A team of self starters, dream chasers, and kind souls.

 

PIONEERS

Kylee Pendery

Kylee is an entrepreneur interested in people, the arts, and exploring the world. After graduating from The University of Texas, Kylee began putting her energy into entrepreneurial pursuits here in Austin. When she isn’t working on projects, she can be found spending time with friends, enjoying the concerts and culture Austin has to offer.

CONCERTS
Kings of Leon (ACL '13)
Alt J (FunFunFun Fest '14)
Stromae (SXSW '15)

CAUSES
She Thinx, F Cancer (both founded by amazing women!)
Operation Underground Railroad

INSPIRATION
Do Cool Sh*t (book by Miki Agrawal)
Any upbeat jams
Running
TED Talks
Reading Fast Company
Visiting new places

 

Vishal Duvvuru

Vishal is a student by day, beer-admirer by night, world-traveler on holidays, and full-time friend. He graduated from the University of Texas with a double major in Marketing and International Relations. He has a passion for people and making a change in this beautiful world. Everyone has a story and he wants to hear it.

CONCERTS
Bleachers (SXSW '15)
The Head and the Heart (SXSW '16)
Odesza (Snowglobe '16)

CAUSES
Malala Fund
Pencils of Promise

INSPIRATION
World travels
Genuine people
Dance parties #shakeyobooty
Anything about international development

 

ADVISORY
BOARD

Aubrey Mayo

Advisor

Aubrey is a Creative Director for a talent agency (SEAMINX) and an accessories brand (ESPEROS). Prior to that she was a wardrobe stylist in NYC for catalog, print and commercials. She loves connecting people and helping to build creative teams that result in either successful commercial ads or editorials.

CONCERTS
Slowdive (NYC '14)
Echo & the Bunnymen (Dallas '06)
Dum Dum Girls (Dallas '14)
Tame Impala (ACL '15)

CAUSE
The Girl Effect

INSPIRATION
Inspirations by Coehlo
A Little History of the World by Gombrich
Egon Schiele (painter)
TED talks
Driving West
Rituals (morning coffee, reading the paper, lighting candles, nightly walks, laying in the tub)
Wandering the halls of musuems
The strong supportive women that are in my life (my business partners Sunni & Elaine being two at the top).

Krystyna Davenport

Advisor

After graduating from Fordham University, Krystyna lived in New York City working as a fundraiser for top institutions by day and in the music industry by night. In 2010, she dropped the NYC life to move to Austin, TX to join her husband, a musician and luthier. They recently relocated to Columbia, SC. Krystyna has been in educational fundraising for over 15 years and enjoys matching donors passions with student needs. She loves traveling, cooking, learning music, and literature.

CONCERTS
Damien Rice (Austin '15)
De La Soul (Bronx '99)
Social Distortion (NYC '06)

CAUSES
Xavier Mission (NYC)
Austin Humaine Society
VH1 Save the Music

INSPIRATION
Traveling
My Super Cool Twin Girls
Reading
Watching my husband teach kids how to play instruments

Henry Proegler

Advisor

Henry is the founder and CEO of Embassy Creative, an Austin-based marketing and production agency. Henry's career started when he created the 10 Days, a campus clean initiative that is now a national campaign with thousands of participants.

CONCERTS
Ben Folds (Bass Concert Hall '05)
David Gray & Ray Lamontagne (Red Rocks '10)
Patty Griffin (Ryman Auditorium '13)

CAUSES
PelotonU
Project Row Houses
Living Water International

INSPIRATION
Riding on planes
Coffee
Cooking
Cheap rental cars
Nashville
Deep conversations
But mostly my friends who do amazing stuff (like you guys!)

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David Feldman

Advisor

David is the founder and creative director of 3 Owl Media, a Creative Digital Agency in Atlanta, Georgia. He is also the Media Director and Partner at ATL Collective, an Atlanta Music Organization that has been curating a monthly concert series that covers classic albums in their entirety since 2009. He holds a dual degree in business and music from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School (where he is a regular guest lecturer). David is an avid classical guitarist (and dabbles in flamenco), and a decent ping-pong player (but plays with the fire of a thousand burning suns).

CONCERTS
D'angelo (Bonnaroo '15)
Jeff Magnum (Coachella '13)
LCD Soundsystem (This Is Happening Tour '12)
Radiohead (In Rainbows Tour '08)

CAUSE
Atlanta Music Project (music education for underprivileged school children)

INSPIRATION
Direct Orders (poem by Anis Mojgani)
Creative collaboration
Ping pong
Traveling to see friends in other cities
Playing live music

Alyssa Greve

Advisor

Alyssa is the Manager of Social Media at Cambria, a quartz surface company. Prior to Cambria, Alyssa worked at Target Headquarters on the Target Style social media accounts and multiple years in the agency world. She also runs a part time photography business capturing a limited number of weddings each year. Alyssa earned her undergraduate degrees in Marketing and Art at Concordia college, while earning her masters degree in leadership and management. She loves art, athletics, and spending time with family and friends. Alyssa and her husband live with their daughter in Minneapolis, MN.

CONCERTS
Sara Bareilles (Red Rocks '13)
Family of the Year (MPLS '13)
OAR (Basilica Block Party '12)

CAUSES
Mentoring youth and young professionals
Ronald McDonald House Charities

INSPIRATION
My GoodReads list
Feedly blogs
Coffee shops
Athletics
Travel

Andrew Key

Advisor

Andrew is always hoping to give the downtrodden, voiceless, and ignored the ability to be heard and respected as much as everyone else. Traveling the globe, pursuing excellence in most any endeavor, and learning to submit and love other's desires more than his own have led him to his happiest existence thus far. He loves sand volleyball, espresso, listening, and is doing his best to not follow all the advice folks give him.

CONCERTS
M83 (Dallas '13)
Mest (Warped Tour '00)
Andrew WK (Houston '11)
CHVRCHES (FunFunFunFest '15)

CAUSES
Ability Connection (helps people with physical disabilities)
Discover a healthy way to feed the homeless and hungry across the globe

INSPIRATION
My wife's selfless work ethic & continual love for our family and I
Joy of my 2 son's experiences at the smallest and greatest things and happenings
Possibilities
Pursuing excellence and virtuosity no matter the task

Catherine Diederich

Advisor

Cat is a seasoned tech and financial services executive assistant with a passion for connecting people to others with shared interests. She is a firm believer in the importance of creating and cultivating community in and outside the workplace. Years of helping to manage the Austin Ventures stage at the Austin City Limits Music Festival fostered her enthusiasm for sharing live music with the wider community.

CONCERTS
Coldplay (ACL '05 & '10)
Pet Shop Boys (ACL Moody Theater '14)
Phish (Cow Palace '96)

CAUSES
Heifer International
Black Fret

INSPIRATION
Travel
Cultivating community
Sharing meals with friends and family
Design / Placement > Creating Order