2016 HATCH Big Sky Attendees
Managing Director / Goldman Sachs, Founder / Honest Dollar
Apple Design Award Winner, IBM Master Inventor. Areas of expertise: start-ups, entrepreneurship, public speaking, mobile, open source, strategy.
Student / Lone Peak High School
Passionate about books, writing, art, and anything that involves how the world works and how it is perceived.
Consultant // HATCH Volunteer
Experienced entertainment attorney, writer/producer, and entrepreneur who has worked extensively in technology and creative start-ups.
Chairman / Hornall Anderson
Co-founder of Hornall Anderson, a multi-disciplinary, 150-person, brand consultancy, and an active juror and speaker in the national & international design community.
CEO / TangoTab
Philanthropreneur, adventurer, pianist, multi-linguist. Founder of TangoTab, a software co. focused on ending global hunger, as well as NTRGlobal, Expertcity, ElasticEdge & others.
President / Bach-McElrone Consulting
An impatient advocate for elevating humanity and a trusted partner for CEOs, investors, and other world-changing leaders.
VP of Business Development / BuildOn
Peace Corps Volunteer and international development professional, helping communities in developing countries build primary schools and improve literacy skills.
Photographer and Founder / Jump for Joy Photo Project
Passionate about creating positive, community based art/photography projects and large scale photo murals that inspire positive joyful energy for viewers and participants.
Founder / RETURN
Founder of RETURN, MyPlace and several other technology companies, Zach convenes creators, leaders and curators at the intersection of emergent culture & lifestyle.
CTO and Co-founder / Sphero
Roboticist. Maker. Hacker. All around lover of the outdoors. Sphero's products (Sphero, Ollie, SPRK and most recently BB-8 from Star Wars) are sold worldwide.
Freelance // HATCH Volunteer
A recent graduate of Montana State University specializing in film and photography with emphasis on producing and editing.
I'm Dasha Bough, a 17 year old girl living in Big Sky, Montana. My passions are writing, art of almost any kind, and basketball. I recently finished an acting workshop with Stephanie Dimaggio and a Radio Storytelling workshop with Transom. Both of these experiences have started a new fire within me. I study art (live model oil and sketching) for one month a year at the Russian Academy of Art in St. Petersburg. I hope to go to a liberal arts college that takes fine art seriously. I'm very much looking forward to my second Hatch experience!
My name is Emma Bowen and I am a 17 years old that lives in Bozeman, MT. I'm a senior at Bozeman High School and the Editor-In-Chief for the Hawk Tawk newspaper. I love to write and address the issues I see that are incredibly prevalent among my age group; some past articles I've written have been about the confederate flag being flown in our parking lots and the lack of sympathy for sexual assault victims both in school and regarding police. I also am very passionate about educating young people on sexual ed and healthy relationships and am the leader of the feminist club at my school.
Pianist whose live performances reach across musical and cultural divides to meld genres that don’t often meet.
Becca Boylan Images // HATCH Volunteer
Becca is a photographer based in Bozeman. She has submitted her life to the pleasure of aesthetics and is forever looking for the good light.
Chairman / PrimeGenesis and Principal / CEO Connection
Author of The New Leader's 100-Day Action Plan and four other books on executive onboarding, a weekly column at Forbes.com, and eight musical plays (book, lyrics, music).
Big Sky Discovery Academy
Nettie Breuner is the Executive Director of Big Sky Discovery Academy, an independent, non-profit preK-middle school in Big Sky grounded in Montessori approaches. Nettie graduated from Stanford in the late 1980s and detoured from entering law school to teach kids science and environmental education in the Redwoods of the Santa Cruz mountains in California. That experience ignited Nettie's passion for education, driving a career long commitment as an educator, mother and educational leader to supporting young people to strive, explore, learn, grow and honor themselves most importantly.
Founder / 406 Social Media & Marketing
A young entrepreneur with a passion for economic development, visual arts and a growing social network.
Co-founder / The Big Sky Real Estate Company
Involved in real estate and development for over 15 years, a philanthrepreneur doing fundraising and development for non-profits that impact arts, education and conservation.
CEO / Two Bit Circus
Launched STEAM Carnival, a high-tech entertainment/hands-on project that inspires kids about science, math and art. Previously a founding member of Syyn Labs.
Director of Content Marketing / GoDaddy
Has developed customer community and evangelist programs for Adobe, H&R Block, Aruba Networks, and others. Walks a lot. Reads a lot. Likes to camp in the desert.
Kid Can Drive
Writer and director. Recent credits include POWERHOUSE from Amblin Entertainment, Pacific Rim: Maelstrom and Lumberjanes.
Montana State University
Engineer, scientist, musician, and problem solver. From gene editing to smart prosthetics, just trying to make the world a better place.
Founder and CEO / Shine Scout, inc.
Consumer scientist, brand builder and futurist, shining a light on key nuggets of insight and sifting that science through a filter of critical marketing experience.
