Director of Sales & Marketing
With more than 15 years of experience in the entertainment, sports, and tourism industries, producing world-class events such as the Kentucky Derby and marketing the most visited attraction in Kentucky. my career has been anything but boring… and that’s what makes this industry so special. I began my career in the cheerleading events world, producing competitions that hosted 10,000 athletes and twice as many attendees. Anchoring my love for events, I joined the Churchill Downs team as the Group Sales Manager, focused on guest and fan experiences – creating unique events and building strategic partnerships. I then moved to Fourth Street Live! as the Director of Marketing and Events, programming and managing year-round district events, city festivals, charity and non-profit fundraisers, community outreach events, and convention and tourism programs. Working closely with the Louisville Tourism team, Louisville Downtown Partnership, Mayor’s Office, Louisville Sports Commission, local attractions, businesses, and media… my success was not possible without this “village”. Joining the Louisville City Football Club as the Director of Marketing and Communications, I enjoyed the unique opportunity of helping build Louisville’s first professional sports team and stadium. As the Director of Sales and Marketing at Kentucky Kingdom, my goal is to make our park the best family-friendly attraction in the state! This industry that I have grown in, is undoubtedly remarkable, only made better by being in Louisville. To young professionals interested in a career in tourism – get to know your city and its people – attend events, explore different areas, and introduce yourself! Louisville is such a welcoming and unique city and this industry is truly the most collaborative in the world!