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“Angela is a passionate visionary who has the ability to articulate, set and attain high goals for a greater cause.” –Michael “Hawkeye” Herman, international music educator, keynote speaker and performer
Public Speaker | Writer | Musician | Composer | Producer, Director, Marketing Professional
Innovative Public Speaker with over two decades in arts management. Highly experienced in managing arts projects and teams of people. Proven effective transforming environments to create lasting change using the arts and creativity. Background in marketing with sucess linking businesses with needed resources to provide mutually positive opportunities and revenue streams. Experienced in issues relating to:
- The Arts and Women
- The Arts and the Creative Process
- The Arts and Covid-19
- The Arts and Environments
- The Arts and Mental Health
- The Arts and Spirituality
- The Arts and Race Relations
- The Arts and Marketing
- The Arts and Leadership
- The Arts and Funding
- The Arts and Children
- The Arts and History
- The Arts and Hindrances to
Recent speaking engagements:
Some of the podcasts, television appearances, radio interviews, articles and videos that feature Angie and her work:
- CBS Hometown Grafton (2nd video down from the top)
- Lakeshore Psychology Services
- MATC Now
- Rose-Harms American Legion
- World Music Foundation
- Parrot TV (New York)
- TMJ4 Milwaukee
- Grafton Chamber of Commerce
- Riverwest Radio
- Milwaukee Rep
- Spectrum News
- University School School Project Video
- Sessions with Sandy
- Grave Stories with TR Rongstad
- Music Interview with Z.M. Wise
- Delta Download Mississippi Blog
- Livia Peterson Feature Story
- Creativity Portal
- Women as Visionaries
- Amerika’s Addiction
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Public Speaking Engagements
- See television and radio appearances below
- Vast amount of experience speaking as a theater director and actor for 18+ years
- “Listen to Your Mother” National Show on Motherhood
- Chronic Creativity Interactive Workshops at Spirit Life Church in Mequon
- “Walk of Fame Induction Ceremony”, Grafton, WI as Chairperson about blues history
- “Giro d’ Grafton Bike Race, 2007, Grafton, WI
- “Wisconsin Blues Connection” and PowerPoint Presentation, Wisconsin Historical Society
- “At 10” Radio Interview, National Public Radio
- “Paramount History” and PowerPoint Presentation, Port Washington Kiwanas Club
- “Paramount History” and PowerPoint Presentation, MATC-Mequon Campus
- “Passionate about Paramount and the Blues” Children’s Educational Performance, Grafton Library 2006
- “Paramount Blues Festival Panel Discussion”, Cedarburg Cultural Center WI
- St. Mary’s Care Center Chapel Services, Madison, WI
Television, Acting and Production Career
- Played supporting actress, Carol, in Leaving Eden Series
Produced and stared as lead female, Golde, Fiddler on the Roof, Next Act Theatre
Produced and acted as supporting female lead, Motormouth Maybelle, Hairspray, Cedarburg Performing Arts Center (CPAC)
Produced and played female lead Narrator, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, CPAC
Produced and starred as supporting lead, John the Baptist and female soloist for Godspell, NSAA
Produced and directed hundreds of musical theater productions and events throughout southeastern Wisconsin primarily at the Cedarburg Performing Arts Center, The North Shore Academy of the Arts, Next Act Theater, Schauer Arts and Activities Center, Spirit Life Church, Cedar Creek Settlement, Ozaukee Christian School, The Joseph and Rebecca Peltz Center for Jewish Life.
2018: Television feature on the Real Milwaukee show with Brian Kramp about children’s theater
2018: Television feature on CBS 58 with Michael Schlesinger about children’s theater
2017: Juried Public Speaker for National Listen to Your Mother Show about mental illness
2016: Television feature on the Morning Blend Show about mental illness
2016: Television feature on the Morning Blend Show about gifted and talented children
2009: Television feature on My Fox about Wisconsin music history
Authored three published books titled Be True, Be Free, and Chronic Creativity.
