"Business can be done better and in some cases it is. We'll keep you posted." - Derek Sabori

Also Available For:


Storytelling Through Interviews & Conversations

Professional Presentations

Panel Moderation & Meeting Facilitation


Classroom workshops & Discussions


Brand Consulting

Personal Career Coaching

What & Why

What We Do:

We curate stories, articles, interviews, and reviews that focus on the the better business movement, sustainable living, cause marketing, responsible business, ethical retail, and more. All the while, adding an educational spin so that you’re learning as you go, and becoming a true part of the sustainability movement.

Why We Do It:

We felt like sustainability news was sometimes intimidating, unrelatable, and perhaps reserved for the professionals. We’re bridging the gap between the information, the developments, the shortcomings and the victories, and you.

Come dive in with us!

Who Am I?

Experienced Executive | Entrepreneur | Instructor | Life-Balancer

I was ten years into my career before I took a hard look at where I was going. Thanks to some bold influencers, and a groundbreaking documentary, I put my career on a new track and never looked back.


I have a BA in Studio Arts, an MBA, 19 years experience at an Action Sports brand, and a network that spans the globe. I’ve traveled the world, I’ve had a VP of Global Sustainability title, and I’ve been lucky enough to work with, and rub shoulders with, some of the world’s most influential brands. Now, I’m my own boss and the co-founder of a new brand called Kozm; a brand with a serious sustainability commitment.

In addition to being a sustainability advisor, I'm a college instructor & course developer, a podcaster, an experienced  moderator and host, a speaker and a brand builder. Maybe there's something we can do together!

“The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better.” 

Robert F. Kennedy

Contact Me

If you made it this far, you're interested in doing business better, and/or being part of the sustainability movement, so let's chat. I'll help you with either.


Costa Mesa, CA





Protecting the Brand | Big Tony Alvarez, Global VP of Supply Chain/Compliance, Volcom

January 31, 2019

Certified Organic | Kirk Aronstam, Pure Jojoba

December 6, 2018

Purpose Driven | Sevag Kazanci, Co-Founder, Parks Project

October 30, 2018

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