Laura F.

Laura F.

San FranciscoCA
Rising Talent

Skilled Project Manager, Writer/Researcher focused on Arts and Culture

Title: Event Planning & Project Management | Arts & Culture Journalism | Research To support and enhance your business projects, count on my 20+ years of providing demonstrable results in the areas of high-profile artistic event planning & project management, culture journalism, and research. ~ Event Planning & Project Management ~ In a highly competitive marketplace, effective planning and project management will make the difference in the level of success of your event. My skill set includes: • A reliable and trustworthy career-long connector with the ability to learn quickly and adapt to fast-changing situations • Excellent people skills and high EQ results in my ability to work effectively as a team member whether collaborating as team lead, or providing effective support as executive assistant • Communication skills to handle high-pressure, challenging project management tasks and still meet hard deadlines • An entrepreneurial spirit—client-focused, independent thinker, and problem solver adept at creating solutions when working with actors and entertainers • Excellent written communication skills to promote a clear understanding between the client and the business Where I’ve done this before: • 1 year as Production Office Manager for Cirque de Soleil’s European Tour of Quidam managing a team of 10 that oversaw the well-being of 160 artists, technicians, family members, and support personnel across 8 cities in 4 countries • 20+ years working in the entertainment field producing and managing events for headliner acts such as the Eagles, the Gin Blossoms, Aaron Neville, Kanye West, Journey, Stevie Wonder, and many others, San Francisco, CA • 20+ years production, talent buyer, and project manager for client venues in the San Francisco market such as Scoma's, The Black Moods, Stookey's Club Moderne, Amado's, Suite Treatments, REDF, Strong Brew, Second Wind Productions, and many others • 7 years as Director of Event Sales at the world-class Green’s Restaurant & Event Center in San Francisco. In 2016 assembled a team that successfully implemented hundreds of events annually, and increased business by more than 30 percent. ~ Journalism ~ With a background in journalism that has provided me with the experience and know-how of producing top-quality material for online and print publications, you are partnering with a consummate professional who knows the value of delivering exceptional work. My skill set includes: • Writer and curator for San Francisco Arts Monthly whose print edition is also distributed locally to subscribers of The New York Sunday Times • Freelance writer for San Francisco Downtown covering travel, human interest stories, arts, and entertainment events. The final issue's cover story was my profile of the San Francisco Ballet on its 75th anniversary • Excellent proposal writing skills resulting in winning $2 Million+ competitive bid contract • Journalism degree from Penn State University Where I’ve done this before: • 12 years with San Francisco Arts Monthly magazine • 8 years with San Francisco Monthly magazine • Wrote proposal for a client that won $2Million contract with PeopleSoft My ability to produce compelling content that inspires people to act is a hallmark talent of mine that will be applied to each one of your projects. My training as a journalist and background in high-pressure sales and marketing enables me to bring you the top-quality work you seek for your assignments. ~ Research ~ My passion for seeking out the little-known facts or specific data that make winning commentary developed concurrently with my journalism career. This means you are partnering with a professional who is committed to delivering well-researched projects every time. My skill set includes • In-depth analysis of facts, opinions, and data that bring a project to life • Proficient in health and wellness research, knowing where and how to interpret the information for personal use • Arriving at the most cost-effective way of proceeding with a project based on data analysis and organizing the data in an effective manner to produce your story • Passion for collaboration and organization of data in order to better support team members for higher project outcomes Where I’ve done this before: • 20+ years of research to support my journalism career, while working with various related sales & marketing projects, events, artists, and production companies • 12 years of projects for San Francisco Arts Monthly magazine • 8 years of projects for San Francisco Downtown magazine Research is the foundation of any successful project. My aptitude for gathering and organizing relevant information gives me the ability to bring the high-level professionalism you expect to each one of your assignments.
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San Francisco Downtown was a monthly general interest magazine that distributed free throughout the Bay Area. I wrote feature stories covering cultural events, California travel, local luminaries, business, arts and entertainment.
Travel Feature for general interest magazine
I curate events and write a monthly listing of festivals and other events to feature in San Francisco Arts Monthly, a magazine distributed with the Sunday New York Times in the Bay Area and at tourist kiosks throughout the city and at San Francisco International Airport.
Writer for the San Francisco Arts Monthly
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Laura F.

