VI GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, Marketing Consultant ~ 9/1/01 – 12/31/03
DIVI CARINA BAY CASINO & RESORT, Entertainment Agent ~ 4/1/00 – 6/30/00
ZURICH RE-INSURANCE CO. – Event Planner
IMPACT INSTITUTE, Business Consultant ~ 3/1/00 – 10/30/00
PHOENIX UNIVERSITY ONLINE, Marketing Consultant ~ 2002-2003
The ST. CROIX FOOD & WINE EXPERIENCE- A TASTE OF ST. CROIX, Event Planner ~ 2001 to present
CHRISTIANSTED RESTAURANT & RETAIL ASSOCIATION JUMP-UP, Event Planner ~ 2006 to present
FEDA/CRRA JAZZ & BLUES CRAWL, Event Planner ~ 10/17/07
“Business in Paradise…After Hours”, April ’99 – Present, Monthly gatherings, geared toward unifying the relationships between the private and government sectors of the community. These gatherings are a combination of:
Businesspersons and Professionals from the private and public sectors
Cocktails and Hors d’Oeuvres
Jazz and other relaxing music
A comfortable environment
A spirit of unity…
Governor John De Jongh Jr., Governor of The Virgin Islands, Charles W. Turnbull, Mr. Wade Gates (Director of Corporate Affairs for Beal Aerospace), Senator David Jones, Frandelle Gerard, Former Director of IDC (now EDC), etc. are just a few of the guest speakers that have spoken at these gatherings.
“VI Entertainers against Violence Concert”, Aug. ’00 – A concert at the Paul E. Joseph Stadium with entertainers from both St. Thomas and St. Croix. Over 2,000 children and adults attended. The objective of this event was to demonstrate unity in the Virgin Islands, in an industry that is perceive to be one of a violent nature.
“Put Down ‘D’ Gun and Let us Have some Fun”, Feb. ’99 – A family fun day where local entertainers played different track and field games to show solidarity against violence in our community.
The Annual Youth Appreciation Day, 9/95, 9/97, 8/98,9/99, 9/00, 10/01 –This annual one (1) day event was produced by “Steppin’ Up Promotions” and then Senator Vargrave Richards. The objectives of this activity were to showcase the talents and skills of the youths on St. Croix. This activity also brought together Virgin Islands Senators, other government officials and media personalities in an environment where the youths could meet and mingle with the leaders and celebrities of the community.
VI Entertainers against Violence Concert – 8/99
VI Stress Release/Unification Series, 4/98, 5/98, 6/98, 7/98 and 8/98- this series was designed with the family in mind. It created an environment for the family to come out and have a good time, in a safe, comfortable and affordable environment. A major goal of this series was to create a spirit of unity, during a time in which, high unemployment and other negative society ills had resulted due to the VI’s terrible economical state.
“Valentine’s Labor of Love Concert”, 2/95 – featuring, Barrington Levy and Shaka-Demus and Pliers from Jamaica. Over 2,000 people attended this show at the Randall “Doc” James Race Track (a $200 donation was given to the Queen Louise Home from the proceeds of this concert).
“Emancipate Your Mind” – 7/7/07- a Live Concert at the Island Center for the Performing Arts featuring Richie Spice, Tessanne Chin, The Midnight Band & the World Famous Xpress Band.
“Caribbean Music Mix” 7/97 – Undoubtedly, the largest collection of entertainers ever to embark on St. Croix. Caribbean Music Mix entailed bringing 46 entertainers from Antigua, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, and Florida. As its name indicates, this event showcased some of the best musicians in the Caribbean, in the areas of calypso, reggae, and Latin. They included: The Mighty Swallow and King Obstinate, backed by the World Famous Xpress Band; Everton Blender, Determine, Lady G, Shevelle Franklyn and Mad Cobra, all backed by the Sane Band of Jamaica; and the living legend from Puerto Rico, Olga Tanon and her 20 piece orchestra.
“Slam Bam, Summer Jam” 8/96 – a Reggae concert at the Randall “Doc” James Race Track. This show featured Lady Saw, Tony Curtis, Jigsy King and others.
