2019 HATCH Mexico Attendees

John Abodeely

CEO

Houston Arts Alliance

Houston

Texas

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John is the CEO at Houston Arts Alliance, focused on undoing institutional injustice that harms people and the earth. In partnership with the City of Houston, the Alliance manages the cities investments in the arts and artists. Abodeely was most recently the Acting Executive Director of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, where he ran cultural diplomacy projects, cultural economy expansion, and public education reform.

Gabriel Abraham

Cryocooler Engineer

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

Venice

CA

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As a Responsible Design Engineer & IPT Lead for Northrop Grumman, Gabe builds spacecraft in the pursuit of fighting climate change and feeding his passion for exploration. He’s a volunteer at local parks, avid hiker, and has led a number of Burning Man projects.

Jon Amiel

President

Quickstep Pictures

Beverly Hills

CA

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Jon is a film and TV director whose feature credits include Sommersby, Copycat, Entrapment and Creation, and TV work includes The Singing Detective, The Tudors, The Borgias, 7 Seconds, and Outsiders.

Laura Ansell

President and CEO

Brand Alloy

New York

NY

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Laura is the President and CEO of Brand Alloy, a boutique brand strategy and market research agency. Previously, she was Head of the Brand Strategy practice and the New York office of PSB, a WPP-owned market research agency. She also worked as a brand strategy consultant at the Zyman Group, and spent her early career at AT&T Corporation in a wide variety of branding, marketing and management roles.

Ben Austin

Executive Director

Kids Coalition

Beverly Hills

CA

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Ben runs Kids Coalition, a non-profit with the mission of translating “kids
first” from a soundbite into a civil right, after having served as the Students Matter
advocacy and policy director for the Vergara civil rights litigation from 2014-2016.
Ben founded and led Parent Revolution, where he invented, passed into law, and implemented California’s landmark parent trigger law -- which has empowered thousands of parents to transform their failing neighborhood schools though community organizing, and which was the subject of two feature films, the documentary "We the Parents."

Allison Bajracharya

Educator, Advocate, Strategist

In Transition

LOS ANGELES

California

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Allison has spent her career working to reverse inequities in our public education system. Most recently, Allison was the Chief Operations and Strategy Officer for Camino Nuevo Charter Academy, an organization serving 3600 low-income students in Los Angeles. Motivated by opportunity for impact, she recently campaigned to be an elected member of the LA School Board.

Paolo Barletta

CEO

Gruppo Barletta spa

Roma

RM

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Paolo is a serial entrepreneur, investor, impact philanthropist, and the CEO of Gruppo Barletta, a leading Italian real estate company. Paolo expanded his investments in the VC sector with a dedicated investment vehicle named Alchimia Investments. He has supported remarkable initiatives dedicated to millennials and education as Kukua which aiming to fight illiteracy amongst children in Sub Saharan Africa and Syrian Refugees through mobile gaming.

Jennifer Bassuk

AgTech Investor & Advisor

New York

New York

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Jennifer is an 11+ year Amazon alum, and an angel investor in AgTech, sustainability, and fitness startups. She's currently advising Farm.One to expand their footprint globally and locally. Farm.One is the chef’s hydroponic specialty farm of the future – a vertical farm in urban centers that grows 500+ high-margin specialty crops, pesticide-free, year-round using proprietary growing recipes and farm management software. She's also an avid traveler and adventure-seeker.

Christopher Belsky

Project Attorney

Special Counsel

Portland

OR

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Chris Belsky has worked in law, tech, & politics, spending three years protecting content creators at YouTube before transitioning his legal expertise to support social and environmental causes. A yogi, nature lover, cross-disciplinary knowledge sponge, & consciousness explorer, he is currently supporting psilocybin legalization in Oregon.

Mariela Benavides

Fundraising Manager

Techo Mexico

Monterrey

Nuevo Leon

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Mariel was born and raised in Mexico, and is currently working in TECHO, a non-profit organization focused on building a fair, integrated and poverty- free society. Her focus on building equality orginated during a visit to a slum as a university student, where her experience imparted a sense of responsibility and inspired her to take direct action in developing solutions.

Matan Berkowitz

Founder

Shift

Tel Aviv

Israel

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Matan is an award-winning inventor, TED speaker & Forbes U30 receipient. As an impact-driven innovator, he creates instruments that turn the human body into music, shamanic interactive art installations & designs unique solutions for people with disabilities.

