Andie Grace is a native child of the Internet--the perfect foundation for her work managing communications for Burning Man, a global diaspora borne of the iconic annual art gathering in the Black Rock desert of Nevada, which Wired Magazine once dubbed "a physical version of the Internet."
Upon her first visit (she reluctantly followed her band to the event in 1997 to perform), she fell in love with the temporary city, and signed on as a media team volunteer helping to protect the story of this remarkable social experiment. She took a full-time job with the organization in the year 2000, and now serves on its executive committee, guiding what has become one of the world's most widely recognized cultural events.
In addition to standard public relations and communications responsibilities, Grace helps oversee the cultural curation of the Burning Man regional network, which engages local communities in creative and civic collaborations in more than 100 locations all over the globe. In 2011, she joined the leadership team of the nonprofit Burning Man project, a catalyst for creative culture supporting the event's principles and efforts in the world at large.
Grace is also a film producer whose co-credits include What Would Jesus Buy?, Burn On the Bayou, and Burning Man: Beyond Black Rock. She is a lifelong performer, a bassist and singer, an actress, an enthusiastic cook, a public speaker, mother of a four-year-old daughter, wife of a solar energy genius, and a fan of dusty thrift shops and bluegrass music.