Roggie Baer | Ethical Business Leader & Collaborator | Trend Forecaster & Partner Sourcer | Expert in Event Production & Troubleshooting | Passionate Community Advocate

Seasoned Executive with 31 Years of Successful Management in Entertainment | Expertise in Accounting, Negotiations, and Contract Management | Strong Communication & Analytical Skills | Versatile Team Player & Community Leader | Proficient in VIP Management & Fast-Paced Environments

Master Troubleshooter: Pioneering Seamless Solutions in Real-Time | Visionary Booking & Collaboration Expert | Talent Acquisition Specialist | Adaptable Connector across Diverse Groups | Creative Manager & Disruptor Whisperer | Making Daunting Activities Easy!

With over 31 years of successful management experience, I have honed my skills in trend forecasting, early adaptation, and partner sourcing within the industry. As the owner of RajiWorld, a certified SLBE, WBE & DBE, and HUB company, I have demonstrated expertise in accounting, negotiations, and contract management. My strong communication and analytical skills, coupled with my ability to troubleshoot complex issues in real-time, have consistently delivered results at conferences, festivals, and corporate events.

I have a proven track record of success in operations with various events, including ACL, Fortress Fest, Old Settler’s Music Fest in TX, Tucson Jazz Festival, Dillinger Days and Spring Fling in Tucson and Pollstar’s CIC in Los Angeles.

My experience spans from VIP coordination to sponsorship stewardship, showcasing my versatility and ability to thrive in fast-paced environments.

In addition to my contract work, I have served as the Operations and Membership Director at Austin Saengerrunde, where I implemented advanced safety protocols and managed diverse projects to achieve high ROI.

My previous roles, including Partnership Development Director at The Khabele School and Director of Strategy at Joe Ely Tours/Spur Studios, have equipped me with strategic insight and negotiation skills.

I am highly skilled in event production, talent acquisition, and VIP management, ensuring seamless execution and exceptional customer experiences. My commitment to community involvement is reflected in my volunteer work and memberships in various organizations.

Highly requested panelist: SXSW, CMJ, NXNW, AMA, South Park Music Festival, High Sierra Festival and more.

Volunteer Work, Memberships, and Conferences:

  • Americana Music Association: 2001-2010
  • Arizona Presenters Association: 2022, 2023
  • Association of Performing Arts Presenters: 2012-2017
  • Austin Music Awards: Head of VIP 2001-2015, Host committee 2016-2019
  • Black Fret: Advisory Board Member 2014 – current
  • College Music Journal Conference: 1996-2018
  • Event Safety Alliance: 2020- current
  • FestForums: 2015-2023
  • Food Not Bombs: Volunteer
  • Folk Alliance: 1993, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2015, 2022
  • Green Festival: Paid Team Captain 2004
  • HAAM (Health Alliance for Austin Musicians): Membership and Development Volunteer 2005- current
  • International Festivals & Events Association: 2017
  • International Live Events Association (ILEA): 2018 – 2019
  • IMFCON (International Music Festival Conference): Exhibitor, Awards Show, VIP Concierge 2015 – 2022
  • Live Nation Music Forward Foundation: 2021, 2022
  • NOLA MusicCon: Speaker 2023
  • The Live Production Summit: 2021
  • National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences: 1994-2012
  • NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants): 1996, 2010, 2019
  • National Independent Talent Organization: 2022
  • National Independent Venue Association: 2022
  • Pollstar Live!: 1996-2022
  • SIMS Foundation: Host committee, Sponsorship, Development 1998- current
  • Southwest Folk Alliance: 2003-2018
  • Start Up Grind Global Conference: 2021
  • SXSW (South by Southwest): 1990-2023

Computer savvy and skilled with all Apple OS, Microsoft, Google Suite, FileMaker Pro, Adobe, social media and many booking platforms like Prism and Gigwell, proficient with Word Press and WIX, as well as Brown Paper, TIXT, Cvent and Eventbrite ticketing platforms

I love systems and protocols and excel at streamlining processes

Strong sales background, 15 years of retail management

As a Bachelor of Science candidate in Chemistry from the University of Arizona and with certification in event production, and business ownership, I am equipped with the knowledge and expertise to drive success in any endeavor. Let’s connect and explore how I can contribute to your next project or event.

Contact me at copyroggie@gmail.com or 512-554-4004 to set up a call or Zoom meeting.