David Block

Creator

The Human Experience

Brooklyn

New York

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David is a live electronic composer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer constantly pushing the boundaries of live electronic music. His performances are brimming and layered with human emotion, world exploration, and sacred sounds. Whether performing by himself, or with a live band, his principal “The Human Experience” always delivers an emotionally charged show.

Marco Bollinger

Founder

Lokal Travel

Venice

California

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Marco Bollinger is a celebrity photographer who has photographed Beyoncé and Obama and directed projects for the UNHCR. He's also produced several award-winning documentaries, winning several awards including Indie Fest’s Humanitarian Award and PDN’s Best Portrait of an Artis. Most recently, he's scaled the impact of his empathy-building advocacy work by co-founding social enterprise Lokal Travel.

Mark Brand

CEO - MB INC / PROF OF INNOVATION - USC / EXEC CHEF - ALIGHT

Mark Brand Inc/USC/ALIGHT/A Better Life Foundation

Queens

NY

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Mark is CEO of MB Inc/ABLF, operating 7 Social Impact businesses and foundations in Canada and the USA, Executive Chef for the American Refugee Committee and Professor of Innovation at USC. The Meal Token program he created in Vancouver, B.C and scaled to cities across the U.S. and Canada. has provided over 2 million meals to people in need. 286,436 meals were served to women and children fleeing violence, street-entrenched youth, and folks on assisted living in 2017 alone.

Amber Caldwell

Founder

Connect to Impact

MIssion Viejo

CA

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Amber is a non-profit executive with an academic edge, focusing on global health in developing countries. She recently broke out as an independent consultant partnering with private organizations, seeking to have a social impact in the health space.

Elias Cattan

Director

Taller13

Mexico City

Mexico City

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Elias is Founder and Director of Taller13 Arquitectura Regenerativa, dedicated to understanding living systems within nature and cities. He designs furniture, interiors, buildings and urban planning to scale, integrating the patterns of community life and the systems in which they operate.

Steven Connell

Creative Force and Chief Badass

Steve Connell Creates

Valley Village

CA

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Steve Connell is a transformative writer & entertainer with performances as dynamic as his words. Private performances include President Obama, Oprah, Maya Angelou, & Norman Lear; His work has been seen on ABC, HBO, MTV & performed live at Sundance, TEDMED, Kennedy Center & The White House. Corporate giants Cox, Pioneer, ADP & Gap Inc. are among the many companies amazed by Steve’s ability to entertain & inform with immersive multimedia speeches & performances. His piece “We Are The Lions” has 10 million views & was performed at the UN. His band KillThePoets is hard at work on their new album.

Alex Cuthbert

Head of UX: Presence & Commerce

GoDaddy Inc.

OAKLAND

CA

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Alex is the Head of UX, Presence & Commerce for GoDaddy, Inc, as well as a designer & visual artist who is deeply invested in empowering teams to create mind-blowing and soul-inspiring experiences for global audiences.

Kim Dabbs

Global Director, Social Innovation

Steelcase

Munich

Bavaria

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Kim is a social entrepreneur, advocate and innovator leading Global Social Innovation for Steelcase. She has a passion for building a culture of opportunity and is leading transformational change projects around the world. She has scaled innovation and designed programs that showcase social impact over multiple sectors and continues to look for Changemakers to accelerate and amplify globally.

Rocio De Prado Gonzalez

Executive Associate and Special Events Curator

Americas for Conservation and the Arts

Longmont

Colorado

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Rocio is an Executive Associate and Special Events Coordinator who organizes business and events at large scale. She's the former Director of the Mexican Franchise Association, and Academic Coordinator for Franchises Master's degree program. She's also a professional photographer, and advocate for culture, arts, people, and nature.

Nell Derick Debevoise

Founder and CEO

Inspiring Capital

Bedford Hills

NY

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Nell founded Inspiring Capital to engage leaders in social and environmental impact, throughout their work and lives. She studied adult learning and intercultural communication at Harvard, Cambridge, Columbia and London Business Schools, and has worked on four continents. She currently speaks globally and writes for Forbes, and is a Review Editor for Blockchain for Social Good, Council Member of The Nook, and a US-Japan Leadership Program Fellow.

