We’re passionate people who live and breathe
Los Angeles. We have wild imaginations and we’re not afraid to use them.
Stephen is a software developer, writer, cyclist, and lifelong Angeleno. He’s worked as a web developer with multiple LA-based startups including NationBuilder, a prominent figure in community organizing.
Stephen is the creator of CityGro.ws, a web-app geared toward helping Angelenos engage the neighborhoods they live in by keeping them informed about proposed property development in their area. He is also a volunteer developer for CicLAvia, and is currently building a mapping application to help cyclists better interact with the event.
Stephen is a firm believer in the potential Los Angeles has to become a leading livable city. He is an appreciated Medium author and is currently working on a documentary film about LA’s urban renaissance, which he hopes will help lead the city’s old-world, car-centric brand in a new direction. He currently lives car-free in Downtown Los Angeles.
Catherine Geanuracos leverages technology and media to create movements that respond to the most urgent social, environmental and political issues of our time.
In 2010, she founded New Economy Campaigns, a full-service digital agency that drives business and social impact through multi-platform campaigns. New Economy has successfully incubated civic and cause marketing initiatives including Spin the Vote, Power Rangers emPOWER, Paul Frank Arts, Splunk4Good, Donation for Imagination, Strivers.LA, and Swim Silver Lake. Catherine is also a co-founder and organizer of Hack for LA.
Prior to New Economy, Catherine oversaw multiple components of Live Earth during three years as its General Manager. From 2004-2006, she helped to shape innovative programs for MoveOn.org, using technology to expand opportunities for political engagement. She was the founding CTO of MomsRising.org and currently advises CicLAvia, Isidore Electronics Recycling, Electronic Music Alliance, and Lyft. She serves on the City of Los Angeles Innovation and Performance Commission. She completed her B.A. at Columbia College in New York City, and her Master’s Degree in social welfare from the University of California, Berkeley. She lives in Silver Lake in Los Angeles.
Vyki is a software developer, cartographer, and cyclist who fell in love with Los Angeles after landing in downtown in 2012. Raised in a college town on the east coast, she was introduced to advocacy early and has found herself pushing for change in a world that often shies away from progress.
Previously Vyki worked at NationBuilder building a national voter file to empower smarter campaigns. She also built Onebox, an open source ruby gem, as a immersive learning experience and hands on intro to the open source community for new developers.
Vyki helped launch the city of Santa Monica's open data initiative by publishing the city's first datasets online, as well as launching new websites tailored toward engaging the public in the city's planning and development processes.
From running a nonprofit bike cooperative to working for city government, Vyki has found tech to be necessary today to empower individuals in building strong capable communities. She firmly believes Los Angeles is an ideal proving ground for new ideas in livability.Vyki currently lives carfree in downtown Los Angeles.