I’m Abigail Mlinar
I have 8 years of experience in strategic marketing & event direction.
And I’m motivated to shift culture & end patriarchy.
USA > Spain
At the beginning of 2019 I dropped everything in my lovely life (most of it in capable hands) to move to Barcelona. Why? To chase a dream & grow through the challenge of change.
Rewind back to before leaving: days before departure, I threw myself a Living Funeral to mark the end of a grand era. This era involved the accidental formation of a nonprofit pursuing gender equity (with over 2k members), a two-year run (with major growth) of a feminist music-art-education festival, and the management of marketing / sales for various womxn/genderqueer-owned companies that I admired. This was a period of self-discovery and activation of my inner goals after an intense period of career / skill building.
Rewind back further to the start of my career: my love for music and aptitude for event coordination steered me towards a person who produced stadium tours. After sharing coffee, I had an internship. My self-driven, proactive nature to help a business grow propelled my quick promotion to overseeing the direction of festivals with a quarter-million attendees. A position through which music industry giant, Ticketfly (now owned by Eventbrite), acknowledged me as a national contender in event marketing. And as capable people do, along the way I gained various soft-skills, and various hard-skills (festival direction & marketing, marketing strategy, digital marketing (ppc, search, social, email), sales management, brand management, press development).
Fast forward to mid 2016: political changes spurred a change in me & before the end of the year my life dramatically changed to the era which would later warrant a Living Funeral.
Fast forward to now & my aforementioned current dream: my mission is to use my creepy capitalist skills for the betterment of the creatives I love (musicians, film directors, creators) & ideally further my vision of an intersectional sexual revolution.
Had event featured on Snapchat News
Designed a bag that went viral on Reddit
Produced festivals with up to 350,000 attendees and international news coverage
Accidentally birthed a feminist nonprofit
20 Under 40, Northern Minnesota, 2017
Grew digital ROI's... sales... sponsorships... etc. for various companies/organizations
Spontaneously climbed 5 mountains