Meet Our Team

These are the people who work on the international layer of Bloom Network, and working groups that you can join.

For local Blooms, visit https://bloomnetwork.org/find-a-bloom.

Magenta Ceiba

Magenta Ceiba

ECO (Executive Creative Officer)

Business development and creative direction for Bloom Network and Pollination Labs. Magenta brings 15 years of experience in coalition building across diverse movements and industries.

Hannah Mitchell

Hannah Mitchell

Community Support Lead

First point of contact for local Blooms,  facilitator for Community Calls. Hannah is also a child-friendly cities expert multimedia artist, and curator at Quarry Arts Center in Whangerei, New Zealand.

Mansi Kakkar

Mansi Kakkar

Design Lead, Pollination Labs

Mansi facilitates interdisciplinary cross-functional and cross-cultural groups, with global experience at MIT’s D-Lab, Stanford, and the Social Innovation Collective.

Caroline Savery

Caroline Savery

Cooperative Organizations Systems Designer

Caroline specializes in co-creating, starting up, and strengthening equitable, socially-minded organizations.

Working Groups

If you would like to contribute on a working group, please contact us at community@bloomnetwork.org and let us know what group you want to join and what your relevant skill set is, thank you! Currently everyone working on Bloom is doing so as a volunteer.

Video Production & Marketing

creating a set of introductory videos about Bloom Network and regenerative cultures

team lead: Hannah Mitchell
contributors: Jarred Taylor, Shalita Hale, Meg Rivers, Magenta

Web3 / Mesh Platform Design

 this group has several teams working on specific pieces of development for Bloom Network and the movements we collaborate with

 

  • Educational series, first Mondays 12pm Pacific
  • Finance Working Group, 2nd Wednesdays, 9am pacific – finance professionals working on bridging the funding gap to regenerative projects through known and innovative pathways. Conclusions and trainings will be offered to the wider network.

team lead: Magenta
contributors: Christina Bowen, Caroline Savery, John Light, Danielle Gennety, Scott Morris, Nelson Melina

Our Partners

History

Pollination and Bloom Network were founded by former Evolver “Sporeganizers”, who produced community events for the Evolver online social network than ran from 2007 through 2012. That network was based on 1) “The Augmented Social Network” white paper written by members of LinkTank, formed through the first International Planetwork Conference in 2000, and 2) the original Evolver project which was a visionary print magazine and a nascent concept for a collaborative action and business network. From it emerged a global community who wanted to meet in person to share ideas and create innovative civic actions together. Thank you to the founders of both iterations of Evolver for helping us find “the others”. Sean Parker catalyzed the start of the network with a $250,000 donation in 2008, and we’ve since received two donations totaling $24,000 from the Thriving Resilient Communities Collaboratory. 

Previous Teams

Two hundred local Sporeganizers around the world connected communities through producing events on a volunteer basis for six years, and dreamed into being what has become Bloom Network.

Thank you to all the program development teams who worked on each of the network components; the Evolver Network Wisdom Council, twelve local leaders who met from 2013-2015 to develop a leadership structure that would be resilient to power abuse; and all the Evolvers from 2007-2012 who participated in the initial online social network and the local chapters that emerged from it.

Pollination festival was co-designed by Alicia Body and Magenta Ceiba, furthering the format for the HiveMind festival designed by Bay Area crew Torie Beedle, Alisha Morton, Erich Lindemann, Ryan Hoffman, and Lindsay Morris. Alicia contributed her vision of an incubator to support multistakeholder innovation, which dovetailed with HiveMind’s think tanks and the online Spore Tanks which grew into the network interface for Pollination Labs. The Spore Tanks team was Will Kleidon, Tom Atlee, Nancy White and Amy Lenzo. Local Blooms acted as informal incubators, birthing businesses, partnerships, and launching several people’s artist careers. Read more local Spore achievements on https://bloomnetwork.org/find-a-bloom

Boris Ishkakov designed the base of the visual brand for Bloom Network, and Jessica Perlstein painted the Pollination logo. Brand Ancier and Matthew Howell designed the wireframes for our website. Marketing development team was Maya Zuckerman, Brandon Ancier, Magenta and Sobey Wing.

