Q: How did you get into managing bands?
A: I grew up a classical performer and developed into an ardent superfan, spending money on albums and concert tickets. I started working with my boyfriend's projects ad hoc, and eventually decided to formalize my role. Before long, new opportunities emerged -- there's no shortage of talent and ambition seeking support.
Q: You're in a relationship with the Honeydogs' Adam Levy. What are the perks of dating a musician?
A: Getting an inside view of musical creation -- watching a song unfold from a tiny idea into a complete poetic statement, observing the recording process and learning about technology. As a classical student I had little exposure to mics, amps or input lists.
Q: Does it ever get complicated managing the band of someone you're in a relationship with?
A: No one wants to be a Yoko, but the hardest part is simply stepping away, crafting space for personal time.
Q: What's something most people wouldn't know about what it's like to manage bands?
A: While I spend ample time listening to and seeing music, 95 perent of my work time is laptop-centered.
Q: What are your favorite spots to see live music?
A: First Avenue, Bowery Ballroom in New York, Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado, and Stubb's in Austin, Texas.
- Age: 32
- Lives in: Phillips, Mpls
- Occupation: Music manager/producer (Invisible Button Entertainment), piano teacher