Who We Are
was born and raised in New Jersey, studied at William Paterson University until 2010 when graduated with an English degree. When not writing, she spends her time working, concocting recipes, shopping, reading about fashion, and laughing with friends and family.
is a budding journalist exploring ways to spread good news. She recently graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in journalism and a focus on creative writing. Her blog is The Knockabout Life.
is a full time lawyer and part-time creative person who lives and works 40 miles outside of London, England. In any spare time, she loves music and films and is often found running around the local park.
is a professional writer, blogger and marketer. She helps businesses get better results from their blogs and websites through content marketing, blogging, and copywriting. To learn more about her work, check out her website.
dances as a professional flash mobber and theme park performer. When she is not managing or being managed by a company, Ashley enjoys traveling to exotic countries. After seizing the chance to perform with international singer Kelly Clarkson, Ashley dreams BIG.
is a fine art, event, and portrait photographer based in Queens, New York. Following the birth of his children he developed a geeky obsession with photography and self expression which is on display at his website and on a variety of popular social media services.
is a freelance writer and journalist based in New York City. She can often be found sitting in her favorite coffee shop in Brooklyn Heights working on projects. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, films and travelling. To view her work, please visit her website.
is a recent graduate of Syracuse University where she earned her degree in English and writing. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY and enjoys concerts, crossword puzzles, and a strong cup of coffee.
has over six years of research and consulting experience in marketing and brand strategy, consumer insights, and innovation. His work has been highlighted in several business management books, articles, and case studies. Charles holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Pennsylvania State University, and a Master of Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Charles McKinney currently studies, lives and works in Bangkok, Thailand. His life as a sojourner in the Far East since 2010 has given him a fresh zeal for creative writing and he plans to compile his adventures into a memoir. More of Charles’ work can be viewed on his LinkedIn profile.
is an Art/Creative Director with more than 16 years of combined agency and corporate in-house experience. He is a passionate, self-motivated team player, dedicated husband and fun-loving father of two. Chris formulates dynamic design solutions for print, the Web and interactive multimedia.
is an award-winning lifestyles writer and blogger in Connecticut. Her essays have appeared in local and regional newspapers and magazines. She has also blogged on healthcare trends for a corporate Web site.
has been involved with film and online production for many moons, including stints with Think New Ideas, Ogilvy Interactive, and WebMD. He is a graduate of New York University’s Department of Film & Television, Interactive Telecommunications Program, and the Silver School of Social Work.
was born and raised in Northern Norway, Norwegian-Croatian art photographer Elisabeth spent 12 years in Copenhagen, where she completed a certificate program at Fatamorgana, the leading school of fine art photography in Denmark. She graduated from ICP (International Center of Photography) in New York in the spring of 2012.
is a Spanish-Brazilian citizen with a PhD degree in Translation Studies. She has lived in many different countries, working as translator, editorial assistant and writer. Her focus is on world culture, art and travel.
is a former financier turned creative strategist, writer and social consciousness enthusiast. He is happy to be working with Catalysta and furthering the cause of encouraging people to do what they like as well as what is good for the world. He studied business at Emory University in Atlanta.
is a Marketing Technology professional, leading teams and delighting clients for over 14 years. John specializes in the strategic use of technology for marketing communications, production and delivery.
is an aspiring novelist from Southern California who graduated from UC Irvine with a degree in History. In her free time she writes, reads, does yoga and wishes that she’d actually gotten that letter from Hogwarts…
is a New York City journalist who's covered everything from small-town life at a family newspaper in rural Virginia to urban affairs at a public policy website. Catalysta dovetails with her longstanding interest in encouraging a triple bottom line — people, planet, profit — in every kind of business.
is a freelance writer with a bachelor's degree in journalism. She recently worked for Women's eNews, an online news source devoted to women's issues. During college, she interned with the Associated Press in London and enjoyed writing for her school newspaper and magazine.
is a former Washington DC Congressional Reporter and a graduate of the University of New Hampshire. Born and raised in the granite state, he as also lived, worked and studied in New York City and London.
is a Japan-U.S. Intercultural Consultant and Personal Career Advisor. Lana was raised in New York, has lived in Ohio, Japan, Chile, Peru, and now resides in Brooklyn, NY. She loves traveling, and has written about her adventures in her blog.
studied Public Health and Photography at UNC Greensboro and Photojournalism at the Duke Center for Documentary Studies. She takes a keen interest in documenting tourist attractions, generational gems and budding teeny-boppers. She currently lives in Brooklyn with her ex-bodega cat Butters. Find more of Lauren's work on the Web.
lives in Brooklyn, NY, and is a native of Oneida, NY, just outside of Syracuse. She has worked as an assistant with artists such as Stan Gaz and Ellie Ga. Currently she attends her final year at Marymount Manhattan College while doing headshots, weddings, and portraits.
returned to Japan after teaching for two years and has decided to give freelance writing a try. She has always loved to write and wants the chance to succeed. When not writing, she can be seen curled up with a good book with pets at her feet.
is a NYC based freelance writer, tutor, and French and English translator specializing in work for non-profit organizations. He contributes to political satire, language and French culture blogs including his own, The Language Doc .
is an environmental scientist and freelance writer based in Medina, Ohio. Her articles have appeared in many newspapers and magazines on a wide variety of topics. She is the author of six nonfiction children’s books.
is a freelance photographer and producer based in NYC. A native Italian, she came to the city for a 6-month internship in filmmaking, and that was 14 years ago, and counting. She decided to pursue a Photography degree at FIT after someone close to her once told her "I never met anyone that takes as many pictures as you do!"
is a published writer and poet from the Capital District of New York. An undercover artist who works full-time, she resides in the Hudson Valley. In her spare time, she likes to study the Bible and Mandarin Chinese.
earned her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing in May 2012. She is a fan of the written word, small gestures, puns, word play, and all things chocolate.
is a Kenya-based producer of Africa Journal, a Reuters program that airs in Africa and the UK. He is passionate about writing and producing documentaries.
was born and grew up in Kyoto, Japan. She moved to America in 2005 to study digital media art at Temple University. She works as a graphic designer in NYC, though her real passion is photography. It is through visual language that Sayaka communicates most effectively. See more of Sayaka's work on her website.
is an experienced marketer with over ten years of technology experience, Apps, and online marketing. He was formerly associated with HelloSoft and Apalya Technologies (Powers mobile TV in India with over 99% market share). Shendrel is currently pursuing his MBA from ICFAI University.
is a freelance journalist for various publications and websites, including Youth-Leader magazine, The InterActivist magazine, BookPage and elephantjournal.com. She is a graduate of the Scripps School of Journalism with a B.S. in magazine journalism and specializations in sociology and environmental studies. She spends her time writing, reading, making jewelry and practicing Ayurveda holistic medicine.
is a free-lance photographer living in New York. She graduated from Parson School of Design.