Outdoor Pursuit Guide / Yellowstone Club and Instructor / Outward Bound // HATCH Volunteer
Loves what she does: adventuring in nature, developing relationships, and helping people do more than they ever thought possible.
Develops projects that work as guides for our evolution towards a deeper and better relationship with the living systems that support and surround us.
I am a creative and thoughtful human seeking companionship from like individuals and the opportunity to make each and every positive change in the world that I possibly can while expressing my artistic skills as a writer, photographer and soon-to-be filmmaker, all the while living a variety of wild and extravagant experiences across the wonderful world we live in. In art and in life I hope to learn and to teach, admiring the beauty that the world and its people have to offer and providing a similar kind of beauty through communications, both public and personal, and visual art.
Founder / The Junto Institute
Founded a leadership and revenue accelerator for growth-stage startups that "reconciles business with the self," resulting in economic growth and personal transformation. .
Interchange // HATCH Volunteer
Pushes the envelope in social, educational and musical events by uniting artists, activists and entrepreneurs through music, dialogue, and expression.
CCO / InterContinental Hotels Group, Greater China
Previously led Apple Retail Marketing for APAC region and worked at P&G across all 3 Business Units. A bi-cultural, ambidextrous business leader, teacher & strategic catalyst.
HX.ai // HATCH Advisory Board
In-house HATCH tech wizard. Creative technology pioneer with over 20 years experience in software engineering, design, scaleable server technologies and business development.
Filmmaker // HATCH Volunteer
Freelance cinematographer and editor. Montana State University Alumni.
Author: The Misfit Economy and Instigator / NeoTribes
Consultant, interventionist, writer, public speaker & researcher with a focus on subculture and emergent economy.
Beatboxing Champion, Singer/Songwriter
One Woman Symphony. Peace & Love Hip Hop Hippie. She bridges the gaps between musical genres within the vocal percussion art form.
Managing Partner / ACS Incorporated Associate / Cowles Company Investments // HATCH Volunteer
John is a Bozeman-based Entrepreneur, Investor, Student, Traveler, and Outdoorsman
Director / MSU Blackstone LaunchPad
Co-founder of data science services company The Twenty, software company RedOwl Analytics. Former Army Ranger and Technical Operations Officer at CIA.
Beyond the Chalk
Jeff is a teacher/entrepreneur who believes in facilitating transformational learning opportunities for teachers and students.
Emmy-nominated actor, director, producer and philanthropist, Tim Daly currently stars opposite Tea Leoni as “Henry McCord” in the hit CBS series MADAM SECRETARY. He recently starred in THE RUINS OF CIVILIZATION Off-Broadway. He is the president of The Creative Coalition, a non-profit political advocacy group or the arts, and a board member of InsideOUT writers.. Daly appeared in and served as an associate producer on the 2015 film the LOW DOWN, which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Previous television credits include: PRIVATE PRACTICE, THE SORPANOS (Emmy Nomination), WINGS.
Chief Curator and Host / Innovation Crush
Award-winning innovator for brands & startups, industry taste-maker & problem solver. Advisor to the SXSW Accelerator & The White House's Global Entrepreneurship Summit.
Dent Asset Management // HATCH Executive Board
CFA and twenty-year veteran financial planner. HATCH Treasurer. Long-time HATCHERer devoted to serving others and making things run smoothly.
Storyteller and photographer, enamored by the intersections of imagery, technology, and nature.
Songwriter, Musician, Student
Performing songwriter/musician who is a college sophomore at Harvard and Berklee, interested in film scoring and music with a message.
Lead Creative / theDifference Studios
Illustrator, storyteller and color artist, clients include DC Comics, IDW Entertainment, Warner Bros., Archie Comics, The Red Cross, McDonald’s, Chevron and more.
Associate Vice President / RBC Capital Markets
Finance ninja focused on financial modeling and business planning, analysis, and development. Advisor and investor to Kalu Yala.
Black Lab // HATCH Volunteer
Singer/songwriter/producer and music business innovator. Facilitator and consultant. Survived two major label record deals. Composer for film, TV and commercials.
Engagement Officer / American Refugee Committee
Fundraising and international scholarship work. Connecting people to their meaning space and helping them navigate on their journey.
Founder / Katalyze
A catalyst consultant driven to promote the exponential evolution of divergent initiatives that are creatively disruptive through collaboration.
Consultant / The Praxis Company
Executive Producer of Whole Food’s 'Dark Rye' TV show. Now creating video games that catalyze positive behavior change.
Vice President / Missoula Economic Partnership
Leads a professional economic development team. She's been counsel for several SaaS companies, a bartender, a prosecutor, and a USFS firefighter.
Business Development Manager
Business Development Manager at Simkins-Hallin. I am from Dakar, Senegal, West Africa. I came to the United States in 2009 in order to pursue an education and make a difference in my home country. I used basketball as a opportunity to go to college in the USA. After gradation, I played as a professional basketball player in order to earn an MBA. I plan to use my passion in entrepreneurship to improve people lives and make an impact in my home continent of Africa. My true north is to contribute to the economic development of Senegal in order offer children better opportunities.
