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About Us

Gossypion Investments (Gossy) helps communities and businesses thrive together through cultural investments, advising, and consulting. By integrating cultural makers, consumers, and industry, we help clients maximize their competitiveness and achieve greater economic prosperity.

Dedicated to addressing our most pressing social challenges, Gossypion Investments works alongside governments, foundations, non-profits, artists, companies and those they serve to shift entrenched systems toward paradigms that function better for everyone.

Our advising spans the topics of talent attraction and retention,  cultural engagement strategies, diversity and inclusion, marketing, real estate, cultural development strategies, city planning, creative place keeping, and political strategy.

Our Core Values

We have three core values at Gossy – excellence, integrity, and innovation. Find out more about what makes Gossy do what we do.

It is in our DNA. We are achievers and our clients, from the artists we manage to the companies who seek our advice, expect nothing less than excellence from us. We don’t back away from the idea that Gossy is the gold standard for our industry. We are excellent and we expect excellence and that drives us to never settle, never become complacent, and continue to make our world a better place.

We don’t take shortcuts. We hold ourselves, our artists, and our clients accountable to the highest standards and ethics. More importantly, we want to operate our company in a way that will make our ancestors proud. It starts with our two co-founders and goes from there. Whether anyone is watching or not we continuously strive to be who we say we are.

We take ideas into the world in order to make our clients grow. We aren’t afraid of risks and we aren’t afraid to fail. In fact we hope to fail often and fail upward. Gossy doesn’t just manage – we create. We don’t just try to live up to a standard – we try to invent the standard. In a rapidly changing world, we are committed to experimentation and finding new solutions to create systems that are better for everybody.

Meet Our Team

Darryl Ratcliff

Co-Founder

Darryl is an award winning artist and poet whose work has transformed how the city of Dallas works with artists and communities of color.

Maya Crawford

Co-Founder

Maya is a social practice artist, collaborator, and an active participant in the Dallas art scene.

Wendy Taliaferro

Artist Manager

Wendy is a classically trained pianist, who went to school with a love for the arts, and music in particular.

Kris Norvet

Business Development + Entertainment

With nearly twenty years of brand-driven entertainment marketing under her belt, Norvet strives to connect the dots between a brand’s purpose and its audience through curated, artful programming and experiences. From festivals and intimate concert series, to meaningful brand partnerships and location-specific playlist soundtracks.

Katie Cooke

Artist Manager

Katie Cooke is native Texan who swapped her Austin roots for the new scenery of North Texas almost ten years ago. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Art History with a minor in Arts Administration from Texas Christian University in 2015.

Danielle Naylor

Artist Manager

Danielle Naylor received her MA in Art Education with a focus in Museum Education in 2016 from the University of North Texas. She received a BA in Art History from UNT in 2013. Naylor is an experienced educator in both museum and gallery settings teaching young children to adults.

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