Hi, I’m Mindy Riesenberg. I have 20 years of experience as a marketing and public relations executive, with most of my time spent as the marketing director for major art museums across the U.S., including the Kimbell Art Museum (Fort Worth, TX) and the Walters Art Museum (Baltimore, MD). I decided to take a leap in mid-life, and enrolled in the master’s program at Arizona State University’s Cronkite School of Journalism in Phoenix, AZ, where I enhanced my skills as a digital media and film editor to tell in-depth stories of the people and places that make Arizona (and the world) unique.
I was also a fellow in the 2016-17 Leading for Change fellowship, during which time I worked on my leadership skills in order to advance the issues of social justice and women’s equality in the state of Arizona.
My friends call me a “gypsy” because I’ve lived in many places, including California, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, New York, Texas and Paris, France. I love going to new places and meeting interesting people of different backgrounds.
You may catch me performing around Phoenix singing a range of jazz, standards, blues and R&B, as I’m also a singer. I have been a member of the Nash Vocal Jazz Ensemble and I sit in with my musician friends at jazz jams and open mic nights from time to time.
My interests are wide-ranging and eclectic. I love dogs, science fiction, dark humor, reading, rhythm and blues music, skiing, tennis, movies, dinosaurs, space exploration, archaeology, hiking, languages, fashion, food, wine and cocktails, dancing, trivia quizzes, traveling and my family and friends (not necessarily in that order).