Who are we?
Our mission is to integrate music and service to benefit people and the environment. Working in conjunction with Cloud 9 Adventures, partner organizations and a collective of creative leaders, Positive Legacy coordinates environmental and humanitarian service projects fueled by the power of music. We transcend cultural boundaries by attending to the needs and aspirations of the communities we visit on our musical sojourns. We create sustainable support through action from musicians and fans.
Kristen Sommer-Swager started volunteering with Positive Legacy in 2012 and has grown to support the organization as Event Lead and ultimately Executive Director.
Organizational Development Director
Christine joined the PL team in 2014 for Jam Cruise 12 and worked to cultivate the event auctions before also moving into Event Lead...
Katie, owner of the marketing and branding company Blooming Footprint in Denver, is a music-loving media junkie who brings many years of experience in the music industry to...
Mary Honiotes began with Positive Legacy in 2014. Her background in International Studies, love of travel, and community development make Mary a perfect fit as our day-to-day Social Media Manger and Day of Service coordinator.
Arab was first introduced to Positive Legacy by a friend at Burning Man in 2015; she joined the team as a trainee and gradually worked her way up to the position of Administrative Assistant.
Director of Grant Management
Joel is the Operations Director At Symbiotic Event Services, based in Colorado. He is also is the owner of a sustainable farm, Rocky Mountain Roots Co-opperative, outside Fort Collins, CO.
Keenyn has held CFO roles with several nonprofit organizations, privately-held companies, and in federal and state government. He has served as a cabinet-level administrator in higher education and lectured in Economics and Management ...
Jess is an entertainment lawyer living in Colorado. His practice focuses on the music industry and he represents artists, production companies, talent agencies, festivals and other industry players...
Carrie has worked in the nonprofit field for over eighteen years, serving in a variety of leadership roles. She currently serves as Director of a multi-million dollar attainable housing program...
Seth Weiner, the man with many talents, doing it all from being Your Rocktioneer (a benefit auctioneer) to an entertainer, emcee, and host of the podcast Inside Out wTnS.
Sean has worked in accounting and finance for over ten years. He has worked in finance roles at fortune 200 companies and various accounting roles in the financial and retail sectors...
Back in 2003, Ann Kenworthy worked in collaboration with Cloud 9 Adventures and founded the Greening program for the maiden voyage of Jam Cruise...
Board of Directors Member
Jeffrey is a founding board member and past President of Positive Legacy. Hailing from Fort Collins, CO, he is also the President and Founder of Symbiotic Event Services...
Board of Directors Member
Bryan Birch is the founder of ZeroHero, Inc, a Colorado based company that specializes in installing zero-waste programs into all types of events and festivals..
Board of Directors Member
Justin has been with Conscious Alliance since 2004. His role has grown and evolved alongside the organization, exponentially increasing its overall impact.
Having seen the amazing work done by the Jam Cruise Positive Legacy program in the communities we’ve visited over the years, Mary was honored to be a founding board member of Positive Legacy...
Julie serves as an Advisory Board Member and is a Jam Cruise repeat offender who spearheads Positive Legacy action days in port, exercising her passion for service...
Kelly is an all around go-to-girl with her hands in a lot of projects. Most notably, her role as Director of Business Development for Cloud 9 Adventures...
Sebastian Africano has worked with marginalized communities in 15 countries, specializing in improving rural livelihoods and sustainable resource management...
Jeff Kasky is a Florida lawyer and a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator. Before embarking on his legal career in 1993, Jeff was a music agent in New York City...
Sean joined the Greening Team back on Jam Cruise 4 as an environmental educator/adviser and has since served as a co-coordinator for Positive Legacy benefits in the ports that we visit...
Matt is founder and conductor of The Everyone Orchestra, a revolving cast of stellar musicians who play nationwide festivals, concerts and special events...
Eddie Roberts is the band leader, guitarist and producer of UK funk group The New Mastersounds. He originally put the band together in 1999...
Bob Hollis is the founder of The Mobius Network, a progressive technology services provider that applies free and open source software solutions to help organizations with a public benefit mission...
Having worked in the live music for most of the last 20 years Brian has worn many hats including currently owning independent record label Harmonized Records, managing bands like Everyone Orchestra...