About Nona Gandelman
Nona Gandelman, the founder of Maven Productions, has been an entrepreneur since she opened her own tennis shop at the age of 16. After graduate school she managed rock bands and bought talent for nightclubs, which led her to create Maven Productions in 1985.
Through Maven Productions she produced and promoted hundreds of concerts, theatrical productions, music festivals, and events in most of the Rocky Mountain region's major venues. Nona's client list ranged from eclectic to electric and included such megawatt artists as BB King, Etta James, Phish, Emmylou Harris, Joan Baez, Sweet Honey in the Rock, and Ani DiFranco. Her author/artist list is no less impressive and includes Allen Ginsberg, Harriet Lerner, Cleo Parker Robinson, Phillip Glass, Claudio Naranjo.
Over the years Nona began to focus her marketing, managing, and production skills on artists whose voices and vision spoke to her in a profound way. In 1993 she became events director and lecture tour manager for international bestselling author, poet, and Diplomate Senior Jungian psychoanalyst Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph.D.
In 1999, after producing a Colorado lecture tour for world-renowned primatologist Jane Goodall, Ph.D., she began a 10-year tenure as Communications and Marketing Vice President at the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI). Nona guided JGI's communications and marketing worldwide, supervised global publicity, website operations, and online presence; managed all publications; and directed licensing efforts, including contract negotiations and relationships with Disney, National Geographic, BBC, and Discovery Communications.
Today, Nona continues to develop these and other long-standing relationships through Maven Productions. Her clients' voices are, to Nona, a clarion call to reason, hope, and social responsibility, and are united actions for healing, conservation, and peace.