Annie is a semi-professional “Wearer of Many Hats.” Since joining the SMBW team in 2014, Annie acted as the Studio Manager for two years before shifting her position to focus exclusively on marketing. She spends her days at SMBW building proposals, coordinating photo shoots and creating print collateral, aside from a general mixed bag of day-to-day marketing duties. Outside of her work here, she is the Office Coordinator at Sustainable Design Consulting, and recently completed her tenure as Founding Managing Director for TheatreLAB, an award-winning local theatre company based in Downtown Richmond. For her work with TheatreLAB, Annie was selected by Style Weekly as one of 2017’s Women in the Arts, as well as part of the 2016 Top 40 Under 40 class. In 2016, Annie and her co-founder Deejay Gray were placed on the Arts and Culture Power List by Style Weekly and accepted the Theresa Pollak Award for Excellence in the Arts for Theatre.
What are your professional goals and drivers?
I am inspired and motivated by working with passionate, creative people. I aspire to use my marketing and business acumen to support the development and execution of their work.
Best mistake you’ve ever made?
Moving to Richmond back in 2011 on a whim without a real job. This town has a way of sinking its claws in and not letting go!
Wouldn’t leave home without?
My iPhone, mega-planner, and a pack of Stabilo pens.