Achiever • Restorative
• Individualization • Responsibility • Discipline
I'M AN EXECUTOR, GET-IT-DONE-GURU
PRECISE, RESPONSIVE, AND OBSESSES OVER GETTING THINGS RIGHT.
Empathetic Idealist - Analytical Thinker
THINKS ABOUT HOW THE WORLD COULD BE A BETTER PLACE - SOLVES PROBLEMS WITH RATIONAL COMPLEX ANALYSIS TO INNOVATE AND IMPROVE SYSTEMS
FOCUSES ON IDEAS AND CONCEPTS, PRIORITIZE PEOPLE AND EMOTIONS, PREFERS STRUCTURE AND ORDER, FRIENDLY CONSIDERATE, SUPPORTIVE
4: The Individualist
LIVES LIFE AUTHENTICALLY, HIGHLY ATTUNED TO EMOTIONAL EXPERIENCE
Noah is an experienced nonprofit leader, Certified Nonprofit Consultant, advocate, and executive who brings a twenty-five-year track record of leadership and results to each client’s project. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he grew up in Portland, ME, and moved to Nashville in 2012. He started his career as a stage manager for theatre, ballet, symphony, and opera, and over the course of his career has lived or worked in over 41 states.
He has progressed from managing shows to leading teams, departments, and institutions, and understands how to deliver bottom-line results and impactful mission outcomes. With clients across the U.S. and internationally, his varied experience includes work on strategic planning, board development, human resources, and system change analysis for arts groups, law firms, counseling agencies, ministries, social service agencies, chambers of commerce, and grassroots advocacy groups. In addition, he has worked on public policy campaigns related to specific legislative action.
Noah has extensive experience in nonprofit executive leadership roles including Nashville Children’s Theatre where he increased audience numbers for the school matinee performance series by 24% and government funding by 55%; and at Nashville Opera where he eradicated all of the company’s debt and broke revenue records with both mainstage and second stage productions. At Tulsa Opera he led the production department for eight years, managing multi-million dollar production budgets, including contracting and support for over 300 singers, musicians, crew, and staff each season.
Noah combines his real-world experience with a people-first focus to help teams to build a shared vision they can operationalize, manage, implement, and measure. He designs and delivers process change, drives increased employee engagement and improves organizational alignment top to bottom within each agency.
He is a champion for inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. From 2010 to 2012, he served on the Leadership Team for Tulsa Regional Chamber’s Tulsa Young Professionals Diversity Crew, leading diversity and inclusion initiatives for the nation’s largest YP organization. He helped to develop the nation’s first sensory-friendly opera program with Vanderbilt’s TRIAD program (The Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders) and is a graduate of the first Metro Arts’ REAL: Racial Equity in Arts Leadership program cohort (2015-2016).
In addition to working with private clients, Noah is privileged to support the meaningful work of nonprofits across Nashville through his affiliation with Center for Nonprofit Management. He is the project lead for CNM's OnBoard program and since 2017 has been on the faculty for Young Leaders Council where he helps business professionals learn how to serve on nonprofit boards.
Tulsa Business Journal named Noah as one of 2009’s “40 Under 40” Professionals to Watch. In 2010, he was named “The Visionary” by Tulsa People Magazine for their article "Change Agents in Tulsa". He has spoken at or served on panels for the National Endowment for the Arts, OPERA America, Metro Arts, Arts and Business Council of Greater Nashville, Americans for the Arts, and Middle Tennessee Society of Human Resource Managers. Since 2018, he has served on the board of the Tennessee Diversity Consortium, is past president of Tennesseans for the Arts (2016-2018) and Nashville Arts Coalition (2014-2016, 2017-2018), and served as the Central U.S. representative to the executive board of the Stage Managers' Association (2010-2012). He has retained his membership in American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) since 1997 and is a member of both Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM) national and Middle Tennessee chapters since 2016. He attended the University of Southern Maine, where he graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in technical theatre and received his master’s in fine arts in stage management from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
In his free time, Noah takes pottery classes at The Clay Lady's Campus, and studies mindfulness meditation.