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Maggie Duval

Director of Communications/Somatic Writing Coach

I identify as a polymath. I have spent 33 years as a technology, web, marketing, and creative business development consultant, with 26 of those years spent as a freelance entrepreneur. My small web studio served clients in the arts, tourism, wellness, and hospitality industries for much of that period. 

 

Originally an artist, I began my technology career in 1989 selling computers and peripherals to Fortune 500 companies. I broadened my technical knowledge with a Berkeley, CA-based computer chip design software company, ending up as both Headquarters Sales Manager and Pacific Rim Distributor Liaison. From 1995-1997 with Pearce Communications, a boutique PR firm specializing in Apple/Mac-related start-ups, I handled the tactical implementation of online campaigns and co-managed media relations for Burning Man in 1996.

 

I am also a long-term event creator, developer, and producer specializing in creating experiences at the intersection of art, science, technology, retro-history and science fiction, community building, education/learning, and entertainment. Underscoring each happening is my passion for bringing together business, tech, and "cultural creatives" in exciting and innovative ways to dialogue and work together.

 

I am an avid and voracious reader and collector of books, specifically antique tomes on history, metaphysics, and the American Southwest. I teach and love writing; I am currently working on a memoir, framed as a dialogue on creativity, philosophy, and metaphysics with my dear friend, mentor, and "artist in adobe," the late Santa Fe Living Treasure, Myrtle Stedman. 

 

I currently reside in Taos, New Mexico. I am mom to a 24-year-old artist daughter, a border collie, and three silly cats. In my spare time, I am a talking head with the Plutopia News Network.