FOUNDER & CEO
After years of sitting behind the desk, seeing other's ideas through, ensuring someone else's business was operational, Katrina Frye decided to use her expertise with the one community she is most passionate about - ARTISTS. While earning her bachelors degree in Visual Arts she quickly saw a lack of understanding and training on how an artist goes from the studio into the gallery. Katrina began to explore this gap of information and headed back to school to receive her masters in Arts Management from the Drucker School of Business. Now with ten years of arts management experience Katrina is uniquely positioned to share her findings through her company, Mischief Managed. Founded in 2016 Mischief Managed has supported over 100 artists around the nation to achieve their dreams.
Emma Fassler is a graduate of UCLA's school of Theater, Film and Television. She has worked as an actor in theater, film, television and commercials. She has also worked in casting, in script coverage and as an audition coach. The variety of vantage points into the industry has inspired and taught her to lean into the entrepreneurial side of being an artist. Taking an empowered approach to the intersection of business and art is something she is enthusiastic to continue to explore and share with others.
Daniel Hirsch is a screenwriter, playwright, journalist, and overall seasoned communicator and storyteller. His stage plays have been produced nationally and he is a two-time recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation prize in screenwriting. He’s also been a copyeditor, a grant writer, a marketing specialist, and even an online dating profile writer. Whether producing grant applications, press packages, or promotional web copy, he’s become a skilled communicator about why art matters. He’s eager to use these skills to support artists in telling their stories and getting their work out into the world.
Kristi Avila has been a public relations professional for over five years. After earning a B.A. in Theatre Arts with a minor in Public Relations from Cal State Fullerton, she began her career on the agency side at Havas Formula, a PR firm that focuses on consumer and lifestyle brands. Craving a more creative purpose, Kristi then went on to become part of the in-house publicity team at Center Theatre Group, a non-profit organization that presents and produces productions at the Ahmanson Theatre, the Mark Taper Forum and the Kirk Douglas Theatre. She has worked at Center Theatre Group for the last four years and has thoroughly enjoyed putting forth the beautiful, thought-provoking and entertaining work happening both on and off stage.
Nolan Sisk is a graphic designer based in Costa Mesa, CA. He began his career in design while working his way through a music degree from Point Loma Nazarene University. Upon graduation he began touring domestically and internationally as a guitarist and continuing his work in design as a freelance artist. His connections in the music industry have given him the opportunity to create artwork for a wide range of clients including artists like Jesus Culture, Lifehouse, The Liturgists, and Rend Collective. He specializes in logo design, illustration, and merchandise designs.
Jesse E. Morris, Esq. is the owner of the Los Angeles based music law firm, Morris Music Law, PC, where he primarily represents songwriters, artists, producers, managers, labels, publishers, and music-related tech companies. Jesse is also a musician and composer of music himself who has been in several rock acts. Jesse was a co-chair of the LA Chapter of the Copyright Society of the USA, and has spoken at events for UCLA, USC, the Association of Independent Music Publishers, California Lawyers for the Arts, Digital Entertainment World, and SXSX.
LET’S WORK TOGETHER
Moved in new office space in Lincoln Heights
Added two new teammates Dan Hirsch + Emma Fassler
Led a panel workshop for Artists Entrepreneurs at the United States of Women
Spoke on a panel for Music Educators at Colburn School of Music
Guest lectured at Pasadena City College - Entrepreneurship class
Negotiated major licensing and sync contracts for clients to have work placed on network tv
Supported two more independent album releases, both which charted in the top 50 on iTunes Music charts.
Coordinated two LA album release shows
Re-branded artists’ websites and social presence
Volunteered for Get Lit-Words Ignite, LA Art Show, Arts for LA - Activate Program
Facilitated visual artist’s first solo show opening
Empowered local artists to self-publish 2 books and independently release 3 albums
Supported 50 local artists to display their work in South LA
Coordinated a two-day live band video shoot
Helped artists re-brand and create templates
Managed three national tours
Led five guest lectures at Pasadena City College, Pomona Arts High School, and Cantinas Dance Company
Spoke with elected officials as Arts Delegate at LA City Hall