photo credit Kenzi Everitt Photography

I have a background in events, marketing, and business management within the entertainment industry. I thrive in cultures that value integrity, hard work, learning, and development opportunities. I excel in project management and creating innovative solutions that elevate business. I believe teamwork makes the dream work.

I enjoy travelling and learning about cultures and people through food. I’m passionate about finding unique flavors and using cooking as a means of communicating and connecting. I can be found enjoying nature, going to museums, and cuddling with my kitty. I am honored to serve as a Court Appointed Special Advocate and represent a child in the foster care system.


  • Demonstrates effective leadership by orchestrating and managing collaborative and efficient teams
  • Displays innovative problem solving by persistently working towards creative and effective solutions
  • Excels in successful project management from conception to execution, carrying strong work ethic and dedication as well as organized attention to detail
  • Aptitude for learning new skills and acquiring knowledge to complete projects


Texas State University
McCoy College of Business
Master of Business Administration
anticipated December 2020
email me at: elysia.l.smith@txstate.edu

University of Colorado Denver 
College of Arts and Media
Bachelor of Science in Music | Music Business & Recording Arts
May 2017 | Summa cum laude 


MBA | Texas State University

  • Marketing Management
  • Organizational Change Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Theory
  • Financial Management
  • Statistical Methods
  • Organizational Performance & Competitive Advantage (Business Strategy)
  • Understanding & Analyzing Organizational Problems
  • Developing the Financial Perspective of the Firm

Music Business & Recording Arts, B.S. | University of Colorado Denver

  • Concert Promotion/Venue Management
  • Artist Management
  • Music Business Analysis
  • Music Publishing
  • Music Entertainment Business in the Digital Age
  • Music/Entertainment Marketing
  • Live Sound Reinforcement
  • Audio Post Production
  • Law & The Music Industry
  • Mastering & Advanced Digital Audio
  • Physics of Sound

University of Maryland | Coursera

  • The Cycle: Management of Successful Arts and Cultural Organizations


  • Marketing During a Crisis | LinkedIn Learning
  • Advanced Content Marketing | LinkedIn Learning
  • Content Marketing Foundations | LinkedIn Learning
  • Managing Brand Reputation | LinkedIn Learning
  • Public Relations Foundations | LinkedIn Learning
  • Persuasive Selling | LinkedIn Learning
  • Inventory Management Foundations | LinkedIn Learning
  • CPR/AED Certified through the American Heart Association
    Training Center CO20391 | Instructor 02112278886
  • TIPS Certified in the state of Colorado



A volunteer advocate is court-appointed, trained and committed to ensure that their child’s individual needs remain a priority in an overburdened child welfare system.

In Travis County, volunteers serve as the guardian ad litem (GAL), an official representative in a Child Protective Services (CPS) case entitled to access information about the child’s situation and required to make reports to the court in the child’s best interest.

  • Bartender | A Little Help | May 2018
  • Event Volunteer | Denver Music Summit | April 2015
  • Food Pantry | The Action Center | September 2009-September 2012