Chief Executive Officer
I’m a consummate optimist with an entrepreneur’s mindset who believes the future is beautiful. I’m passionate about imagining what’s possible and engaging others to do the same.
As the CEO/founder of A Hundred Years, I guide clients toward inspiring action and driving large-scale change. Since starting the company 15 years ago, I have helped large corporations, NGOs, philanthropic organizations, and early-stage social enterprises connect profit and purpose and challenge their existing models and systems. My background in commercial advertising with brands like Sony and Red Bull and live event production informs my interest and ability to work across science, arts and culture, and consumer brands. I’ve tackled challenges as diverse as distilling complex scientific concepts into engaging, accessible ideas with NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Smithsonian’s Tropical Research Institute in Panama; creating large-scale activation of public space with the immersive art experience Glow on Santa Monica Beach; and innovating education with leaders such as TED-Ed and Brian Greene’s World Science University. I have long-standing relationships with TED and Rockefeller Foundation, and I’m a partner in Bruce Mau’s Massive Change Network.
Outside of the studio, I teach design thinking and design for impact at UCLA, and I have spoken on innovation and design thinking at TEDx Phoenix, TEDActive, the National Art Education Convention, and the Museum Next Conference.
When I’m not designing experiences to shape the future, I’m rooted in the present connecting with the most beautiful ecosystem ever designed: nature.