Ryan Dobrowski

Musician

Blind Pilot

Astoria

Oregon

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Chris is the drummer for Blind Pilot, and when he's not touring or in the studio he's usually painting or riding his bike. He's currently working on a new collection of paintings while completing Blind Pilot's fourth album.

Alexander Eaton

CEO

Sistema.bio

Mexico

CDMX

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Alex is a farmer, storyteller and the CEO and co-founder of Sistema.bio, the largest supplier of biogas technology, training and financing on earth. His company works to empower smallholder farmers around the world to address climate change, food security, and poverty.

ANA ECHEVERRI

Specialist in Evaluation

UNODC. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

BENITO JUÁREZ

DISTRITO FEDERAL

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Ana is an Evaluation Specialist with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. She's a design expert focused on implementation of public policies, and works as a specialist in Gender, Globalization and Development within the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Genevieve Ennis

Co-Founder

Implikit

Vancouver

BC

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Genevieve is the cofounder of Implikit, a neurotech platform born at the MIT Media Lab that addresses implicit bias. She has directed multiple initiatives that explore these topics and their relationship to neuroscience, AI, robotics, and space mining.

Lalarukh Faiz

Advisor

Conservation X Labs

Washington

DC

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Lalarukh is the Director of USAID resources globally, and has over fifteen years of experience in fostering entrepreneurship and investment for social impact in emerging markets. She provides direct support for entrepreneurs, structures investment vehicles and credit guarantees, and has launched a non-profit focused on accelerating market-driven partnerships. She's cultivated a global network at the highest levels of business, government, and civil society.

Pablo A. Fernandez

Founder/CEO

Secret Table

La Jolla

CA

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Pablo is the Founder of Secret Table, helping leaders from multi-disciplinary backgrounds connect on a deeper level through curated live experiences, and creating uncommon connections that facilitate solutions to our biggest challenges. He also serves on the Board of Directors for The Autism Tree Project Foundation, who assists with education, advocacy, screening and mentoring for families impacted by autism in San Diego.

Scott Fifer

Founder & CEO

GO Campaign

Santa Monica

CA

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Scott is a former US Senate aide, Wall Street lawyer and Hollywood writer who founded GO Campaign in 2006 to help 20 children in Tanzania. The global initiative has since gone on to help over 126,000 children in 34 countries.

Waldemar Franco

President

Rodavento Hotels

CDMX

CDMX

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Waldemar Franco Sol is the founder and Pre of Rodavento Hotels, a Mexican based hospitality company that operates and develops boutique lifestyle hotels. Trained as an architect, Waldemar's companies developed as a natural progression from his beginnings designing and organizing adventure travel trips for his friends and eventual clients. The experiences attained form traveling to unusual destinations, combined with a strong focus on design has placed RODAVENTO HOTELS as serious contenders in the small boutique hotel scene in Mexico. His company has achieved a number of international awards

Gary Gannon

Co-Founder and Principal

sciGaia

Bozeman

MT

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Gary is the Founder of SciGaia, focused on initiatives designed to improve policy and decision making through the use of Wealth Metrics that value social, environmental, economic, and human assets. His team is building powerful and intuitive decision-making platforms designed to improve human health, community prosperity, environmental resilience, and sustainable water supply.

Roshi Givechi

Creative Director - Narrative + Design

Consultant

New York

NY

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Roshi is a design consultant prioritizing narrative/film to spotlight resilience and beauty in people. After 19 years with IDEO as Partner and Executive Design Director, and a year on a DIY creative sabbatical, she taps her global exposure to spark creative solutions for individuals, emerging teams and established organizations.

Valentina Glez Wohlers

DESIGNER

WOH&CO LTD

CDMX

CUAUHTEMOC

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Valentina is an award-winning Product Designer with 20+ years of consistent work experience designing furniture, products, interiors and UX grounded in aesthetics, sustainability, story-telling, efficiency and wow factor. She is a creative thinker and ideas generator with a passion for evolving concepts into seamless products and experiences through a clear understanding of the current material culture coupled, with innovative processes and design and system thinking.

Mark Goerner

Founder

Eqogo

Santa Barbara

Ca

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Mark is the Founder of Eqogo, a robust transparency tool, assigning products a simple score based on their environmental and social impact. His diverse career spans many disciplines including concept designer, futurist, illustrator, and consultant. For the motion picture industry, he has been instrumental in generating original content for films such as Minority Report, X-men 2, Superman, Iron Man 2, Thor, Avatar, and more.