Sobey Wing, Danielle Gennety, Susan Florries, David Hedriana, Mira Melaluca, Matt Bovard, Jose Acosta, Rafael Ribeiro, Vikas Minocha, Regina Gelfo, Jason Jeffers, and 150+ more local organizers contributed to the vision and framework for Bloom Network through producing local events and online international discussion. Sobey created the Facebook forum, Decolonize Consciousness / Anti-Colonial Solidarity as a space for BIPOC folks to unpack cultural tensions and organize in the context of white-led spirituality and environmental movements.

Thank you and love to all the interconnected grassroots communities who have been connecting and building networks of healing and social transformation!

Evolver phase 1 founders were Erika Rand, Erik Davis, Gregory Wendt, Daniel Pinchbeck and Katrina Zavalney. Evolver phase 2 founders were Daniel Pinchbeck, Jonathan Phillips, Ken Jordan, and Michael Robinson. Sean Parker donated the capital to start the local chapters. Thank you to our fiscal sponsor Planetwork for instigating the augmented social network and for your ongoing support.

Lastly, thank you to the Earth and all the creatures here, and space, for making embodiment possible so we can pollinate each other with beautiful ideas and nourishment.

Previous Teams

Two hundred local Sporeganizers around the world connected communities through producing events on a volunteer basis for six years, and dreamed into being what has become Bloom Network.

Thank you to all the program development teams who worked on each of the network components; the Evolver Network Wisdom Council, twelve local leaders who met from 2013-2015 to develop a leadership structure that would be resilient to power abuse; and all the Evolvers from 2007-2012 who participated in the initial online social network and the local chapters that emerged from it.

Pollination festival was co-designed by Alicia Boyd and Magenta Ceiba, furthering the format for HiveMind festival created by Bay Area crew Torie Beedle, Magenta, Alisha Morton, Erich Lindemann, Ryan Hoffman, and Lindsay Morris. The production team for Pollination 2019 was Kristin Maher, Ric Victores, Alexis Van Meeteren, and Alina Bekkerman. The facilitation design team was Kathia Laszlo, Tom Atlee, Simone Poutnik and Mira Melaluca. Darpan Kalyani designed the expo and stage sets. Alicia contributed her vision of an incubator to support multistakeholder innovation, which dovetailed with HiveMind’s think tanks and the online Spore Tanks which grew into the network interface for Pollination Labs. Mansi Kakkar designed the structure for Pollination Labs. The Spore Tanks team was Will Kleidon, Tom Atlee, Nancy White and Amy Lenzo. Local Blooms acted as informal incubators, birthing businesses, partnerships, and launching several artists’ careers. Read more local Spore achievements on https://bloomnetwork.org/find-a-bloom

Boris Ishkakov designed the visual brand for Bloom Network, and Jessica Perlstein painted the Pollination logo. Brand Ancier and Matthew Howell designed the wireframes for our website. Marketing development team was Brandon Ancier, Maya Zuckerman, Magenta and Sobey Wing.

Sobey Wing, Danielle Gennety, Susan Florries, David Hedriana, Mira Melaluca, Robin Gunkel, Matt Bovard, Jose Acosta, Maria Renner, Rafael Ribeiro, Vikas Minocha, Regina Gelfo, Jason Jeffers, Howard Redding, Alison Laytham, and 150+ more local organizers contributed to the vision and framework for Bloom Network through producing local events and online international discussion. Sobey created the Facebook forum, Decolonize Consciousness / Anti-Colonial Solidarity as a space for BIPOC folks to unpack cultural tensions and organize in the context of white-led spirituality and environmental movements.

Thank you and love to all the interconnected grassroots communities who have been connecting and building networks of healing and social transformation!

Evolver phase 1 founders were Erika Rand, Erik Davis, Gregory Wendt, Daniel Pinchbeck and Katrina Zavalney. Evolver phase 2 founders were Daniel Pinchbeck, Jonathan Phillips, Ken Jordan, and Michael Robinson. Sean Parker donated the capital to start the local chapters. Thank you to our fiscal sponsor Planetwork for instigating the augmented social network and for your ongoing support.

Lastly, thank you to the Earth and all the creatures here, and space, for making embodiment possible so we can pollinate each other with beautiful ideas and nourishment.