How long have you lived in Nashville?
Almost exactly 7 years! I came to Nashville the day after I graduated college and have been here ever since.
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Where are you from?
I grew up in Raleigh, NC and went to college at Virginia Tech.
What do you do with MBB?
Everything! I started Music Biz Besties as I was transitioning into running my business full-time. It was originally just a Facebook group but has grown into so much more. From meetups, songwriter rounds, special events, membership resources, Facebook prompts, emails… it’s what I do every day!
What do you do outside of MBB?
I run my own business, Designing the Row, and design websites primarily for musicians.
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What do you feel is your greatest musical or professional accomplishment so far?
It makes me feel official to say I have co-produced the International Bluegrass Music Awards show, but I think my greatest accomplishment is being able to work full-time for myself in the music industry, doing work I love with/for extremely talented people!
What are three things on your bucket list?
Personal life: Take a girl’s vacation just for fun
Work life: Scale my business and be able to hire full-time staff.
Vacation I’d love to take: Bali… and I don’t know why other than it looks like endless clear water and palm trees in photos!
What do you like to do in your free time?
I lounge around with my husband and dog, play piano, and obsess over anything home decor, watercolor hand lettering, and I’ll claim running too - I enjoy it when my knee doesn’t act up! During football season, you can find me cheering on the Virginia Tech Hokies every Saturday.
What is one piece of advice you’d give to someone looking to break into the music industry?
Don’t give up! There is space in the industry for everyone. Put in the work every day. Don’t let others discourage you. And keep going. The extra mile is never crowded.
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Founder of Designing the Row and Creator of Music Biz Besties
A Music City girl obsessed with creating confidence in my clients through design, branding, marketing, and community. In today’s world, your visual branding and online presence will either make or break you. I’ve got my Diet Coke in hand and am ready to get started on your next project.