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About Brenda...

I believe that creating art, valuing cultures, and preserving and sharing our history is central to being human. This belief has driven me to work in the arts and heritage fields and help arts, culture, and heritage organizations develop strategies, create thriving programs, and increase their revenues. My pursuits have provided me the opportunity to work with large and small nonprofits that have local, state, national, and international reach. I have written and managed more than 150 grants awarded to nonprofits from federal, state, and local governments and foundations, including from the from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, National Park Service, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Arts. I have held senior management positions in the nonprofit, for-profit, and government sectors, providing expertise in financial management, strategic planning, program development, and community engagement.


My work has received the Museum Excellence Award from the Florida Association of Museums (2017) and First Place in Education from the National Association of Interior Designers (2018). Early in my career, I worked for the State of Florida and oversaw the Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research. I earned a Master’s degree in History/Historical Archaeology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science and am a member of the 2013 Jacksonville University Davis College of Business Leadership Matters graduating class.


I am a Florida native and currently reside in St. Augustine, the nation’s oldest city founded in 1565 and #1 on Southern Living Magazine’s “Best Small Towns in the South” list (2023). I love the outdoors and can often be found walking in “The Real Florida” State Parks. When I’m not working with amazing organizations or hiking, I am hanging with my two daughters or writing a novel about a train ride from Pensacola to Miami. Stay tuned on that!


Learn more about my background and experience on LinkedIn.

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