Jen Agan. Chicago native. Stage manager. Production events coordinator. Field marketing activator. Freelance writer. Keen to cross-functional content production I thrive with rolling up my sleeves in the actual production of creative product. My key strengths and key experiences are - but not limited to: Assisting in the production of the creative product / product launches / marketing initiative / high quality ride experiences/ photo shoots, and helping to find vendors, photographers, onsite locations, lodging, organizing production schedules, sorting production logistics with the creative teams. Managing the relationship between partners and the creative integrity of the brand. As stage manager of a multi-day race series, overseeing all sponsor leads and work as the liaison between host cities and the race director. When I'm not working you can find me on my bike or a run. Capturing my images and sharing stories along the way. Questions? Thoughts? Say hello!
Personal or professional motto: "The best way to complain is to make things." - James Murphy Childhood aspirations: I wanted to go to space camp and be an astronaut. Then I remember watching on TV the horrific explosion of space shuttle Challenger. That really freaked me out. Then later I wanted to be an actor, and I started doing children's community theatre and eventually majoring in Theatre. Overall lesson learned in running a business as a freelancer: Anything you do, do with love. Love of. Authenticity outlasts bullshit every time. Stay true and only work with those you truly admire. Traits I am most proud of: My ability to connect with people, team members, consumers. I really am interested in what someone has to say. That goes a long way, being heard is valuable. There's a difference in listening to someone and hearing what they have to say. What the world needs more of and less of: We need more access to education. More paid maternity and paternity leave. More self-thinkers. More art. More theatre. More stories. More empathy. More love. Less stuff. Less worry. Less wanting to be right and more wanting to make it right.