Designer-in-Residence / Google // HATCH Advisory Board
Artist, facilitator and consultant at the intersection of design thinking, creativity and innovation in education. Formerly IDEO and lecturer at Stanford d.school.
Emma was born and raised in Big Sky, MT. It is a small town with a lot of big opportunities. Emma loves to ski, mountain bike, play basketball and volleyball. She also loves to sing. She has performed in Big Sky Broadway shows since it's inception. She has played, Veruca in "Willie Wonka", Annie in "Annie" and most recently Bell in "Beauty and the Beast". She has attended Interlochen summer arts camp for 2 seasons. First enrolled in music theater and last summer in vocal arts where she earned a part in her first operetta.
Associate Marketing Consultant / Elixiter Inc. // HATCH Volunteer
Professional services consultant, MSU graduate in business management and entrepreneurship, and major extrovert. Also, the usual hiking, biking and fishing.
Manager & Music Supervisor / Red Light Management
Artist manager for Grammy nominated ODESZA, Pretty Lights, Sasha, Bonobo, Ki:Theory, Big Wild, UNKLE and others. Music supervisor for adventure sports filmmakers.
Chief Entrepreneur Officer / Geomagic, Board Member / The Long Now Foundation
An artist and a scientist whose chosen expression is business. She was Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year. A New York Times best selling author. Co-founder of Geomagic.
Designer // HATCH Volunteer
Graphic designer, creative problem solver.
3D Designer & Director
Known for his award winning film “Globosome." Into 3D animation, games and computer graphics research. Currently figuring out VR.
Freelance Filmmaker // HATCH Volunteer
Story-teller. Technology fanatic. Award-winning editor. Filmmaker.
Founder and CEO / Lazoka
Co-founder of fundraise.com and now founder of Lazoka, an agriculture technology company passionate about sustainable ag and the people behind it.
Student at Lone Peak High School
I am Liam Germain, I hail from the small town of Ennis, Montana. I moved to Big Sky when I was entering my freshmen year. My life revolves around science, graphic design, sports (football, basketball and golf), hunting, fishing and most recently, the theatre. I enjoy figuring out abstract problems that require outside-the-box thinking that have more than one answer to them. I also enjoy meeting new people because I love to hear everyone's different views on things that I would have never have thought of otherwise.
Director / Blackstone LaunchPad at University of Montana
Co-founder Hellgate Venture Network and Montana Code School. Englishman in Montana. Entrepreneur/connector.
Venture X Capital
Chief Marketing Officer, angel investor and advisor. Father of two. Yogi in training. Jazz music enthusiast. Fan of particle physics. Eater of plants.
Futurist, Designer, Founder / Eqogo
Concept illustration for Minority Report, Constantine, X-men 2, Superman, Iron Man 2, Thor, etc. His new studio centers around innovative products and spaces not yet known.
Deputy Chief of MIssion / Embassy of Panama in the U.S.
Diplomat, Fullbright scholar, and attorney. Obsessed with ideas. Travel & education. Self-taught artist. All things adventure & change. Writing, humans, nature & energies.
CEO / Burning Man
A writer, photographer, and Co-founder of Burning Man. A seeker of communities, culture, connectivity and better communication among us all. Loves cats and travel!
CEO / Mamalode // HATCH Executive Board
Founder of Mamalode Magazine, called "America's best parenting magazing." Featured in Forbes.com, Real Simple, Ad Tech, Huffington Post and Godaddy Garage.
Owner / Ferndale Market // HATCH Volunteer
Entrepreneur, veteran, and musician currently residing in NW Montana with his wife and three daughters.
CEO / Secret Road Music Services
Manager of Ingrid Michaelson and founder of Secret Road, a major independent music licensing, supervision and management company.
MSU Student in Graphic Design // HATCH Volunteer
Senior at Montana State University majoring in Graphic Design with a special interest in technology.
Co-founder and Marketing Director / Lucidity Festival & Lucid Univeristy
Cultural anthropologist, entrepreneur, and lucid dreamer, in his sixth year of transformational festival production in Santa Barbara, California.
Next Frontier Capital
Richard is a partner at Next Frontier Capital, a Montana based technology venture fund. He is also co-founder of Willow Spring Ranch Montana, a sustainable AG business raising organic lamb. Richard has had a long career in quantitative investments – model-based strategies employing machine learning techniques, leading teams with expertise in statistics, computer science, math and physics. Richard is the founder of the CMB STEAMlab - an exploratory learning center in Bozeman, expanding science and technology opportunities for the kids of SW Montana. He lives on his ranch with his wife Katy.
Graphic Designer and Photographer / High School Student
Quinn is a life recorder, climber, skier, an all around wanderer and is in a constant search for something radically fresh.
Technical Wizard // HATCH Volunteer
20 years in the TV industry as a system designer, sound editor, audio mixer, and app designer. Integrates game design into broadcast productions for Disney and others.