Laura F.

San FranciscoCA
Rising Talent
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Skilled Project Manager, Writer/Researcher focused on Arts and Culture

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Title: Event Planning & Project Management | Arts & Culture Journalism | Research To support and enhance your business projects, count on my 20+ years of providing demonstrable results in the areas of high-profile artistic event planning & project management, culture journalism, and research. ~ Event Planning & Project Management ~ In a highly competitive marketplace, effective planning and project management will make the difference in the level of success of your event. My skill set includes: • A reliable and trustworthy career-long connector with the ability to learn quickly and adapt to fast-changing situations • Excellent people skills and high EQ results in my ability to work effectively as a team member whether collaborating as team lead, or providing effective support as executive assistant • Communication skills to handle high-pressure, challenging project management tasks and still meet hard deadlines • An entrepreneurial spirit—client-focused, independent thinker, and problem solver adept at creating solutions when working with actors and entertainers • Excellent written communication skills to promote a clear understanding between the client and the business Where I’ve done this before: • 1 year as Production Office Manager for Cirque de Soleil’s European Tour of Quidam managing a team of 10 that oversaw the well-being of 160 artists, technicians, family members, and support personnel across 8 cities in 4 countries • 20+ years working in the entertainment field producing and managing events for headliner acts such as the Eagles, the Gin Blossoms, Aaron Neville, Kanye West, Journey, Stevie Wonder, and many others, San Francisco, CA • 20+ years production, talent buyer, and project manager for client venues in the San Francisco market such as Scoma's, The Black Moods, Stookey's Club Moderne, Amado's, Suite Treatments, REDF, Strong Brew, Second Wind Productions, and many others • 7 years as Director of Event Sales at the world-class Green’s Restaurant & Event Center in San Francisco. In 2016 assembled a team that successfully implemented hundreds of events annually, and increased business by more than 30 percent. ~ Journalism ~ With a background in journalism that has provided me with the experience and know-how of producing top-quality material for online and print publications, you are partnering with a consummate professional who knows the value of delivering exceptional work. My skill set includes: • Writer and curator for San Francisco Arts Monthly whose print edition is also distributed locally to subscribers of The New York Sunday Times • Freelance writer for San Francisco Downtown covering travel, human interest stories, arts, and entertainment events. The final issue's cover story was my profile of the San Francisco Ballet on its 75th anniversary • Excellent proposal writing skills resulting in winning $2 Million+ competitive bid contract • Journalism degree from Penn State University Where I’ve done this before: • 12 years with San Francisco Arts Monthly magazine • 8 years with San Francisco Monthly magazine • Wrote proposal for a client that won $2Million contract with PeopleSoft My ability to produce compelling content that inspires people to act is a hallmark talent of mine that will be applied to each one of your projects. My training as a journalist and background in high-pressure sales and marketing enables me to bring you the top-quality work you seek for your assignments. ~ Research ~ My passion for seeking out the little-known facts or specific data that make winning commentary developed concurrently with my journalism career. This means you are partnering with a professional who is committed to delivering well-researched projects every time. My skill set includes • In-depth analysis of facts, opinions, and data that bring a project to life • Proficient in health and wellness research, knowing where and how to interpret the information for personal use • Arriving at the most cost-effective way of proceeding with a project based on data analysis and organizing the data in an effective manner to produce your story • Passion for collaboration and organization of data in order to better support team members for higher project outcomes Where I’ve done this before: • 20+ years of research to support my journalism career, while working with various related sales & marketing projects, events, artists, and production companies • 12 years of projects for San Francisco Arts Monthly magazine • 8 years of projects for San Francisco Downtown magazine Research is the foundation of any successful project. My aptitude for gathering and organizing relevant information gives me the ability to bring the high-level professionalism you expect to each one of your assignments.
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San Francisco Downtown was a monthly general interest magazine that distributed free throughout the Bay Area. I wrote feature stories covering cultural events, California travel, local luminaries, business, arts and entertainment.
Travel Feature for general interest magazine
I curate events and write a monthly listing of festivals and other events to feature in San Francisco Arts Monthly, a magazine distributed with the Sunday New York Times in the Bay Area and at tourist kiosks throughout the city and at San Francisco International Airport.
Writer for the San Francisco Arts Monthly
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More than 30 hrs/week