem development, programming, and marketing, the Orlando Tech Council creates new opportunities for the regional technology and innovation community to scale and mature, resulting in a more connected, diverse, and sophisticated ecosystem and greater awareness of Orlando's global profile as a leading community for innovation.
Representing Orlando's tech community, I joined business leaders on developing Orlando's award-winning regional business branding campaign, "Orlando. You don't know the half of it".
Led marketing initiatives for Tech Jam, the largest fundraising effort for the TBTF Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides numerous programs for middle and high school students including two-year and four-year college scholarships, mentoring and education programs, computer labs, training, and much more!