Assistant Dean, Florida Atlantic University
Teacher, Superintendent, and now Dean, has contributed to numerous educational and foundation boards, creating student opportunities in research, innovation and discovery.
America's 2015 Top Young Scientist
Fifteen year old winner of the Discovery Education and 3M Young Scientist Challenge, created an ocean energy probe prototype to offer stable power to developing countries.
Lone Peak High School
Writing has always been a passion of mine, for as long as I can remember my notebooks, folders, and papers have been covered in song lyrics, poems, and prose. While singing, acting, and photography have been hobbies along the way, writing has always come first. As a junior in high school, I'm still just learning about the world, and I want to expand my knowledge of it, letting me see things in a different way and open my eyes to new opportunities.
Vice President, New Devices Group / Intel
Launched FuelBand and other connected wearables at Nike. Now developing products and technologies that will enhance and extend Intel's portfolio into new areas of computing.
Light the Music
Songwriter, entrepreneur, yoga instructor, visual music app developer. Wrote and recorded a top 10 hit. Received a Dept. of Energy renewable energy grant while getting masters.
CEO / Spur Studio // HATCH Advisory Board
Lead Strategist for Spur Studio Creative Marketing Group. Wanderluster. Lover of books, thoughtfully chosen words, and growing things.
Nick Iskenderian is a junior at Big Sky's Lone Peak High School. He is a passionate writer who also enjoys competitively cross country ski racing, running and golfing. His favorite school subjects are science and math and he hopes to one day become a doctor.
7th Grade English/History Teacher // HATCH Volunteer
25-year educator of elementary and middle schoolers in Bozeman. HATCH alumni/chaperone. Seeks to empower adolescents through the arts.
Photographer / High School Student
National Geographic-published photographer, rock climber, and musician. Peer Educator volunteer at Bridger Care Clinic.
Artist/Amber Jean Studio
Asked by the Prime Minister of Bhutan to carve for the king, Amber will pack her tools shortly after HATCH Montana and head to the Himalayan mountains to create art described by one curator as a “luminous gesture of love toward nature and humankind.” Climbing frozen waterfalls, indulging in fine chocolate and creating healing art sanctuaries for hospitals are three of her zillion loves.
Partner at Alchemist Labs // HATCH Volunteer
Interested in politics, business, and spiritual practice. Excited to be a part of the HATCH world again.
Merchant & Gould, P.C.
Intellectual property attorney specializing in patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Merchant & Gould has focused exclusively on intellectual property for over a century, bringing an unmatched depth of knowledge and experience to all aspects of IP. As the pace of global innovation surges, intellectual property has become an increasingly integral and valuable part of business. Merchant & Gould, "Guardians of good ideas," helps sole inventors, emerging and established companies, universities, venture capitalists, and Fortune 500 and 100 companies stay ahead of the curve to gain leverage in new and existing markets. Dana is thrilled to be part of the Hatch family and to help protect the dreams & genius of Hatchers.
Visual Designer // HATCH Volunteer
Helped build the first TEDxBoise by leading marketing and design, currently dedicated to creating beautiful brands and user experiences as a freelance designer.
Activation Manager / BizDojo
Manages an activation programme for the creative/digital/tech ecosystem in Wellington, NZ. TEDxWellington licensee and producer. Rilke fan.
CEO and Co-founder / PeaceLove
PeaceLove is changing how people think about mental health, providing expressive arts programming to help communities create peace of mind.
Inventor / Not Parent Approved and Founder / Katz Communications
Change agent & PR ninja guiding companies at the epicenter of digital entertainment and tech. Inventor of Not Parent Approved family card game.
Northwest Wedding Films // HATCH Volunteer
Director and cinematographer specializing in business development, action sports, and adventure filmmaking. Clients such as GoPro, RedBull, KOA, evo.com, and others.
CEO / The Go Game
A playevangelist, Finn is the founder of The Go Game, a leader in corporate team building (1.5 million players so far), as well as Karaoke Rickshaw and the Treat Social Club.
Co-founder / Sharelift // HATCH Volunteer
Co-founder of Sharelift, a rideshare app for skiers. 2015 HATCH Executive Coordinator. HATCHedu co-organizer. Oversees outreach & engagement at Blackstone LaunchPad.
Student // Hatch Volunteer
Neuroscience student, musician, outdoors fanatic, volunteer and advocate for women's rights and health.
Adriana Kertzer Inc.
Brazilian-Texan design entrepreneur, digital product manager, curator, and author of @Favelization. Design, arts policy, digital culture, and transnational project management.
Missoula International School
An educator, poet and dancer, she has been involved in innovative and creative education for the past twenty years -- everything from English literature to Modern Dance.
High School Student
Sophomore at Lone Peak High School, enjoys theater, rock climbing, reading, and time outdoors in Big Sky. Dream job would be in the film industry.
