Johnsen’s career has focused on fostering edification through the arts, mastering the management of a non-profit organization and cultivating a versatile skill-set. Through his work as the Executive Director of the Seattle Baroque Orchestra (SBO), he gained intimate knowledge of local and national grantors and government agencies dealing with arts and non-profit businesses. Johnsen also learned to adapt an organization to a down economy through austerity measures which cut costs without compromising quality, the identification and acquisition of new grants, the solicitation of business sponsorships, the formation of mutually beneficial partnerships with other non-profits, effective donor appeal campaigns, compelling marketing campaigns and the successful planning and execution of fundraising events.
Before and concurrent with his work with SBO, Johnsen was curating fine-art exhibits for Viveza Art Experience – monthly in their Belltown gallery and annually at the not-so-aptly-named Art Basel Miami.
Break a leg Jeremy!