I am a multi-passionate entrepreneur that specializes in negotiating and brokering brand deals, with an extensive background in working with luxury brands throughout an array of industries. My partners and I also have 25 years of experience in the music and entertainment industry. Production, performance, and negotiation, are all aspects of the industry we have highly-developed and precise expertise in.
I have always been relentless and passionate when it comes to helping and connecting people, which is why I invest a considerable amount of my time orchestrating business development opportunities for others. Love for people and a desire for diversity is what fuels my eclectic consulting portfolio; which includes global brands such as: Sotheby’s International, BMW, Red Bull, UFC, Rolex, 360Fly, Discovery Channel, Elite Model, Voss Water, Motion Music, Lululemon Athletica, GoPro, Sysco, Children’s Miracle Network and Ronald McDonald House Charities. I specialize in Strategic Partnership Brokering, and have been successfully negotiating partnerships since the early 2000’s.
Before business, music is my first love. My professional journey began as a concert pianist at age 13 and up until 2003, I recorded, toured or shared the stage with: Joe Cocker, Bob Babbitt of Motown’s Funk Brothers, Mavis Staples, Billy Dean, LL Cool J, Lenny Kravitz and Jim Boyd. My writing, arrangements and performing on 2 of Jim Boyd’s albums earned us 2 Native American Music Awards and 4 additional nominations. I still compose music and intend to collaborate on movie scoring projects in the future.
In 2004, I was invited to join Carlos Justo’s internationally acclaimed luxury real estate team, SOL Sotheby’s as VP of Special Operations for the South Florida and Virgin Islands territories. The TLC reality show Million Dollar Agents was produced around our team and inspired many of the luxury real estate reality shows airing still today. Our clients included: Al Pacino, Sylvester Stallone, Diddy, The Royal Family of Saudi Arabia, Madonna, Shakira, Ricky Martin, Enrique & Julio Iglesias, Rosie O’Donnel, Shaquille O’Neal, Jennifer Lopez, Cher and Heads of State.
In 2005, while still living in Miami, I co-founded brand consulting agency, Purple Turtle. Office locations have included Miami, Florida; Lima, Peru; Spokane, Washington and Nashville, Tennessee. Currently, the agency is based out of Nashville.
In 2008, I co-founded the White Room; a multi-purpose, alternative venue. Serving as Purple Turtle’s office and designed to quickly and easily transform into an event space. From 2008-2013, our incredible team introduced the most progressive, immersive and innovative events in the Pacific Northwest, setting a new standard of excellence for corporate and pop-up event experiences.
In 2014, I founded consulting company Habitat M+C, to continue on-going business development services previously offered through Purple Turtle; in addition to expanding consulting services within the music and entertainment industries.
Helping others get what they want is an extremely rewarding process for me. For me, connecting people goes far beyond a simple text or email introduction. I invest intentional time vetting and pairing people and their businesses to ensure it’s a successful alliance or partnership. My current businesses include: Habitat M+C, Motion Music, Purple Turtle, Ten Gourmet Trading, Beyond & Away, White Room and Windermere Marathon.
I would love to meet you, so Contact me and let me know how I can provide value in your life. Looking forward to connecting!