Yarrow Kraner is Founder of HATCH, a Director, an Aspen Institute Fellow, and also named 2015 top 100 creatives in the U.S. by Origins Magazine. He is also featured in the recently released book Talent for Humanity. Yarrow’s ideas and work have been recognized internationally, and he is currently packaging a feature film, Wind in the Fire, based on the story of Bobbi Gibb. Yarrow was also the Founder of Superdudes / Supernation, a pioneer social networking site, founded in 1999, sold to Fox in 2004. Yarrow's current focus is on growing the global HATCH network, HATCHedu, and HATCH Labs.
Head of Brand Partnerships / Water.org
Former TV executive & strategic advisor, leads globally integrated marketing/fundraising/advocacy initiatives providing safe drinking water for 290,000.
Chief of Staff / Delivering Happiness
Chief of Staff at Zappos founder Tony Hsieh's consulting company, Cross-sector collaboration catalyst, connecting ideas, passions, and people for positive social change.
Visual Effects artist and recent graduate from Filmacademy Ludwigsburg in Germany. Finished his diploma with his project "BreakingPoint".
VP Creation / C2 Montreal
Expert show runner and experience designer. Pescetarian, cat-lover and believer in a sustainable future.
Innovator in Residence / University of Southern California
Partner at GreenHouse, Fellow at New America, we produce new insights and tools for the folks on the real front lines of social change.
8th Grade Student
Involved in student government and received her school's 2015 Citizenship Award. Has played the harp for 6 1/2 years. Attended the Phillips Andover Summer Program this year
Actor, Director, Teacher / Bangarang Films
Stars in the Amazon show Bosch and next season on Halt and Catch Fire. Associated with films earning $800 million. Apologizes for being in some of the worst movies ever made.
AdVenture Films // HATCH Volunteer Guest Support
Founding Hatch 13 year volunteer. Passionate about encouraging people, spreading LOVE, film/acting, family, God, the great outdoors (hunter, fisher, hiker) and adventure. Works with at-risk youth in a high school setting. Just finished first feature film lead role.
I have a love for reading, writing, and capturing moments of life through my camera. When not at school or work, I can be found riding horses, rock climbing, skiing down daunting slopes, and scaling mountains. I am inspired by others around me, and enjoy meeting new people. Everyone has a story to tell, and lesson to teach - and I am always eager to learn something new.
Main Dude / Max Lowe Media
Photographer and filmmaker, capturing stories of unique merit from Antarctica to Nepal to Indonesia to the Denali Wilderness, working with National Geographic Media and others.
Brand Manager / The Business Garage // HATCH Volunteer
Works with startups such as craft brewery nework PintPass, OneFaceIn and PriorityZones using biometric technology to replace traditional credentialing systems.
Co-founder and Creative Director / Planet Propaganda
Part all-media idea machine, part no-BS dispensary of grandpa-approved wisdom. For 26 years a driving force behind Duluth Trading Company, Intelligentsia Coffee, and others.
R&D Director / Biopac Systems
A founder of BIOPAC Systems, he designs data collection and analysis systems. He also developed the Santa Barabara Center for Art, Science & Technology.
Founder and CEO / [solidcore]
Purpose-driven entrepreneur in the non-profit and for-profit sectors, risk-taker, skilled fundraiser, smart marketer, strategic thinker, and runner -- using fitness to help others.
Fourteen year old poet, activist, actor and speaker. The video for his first poem, "White Boy Privilege," went viral and garnered millions of views.
Ben is a Freelance Drummer/Percussionist living in the Los Angeles area. "I love to create and am always open to new projects."
Digital Marketing Strategist / Spur Studio // HATCH Volunteer
Trekked 4000 miles in an old Vanagon through Central America. Built an online guitar lesson platform from the ground up. Thankful to be at Hatch.
Career Readiness Coordinator/Bozeman High School
I am Montana born and raised and have made Bozeman my home for the past 10 years. My home away from home is Bozeman High School's College and Career Center where I am the Career Readiness Coordinator.
I fill my free time with family, fishing (especially bass), playing guitar, event planning, gardening and working on pretty much any thing artsy/crafty.
My favorite times; however, are spent with my daughter and granddaughter in the Atlanta area.
This is my first year at HATCH and I am thrilled at the opportunity to take part in it.
CEO and Founder / Nimia
Founder of Nimia, a next generation footage rights management and distribution platform representing footage from award-winning filmmakers around the world.
CTO / Headframe Spirits
John makes hooch, inventing a distillation system featured in Forbes and Popular Mechanics. Montana Entepreneur of the year 2013.
Storyteller, artist & experience designer. Dog lover, creative, coffee date nut. Building a biodome.
Real Good Art Space
Performs & facilitates a diverse art practice (printmaking, architecture, video, animation, choreography, stage design, drawing with a CNC router) with a vast array of professionals.
I have grown up in Big Sky, MT with a passion for arts, creativity, adventure, exploring and music. I remember as a child riding in the back of my dad's truck listening to CCR and being entranced by Fogerty's voice. Today, I have continued to follow my passion for music, which has grown since those early days. I will be attending Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, as a self-taught guitarist starting in January of 2017. Music is my passion and I continue to search for opportunities that will help me grow as a musician, as an artist, and as a person. I look forward to my next challenge.
