I love what I do, especially now that I run my own business: Marushka Media, a boutique PR and Branding agency. I specialize in creating and executing career-growing PR and marketing campaigns for clients in the entertainment and communications arenas.
I’m a creative entrepreneur with 25 years’ experience in public relations, crisis management, brand building, and establishing and growing successful businesses.
I launched and led Shore Fire Media's Nashville office as General Manager (2013-2016) and prior to that I led a division of Sony Music Entertainment as one of its youngest Vice Presidents and its first divisional VP of Public Relations. The role included overseeing PR for a distribution company, more than 40 recording artists across five record labels, a publishing company, a film company and all aspects of corporate communications.
I believe in life-balance and investing in my community, so I get involved.
I serve on the Board of Directors of the Americana Music Association, and served on the board of Small World Yoga when we started the Music City Yoga Festival. I’m a 2004 Leadership Music alum, a member of The Recording Academy, Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music, American Association of Independent Music, the Tennessee Latin American Chamber of Commerce, The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, and I proudly serve on the Academy Awards Public Relations team.
As a certified Yoga and Pilates instructor, I am able to directly invest in the lives of abused, neglected and abandoned girls through a yoga program I started at Monroe Harding, a non-profit that serves at-risk youth in Tennessee.
I grew up in the small farming community of Velarde, NM, am a proud graduate of Espanola Valley High School and the University of New Mexico and am thrilled to represent Manduka Yoga as one of its global ambassadors.
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