Kristin Grant

President

270398651

Santa Monica

CALIFORNIA

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Kristin is the President of Westcott Multimedia, with a mission to create an interpersonal connection where ever she goes. Her software firm is focused on creating a global connection by getting the right music to the right people at the right time.

Michael Green

CEO/Founder

Center for Environmental Health

Albany

CA

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Michael is Chief Executive Officer at the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) which he founded in 1996. He's done two stints in Washington DC at the US Dept of Energy and US EPA, and two in India where he cared for the sick at Mother Teresa’s mission in Calcutta, and designed a solid waste management plan for the Tibetan refugee community. He has been awarded the Compassion in Action Award for his work protecting children from lead by the Dalai Lama Foundation.

Marcela Gutiérrez

Founder

XX & LaMarch Consulting

Mexico City

Mexico City

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Marcela is the Founder of XX, a community of female leaders that explores the vast aspects of what it means to be a woman in this time and age. She's also a hyper-connector in the Latin American startup scene with an interdisciplinary mindset.

Todd Harding

Managing Director - Strategy Enablement & Operations

Accenture

CHICAGO

Illinois

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Todd is the Managing Director for Strategy Operations and Enablement for Accenture. He's a results-driven exec known for bringing teams together to tackle priorities with the right balance of innovation, pragmatism, and empathy. Addressing issues surrounding migration is a passion.

Sarah Harf

Founder + CEO of MoonCloth Designs

MoonClothDesigns.com

Sonoma

California

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Sara is the Founder and CEO of MoonCloth Designs. She's a passionate sustainable designer and creative system thinker who specializes in natural textiles and eco products for hospitality environments, and enjoys creating and sharing beauty with others.

Victoria Haro

Rector

Universidad del Medio Ambiente

Valle de Bravo

Estado de Mexico

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Victoria cofounded the Universidad del Medio Ambiente (UMA) in Valle de Bravo, a university focused in socio-environmental studies in diverse disciplines offering a project-based, on-site education designed for change agents. She has a Ph.D. in Law and Economics and is currently rector of UMA, exploring the development of learning communities that may generate personal, interpersonal and transpersonal transformations able to foster socio-environmental regeneration through projects and initiatives. She is passionate about trekking and writing, with a published novel and a second one on the way.

Lesli Hernandez Moreno

Students

Alliance Dr. Olga Mohan High School

Los Angeles

CA

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Lesli is a student at Dr. Olga Mohan High School. She's currently working on poems and short stories to help people release their emotions and improve mental health. She firmly believes that expressing yourself and allow yourself to be vulnerable gives the opportunity for improvement while allowing others the opportunity to understand new viewpoints.

Rachel Hicks

Community Director || Creative Director & Designer

HATCH || Rachel Hicks Design

Bozeman

Montana

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Rachel Hicks is a lover of color, visual storyteller & creator of experiences. She has an eye for detail & innovative design paired with a passion for strategy, fundraising & supporting the arts. Throughout her career, she has consulted with many nonprofits & businesses such as HATCH, Mountain Time Arts & the Bozeman Film Celebration to integrate powerful design into their experience planning. For over a decade she was the Director of Comm. at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, MT, playing an integral role in fostering an artistic community around the globe.

Holger Hieronimi

ecological systemas designer & educator

Tierramor

Erongarícuaro

Michoacán

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Holger is an Ecological Systems Designer and Educator with more than 30 years working in socio-ecological regeneration, mostly in Latin America. He's led conferences, workshops, courses and seminars, and served as a consultant & advisor.

Krystal Ho

Director, Corporate Relations

iQmetrix

Vancouver

BC

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Krystal is the Director of Corporate Relations for iQMetrix, a privately-held software as a service (SaaS) company that leads the way for simplifying complicated industries and helping businesses deliver great experiences with interactive retail technology in multiple verticals. She's a Board Advisor for the Women in Leadership Foundation, and Board Director for A Better Life Foundation.

Rachel Kaganoff Stern

President

The Junior State of America Foundation

Los Angeles

CA

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Rachel is an activist, writer and philanthropist whose primary focus is on mentoring teens and encouraging their civic engagement. She is currently raising money and attention for the Junior State of America Foundation, the largest student-run organization in the country focused on fostering and encouraging teen civic engagement.

