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Job Title: Executive Producer, Events & Music Indigo
Education/Work Experience: Graduated university but went back to school (college) and received a Certificate in Corporate Communications. Worked in PR for both agency & corporate and was lucky enough to approach Indigo and work as a Marketing Manager for one store (only 4 Indigo stores existed at the time). From that one store it progressed to a series of stores as a Regional Marketing Manager, followed by the entire country as National Marketing Manager, Director Event Marketing finally Executive Producer.
Whats a Typical day like for you?
Typical isnt in my vocabulary. No two days are alike. Working with both internal and external stakeholders my day includes meetings with publishers, conference calls, on-site event walkthroughs, developing new thematic for cross country events, programming the in-store music play-list, tweeting, and of course lots of laughing. Laughing is key.
Have you ever geeked out over a celebrity/author
I dont have time to geek out. Im concerned mostly for the customers and our employees ensuring they have a great experience. Though it was surreal standing in the Green Room with President Clinton, Leonard Cohen, and Andre Agassi (but not at the same time)
What was your favourite author/celebrity even that you have hosted so far?
So many. Each event is unique but having Wonder Woman (Lynda Carter) give me a kiss thats just dreamy.
What Author/Celebrity would you like to book for an event?
I get asked time and time again. I defer to all the customers to answer that question and most have said J.K. Rowling
What One book would you bring if you were stuck on a desert Island?
If I can bring a Kobo it can store 1,000 books
What have you learned never to do again, when hosting an event?
Never assume. Dont be too sure of yourself. Every event is a learning opportunity.
If you could be one Joss Whedon character, which one would you be and why?
Meaning Buffy? Probably a vampire. Would be fun to get stabbed by Sarah Michelle Gellar. But only if I lived.
IF you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
Easy. Fly. Two words: Toronto traffic
Cats or Dogs - Why?
Dogs. Cats are smarter than me.
If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role as you?
I think the real question is who would I like to see play my love interest. I think too many celebrities would line up for that role. A bidding war.
Thank you so much for being my first ---- Day in the Life victim Captain Awesome. In celebration of this new series and to celebrate my 2 year Anniversary of being a book blogger, I have decided to loosen the purse strings (I'm cheap!) and host a contest to thank you all for coming by to visit and to make comments. Since I had the extreme good fortune to attend a Indigo Tweet Up a couple of weeks ago of Hugo I have decided to offer up a special Hugo related prize pack. There will also be a secondary Hunger Games prize pack since I am seriously excited to see the movie (please don't suck like the Twilight series did) and as well since I LOVE the Lorax their will also be a 3rd prize of a copy of The Lorax by Dr Seuss.
Prize Pack #1: DVD & Book
Prize Pack #2: The Hunger Games: Movie Tie in Edition & Mockingjay Pin
Prize Pack #3: The Lorax by Dr Seuss
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