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About

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.

Our Team

Staff

 
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KRISTEN SOMMER-

SWAGER

Executive Director

Kristen Sommer-Swager started volunteering with Positive Legacy in 2012 and has grown to support the organization as Event Lead and  ultimately Executive Director. 

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CHRISTINE CAMPBELL

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 FOX

Marketing Director

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...

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Mary Honiotes

Marketing Assistant

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.

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ARAB GINNETT

Administrative Assistant

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.

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JOEL GUSTAFSON

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.

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KEENYN MCFARLANE

Bookkeeper

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 ...

Board Of Directors

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JESS GRIES

President

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...

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CARRIE REPPERT

Secretary

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...

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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.

SETH WEINER

Vice President 

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SEAN RAGLAND

Treasurer

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...

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ANN KENWORTHY

Founder & Guardian Angel

Back in 2003, Ann Kenworthy worked in collaboration with Cloud 9 Adventures and founded the Greening program for the maiden voyage of Jam Cruise...

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JEFFREY SWAGER

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...

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BRYAN BIRCH

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..

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JUSTIN LEVY

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. 

Advisory Board

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MARY CHAMBERLAIN

Advisory Board

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...

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JULIE VAN

AMERONGEN

Advisory Board

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...

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KELLY VIAU

Advisory Board

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...

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SEBASTIAN AFRICANO

Advisory Board

Sebastian Africano has worked with marginalized communities in 15 countries, specializing in improving rural livelihoods and sustainable resource management...

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JEFFREY KASKY

Advisory Board

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...

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SEAN MCNAMARA

Advisory Board

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...

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MATT BUTLER

Advisory Board

Matt is founder and conductor of The Everyone Orchestra, a revolving cast of stellar musicians who play nationwide festivals, concerts and special events...

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EDDIE ROBERTS

Advisory Board

Eddie Roberts is the band leader, guitarist and producer of UK funk group The New Mastersounds. He originally put the band together in 1999...

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BOB HOLLIS

Advisory Board

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...

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BRIAN ASPLIN

Advisory Board

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...