Simone is a native of Kansas City, MO, and has spent over twenty years working in the international art world. Simone built degrees in Art History and English Literature at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, into leadership roles in the New York City gallery world. As director of several prominent art galleries, Simone produced scores of exhibitions, participated in multiple international art fairs and curated numerous independent projects. Directly out of college, Simone worked for Jason McCoy Inc., where she went on to become Director, and for whom she founded a satellite gallery in Kansas City, MO. Simone has also been Director of Barbara Mathes Gallery and Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, whose diverse programs span several sectors of the art market. Simone is an active member of ArtTable and NADA, the New Art Dealers Alliance.