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Hard At Work

What I get paid for:
A cluster of career endeavors


Event planning, production & project management

• PR, social media, client & media relations, blogging
• Talent scouting, talent development and relations 
• Interdepartmental team coordination
• Content creation, writing, and editing 
• Communications training & workshop leadership
• Budget planning, contract negotiation & administration
• Database development and website management 

• Strategic planning & crisis communications

One piece of paper can't fully capture a lifetime of experiences, but take a look at some of mine.

Projects I've worked on and

companies I've worked with:

  • Storyopolis

  • Neutrogena

  • Stagecoach Festival

  • Coachella Arts & Music Festival

  • Desert Trip Festival

  • KAABOO Festival

  • Bourbon & Beyond Festival

  • Hamptons Film Festival

  • Louder Than Life Festival

  • Rogers & Cowan PR

  • Ogilvy & Mather Public Relations

  • Max Factor

  • Putumayo Music

  • Carnation

  • The Blaze Company Public Relations

  • Disney Channel

  • Seagram's

  • DEG (De Laurentiis Entertainment Group)


I'm a reader

I started a book club 25 years ago

(Click for my GoodReads)

I'm a speaker

SXSW, Pollstar, Xlive,

Billboard, and others

I'm a writer

Fiction & Non-fiction

(Click to view my work)


I'm a listener

Live music & Spotify

(Click to hear my tunes)

I'm a storyteller

Check out below

That time I told a children's story

That time I told a pandemic story

That time I told a feminist story

That time I told a mothering story

What I do for me:
A Collection of Passion Projects

Hardly Working


People Are Talkin'

You wouldn’t want to suppress the incredible creativity, imagination and resourcefulness that is Karen Rappaport Mchugh.
High organization, creativity, a sense of fairness and absolute collaboration.
Not only is she an expert at her craft, but she has an innate ability to mentor talent to become the next generation of leaders.
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