Tia Kansara

Director

Replenish Earth Ltd

Macclesfield

Please select...

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Tia is a multi award-winning entrepreneur, economist and director of Replenish Earth Ltd. The youngest to ever receive the Royal Institute British Architects honorary fellowship. Hailed amongst the Top 100 most influential leaders in Tech by the Financial Times and Inclusive Boards, her clients include Coca Cola, Bloomberg, the European Commission, Forbes, Formula One, MIT, and Siemens.

Sam Kern

Software Developer

Triple Tree Software

Hamilton

MT

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Sam is a multi passionate freelance software developer currently traveling the world, working from his laptop, and producing a podcast about alternative lifestyles and career paths

Zach Kerschberg

Creative Director

Windmills & Giants

Oakland

California

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Zachary Kerschberg is an award-winning documentary and narrative filmmaker, whose films have screened at Cannes, SXSW, and Raindance. He is a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, a National Board of Review Student Grant, a Janowsky Award, a Wasserman Award, and an Agosto Foundation Residency. He is an alum of the Berlinale Talent Campus and was a 2018 resident at SF Filmhouse. He holds an honors B.A. from UC Berkeley in Romance Languages and Literatures and M.F.A.’s in both Dramatic Writing and Film Production from New York University.

Anna Korsun

Enterpreneur

Eko-Lavka

Vancouver

BC

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Anna is an entrepreneur working with Eko Lavka. She's also a girl from the Ukraine, in love with economics, philosophy, and nutrition on a journey to discover how to live sustainably, to find meaning, to create values and follow them.

Yarrow Kraner

Founder || Creative Alchemist

HATCH

Bozeman

Montana

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Yarrow is the Founder of HATCH, Aspen Institute Fellow, named 2015 top 100 creatives in the U.S. by Origins, and featured in the book Talent for Humanity. Hw has built global networks since 1999, when he founded one of the pioneer social media properties based on connecting real life heroes and rewarding youth for community volunteerism, growing to 1.5 Million subscribers in 2003, acquired by Fox. He is also founder of H360.ai, a platform to accelerate impactful collaborations.

Christopher Krywulak

CEO

iQmetrix

Vancouver

BC

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Christopher is the CEO of iQmetrix, leading the Executive Team in ensuring all departments operate according to the company purpose: To create great experiences – at the workplace, in the products they build and in the service they deliver. He's passionate about alchemy and transformation.

Alex Kushneir

Co-Founder & COO

Icon Media

Los Angeles

California

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Alex worked his way up from production assistant to Co-Founder and COO of Icon Media in just eight years. During those years, he established himself as a powerhouse producer in meaningful, educational programming, for Cheddar, ABC, NBC, and Al Jazeera, and produced special projects for the World Economic Forum, the 2016 DNC in Philadelphia, and the Reclaim Series Campaign, that brought awareness to the world's food and fashion waste epidemics for The Huffington Post.

Martín López

Founding Partner

buen viaje

Mexico

San Miguel de Allende

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After 20 years in advertising producing TV Ads and working for international brands, one day the divine plan connected Martin with a Magic México trought its more sacred plants: The Agave.
During 8 years he dedicated to travel meeting ancestral cultures and rich experiences that marked his path such as the time spent with scholars of Wixáricas ( Huicholes ) communities and enjoyed learning more and more from The Mayan and Zapotecos culture.
Today Mezcal Buen Viaje has trasnformed from a spirit by itself into whole lifestyle in search of connection to your origins, with sacred values.

Kelly Love

Talent Executive

Entertainment Production

Long Beach

CA

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Kelly is a producer, executive, manager, supervisor, and liaison for Multi-Entertainment platforms enlisted to create, coordinate, implement, and execute strategies with one single united vision. With over 22 years of working in entertainment production, she has managed The Oscars Red Carpet Arrivals, Emmy Awards, and The Grammy Celebration.

Arnaldo Lozada Berrios

Musician

Indie Artist

Mexico

Mexico

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Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, AJ is founding member of garage rock group, Davila 666/AJ Davila and has had a long, prolific career as an indie artist and producer. He's been signed under Vice Records, Burger records, In The Red Records, National Records, Panoram Records, and has toured all over the world. He currently resides in Mexico City.

