I grew up surrounded by books and history, and followed my passions for English and Drama studying at the Universities of Manchester and Missouri. I love travelling to new places, and have lived and worked in the US, New Zealand and Australia.
I’ve always loved history, the arts, and writing, and have worked in libraries and publishing. I have been part of the team at online cultural publisher Culture24 since 2008, promoting the work of thousands of UK museums, galleries and heritage sites.
Coordinating the Museums at Night festival, I help hundreds of venues to plan and promote successful after-hours events to attract new audiences. I edit the Museums at Night sector-facing blog, where I provide marketing advice and showcase best practice from arts and heritage organisations.
I’m currently developing my professional skills by studying for the CIM Professional Diploma in Marketing. I also help coordinate local networking events, and write arts reviews for local papers in my spare time.
I’m an energetic and positive communicator, looking for chances to inspire others through public speaking, consulting, and leading training sessions: recent topics include social media, idea generation around event planning, and marketing on a shoestring.
I’m volunteering for Arts Emergency because most of the opportunities that came my way are a result of my network of contacts, and I’d like to pay it forward by helping people who may not have an established professional network already.