For sixteen years, I have worked with the world's most admired and valuable company. In my time, I opened Apple North Michigan Avenue in 2003, while Apple Retail was in its infancy, designed training curriculums for Final Cut Pro and other applications, introduced Chicagoland to iPhone, iPad, and countless version of macOS, iOS, and production launches—I developed merchandising initiatives, and worked with the Retail Marketing Video Production Team on such projects as Apple Pride (2014), Diversity, directed and produced Stay Curious, and much more.
Now, I'm onto Programming Expert at Apple Michigan Avenue, the first Global Flagship, where I direct and produce our daily sessions and high profile events. With such exciting guests and events as Angela Ahrendts and Tim Cook, Common, Chicago Music Industry Summit, Teacher Tuesdays, The Field Museum and, most recently, exclusive Apple Music content at Apple Michigan Avenue for Ashley McBryde and Common, Apple Michigan Avenue is a jewel on Chicago's Magnificent Mile.
This is but a small sample of my many years at such an incredible company and join us Today at Apple.
The Chicago Series
Apple Michigan Avenue, one of Apple’s most ambitious store, creating a new connection between North Michigan Avenue, Pioneer Court and the Chicago River. Intended as a gathering place for the local community, the store will host year-round Today at Apple programming, building on Chicago’s city-wide initiative to enliven the Riverwalk. To celebrate the opening, Apple Michigan Avenue will host “The Chicago Series,” a month-long set of events that will provide attendees with the tools to pursue their passions, from photography and music to coding and app design.
Ashley McBryde: Live at Apple Michigan Avenue
Apple Music and Apple Michigan Avenue teamed up for Up Next featuring upcoming country star Ashley McBryde. Feature live version of Burning Down Chicago, Babylon, and The Jacket, a special one-time-only concert at brought fans in from as far as Nashville, Tennessee.
Teacher TuesdayS: Exclusive with Anthony Stirpe
Following Tim Cook's education announcements at Lane Tech in Chicago, Apple Distinguished Educator Anthony Stirpe shares his passion for education and innovative integration of Apple's app, Clips, into his classroom. Produced by the talented my team and I at Apple Michigan Avenue, Apple's high profile event was followed up by Live Jam Session and an exclusive performance by Chicago's own Towkio.
On June 29, thousands of Apple employees and their families marched in the San Francisco Pride Parade. They came from around the world — from cities as far as Munich, Paris, and Hong Kong — to celebrate Apple's unwavering commitment to equality and diversity. Because we believe that inclusion inspires innovation.
At Apple, we believe inclusion and diversity of experience and ideas drive creativity. As a company, we are committed to the advancement of equality and human rights. Narrated by Denise Young-Smith, Vice President of Inclusion and Diversity.