Founding Partners and Team Members
Is a non-profit that offers support to grassroots permaculture, regenerative agriculture, and other innovative projects seeking to create an economy based on the restoration of the environment and social structures.
Learn more at abundantearthfoundation.org
Connects cultures and creates community through music, arts education, preservation, and experiences. LEAF Global's ONEmic Studios are a resource for communities sharing their personal stories and using music as a tool of self-expression. LEAF is dedicated to cultural preservation, the fostering of global citizenship, and cultural exchange.
Visit their site at theleaf.org
Was founded by band members of the classic rock band, the Grateful Dead, and has provided tools for cultural preservation and digital literacy to communities around the world through grants and community involvement. Generous support from Rex has helped launch the SunRise Studios Collective and helped with the purchase of equipment for our first three studios.
is a cultural conservationist and heritage practitioner. Her passion to safeguard traditional cultural knowledge, customs, and natural resources is woven through the fabric of her work. This work is centered around her deep love for sustaining cultural diversity within modernizing communities. With more than 12 years of experience in international affairs, project management, and entrepreneurship, Schree has worked across the globe. Schree received her Master’s in Entrepreneurship from Western Carolina University and Bachelor of Art and Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Africana Women’s Studies from Bennett College. As an advocate for racial equity and human rights, Schree continues to use her experience in social justice to connect communities to their most valuable resources.
Learn more at https://theubunifuexperience.org/
Is an internationally recognized multi-talented musician. His bands Beats Antique and Dirtwire, are legendary for their creative innovation in the music experience. He brings to the table the technical know-how needed to facilitate cross-cultural creative collaborations that the studios will offer. David will mentor the participants of SunRise Studios Collective through online and in-person training.
Listen to his music and learn more at davidsatori.com.
Is an activist, an engineer and a project manager working to support social entrepreneurs and local communities develop and build resilience. After serving 11 years as a Civil & Environmental Engineer for the U.S. Government, Nick shifted his focus to community empowerment. Working first with the Greenpeace Global Toxic Trade Campaign and then with many other non-profits over the years, Nick has amplified his efforts to support community engagement and empowerment. In the past two decades, Nick has dedicated his efforts to create sustainable, regenerative communities by collaborating with and empowering community visionaries.