Managing Director / Biomimicry 3.8
Helping brands, businesses, designers, and sustainability leaders to solve human problems with biological intelligence and the brilliance of nature's designs.
QBS Safeguard // HATCH Volunteer
Actor and voice talent, an essential part of the HATCH family since its inception in 2004.
Nicolas Munn Rico
Chairman / MURAL festival, Operation Director / LNDMRK
Co-founder of the massive Montreal MURAL festival (80 murals, 1.15 million visitors) and LNDMRK, a new marketing firm connecting brands to authentic artistic experience. MURAL is a unique event in northeastern North America, MURAL is Canada’s largest artistic gathering to blend creation of large-scale works and lasting transformation of the urban landscape.
Founder, Principal / Oratory Glory, Co-founder / The Hall Pass Tour
An education and communication strategist helping companies, schools and change-makers communicate with authenticity and compassion.
Master of Ceremony at RETURN
A steward of the Esalen Institute's legacy. Co-founder of RETURN, a project of convening next generation visionaries to engage in the evolution of the Human Potential Movement.
Co-founder and CEO / Helio Collective
Filmmaker and producer, working with brands such as Leica Camera, Nike, Red Bull, Intel, Vans and others. Working on his first feature documentary.
360 Nakas // HATCH Volunteer
App developer and film maker passionate about working with technologies that will shape and influence our future.
Founder of Keyhubs and Neighborhood Forest
Specializes in mapping and leveraging the power of human connection in the workplace and beyond, working with many Fortune 500 firms.
Montana State University
Founding Director of the Design Sandbox of Engaged Learning, MSU's collaborative teaching & learning initiative to bring design thinking opportunities to students.
Founder / White Owl Collective: Coaching & Consulting
Former rock and roll road manager. Now producer of award-winning consumer engagement events for the Fortune 500 (Microsoft, Neiman Marcus, Best Buy, 7-Eleven).
Founder / La Calaca Festival
Co-founder of Wanderlust Mexico. Event producer who believes in the power of creative partnerships at the nexus of art, technology, spirit, ritual and civic engagement.
WONDERBUILD.com // HATCH Volunteer
Born and raised in Alaska, Natalie is the owner and principal of WONDERBUILD.com, with a passion to better our world, one website at a time.
Principal Technologist / Lux Consulting LLC
Toured with The Allman Brothers and The Doors as a visual artist before helping build MSNBC.com and founding TheGrio.com, the largest African American video news network.
National Architectural & Design Manager at Allsteel // HATCH Advisory Board
Interior designer, author, design researcher, autism advocate and a badass mom, founded and led an award-winning design/build firm.
CEO & Founder / SCORE A SCORE
One of Forbes’ 30 under 30, built a platform for music licensing, creation, placement and supervision featured in Inc., The WSJ, LA Times, Business Week, and others.
Photographer // HATCH Volunteer
Young creative and adventurer who cherishes art, self-expression, and storytelling above all.
Pineda Foundation / World Enabled
Urban planner, social entrepreneur, filmmaker and globally recognized disability rights advocate. Dr. Pineda’s work focuses on urban resilience, inclusion and sustainability.
Co-founder / Off THA Couch // HATCH Volunteer
Creating new communication patterns to Make Strangers Not Strange and unlock our collective creativity.
Sales / FICO // HATCH Volunteer
B2B Sales at FICO, a leading analytics software company that helps businesses in 90+ countries drive higher levels of growth, profitability and customer satisfaction.
Senior / Lone Peak High School
Overjoyed to be at HATCH again with such incredible creators. Interests include performing in school musicals, playing instruments and creating documentary films.
Photographer and Founder / Spectral Q
Artist, producer and activist. Created more than 200 aerial art images involving over 200,000 people on 7 continents and featured in thousands of news articles.
Global Head of Development / Sid Lee // HATCH Executive Board
Award-winning creative strategist exploring the intersection of content, technology and consumer experiences.
Mary Anne Richman
CEO / MARS Productions
Creator, experiential architect, entrepreneur. South African industrial theater designer and fine jewelry designer. Producer of meetings, events, & digital media.
16 years of dancing. Featured on many platforms such as The Super Bowl, BET, Zoe's Summer Groove, Telemundo2, The Roof x2, the Florida Fly competition, etc.
Founder / Frank Farms
Works to support small scale sustainable farmers internationally, from designing products for fortune 500 companies to founding CPG/technology start ups.
Senior Director - Global Product Acquisition & Inventor Relations / Hasbro
Driven to innovate & discover the worlds best play experiences, for kids of all ages, cultivating leaders of the future in the process
Ministry of Education, Panama
Professor, director, trainer and mentor. National Coordinator for Innovative Programs, Ministry of Education Panama. Fellow of the Central American Leadership Initiative.