Brianna Macias

Student

Alliance Susan & Eric Smidt Technology High School

Los Angeles

CA

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My name is Brianna Janay Macias. I come from a family who is Mexican and Salvadorian. I was born in the U.S but I have also lived in Mexico. During my childhood I lived in Mexico until I was 7. When I was 7 years old I came to permanently live in the U.S; this was a huge challenge because I had to adjust to a new language, culture, and family I had not met before. This challenge was difficult but I was able to overcome it with time and help from friends, family, and relatives. My life has always been complicated but I am thankful that things happen the way they did because it made me better.

Eugenio Maillefert Chabert

Mezcal producer

mezcal buen viaje

Mexico

San Miguel de Allende

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After 20 years in advertising producing TV Ads and working for international brands, one day the divine plan connected Eugenio with the Agave 5 years he dedicated to travel meeting ancestral cultures and rich experiences. Today mezcal Buen Viaje has transformed from a spirit by itself into a whole lifestyle in search of a connection to your origins, with sacred values.

ARTURO MORELOS

CEO KREATTA, COO EARTHX MÉXICO

KREATTA FILMS / EARTHX MÉXICO / ANGULAR RENTALS

CUAUHTEMOC

DF

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Creative and producer with over 20 years of expirience. My career started with massive concerts and international fairs, producing around the world.
Founder parner of Kreatta, Angular and EarthX Mex convinced that the production, whether it´s a film or event is a unique opportunity to impact people and generate change

Jackie Mostny

Community Organizer

Present-Forward

Oakland

California

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Jackie is Co-Founder of Cannabis Feminist, growing a network of female cannabis entrepreneurs through hosted events. She is passionate about the industry, and including women in its growth. She is also Business Development Manager for Kompas Strategy, an innovation lab that takes a human centered approach to help organizations determine what new products and strategies will best impact clients and create business growth.

Israel Nebeker

Producer, Songwriter

Blind Pilot

Astoria

Oregon

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Israel Nebeker is a songwriter from the Oregon Coast. His intricate folk-driven songs create an intimate space akin to the rainy, wild, sandy landscapes of his home and to the people whose stories belong to it.  Nebeker’s songs have achieved connection to a worldwide audience through his singing of the profoundly personal.

His strong lyricism and colorful melodies are the center of his critically acclaimed band, Blind Pilot.  With them, he has appeared on NPR’s Morning Edition, World Cafe, Late Night with David Letterman, and The Ellen Degeneres Show.

Gissou Nia

human rights lawyer

Iran Human Rights Documentation Center

Venice

CA

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Gissou is Strategy Director at Purpose, focusing on public engagement campaigns, brand strategy and high-level advocacy for organizations and individuals in the areas of health, climate, technology, privacy, stronger communities and global development. She's a human rights lawyer, advocate & new Angeleno who started her career in The Hague working on war crimes trials, and is now working on solutions for global displacement.

Dara Parker

Vice-President, Grants and Community Initiatives

Vancouver Foundation

Vancouver

British Columbia

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Dara is a nonprofit executive with 20 years’ experience working in social purpose organizations driving meaningful, systemic change. She began her career working in international development and has travelled to over 50 countries, spanning five continents. She's passionate about equity issues and plays mediocre volleyball.

Lionel Pasamonte

Producer/Director | E.I.R. at IMHP

IMHP.ORG

Long Beach

CA

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For 25yrs, Lionel has produced and directed live entertainment (like the Grammys), sports events & music concert DVDs globally. On his downtime, he pursues his passion for creating opportunity for inclusionary housing for all.

Bel Pesce

Founder

FazINOVA

Sao Paulo

SP

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Bel is an MIT grad, voted as one of the top 10 most admired leaders of Brazil, Forbes 30 Under 30, BBC’s 100 Most Inspiring Women in the World, and a TIME Magazine Next Generation Leader. Having reached millions of people in Brazil and worldwide with her educational content targeted at behavioral skills, she is addicted to learning, and constantly shares what she learns in a simplified way.

Victor Pineda

President

Pineda Foundation / World Enabled

Berkeley

CA

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Dr. Victor Pineda is an urban planner, social entrepreneur, speaker and globally recognized human rights advocate. He is also an adjunct professor and consultant on policy, planning and development. Dr. Pineda’s work focuses on urban resilience, inclusion and sustainability. He founded the Pineda Foundation / World Enabled, a global non-profit that promotes the rights of people with disabilities. He was recently appointed by President Obama to serve on the US Access Board. Dr. Pineda holds a PhD in Urban Planning from UCLA.

