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Arts Administrator | Brand Communications Specialist

A seasoned professional with over 20 years of Marketing and Communications experience. I am focused on the arts sector and helping arts organizations and artists achieve maximum exposure and exceed expectations.
I look forward to talking with you!

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I am passionate about many things: my family, my work, the arts, making meaningful connections, and striving to challenge myself to learn new things. I feel fortunate that several of my passions have converged, allowing me to work on behalf of non-profits and artists in making their organizations and projects reach new levels of success.

Growing up outside of Washington, D.C., I studied ballet and was an avid reader. Even then I understood that dedication and commitment were needed when pursuing your dreams. My hard work paid off as I received a full academic scholarship to attend Marymount Manhattan College in New York City where I majored in English.


After graduating with honors in 1998, I went on to work in publishing for close to a decade, first for the book division of The Jim Henson Company and then later as a publicist with Workman Publishing and Quirk Books.


I received my Masters Degree in Arts Administration from Drexel University in 2012. Since entering the arts sector, I have worked as the Director of Communications and Strategic Initiatives for Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (PVLA), Communications Manager for BalletX, Company Manager for Pasión y Arte, and as a consultant for various arts organizations and artists. 


I live just outside of Philadelphia with my husband and two young daughters.

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Marketing and Communications Strategy

Project Management

Online Marketing

Product/Performance Marketing

Advertising and Promotional Copy

Process Improvements

Direct and Email Marketing

Marketing Materials Design

Electronic Representations

Market Research and Analysis

Budget Management

Partnership Development

Community Development and Coordination


Event Planning and Management

"Mari is a consummate professional with a clear commitment to and passion for her work.  She combines experience with creativity to develop strong marketing plans that deliver results.  She’s smart, driven and, frankly, a lot of fun to work with."

Brett Cohen -


Quirk Books

"I had the pleasure of working with Mari  in the early stages of BalletX's development. She was the first full-time marketing coordinator for BalletX and we had a wonderful time working together. She is thoughtful, hard working, and extremely dedicated to the arts."

Christine Cox -

Artistic and Executive Director

and Co-Founder,


"I have been working with Mari since 2015. She brilliantly handles all aspects of PR, marketing, venue management, social media, and much more. She is highly organized, hard working, excellent with details, deadline oriented, and totally dependable. Mari is great with people and is a creative problem solver. I feel very lucky to have her on board."

Elba Hevia y Vaca -

Artistic Director and Founder,

Pasion y Arte

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