High School Student and Filmaker
Sixteen year old student, skiier and filmmaker. Took 2nd place at the Lone Peak Cinema movie contest and hopes to make film his career.
Partner, Altruist Partners
Activist, entrepreneur, photographer and river guide. Founder of Women's Voices for the Earth, Co-founder of The Biomimicry Institute, and long-time Greenpeace board member.
MIT Sloan School of Management
Designs leadership development, culture and systems for success using research on creative processFortune 500s, executives, and entrepreneurs.
Director and Curator
Travels the world and creates micro living experiences while curating music, film, & youth projects as a method of global storytelling.
Founder / Shea PR
PR counselor for things that matter, inspire or enchant. Born chronicler guided by Gladwell and Seinfeld. Barre regular.
Writer // HATCH Volunteer
Founder of Bourgie Boxes, a designer gift company highlighting Montana artisans. Writer, cook, thinker, creator.
Radiomovies Limited, Co-founder / HatchMX & The HATCH Ostinato Project // HATCH Exec Board
Royal Academy of Music Professor and one of the world's foremost cellists. Composer of over 30 film, TV & theatrical scores. Creator of award-winning game Compose Yourself.
Projection and Lighting / New Grit LLC // HATCH Volunteer
Creates large scale, immersive projection installations that seek to educate people through visualization.
Co-Founder / Short of the Week
Filmmaker, writer, & short film expert, former Lead Curator at Vimeo, champion of filmmakers, can be found where shorts and the internet intersect.
Assistant Manager of Rosa Ranch // HATCH Volunteer
2nd-generation rancher focused on creating opportunities that bring young people back to family farms and ranches.
Co-founder / HatchMX & The HATCH Ostinato Project
Musician who has toured with live bands, played music festivals and studio gigs and now composes for film and television.
Director of Cause / GoPro
15 years of experience optimizing operations for the chemical, automotive, biotech & tech industries. She leads GoPro’s efforts to foster positive social & environmental practices.
Sheri Mann Stewart
Founder, Mann Woman Productions
Filmmaker/Actor/Writer/Director/Producer/Activist/Artist/Unschooling Educator. Will journey wherever worthwhile projects lead.
Founder / Kalu Yala // HATCH Advisory Board
A town builder in Panama with a background in real estate who accidentally started an education company. Now running a research institute with almost 1,000 alumni.
Add Bacon LLC // HATCH Volunteer
Art Director and custom prop builder working in LA. Designed and built the stage and set for the inaugural Hatch. This year returns to help bring top notch audio and lighting.
Cruxriver / Wavetrain // HATCH Volunteer
Whitewater kayaker, cross-disciplinary thinker, moment of truth strategist and adventure therapy activist.
Integral Facilitation and Culture Design / Ten Directions // HATCH Advisory Board
Practitioner of culture design, facilitation, DDO's, energy investing, meditation, psychotherapy (LCPC), as well as the fine art of starting & running successful restaurants.
CEO / MakieLab
British entrepreneur, digital media executive, and games obsessive, she founded MakieLab, creators of the world's first 3D printed toys.
Founder of Mirus Labs, STEAM Factory and Tashtego. A maker of things, a father, husband, inventor, pilot, sailor, explorer, entrepreneur, teacher & learner.
Dir. of Product Strategy & Inventor Relations / Marbles the Brain Store // HATCH Advisory Board
Travels the world connecting with creatives to find the next big idea in toys & games. Partnered with HATCHers to bring to market two acclaimed Top 10 puzzles/games.
CEA / Interloper Films
Producer and director of documentaries, a two-time Grand Jury Prize winner at Sundance, in the MOMA collection, created her own documentary series for Viceland.
Hello entrepreneurial eccentrics! I'm 12 years young. I enjoy many adventures with mom Ondi Timoner, who is a highly regarded filmmaker, and my best friend. I was born the week my mom finished DIG! which started my life on the road. I have made short films in Bhutan, Panama, Israel, and most recently with the inventor of the flying car! I'm so excited to come to my 3rd Montana Hatch (I also attended the 1st Hatch in Panama!) & I am honored to be the youngest Hatcher every year.
P.S. I am an avid gamer so please come talk games with me & subscribe to my Youtube channel: Jukebox Gaming!
CEO and Senior Partner / SidLee USA // HATCH Executive Board
Former CEO of Dentsu American and US founder of agency ATTIK, Will joined SidLee in 2013 to expand the US client base and sit on the global steering board.
Stage Director / C2 Montreal
Circus artist/Stage director; Intellectual/Handyman; Rigorist/Improviser; Poet/Diplomat. Co-founder of the the circus collective Cirque Les Improbables.
Broader Impacts Group, SpectrUM Discovery Area / U of Montana
Executive Director, adjunct professor, consultant, and mother. A junkie for change making. Passionate about closing opportunity and achievement gaps for the next generation.
Community Director / atxFACTORY
Curious connector and community maker passionate about multi-faceted entrepreneurs pursuing fearless, creative, and confident lives.