“Music Mix ‘96”, – This concert featured a combination of jazz, reggae and calypso music, all in one (1) night. Once again, over 3,000 people were in attendance. This concert featured the smooth voice of Sanchez, Lady G, Tony Curtis, Mickey Melody and others, all out of Jamaica. Basic Design provided the Jazz, and the awesome “ Jam Band” from St. Thomas ended the night with a last lap of Calypso music.
“Valentines Labor of Love Concert”, 2/95 – featuring Barrington Levy and Shaka-Demus and Pliers from Jamaica. Over 2,000 people attended this show at the Randall “Doc” James Race Track (a donation was given to the Queen Louise Home from the proceeds of this concert).
VI Reggae Sound Splash Galore ’94 – This show has been described as the biggest show ever to be held on St. Croix. Over 5,000 people from St. Croix and the surrounding islands packed the Randall “Doc” James Track for this historic event. Never before and never again, has there been a show that featured as many super stars on one (1) stage, in one (1) night as this concert. Nine (9) of Jamaica’s hottest acts were featured. This show achieved its objective of making “Steppin’ Up Promotion’s Massive Productions” as the premier production company in St. Croix.
Patra and Born Jamericans, 5/27/94 and 5/28/94 – Live concerts, both held at the Randall “Doc” James Race Track, St. Croix and The Paul E. Joseph stadium on St. Thomas. Almost 3,000 people packed both stadiums. These concerts featured Jamaican recording artists Lady Patra and Born Jamericans.
Twenty-Five (25) Years of Burning Spear, 8/94 – a live concert at the Randall “Doc” James Race Track. This show featured the living Legend Winston Rodney (The Burning Spear) as he made a stop in St. Croix, as part of his world tour. This tour was in celebration of his 25 years of singing reggae music. The show also featured Mad Cobra, and Future Troubles. Over 3,200 people attended.
OTHER MAJOR PRODUCTIONS:
Sex On The Twin City – September 2010 to 2011
Lee Rohn’s Annual New Year’s Eve Party – 1998 to present
Lee Rohn’s Annual Birthday Party – 1998 to present
Club 95 ~ 2001 to 2004 – a series of nightclub dance parties, geared towards college level students. These events took place during the summer months and on major holiday weekends, this event consistently brought out hundreds of party goers and was known for its strict enforcement of age requirement, security etc.
College Night “Jamaican Style’
The Grand Finale, 5/97 St. Thomas – a carnival after party featuring Vio International. This event was the last party of the St. Thomas Carnival season for 1997. Red Dog Beer was the main sponsor of this activity.
Gertrude’s Grand Club Night – Summer ’93, ‘94, ‘95 – A Summer Dance Party every Saturday Night
Nipton High Power’s Virgin Islands Tour – 11/24 & 11/25 ’94. This was a tour of one of Orlando Florida’s best DJ Sound Systems. They showcased their talents on both St. Thomas and St. Croix.
Changes vs. Dog Hart 7/94 – This has been called the most heated DJ competition ever on St. Croix. Changes Sound System out of Jamaica competed against St. Croix’s Dog Hart International at Gertrude’s. Dog Hart was declared the winner. Never before had a DJ out of Jamaica clashed against a local DJ.
“Clash Of The Titans”, 9/93 – A disc-jockey competition between St. Croix DJ Heavy Weight Sounds and Antigua’s DJ “Stone Wall International”. This was a two- (2) day event at the Midland Nightclub that harnessed almost 1,000 persons both nights, in what was the first competition of its kind in Virgin Islands’ history.
De la Soul’s DJ Mace – making a stop on St. Croix before their 1993 London tour. De la Soul was one of New York City’s best Hip Hop groups in 1993 and is undoubtedly one of the groups that has paved the way for what hip hop is today. DJ Mace appeared at Gertrude’s and was the grand finale for the Grand Club Night that year.
“Let’s Talk Business” – Host, AM970 WSTX (a segment of Community Digest)
“And The Issue Is”, Channel 13 – a talk show that was focused on community oriented issues
Host – Women’s Business Center Annual Banquet – 2002 & 2003
Host – Red Cross Fundraising Banquet – May 19, 2003
Host – Music In Motion’s, Spring Festival Fundraiser – 2003, 2004, 2007