Hello! I'm Rebecca Bauer, and I'm based in Nashville, Tennessee - Franklin to be exact. I am a marketing communications professional experienced in the arts, entertainment and non-profit industries. I'm passionate about creativity, live performance, memorable experiences, storytelling and making a positive difference in the community. Music and horses are often weaved in there.
TIDBITS ABOUT ME:
I am originally from Potomac, Maryland.
Degrees held: Master of Science in Marketing, Johns Hopkins University 2002 & Bachelor of Arts in Management, Hood College
I lost both my parents in my twenties, likely giving me my sense of independence and "no looking back" view on the world.
In 2000, I packed all my belongings up and headed south to Nashville - with my horse in tow - to start a new life adventure.
I discovered a love for the country and horses at a very young age. I believe I was born with that in my blood.
My family was very musical - my dad was a music educator. My first music lesson was on the piano. I cried at my first recital.
In fourth and fifth grade, I took flute lessons and played in the county youth orchestra.
While I appreciated music and could pick up an instrument, horses and sports ultimately won me over for after-school activities. Luckily, my dad had only rented the flute.
I played goalie and forward in soccer, pitcher in softball and ran short distance in track. I could sprint faster than a lot of the boys in my neighborhood.
I am a huge fan of major league baseball. Nashville needs a team!
I have been riding horses since I was seven. Riding around a course of jumps is one of the greatest highs I ever known.
I found my true love for music on the radio while hitting record on the cassette player - can you say mixtapes? And, in the record store. I worked for three of them.
Yes, I am old enough to have worked in record stores. Best job ever.
I owned a small farm with horses in my backyard. Best view ever.
I realized horses are more than just sport and recreation, they are teachers. So, I became a certified Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning as a side gig. It's a real thing. Very real.
I mention the country and horses a lot. I love the city, too. And, culture. Visiting the beach is also a necessity.
I mentioned the record store as best job ever. Working for a performing arts venue and helping to create a night of "magic" for artists and guests is an even better job.
Yes, I believe in magic. Horses and music can do that to us.
Words to best describe me: creative, independent, collaborative (you can be both), open-minded, empathetic, reserved, visionary, dreamer. Did I mention creative?
I'm an Aquarius. Might explain some of the above.
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