Running a business is never easy, but building an effective web site can often make a huge difference in increasing sales, responsiveness, and customer satisfaction. The background for my business comes from the need for quality management and services for independent artists and arts organizations. As a consultant I have the skills from my education, and over 20 years of work-related experience, to deliver those services and to help others build their career. I have services such as long-term planning & artist management, event booking, identity and promotional material design and packaging, artistic development and training, grant writing, media relations, graphic design and computer technology help.

My Business Philosophy

The objective of my business is to provide a high quality product and reliable service for my customers. I hope you will enjoy visiting my web site and using our products and services as much as I enjoyed providing them for you.

My Associates

Employees play an important role in any business. Here is where we get a chance to tell you a little about ourselves. We may talk about our families, interests, and what we do in our free time. We try to bring our passion for life to you through our business and this web site. We may even provide a link to our personal web site to tell you more about ourselves.

My Company

This is where you can learn about Karlene M. Anderson (Olesuk), as a current independent consultant, and her business simply under her own name Karlene M. Anderson (formerly known as KMO Management) and its history. Karlene had been interested in starting her own business for many years and she is excited to finally have reached that goal as of 1995.  She is a member of the Class of 2001 (Degreed 2002) from graduate program holding an M.A. in Performing Arts Management. She also is a 1995 graduate of Northern Illinois University holding a Bachelor of General Studies - Visual & Performing Arts Contract Major in Arts Administration.  Taking her consulting business to the web makes the process even more exciting.  Here are previous positive business experiences of Karlene M. Anderson (formerly known as KMO Management):

  • Former Network Affiliate: St. Charles, Illinois with Shoestring Creative Group. Shoestring Creative Group is a national creative agency specifically for nonprofits. I was one of 20 candidates picked to become a Network Affiliate out of more than 120 applicants nationwide; also chosen as their first Network Affiliate in Illinois. 2/2007 - Current. Click for my Shoestring Creative Group business card.

  • Former Independent freelance consultant for RN Johnson in Woodstock, IL in the areas of content writing, copy editing, and e-mail loyalty rewards project planning, 12/2006 - Current.

  • Booked 7/23/2005 presents passions at The Heartland Café -- the big Tic Toc Showcase for 2005, including singers: Taroniah Rice, CHARMA, Tatiana Cabral, KATHIA and more, with special guests all backed by a live band featuring Greg Crook (Keys), Peto Thomas (Bass) and David Yokley (Drums), a guitar player and live background singers. Chicago, IL.

  • Former freelance graphic designer to Craig T. Scalise, M.B.A., Ph.D., owner of Scalise, LLC and Managing Director of XQ Learning, LLC. Created and manipulated clip art graphics, designed graphics, and edited text for economics online courses and other types of interactive presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint software. During the development process Craig and Karlene worked in collaboration with Roy W. Hinton, Ph.D.

    • "Working with Karlene has been a tremendous experience for XQ Learning.  Her graphic skills are exceptional and her professionalism was top notch.  We could always expect Karlene's work to be done on time and done right the first time.  In addition, Karlene was continuously thinking about our needs and making suggestions that would help us improve and sell our products." --Craig Scalise

  • Freelance advisor to Howard Robert Anderson helping to create business plans and promotions for various business ideas including computer tech/maintenance/repair, online (Ebay) and in-person sales for coins and collectibles business.

  • Hired as an independent consultant by to co-edit and word-process the Nunda Township Comprehensive Land Use Plan.

  • As Manager to  booked vocalist and her band to kick off  at in Chicago, sold CDs, creating DVD/CD of show.

  • Chicago freelance booking consultant, October 2003, for international tabla player , Indian slide guitarist (Hindustani Guitar) and Melanie Friedman on tanpura at Columbia College Chicago -  for their CD release . For more information on booking Ray Spiegel for future stops in the Midwest while on tour please contact Karlene Anderson at (630) 254-3246.

  • Chicago booking and CD consignment consultant as of January 2003 for Chicago saxophonist and vocalist Annie Denison both of Annie & The Jazz Orphans. We booked them at Joey T's in McHenry, IL. We also had a CD consignment arrangement for Ray Spiegel and Annie & The Jazz Orphans at Tower Records when they used to be on Clark in Chicago.

  • Preliminary planning and booking consultant to the folk-rock-jazz group Mertyl.

  • Booking and PR consultant for on his trilingual poetry and music project presented at the from his CD The Poet with readings in English, Spanish & Hindi of the Poetry of Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda.

  • Karlene Anderson created this website as a compendium to her personal website.

  • Booked the first poetry series at the old coffee house and restaurant.

  • Karlene Anderson (Olesuk) was the winner of the Albert P. Weisman Memorial Scholarship Fund 2000 matching grant for the completion of a Columbia College Chicago student independent communication project to cultivate donors for the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake, IL.

Our Staff

Here is a picture of my fiance (now husband) and me.