Drea Finch comes to Highland Partners with over 15 years of marketing, managing and making things happen for her customers, clients and various artists. She is the Founder and CEO of My Purple Dahlia Media, Marketing & Management Co. In this capacity, she directly worked with local independent artists and entrepreneurs helping them develop their skills, create their brand and start them on the path for success in their industry. During this time, Drea became a radio personality for several Bay Area Public radio stations. Her keen ear for listening was critical when interviewing local activists, entrepreneurs and musicians while helping them deliver and present their message to fans and the radio audience. Not being one to rest on her laurels, in 2013, she became the Chief Branding Officer for Gaugr, Inc., a music/social media platform start-up. She helped introduce the new platform to thousands of users through her knowledge and experience with social media, and was able to use a strong grass-roots marketing campaign to generate industry buzz for the company.
Prior to starting her own company, Drea had a successful career in Retail Management. She managed several multi-million dollar stores including Kenneth Cole, Anthropologie and Pottery Barn. In her roles, she was directly responsible for training staff, managing store sales, enhancing customers experience and maximizing the bottom line. She earned several recognitions for her outstanding performances in these roles.
Drea received a full-ride scholarship for academics and Track & Field at Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina where she majored in Broadcast Management and Production. Drea enjoy’s golf, tennis, traveling and spending time with her husband and teenage son. The Shriners and Alzheimer’s Foundation of America are two charities that Drea passionately supports, as they both greatly impacted her family.
Drea has built her success on full disclosure, transparency and unparalleled trust in protecting her customers, clients and artists. She will ensure her real estate clients enjoy an Unimagined Experience, through her devotion, dedication and commitment to superior service.