Created written content for the following major projects:
“Grafton City Blues” by Kevin Ramsey, Milwaukee Repertory Theater
“Lost Musical Treasure” PBS History Detectives
The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume One (6 LP 180g) …. Grammy Award Winner, 2014 – Best Boxed or Special Limited-Edition Package …. Label: Third Man Records;
The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume Two (6 LP 180g) …. Grammy Award Winner, 2015 – Best Boxed or Special Limited-Edition Package …. Label: Third Man Records; “Chasin’ Dem Blues” by Kevin Ramsey, Delaware Theatre Company
“Paramount Walking Tour Booklet”, Village of Grafton Historic Preservation Commission
“Substance Abuse: The Ultimate Teen Guide (It Happened to Me)” by Sheri Bestor
“Paramount Walking Tour Booklet”, Village of Grafton Historic Preservation Commission
Wrote journalistic articles for magazines and blogs:
“Cedarburg’s Rising Star” Ozaukee Magazine, Apr 2014
“On the Trail of Bluesman Blind Blake in Milwaukee” OnMilwaukee.com Apr 2011
“Chronic Creativity” Creativity Portal
“Why the Blues Belongs in Port” Ozaukee Magazine, Mar 2015
“The Adventures of Tim and Ben” Ozaukee Magazine, Jun 2014
“Eurydice” Ozaukee Magazine, Aug 2014
North Shore Academy of the Arts Website Blog, Main Writer, 2007-2013
Ozaukee Talent Website Blog, Main Writer and Web Owner, 2016
Sociofocus Website Blog, Main Writer and Web Owner, 2010-2016
Paramounts Home, Article Contributor and Web Owner, 2004-2016
Creative Connection Arts, Contributor and Web Owner, 2004-2011
Milwaukee Talent Website Blog, Main Writer and Web Owner, 2016
“The Value of An Idea”, Creativity Portal
1997- Present Lifetime arts and entertainment industry career has consisted of effectively reaching audiences on a regular and weekly basis.
1997- Present Guest Performer (Singer/Songwriter) at hundreds of special events over the years.
Boosted Ozaukee County tourism by pitching a new music theme leading to the Paramount Plaza redevelopment design in Grafton, Wisconsin.
Pitched a show to PBS History Detectives resulting in the nationally aired segment, “Lost Musical Treasures” on the music history of Ozaukee County.
Assisted Playwright Kevin Ramsey as a Blues History Consultant for the musicals “Grafton City Blues” and “Chasin’ Dem Blues”.
Collaborated with Grafton Area Jaycees to launch an annual blues festival that has been ongoing and successful since 2005 raising blues awareness and bringing tourism.
2005-Present Expertise as in arts leadership and pre-war blues history has led to being interviewed by various international and national publications such as Blues and Rhythm Magazine, The New York Times, Blues Festival Guide, American Profile Magazine, Blues and Soul Records Magazine. Appearances also in several award-winning books as a blues expert such as Do Not Sell at Any Price by Amanda Petrusich and New Paramount Book of Blues by Alex van der Tuuk. Angie has also been quoted in many written news publications throughout Wisconsin as they relate to blues history, marketing and the arts.
Ozaukee Talent, Grafton, WI, (2016 – Present)
Discover musical and artistic talent within individuals with diverse skillsets working independently through lessons, coaching, and connecting resources to link individuals into the arts community. Collaborate with industry leaders locally and throughout the United States and provide expert advice to clients. Teach music lessons, direct and produce plays, and participate in public speaking engagements to educate the community on current issues. Advocate for arts education and growth within the area. Network on all Social Media platforms including Facebook, LinkedIn, Blogs, Pinterest, Snapchat, websites, twitter, YouTube, etc.
Northshore Academy of Arts, Inc, Grafton, WI, (2004 – 2019 employee then private contractor)
Performing Arts Expert | Visiting Music Director | Teacher | Marketing Director
Developed strategic marketing plans to reach multi-child families in Southeastern WI. Created all social media accounts, handled public relations with area businesses, and gave detailed marketing and analytic reports to the Board of Directors. Managed marketing volunteers. Produce and direct plays and teach performance art and music classes to all age groups.
Increased community arts education and knowledge of programs through various marketing and branding techniques.
Built valuable relationships and increased organization Public Relations (PR).
Paramount Records and Blues Educator, Advocate and Researcher, Grafton, WI, (2004 – Present)
Developed a community historical resource researching and analyzing musical history in the area and awakening tourism to provide a new outlet to bring in visitors. Discovered lost history and encouraged community partnerships to assist all businesses in the area.
Revealed the unmarked burial place of legendary musician Blind Blake and raised funds to have his graved marked.
Awakened a legendary history of blues artist that had been forgotten in the area.
Marcus Promotions/Footlights, Inc., Milwaukee, WI, (2013 – 2015)
Account Executive/Marketing Consultant
Strategically partnered businesses with productions and theater venues building Business to Business (B2B) type sales relationships for mutually benefiting parties. Handled large key accounts with clients including Milwaukee Public Television, Habush Habush and Rottier, The Trinity Irish Dancers, Roundys, etc.
Boosted company revenue through strategic processes and teamwork.
Secured several key accounts creating lasting business relationships.
- Advisor to marketing directors on how to creatively market their business in front of their target audience