JEff VanderStelt | @JEFFVANDERSTELT
Visionary Leader | Soma Family of Churches
Lead Pastor | Doxa Church
Jeff Vanderstelt is the visionary leader of the Soma Family of Churches and the lead teaching pastor of Doxa Church in Bellevue, WA. He also travels around the US and the world equipping the Church in the gospel and missional living. He is the author of "Saturate: Being Disciples of Jesus in the Everyday Stuff of Life." He and Jayne, his wife of 22 years, have three children; Haylee, Caleb, and Maggie.
JAson RusselL | @jasonrussell
Co-Founder | Invisible Children, Inc.
Co founder of Invisible Children, Inc., Jason Russell led the company’s creative vision with an emphasis on the power of storytelling. Using new media to artistically tell real and personal stories, and calling on viewers to get involved in their end, he has propelled Invisible Children to redefine and re-brand the nonprofit industry. Jason is both a work and life partner to his childhood sweetheart Danica, and can’t wait for their book “The ABC’s of Activism” to be released August 2015. He believes the greatest stories he gets to co-direct are those of his two gifted and gorgeous children, Gavin Danger and Everley Darling.
CJ CASCIOTTA | @cjcasciotta
Founder | Sounds Like a Movement
CJ is the founder of Sounds Like A Movement, a consultancy that helps creative leaders discover the movement inside their ideas. He speaks and writes on movement making and has been featured in publications like CBS Money Watch, MTV, VH1 and Relevant Magazine. He lives in Nashville, TN with his wife Kelly and daughter Selah.
Scott Bakken | @scottcbakken
Founder & Creative Director | Socality
Scott is passionate about creating spaces where people can connect and develop true and authentic relationships. He has contributed to ministries and movements across Canada and spent 6 years living in Sydney, Australia, where he and his wife, Jessica, were a part of Hillsong Church. Scott is completely committed to the success of this next generation and believes in the power of equipping people so they can step into their fullest potential. He currently resides in Calgary, Canada, with his wife Jessica and their daughter, Sydney Rose.
Jeffrey Gerson | @jeffreydgerson
Community Manager of North America | Instagram
Jeffrey Gerson works on Instagram’s Community Team as the Community Manger for North America. The Community Team seeks to build community and inspire creativity through sharing stories and learning from Instagrammers around the world. In addition to writing for the Instagram Blog, Jeffrey can be found making new friends at InstaMeets, spending too much time in coffee shops and adventuring throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.
Jeffrey graduated from Stanford University in 2012 with a BA in English Literature.
Erin Pechtel | @shopboutonne
Owner + Operator | Boutonné
Birthed out of an opportunity for Owner and Operator Erin Pechtel to step out into what she loves and live her dream, Boutonné became a symbol of hope when it came to life in 2012. With over a decade of design work, Erin began by brining her drawings to life with her first collection. Now, years later, the heartbeat of the company remains; to provide quality hand made goods to the loyal Boutonné customer, to work hard and stay humble. They believe in hand made, American made with a passion. Housed in downtown San Diego studio, Boutonné prides itself on completing all design and production in house.
Newport Worship | @newportworship
In 2006, Pastor Jonathan and Diane Wilson hand-picked Newport Beach as the site for the new church plant. Following 28 years on the Hillsong Church staff, Wilson and his wife brought a team over from Australia to help launch what is now Newport Church, a vibrant congregation of believers in the heart of Orange County, CA. Since opening its doors eight years ago, Newport's worship team has organically evolved into a songwriting collective, and the original songs the band's written to lead their congregation in worship have culminated in the group's first national full-length release.
Kelli Murray | @kelli_murray
Founder | Rylee & Cru
Kelli is an illustrator, graphic designer, fashion lover and craft connoisseur whose work has been used by major retail and design companies across the world. She also designs and runs a children's clothing brand named Rylee & Cru which is named after her two children.
Vitaliy Rizhkov | @StartUpLabsBlog
CEO & Founder | Hipture
Vitaliy Rizhkov is the founder and CEO of Hipture, helping you turn your memories into art. He is running the startup with 100% transparency by sharing every little detail of his startup adventure on his blog Startuplabs.com. In not so distant past Vitaliy co-found seven different companies with multi-million dollar revenues. Recently, Vitaliy shared an article on TheNextWeb titled: What I learned from sacking 100 employees and losing $1.5 million. About a year ago Vitaliy moved from Vancouver, BC to Portland, OR with his wife of ten years Marina, and three energized boys.
Joel & Maggie Bear | @Joelbear @magggiebear
Visual Architects | Professional Photographers
Joel and Maggie are visual architects working together as a husband and wife team. They build with creatives and brands through commercial photography and creative direction. In their ever-evolving world they aspire to take on the creative challenge of visual architects; not merely moving with the flow of trends and culture, but building and shaping through design, photography and creative direction in the industry. They have collaborated with major brands, creatives and publications around the world by building narratives and experiences through their work.
Dirk Dallas | @dirka
Professor of Digital Media
Dirk Dallas lives in Southern California with his wife/best friend and two daughters. He is a graphic designer, filmmaker, photographer and professor of digital media. Some of Dirk’s clients include Nike, Toyota, Disney and Ford. Under the name @dirka, he has amassed over 238,000 followers on Instagram and his photographic works have been featured in art galleries in Orange County, Philadelphia and San Francisco and on various websites such as CNN, USAToday, Mashable and HuffingtonPost. In his free time you can find him chasing light, exploring new beaches and flying helicopters with his oldest daughter.
Paul Tellefsen | @technopaul
Director of Community | Socality
Born and raised in Dallas, Paul Tellefsen is a connector, story listener and lover of people. He is the Director of Community at Socality. His heart is to develop leaders and connect people into real relationship and true community locally in a global way. With over 94,000 followers on Instagram he has grown to understand how to connect and build an engaged community. His photographic work has been featured in art shows around the country and across the web. He is the creator of Instagram Is: a viral Instagram documentary which has been seen around the world and loaded 5 million times.