About

HATCH Staff

Yarrow Kraner

HATCH FOUNDER 

Yarrow is Founder of HATCH and H360.ai, an Aspen Institute Fellow, and named top 100 creatives in the U.S. by Origins. As a Filmmaker, he has directed projects for Richard Branson, The Rock, P Diddy, and more. In 1999, Yarrow created the pioneer online social network, The Hero Project – 3 years before My Space – enabling users to create online profiles, teams, and play online games, to empower real life superheroes (there is a superhero within us all). User engagement was higher than any other youth site at that time, and grew to 1.5 Million users by 2003, when it was acquired by FOX. In 2004, Yarrow founded HATCH, a network of global influencers and mentors accelerating progress on solutions for the U.N.’s global goals. Thousands of collaborations have resulted. In 2016 Yarrow founded H360, an A.I. / machine learning platform as a collaboration acceleration engine. The A.I. match-making connects needs to skills and resources for projects improving our world. The platform unlocks full potential of communities, corporations, and organizations while creating a “Network of Networks.” Yarrow is featured in the book Talent for Humanity, has curated and led think tanks with Intel, Hasbro, Ernst & Young, spoken at TEDx, Vivatech, EarthX, Day One, and Business Innovation Factory Summit (BIF). Watch Yarrow’s BIF keynote.

Jared Silverman

HATCH DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR 

As the Director of Development for HATCH Jared works to educate, accelerate, and invest in entrepreneurs who are creating solutions to social problems. Jared’s role involves 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 teaches courses in Ecopsychology, The History of Psychiatry, Yogic Philosophy, and Human Development. As a researcher for the Gwydion Fund, Jared works to connect people with the natural world through education, conservation, and research.  In his spare time, Jared runs The Wine Scholar, a wine concierge service for collectors.

Rachel Hicks

HATCH COMMUNITY DIRECTOR 

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

Cassidy Seckman

HATCH EXECUTIVE COORDINATOR 

Innovator, self-motivator and creative thinker, and founding member of Adventure Aide, an app for adventures and match-making people to their passions. She is driven by making a positive difference in the world and is inspired by HATCH’s mission. Her passion for community building has led to the inception of several different ventures including sustainable-farm focused culinary experiences and a collaborative networking club. With her background in marketing and project management, Cassidy bridges the gaps between marketing, creative, and technical teams to develop growth strategies, initiate and facilitate cross-platform campaigns, and design internal management processes. Cassidy also regularly volunteers her time with the Send It Foundation.