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We'll Take You There 

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Some people look for a beautiful place. Others make a place beautiful.

 

Success is in the details - all of them.  Project management and guidance that inspires your confidence. Based in Los Angeles, native of Chicago, travel to you.  

Personalizing your experience...from the big picture to the moments. 

 Concept + Talent  +Production

 Venue + Decor + Activations  

Catering + Florals 

Photography + Video + Livestream

COMMUNICATIONS

Know your audience.

 

Telling your story by creating a strategy that cuts through the clutter. Review your materials or create new ones. Elevate your brand with a synergistic approach that builds and sustains momentum. It's not just about building your audience...it's also making sure they are listening.  

Content Creation

Social Media Strategy + Curation

Assets + Collateral Development

Press Releases 

Bios + One Sheets 

Video + Photography

DEVELOPMENT CONSULTING

Clarity of focus.

 

Meeting you where you are at to get you where you want to be. For nonprofits, creatives, small business.

Strategic Plans

Annual Reports 

Events + Concerts

Auctions

Community Engagement 

Community Outreach + Inreach

Sponsorship 

Philanthropy 

Team Retreats 

Volunteer Coordination 

 

About 

From Hollywood to Austin, Texas, a gallery nonprofit in South LA to City Winery New York; from culture & music talks to behind behind the scenes with a Country Music Hall of Famer at the Grand Ole Opry; from a boutique winery to a historic penthouse art soiree to the world of making bass guitars in the heart of Chicago's industrial district and the people who play them, ground breaking ocean research in the Port of Los Angeles...we take you there.

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A native Chicagoan, Sharyl Holtzman relocated to Los Angeles in 2005. She has, for more than 25+ years, successfully transformed ideas and concepts into enduring entities, with precision focus and intrinsic ability to tell a story through events and communications strategies across multiple platforms and sectors.

Sharyl's first production was at age 8, a carnival fundraiser for a critically ill schoolmate and by age 10 she was keeping a daily journal and writing stories. She has developed and produced events, communications strategy and engagement for nonprofit and the arts, expanded her expertise at Paramount Pictures on the global marketing and sales team for distribution to television. In 2016 Sharyl relocated to San Pedro, and began working in development with the 54-year old literary arts organization Beyond Baroque, and presently as event consultant for the innovative ocean research institute AltaSea in the Port of Los Angeles, and event manager at the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden Museum.

"Over my career, I’ve consistently empowered teams to succeed for less than budgeted, with greater results than expected."

Sharyl has created memorable branding and mission statements, has an impeccable track record, with budgets and exceeds expectations. Two non-profits she has worked for are in 25 years of service and many utilize the annual events and strategies she created. 

 

Sharyl has a soft spot for efforts for uninsured musicians and creatives; a passion for wellness, having personally conquered morbid obesity.  Sharyl volunteers regularly for the arts, homeless, LGBTQ rights, dog rescue and wellness. And once she gets to know you she will probably cook you dinner. 

Sharyl was our rock, the epicenter of everything. She took a vision and made it a reality with three sold out days of events WITH a concert with 5 bass legends, for our 10th anniversary. She kept us within our means so that after costs we made a 20K contribution to the Merit School of Music. When we absorbed our manufacturing in-house,  Sharyl understood our business model and needs,  and executed a successful local and national campaign for our  Made In USA manufacturing initiative.

John Pirruccello - President, Lakland 

You amaze me! Such a daunting task and you and yours did it! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for getting and fete-ing Beyond Baroque in perfect style with depth. 
 
Liz Camfiord, Penguin Random House

AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles 

AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles is an urban, ocean-based campus at the Port of Los Angeles where ocean innovators work together.  The cutting edge 400,000 square foot campus is built on a historic pier with unparalleled access to the deep ocean. The ground-breaking ocean research institute is dedicated to accelerating scientific collaboration, advancing an emerging blue economy through business innovation and job creation, educational programs, inspiring the next generation, all for a more sustainable, just and equitable world. #ourfutureisblue

On the Team at EARL BURNS MILLER JAPANESE GARDEN MUSEUM 
California State University Long Beach 

 

The Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden Museum is a non-profit whose mission is "to provide a place of refuge, beauty and learning for all who enter its gates." Dedicated in April 1981, the 1.3 acre garden was built through the generosity of Mrs. Loraine Miller Collins in memory of her late husband Earl Burns Miller. Landscape architect Edward R. Lovell traveled to Japan and took inspiration from the Imperial Gardens in Tokyo. The resulting garden reflects the university's continued interest in international education, student and community engagement, as well as the Miller’s interests in nature and wellness. An ideal setting for campus events, occasions, film and photo shoots, festivals and more.

BEYOND BAROQUE 

 

Beyond Baroque is L.A.’s storied literary arts space, with a 52-year history of nurturing some of the city and country’s best known poets, writers, artists, musicians, and performers, including poet Wanda Coleman, novelist Dennis Cooper, the band X, actor Viggo Mortenson, artist Mike Kelley, the surrealist Will Alexander, and the country’s youngest Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman. Girl Rock Ltd joined Beyond Baroque to pave a new path to the organization's place in literary and Venice history on the national landscape, starting with their first-ever annual gala celebrating the milestone anniversary: Beyond Baroque at 50: A Bohemian Bacchanal with Mortenson,  John Doe & Exene Cervenka, The Doors' John Densmore, poet Kamau Daood. During the pandemic we transitioned the annual dinner to Beyond This Moment, a 90 minute program of readings and performances. Appearances included Gorman, actors Bradley Whitford & Amy Landecker, punk rock sensation The Linda Lindas, poet laureate Lynne Thompson, Abodouin Oyewole, founding member of The Last Poets, esteemed actor and author Simon Callow on behalf of the Christopher Isherwood Foundation. 

Poet Amanda Gorman was introduced to the world at President Biden's 2021 inauguration; Beyond Baroque met Amanda when she was 14 years old, it is where she took her first poetry workshop and where, she says, "a young poet found the love of her life." Her history with Beyond Baroque was part of her 20/20 Special "Brave Enough" with Robin Roberts. On February 22, 2022 Beyond Baroque launched the Amanda Gorman Future Voices Poetry Prize for college-bound poets of color.

FREEDOM OF THE SEAS AT THE BATTLESHIP USS IOWA
LAUNCH FOR THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE SURFACE NAVY

The inaugural Freedom of the Seas Awards is the premiere annual event to launch the effort of the National Museum of the Surface Navy at the Battleship IOWA (2025) and aligns with the anniversary of the Battle of Leyte Gulf. The Awards honor those that embody the core principles of the American Surface Navy's mission to protect and defend our oceans for the benefit of the free world. 350 guests attended FOTS which honored Ambassador Robert C. O'Brien, former National Security Advisor; Admiral Michelle Howard, the first African American and woman 4-Star Admiral; Mayor Eric Garcetti and UPS and featured a menu inspired by White House chef and retired serviceman Chef Andre Rush. 

On the ground floor of the AIDS epidemic, Sharyl developed both a one of a kind annual event in the Croquet Tournament and established a style of communication and outreach we still use 25 years later. Sharyl  provides solid leadership with efficiency and great heart. 
 
Lori Cannon, Program Director,
Heartland Alliance  

I called Sharyl and she was doing production, lining up risers, ordering food, scheduling interviews...all these things.  She should be headlining this show!

Bun E. Carlos, Cheap Trick

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