Yoga Teacher / Backcountry Yogis
A holistic healer, a grateful teacher, and an avid student. Graduated from the U of Richmond in 2014 in physics and then completed yoga teacher training.
Musician, Audio Engineer
Post-production audio engineer and gigging musician in the L.A. area. Plays bass, guitar and harmonica.
Katie Vander Ark
Director and Consultant / EduInnovation
Development, brand marketing and growth strategy consultant. Helped launch Getting Smart, Enstitute. Curated thought-leader conferences for the Downtown Project.
Explorer // HATCH Volunteer
Recent civil engineering graduate from MSU, interested in working on creating content and media to entertain and also inspire.
KoAnn Vikoren Skrzyniarz
CEO / Sustainable Brands
Founder of Sustainable Brands, currently convening local communities of change makers in 11 cities on 6 continents. Passionate about purpose driven, breakthrough thinking.
Katharina Sophia Volz
CEO & Founder / OccamzRazor
Pioneered Stanford's first PhD in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine in 2015. On a mission to accelerate scientific discovery.
Yellowstone Club // HATCH Volunteer
Former lawyer, current artist, collaborator, innovator, skier, adventurer, singer, songwriter, photographer, chef.
Executive Director and Co-creator / Amy Poehler's Smart Girls
Public speaker, producer, journalist, writer, and mentor. Co-Creator and Executive Director of Amy Poehler's Smart Girls, which reaches millions of young women worldwide.
Student / MSU // HATCH Volunteer
Senior at MSU. A powerhouse of ideation and execution, thrives on creating results.
Co-founder / Food Hackathon
Recognized as one of Zagat’s 30 under 30 in 2013, he's a slow food chef turned social entrepreneur, building out the food innovation entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Chief Possibility Officer / HeroX
Built and sold two startups, now a partner at HeroX, the leading platform for incentive challenges, bringing people who share passion together.
CEO / Futerra North America
Mainstreaming sustainability via the power of business & brands. Author of Green Giants: How Smart Companies Turn Sustainability into Billion Dollar Businesses
Brandt is a lifelong musician and serial entrepreneur. Brandt has been the CMO and strategist at a Fortune 500 Company where he also served as an intrapreneur creating new business opportunities. Brandt was co-founder of an enterprise software venture that was later acquired by Amazon. Brandt currently is a Partner & Board Member at Zoo Labs in Oakland, CA. He spends his downtime playing the guitar & mandolin with the band The Real Placebos and mentoring emergent entrepreneurs as an Adjunct Professor at California College of the Arts in the Design Strategy MBA Program.
Lone Peak High School
I have always liked technology since the age of 3. One of my favorite things to do is to find out how things work both software-wise and hardware-wise. I like to think outside the box to solve a problem, sometimes even coming up with ways to simplify problems. There are a broad range of subjects that I like, from science, to 3D animation and beyond.
I am the oldest of 3 children with two sisters. I live in Big Sky and am in 10th grade at Lone Peak High School. My family owns an apple orchard in Fromberg, MT.
I love biking, hiking, nordic skiing, and hanging out with my family and friends.
Founder and President / The Windish Agency
His agency books nearly 20,000 worldwide concerts/year in the US, Canada, Mexico, S. America, Asia & Australia, for such artists as Lorde, the XX, alt-J, & Diplo. Also loves cats.
Director of Creativity and Co-Owner / Salient Technologies // HATCH Advisory Board
Designer, artist & engineer. Invented Circuit Maze, Maker Studio Construction Sets, and Mega Tracks. His wheelchair for kids was Popular Science's Prototype-of-the-Year, 2013.
Founder and CEO / Compendium, Inc.
Makes inspiring gifts and books. Author of the #1 national bestselling children’s books What Do You Do With An Idea? and What Do You Do With a Problem?
Ogilvy & Mather UK group
Joined Ogilvy in 2000 with a brief from the chairman to “bring the agency into the 21st Century," overhauling the agency’s broadcast and video editing facility.
HX.ai / Creative Director / Hygge Coffee // HATCH Volunteer
Self-taught UI designer and digital creator. Co-founder of Hygge Coffee Company. When he isn't playing or working on a guitar, he dabbles in colors, tastes, sounds and ideas.
VP Marketing & Partnerships / The Case Foundation
Explores how to better engage individuals looking to create change using new technology, social media and cross-sector collaborations.
Chaperone / Lone Peak High School
Ewa grew up in Poland, where her life as an artist and creative type began mostly through dance theater, painting and general art making. After completing a Master's in Mathematics at the University of Bialystok, Ewa made her way over to London, where she spent most of her time working as a Brand Ambassador for the spirits industry giant, Diageo. Feeling the need to fully embrace her inner yogi, she decided to travel to India, Japan, and Southeast Asia in 2011, and eventually sidewinded her way to Big Sky, Montana, where she is currently adding to the local arts scene in every way possible.
Executive and Artistic Director / Warren Miller Performing Arts Center
An active force in the Big Sky arts scene, founding director of the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center in Big Sky, Montana.