Michelle Maestas Simonsen

I'm all in. Let's make it happen.

profile:

communication manager, stage manager, concert director, operations & facility management, team building, creative, musician, artist, philanthropist, volunteer, athlete

Director, Producer, Stage Manager, Musician, Artist

Main Gig:

USC Thornton School of Music,

Director of Operations & Production

Sideline:

Saxophone, Freelance, Sideline, Horn Sections

Trumpet, Los Angeles Lakers Band

Events Coordination

Event Music Contractor

Private Ensemble Management

Festival Consulting

Social Media, PR, Marketing Consulting for small businesses and image consulting

for all sideline inquiries 

 

USC 2x Alumna, Serial Volunteer, Professional PR & Communications Manager, Team Builder, Live Music Production Stage Manager, Philanthropist, Connection-Maker, Want-to-be-Taste-maker,  Writer, Life-Student, Mentor, Educator, Crossfit Athlete, Devoted Wife, Responsible Dog Owner & Coffee Enthusiast

"The details matter, always."

"If no one else notices - I will notice."

"It can always be made better."

"Positivity changes everything."

Main Gigs:

Founding board member of historic group USC Society of Trojan Women, New as of 2013, Women's Philanthropy, currently serving as the Marketing Chair.

Current member of the 2015 USC Women's Conference Host Committee.

Former 2012-13 President of USC Trojan Junior Auxiliary, Women's Philanthropic Organization, since 1936.

Current Treasurer, and former Secretary of USC Thornton Alumni Association.

 

I love nothing more than recommending my friends for great gigs.  I believe you can always know more people and that people are worth knowing.  

I believe there is always more to learn. Be a lifelong student.  I believe that we all have something important to teach others.  Mentoring someone helps others, and teaches you so much about yourself.

I train 4-5 days a week for myself, for my life, and for a hobby.  I always have time to talk about people who are passionate about fitness.

Good things always happen in the kitchen.

Caffeine does not power my being.  But I love it.

I do my best to always smile.  It's not over until it's over.  There will be only one "end of the world."

Working hard to make the charmed life worth living.  A few sparks here and there.  Meet my charismatic and lovely husband, Walter. 

Working hard to make the charmed life worth living.  A few sparks here and there.  Meet my charismatic and lovely husband, Walter. 

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We have a lifetime of things to celebrate. Let’s get started.