Inspiration,
Meet Action.

Our Approach

Our team is passionate about accelerating a better future by empowering people to see their life through a sustainable lens. We are creating technology to enhance the way people discover, share and adopt ideas that change their world.

We are pioneering a new way for people to convert inspiration and intention into collective progress.

By shrinking broad concepts into local opportunities we enable people to focus on the journey, with confidence in their destination. At the heart of our platform is a leading, science-based approach for organizing and activating the best ideas based on the shared experience of our community.

Press

Offers shareable, easy advice on how to make your life more sustainable.
A visual landscape of all the sustainable behaviors I am interested in adopting — a collage of ideas that translate my broad interests into actionable goals.
Creates unique value beyond harnessing one’s social media network and providing specific ideas for reducing impact: it does these things with insight into how to build trust and drive action among Millennials.

Press

"Offers shareable, easy advice on how to make your life more sustainable."

"A visual landscape of all the sustainable behaviors I am interested in adopting — a collage of ideas that translate my broad interests into actionable goals."

"Creates unique value beyond harnessing one’s social media network and providing specific ideas for reducing impact: it does these things with insight into how to build trust and drive action among Millennials."

Team

Andrew Krause CEO

Andrew Krause

Andrew is the CEO of eecosphere, which connects people with actionable opportunities to build a more sustainable lifestyle. He oversees the vision and manages the early growth strategy with partners. Prior to eecosphere Andrew studied collective behavior change and sustainability science at the Global Institute of Sustainability at ASU. He holds a BA and MS from Arizona State University.

George Basile, PhD CSO

George Basile, PhD

George is responsible for developing the scientific framework that links everyday decisions with the most sustainable options. He is also a Professor and Senior Scientist at the Global Institute of Sustainability at ASU. Prior to eecosphere George led sustainability initiatives for various Fortune 100 companies including Nike, IKEA, Home Depot, and McDonald's. He holds a BS in Physics from UC Irvine, and a PhD in Biophysics from UC Berkeley.

Michael Van Milligan CTO

Michael Van Milligan

Michael leads the long term technology direction for eecosphere, including software engineering and interfacing with research partners. Before eecosphere he helped design and launch numerous iOS & OS X technologies at Apple as part of the CoreOS group. He holds a MS and BS in Computer Science, both from Arizona State University.

Daniel Culotta COO

Daniel Culotta

Daniel heads high-level operations at eecosphere, including partner development, content production, and community management. Before that he researched and designed sustainability programs for public, private, and community organizations. He was also an archeologist in a past life. Daniel studied organizational decision making and behavior change at the Global Institute of Sustainability, and holds a BA from the University of Texas and a MA from Arizona State University.

Joey Dumont CGO

Joey Dumont

Joey is responsible for all business development and partnerships at eecosphere. He was previously Partner/Managing Director at Questus, an award winning digital ad agency. He was also the Executive Producer of a documentary called The Naked Brand, a story about how corporations can help save the planet one small step at a time by being transparent and honest with their advertising.

Alex Vietti Community Manager

Alex Vietti

Alex is a Community Manager at eecosphere, where she creates campaign content and helps drive social participation. Combining her earth and sustainability science education with lifelong artistic tendencies, her goal is to use technology and creativity to inspire everyone to live more consciously and wisely. She holds a Masters in Sustainable Solutions from the Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University and a BS in Environmental Science from Texas A&M University.

Brandon Menc Programmer

Brandon Menc

Brandon has been a programmer and systems administrator for over 20 years, starting with a VIC-20. He studied computer science at Penn State and the Rochester Institute of Technology. He has been involved with eecosphere since the early days of the company. Prior to this, he was a co-founder at a Phoenix-area startup.

Clint Helling Software Engineer

Clint Helling

Clint is a software engineer responsible for developing the back-end systems that support eecosphere. He holds a BS in Computer Systems Engineering from Arizona State University.

Allison Voglesong Writer

Allison Voglesong

Allison hails from Metro Detroit, Michigan. She holds a BA in International Relations from Michigan State University's James Madison College. Her interests include water pricing, environmental economics and policy, and conflict mediation.

Becky Striepe Writer

Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”) is a crafts and food writer from Atlanta who has a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. Her mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone.

Emerson Arehart Writer

Emerson Arehart

Emerson is a writer, mathematician, explorer, and beekeeper who splits time between cities and wilderness. He likes to unravel sticky, complex problems, and rebuild them into actions people can take. Emerson writes about ecology, agriculture, logistics, and other interactions between humans and nature.

Jill Ettinger Writer

Jill Ettinger

Jill is a Los Angeles-based freelance journalist and editor focused on the global food system and how it intersects with our cultural traditions, diet preferences, health, and politics. She is the senior editor for sister websites OrganicAuthority.com and EcoSalon.com, and works as a research associate and editor with the Cornucopia Institute. Jill has been featured in The Huffington Post, MTV, Reality Sandwich, and Eat Drink Better, and eecosphere.

Melissa Merrick Writer

Melissa Merrick

Melissa is based in Phoenix, and has a passion for meshing the worlds of business and sustainability. Her interests include food, rock climbing, ultimate frisbee, big data, and NPR. Melissa holds a B.A. in Business with a Concentration in Sustainability from ASU.

Nithin Coca Writer

Nithin Coca

Nithin is a freelance writer who focuses on cultural, economic, and environmental issues in developing countries with an aim at building channels of communication and collaboration around common challenges. He alternates between a home in California and working on social projects in Africa and Asia.

Sarah Moore Writer

Sarah Moore

Sarah Moore is a freelance writer who focuses on sustainability, local food, and the weirder side of science. In her spare time she enjoys writing fiction, running, and cooking. Sarah lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, two children, two dogs, and an unshakable colony of June bugs.

Rob Dallal Financial Advisor

Rob Dallal

Rob sits on our Advisory Board and reviews financial modeling, and provides general corporate and strategic advice. He has a broad range of business experience, and currently works in New York in the global shipping and ship finance industry. Prior to that, he spent seven years overseeing the growth of one of the largest commercial solar companies in Arizona. He was also an Associate at Goldman Sachs International in London, where he advised consumer and retail companies on over $3.2 billion in corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions transactions. He holds a BA in Economics from Cambridge University.

Eric Hekler, PhD Behavioral Science Advisor

Eric Hekler, PhD

Eric advises eecosphere on emerging methodologies and models for developing effective behavior change technologies. He is a pioneer of Agile Science, a new approach for blending traditional behavioral science with agile software development methods to improve long-term outcomes. He is also an Assistant Professor at ASU, where he directs the Designing Health Lab. Eric received his Post-Doctoral training at Stanford and holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers.

Jeff Corkran Experience Strategy Advisor

Jeff Corkran

Jeff has spent the last two decades in experience design and digital strategy applying empathy through human-centered design and lean methods from Fortune 500 companies to early stage startups and NGOs. His recent work includes experience design and strategy for organizations like the Discovery Channel, Paul Allen’s Vulcan, The United Nations, XPRIZE and many others striving to create a more positive and equalized future.

Tony Hynes Marketing and PR Advisor

Tony Hynes

Tony works with eecosphere to ensure corporate reputation, create high impact messaging, and broadcast the product launch. Tony has nearly 20 years of experience providing high-impact communication strategies to a myriad of companies, from the world’s largest multinationals to early stage start-ups. He is currently a Partner at North of 9 communications in San Francisco, and prior to that was EVP at Weber Shandwick where he managed their Northern California operations.


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