Michal Pomianowski

Mike Polarny

Sound Traveler

Warszawa

mazowieckie

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Mike is a music producer, DJ, traveler, entrepreneur. Originally from Poland, he creates music with instrumentalists and singers in Cuba and Caribbean. His song "Trip To Cuba” won the Ninja Tune Records and Dubspot New York contest in 2014.

David Purkey

Latin America Center Director

Stockholm Environment Institute

Bogota

Cundinamarca

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David is the Stockholm Environment Institute's Center Director in Latin America, based in Bogota, Colombia. His research work at SEI has focused on informing water management decision making in river basins characterized by a high degree of conflict with creditable, yet approachable, scientific analysis.

Adriana Rivera

Vp Operations and Culture

Intown Rodavento

mexico

Distrito Federal

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Adri is VP of Operations and Culture Mexico for Hotels Rodavento a member of Mosaic Hotel Group. Hotel Rodavento was awarded “Best Boutique Hotel in Mexico 2018 by Travel Awards and Travel & Leisure. Adri's 15 year contribution to the company has been crucial for its growth. Adri strives to continue to discover the magic of life, and is passionate about people, different perspectives and the power of collaboration & co-creation.

Noah Rosenthal

Cinematographer

ArkFilms

Los Angeles

CA

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Noah is a Cinematographer for ArkFilms who's work has screened at film festivals across the world including Sundance, SXSW & Tribeca. He prides himself on collaboration and that story drives his creative process.

Michael Savas

Founder

Superfan Live

Cresskill

NJ

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Michael is a mutli-faceted individual that spends his time in the music industry and in the adventure tourism industry. He has three companies; The Adventure Factory, Adventurers For Change, and Superfan Live.

David Scales

Assistant Professor

Weill Cornell Medical College

LONG ISLAND CITY

NY

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David is a medical sociologist at Cornell leveraging mobile/web technology, social innovation and community engagement to address structural factors affecting refugee health locally and in the Middle East.

Jared Silverman

Director of Development, HATCH

Prescott College/Wine Scholar

Scottsdale

AZ

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As the newly anointed Director of Development for HATCH Jared works to educate, accelerate, and invest in entrepreneurs who are creating solutions to social problems. Jared's role will involve developing and implementing strategies to collaborate with individuals, corporations and foundations to scale the impact of HATCH globally. Also an Instructor at Prescott College, Jared understands that every era poses specific challenges for humanity to address, and that it is the responsibility of each generation to create collaborative ecosystems for creative problem solving.

Thomas Silverman

Chief Development Officer

Junior State of America

San Francisco

CA

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Tom Silverman is Chief Development Officer at Junior State of America and HATCH board member. He's in awe of the universe. His super power is inspiring others to action around common purpose.

R Sterling Snead

Chief Financial Officer

S&S Global Family Office

Broken Arrow

OK

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Sterling is a Data Scientist, Investor, and CEO of the S&S Global Office. He's passionate about ethics, family, work, learning, and constantly improving himself. He specializes in investing, funding, innovation, business development, data science, and machine learning.

Marion Sosa

Artist

Independant artist

Mexico

D.F.

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Marion is a singer-songwriter and artist with a multi disciplinary trajectory. She's co-founder of the Mexican Rock band Love La Femme, with an upcoming solo LP due to be released this summer.

Luis Sosa

Creative Director

More Starch

Mexico

CDMX

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Luis is co-founder and Creative Director of More Starch, a boutique creative studio that's worked with NGOs, Festivals, and Museums on everything from branding to content curation.

Morgan Spurlock

Storyteller

Evolution

Brooklyn

NY

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Morgan is a producer and writer who worked in the film & tv industry for more than 20 years. He loves creating projects that bridge the gap between mindful & playful, as well as finding new mediums to tell those stories. Spurlock's films include Super Size Me, Where in the World Is Osama bin Laden?, The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, Freakonomics, and more. Spurlock is also a co-founder of the short-film content marketing studio Cinelan where he produced the groundbreaking series “WE THE ECONOMY: 20 Short Films You Can’t Afford to Miss.”

