About

Beverly Van Pelt is as known as  The Gothic Gourmet, a web personality.

 

Summary

Experienced leader and professional working in The Arts and creative technology fields. Proven ability to develop a vision, achieve consensus, and deliver results in a wide variety of corporate and nonprofit settings, with increasing levels of official authority. Life-long resident of the Monterey Peninsula, deeply invested in building a stronger community. Accomplishments include:

  • —Connected with local Arts, Music, and Theater communities
  • —Alum of CSUMB – BS, Management and International Entrepreneurship with Teledramatic Arts & Technology
  • —Ongoing mentoring, internships, and workshops with Monterey High Drama
  • Team Leadership
  • —Forging Relationships
  • —Change Management
  • —Strategic Thinker
  • —Business Analysis
  • —Project Management
  • —Creative concepts development

 

Experience

Director / Producer

Paper Wing Theatre Company, Monterey, CA

January 2015 – Present

Oversee play production providing creative leadership, conducting rehearsals, approving production designs, auditions, casting, budgeting, costuming, fundraising, guiding the cast and the crew, stage and lighting design, volunteer staffing, and interpreting scripts. Consistently under budget and skilled at marshaling resources. Productions have included works by Shakespeare, original stage plays, special events, and the 2015 DRAMATIC READ-THRU SERIES.

 

Artistic Director / Theater Manager

Paper Wing Theatre FREMONT, Monterey, CA

January 2015 – April 2016

Conceived, developed, and implemented the artistic vision and focus of theater company, and managed day-to-day business and activities for 38 seat black box theatre. Increased visibly of Paper Wing Theatre FREMONT and Paper Wing Theatre Company in community; grew profits by greatly reducing costs and selling-out most shows’ nights; budgeting and scheduling. Provided Internship & mentoring for Monterey High School Drama student.

 

Associate Digital Assets Manager

Dole Fresh Vegetables (DFV), Monterey, CA

June 2014 – Present

Manage Dole.com as well as all electronic DFV marketing digital assets and hard copy assets; create new marketing materials; creative concepts development for trade show display cases, photo shoots, and video shoots; attend Press Runs; perform final proofreading on all packaging artwork; manage electronic image requests worldwide; authored DFV Digital Assets Analysis and Recommendations for consolidation. Ability to see colors at true, accurate representation

 

Voice Talent and Audiobook Producer

Audible, Inc, Internet, Newark, NJ

May 2014 – Present

Audiobook Narration from home studio, editing and mastering audiobooks.

Pro Tools and Logic Pro

 

Digital Assets Manager, Production

Evan-Moor Educational Publishers, Monterey, CA

April 2013 – July 2013

Managed creation, organization, and distribution of creative digital assets for ebooks, downloadable resources, web assets, and marketing assets; streamlined workflow processes to increase distribution across multiple digital projects; facilitated communication upward and across project team including project status, project schedules, justifications for variances, and technical information

 

Web Assets Coordinator, IT

Evan-Moor Educational Publishers, Monterey, CA

January 2012 – April 2013

Generated and maintained digital assets and publishing to Evan-Moor.com websites; managed products in content management systems; developed procedures to create ebooks; analyzed data from third-party vendors, reporting to CEO; QC and troubleshooting of digital assets; QA and bug reporting of Evan-Moor.com “Rewrite” project

 

Technology Coordinator, Contractor: National Geographic School Publishing, Monterey, CA

Universal Staffing, Monterey

July 2010 – July 2011

Produced, scheduled, and tracked web content and metadata for educational portal, all deliverables from Edit and Production, and Technology deliverables to vendors for online staging and production; participated in multi-departmental meetings; QC of Flash PDFs and metadata; online QA and bug reporting (Bugzilla) of website; performed final proofreading of team members’ work.

 

Real Estate Broker

Beverly Van Pelt, Broker

August 2009 – March 2011

Independent real estate broker

 

Radio Personality / Host

ParaWomen SCREAM Radio on BlogTalk Radio

October 2008 – March 2010

Radio Personality co-hosting weekly show. Subjects included Bigfoot, Ghosts, Psychics, Authors, Directors, Horror Actresses, and much more.

 

Loan Officer & Real Estate Agent

Cavalier Mortgage, Inc., Monterey, CA

June 1997 – April 2009

Real estate sales and mortgage loan origination including advertising, credit and financial asset analysis, property searches, contract negotiations

 

Non-Profit Board Affiliations (Volunteer)

  • Monterey County Theater Alliance – Producing Member
  • Monterey High School Advisory Board, The Arts Academy – Member & Mentor
  • Alliance on Aging “Trashion Show” – Designer
  • West End Fashion Show – Designer
  • Big Big Big Sur Fashion Show – Designer
  • Boy Scouts of America – Member of Pack Committee & Cub Scout Den Leader (Tigers, Wolves, Bears, WEBELOS I and WEBELOS II) – PAST
  • San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club – – Board Member, Chair of the Future Planning, Education, and Community Relations Committees – PAST
    Pacific Grove Art Center – Board Member – PAST
  • Arts Habitat – Board Member – PAST
    Artist Equity – Board Member – PAST
    California State Univ. Monterey Bay Foundation – Board Member – PAST
  • Monterey Bay Center for the Arts – Board Member – PAST

 

Education

California State University-Monterey Bay: Bachelors of Science, Management & Int’l Entrepreneurship (Business) with emphasis on Teledramatic Arts & Technology, Marketing, and Creative Writing

Monterey Peninsula College: Associates of Arts, English and Creative Writing

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