Darby Barton

Production Partner | Program Design & Research

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Darby is on a mission to make organizations and individuals more sustainable, effective, and fun. She leverages years of working with creatives and entrepreneurs to help others navigate chaos. Her marketing, artist management, event production, and global start-up experience equips her to pivot quickly, to listen keenly, to orchestrate new systems, and to invite others into the process of driving agile change initiatives. And, as an artist at heart, Darby loves helping others find beauty, connection, and humor in the most surprising places.

A Los Angeles native and resident, Darby has enjoyed a lifetime of rich cultural diversity. She earned her BA in Organization Studies and Ethnomusicology from Pitzer College, a nationally top-ranked institution that celebrates intercultural understanding, social responsibility, and community involvement. She is currently finishing her Master’s in Organization Development (MSOD) at Pepperdine University.

  • MS in Organization Development from Pepperdine University (coming Fall 2020!)
  • BA in Organization Studies and Ethnomusicology from Pitzer College
  • Directed an award-winning a-cappella group
  • Was featured in a major holiday production for Netflix
  • Supported legacy artists such as Collective Soul, Chaka-Khan, and many more!
  • Has wonderful, diverse friends around the world and is part of an incredible faith community serving those in need in West Los Angeles
  • Contributes to and is blessed by a thriving, generous Buy Nothing Project group 
  • Exercised resilience in loving and supporting her family through multiple disasters while pursuing higher education and working full time at a start-up
  • Traveled to 12 countries (and counting!)
  • Collected 50+ of the world’s most affordable souvenirs, pressed pennies
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Darby has been a musician and creator since age three! Can you guess which instruments she plays?