Jonah Stern

Student

The Buckley School

Los Angeles

CA

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Jonah is a performer, writer, speaker, and avid chef interested in studying political science and public policy. His focus right now is expanding Junior State of America's reach throughout Southern California to increase engagement with civically inclined students in underprivileged neighborhoods. He plans to pursue a life of civic engagement and gourmet exploration.

Summer Stoffel

Chief Strategy Officer

Snead & Stoffel Global Family Office

Broken Arrow

OK

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Summer is the Chief Strategy Officer of Snead & Stoffel Global Family Office, and is passionate about developing a strong network of investments across various sectors that create positive impact and sustainability. She is also the Founder and CEO of EQUICORE, an international IT company specializing in AgTech and data science.

Eamonn Store

Founder & CEO

FairShare Inc.

Stamford

CT

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From failed British naval helicopter pilot to disillusioned WPP ad-exec, to the CEO of the Guardian, it took Eamonn nearly 30 years to build his passion and test it out in the entrepreneurial space. His company, FairShare helps well-intentioned corporate leaders better execute their good intentions by building more authentic and enduring marketing partnerships with social impact entrepreneurs and activists. He also helps entrepreneurs and activists better package their work to attract commercial interest.

Jade Tailor

Actress, Singer, Writer, Producer, Director, Entrepreneur, and Social Activist.

Eyeris Entertainment

Los Angeles

CA

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Jade Tailor is an actress, singer, writer, film maker and social activist. Originally born in Hollywood, California she has spent her life bi-coastally in both New York and Los Angeles. Her most recent and notable work is on the hit SyFy series, The Magicians. She is also the founder of several non-profits, a NWHM ambassador, & DV/IPV counselor, and ICF certified life coach.

Leigh Tucker

Founder/CEO

HITCHHIKE Superfoods

Tampa

FL

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Leigh is the founder/CEO of HITCHHIKE Superfoods. Inspired on a hiking trip to Peru, the company's mission goes from Seed to Snack, using amaranth, an ancient superfood, to craft delicious snacks.

Joyce Vazquez Braverman

Medical doctor.

None

Mexico

Mexico

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Medical doctor graduated from Anahuac University, worked as a pediatric surgical oncology assistant, consultant of strategic alliances for secondary childhood cancer prevention, medical research director of “Med Intelligence” a startup based in Israel aimed to do personalized medicine research, content writer for “My child’s cancer”. Recently graduated from CIIS in Psychedelic Therapies and Research, activist and passionate about the use of psychedelics in the medical field to approach Psychoneuroimmunoendocrinology.

Alejo Vinciguerra Benda

Co-founder & Managing Partner

Alchimia Investments

London

London

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Alejo is co-founder and Managing Partner at Alchimia Investments, a investment company that drives and feeds his passion for new technologies and ad/ventures in numerous sectors and geographies.

Reli Wapner

Event Promoter/Entrepreneur

Self-Employed

Santa Monica

CA

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Reli is an Event Producer and Project Manager who partners in ventures across industries. He believes in direct human interaction and collaboration to facilitate mutual benefit and social justice.

Daniel Wordsworth

President & CEO

American Refugee Committee

Minneapolis

MN

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Daniel serves as CEO of the American Refugee Committee, an international humanitarian aid agency working to build a meaningful life for and with the displaced. He's focused on pioneering a new kind of human institution, its purpose to inspire and unleash the abundance in every human being.

Mathieu Young

Photographer

www.mathieuyoung.com

Los Angeles

CA

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Mathieu is a photographer, represented by Art Department. He's also the founder of Art of Freelance, which provides training for creative freelancers, and Kensington Presents, a pop up concert series in LA.

Ed Zaydelman

Co-Founder & CPO // Vida by Selina

VIDA

New York

NY

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Ed moved to Costa Rica in 2015 from NYC to build a Wellness Center and Education space [VIDA] and I left 10 years in the NYC Event Industry behind. In 2018, Selina Hotels partnered with Ed's team to create and operate VIDA by Selina, a brand new transformational retreat center in Costa Rica. Plans to build 60 more retreat centers are on the horizon.

Yoshi Zweiback

Senior Rabbi

Stephen Wise Temple

Los Angeles

CA

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Yoshi is a Senior Rabbi, as well as a teacher, student, spouse, parent, community-builder, problem-solver, composer, guitarist, hiker, and friend.