Born in Toronto, Naomi grew up in Sackville, NB and Ottawa, and has called Toronto home for the last 35 years. She has a degree in Political Science from the University of Toronto, followed by more than 30 years of programming, touring and producing experience both nationally and internationally. She has worked with a range of companies including Nightswimming, Mammalian Diving Reflex, DVxT Theatre, the late Paul Bettis' Civilized Theatre, VideoCabaret and numerous independent artists. She has worked at festivals throughout her career, including Bread and Butter (Guelph, 1989), World Stage (1994 -2000), and as curator for Buddies in Bad Times’ Rhubarb! (2003), and Magnetic North Theatre Festival’s Industry Series (2008-10).
Naomi joined Luminato as Company Manager in 2011 and subsequently produced large-scale productions for the festival including The Life and Death of Marina Abramović and Apocalypsis. In 2013 she was appointed Luminato’s first-ever Director of Artistic Development, commissioning, developing and producing works for the festival. She was appointed Deputy Artistic Director in 2017 and Artistic Director in 2018.