Emily Bond

Communications Coordinator

Emily Bond moved with her four-year old daughter, Kayla from Crested Butte, Colorado to join the Staff of First Congregational in July, 2013.  She was born and raised in London, England, graduating with a degree in Music from the University of Bristol.  During her time in England, Emily worked as a caterer both in London and Bristol.  She marketed and sold catering services, developing new products. A great achievement was the planning, managing and execution of corporate and private client functions (such as the official opening of The Regency Group, attended by HRH Princess Anne).  Her catering experience led to opening a restaurant in Bath, England where she designed and produced creative menus as chef.

Emily moved to Crested Butte in 2001 and worked in Development, Marketing and Production for the Crested Butte Music Festival (CBMF) until 2010.  In Development, she created and implemented annual fundraising programs including grant-writing, events and direct solicitation.  Her management of confidential donor databases and fundraising led to supervising the sale of Festival sponsorships and program advertising. Marketing the Festival on a grand scale, she managed annual marketing campaigns including the advertising and promotion of donor and public relations. This incorporated the design of brochures, newsletters, flyers, posters and the annual Festival program book.  In Production, Emily created rehearsal and performance schedules for over 100 artists each summer in different venues at simultaneous times.  She also secured housing for the artists who travelled to the area from around the world. Working with and managing a fleet of Festival volunteers year-round led to the supervision of front-of-house functions and relations with patrons and donors at performances and receptions.

Emily was the President of the Colorado Music Alliance (CMA) from 2007-2009.  In this position, she facilitated bi-annual meetings of sixteen Colorado music festivals to establish goals and plans.  She represented the CMA at annual receptions in Denver, targeting media resources.

In 2009, Emily became the Office Manager of the Union Congregational Church in Crested Butte.  At this time, she became a team member with the Senior and Associate Ministers, with regular interaction with the Church Council.  Marketing and promoting the Church to existing and potential members through social media became a constant, exciting project.  In 2010, Emily was accepted into the Gunnison Valley Leadership Program of Gunnison County. This program is a competitive-admissions program for young professionals aimed at developing leadership knowledge and skills.

Emily’s passion is to perform classical music and musical theater on stage.  She frequently performs with her mother, Elizabeth Bond – mezzo soprano, and Mead Metcalf – founder and owner of Aspen’s The Crystal Palace in staged musical revues!)  Other interests include exploring new cultures and cuisines; horse-riding; and enjoying life with Kayla.

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