Author Archives: Staff Street

Mover’s Spotlight on Cason Crane and Explorer Cold Brew

So, Cason Crane. So, tell us  a little bit about yourself. Who are you and how did you start Explorer Cold Brew?  Cason Crane: I’m a bit of an explorer myself. Most notably, I was the first openly gay person to climb the highest mountains on each continent, also known as the Seven Summits, which […]

Mover’s Spotlight on UMAI Marketing’s Karin Samelson and Alison Smith

So, most of the time you guys put the spotlight on your partners and the brands that you work with. Today, we get to put the spotlight on you. So, let’s get to know you first. Very briefly, where were you guys before you built UMAI Marketing?  Alison Smith:  Right before UMAI Marketing, I was […]

Mover’s Spotlight on Laura Shafferman and Legally Addictive

We’ve read up a little bit but we want to hear you tell your story. So, Laura, tell us: how did Legally Addictive come about? Laura Shafferman: I started Legally Addictive during a turning point in my life. I was working in real estate marketing when I got laid off. There was a non-compete clause […]

Mover’s Spotlight on Gavi Wolf and Indiewalls

Tell us a bit about yourself, Gavi. Who you are, what got you into working in the art industry, and how you came up with Indiewalls.  Gavi Wolf: I am the CEO of Indiewalls, which I founded with Ari Grazi about nine years ago. We began as a company that helped cafes and restaurants find […]

Mover’s Spotlight on Lisa Curtis and Kuli Kuli

I know that you served in the Peace Corps before you started Kuli Kuli. Can you take us back to the moment that you realized that you wanted to start a business? What made you want to start Kuli Kuli? Lisa Curtis: I started Kuli Kuli after serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Niger […]

Mover’s Spotlight on Agua Bonita Founders Kayla Castañeda and Erin PonTell

So, we’ve never done double interviews before but I’m excited to do that with you guys at Agua Bonita. Where did the idea for the company start? How did it all begin?  Kayla Castañeda: The idea of Agua Bonita started from growing up with aguas frescas at home. Coming from a Hispanic household, it was […]

Mover’s Spotlight on Zachary DeAngelo and RODEO CPG

You have a lot of experience in the CPG industry. Probably more than we can fit in one interview. But let’s go back to the beginning. How did you get your start? What drew you to the CPG food business?  Zachary DeAngelo: It always started with my love of food. My mom owned a small […]

Mover’s Spotlight on Taylor Lamb and JUNA

Tell us about yourself, Taylor. Tell us how you got involved with JUNA and what you guys do.  Taylor Lamb: My name is Taylor Lamb. I’m the co-founder and CEO of JUNA, a women’s wellness brand. We formulate the most effective and most sustainable wellness product for our modern world. We know that women everywhere […]

Mover’s Spotlight on Karen de Luca and Studio de Luca

Share a little bit about who Karen de Luca is. How did you get into creative design?  Karen de Luca: I’m the co-owner of Studio De Luca. We’re a commercial photo agency specializing in people and product photography and motion. We’re a full-service agency, meaning we handle every aspect of production – casting, creative direction, […]

Mover’s Spotlight Special: Abe Cohn on the Importance of Intellectual Property

I know that you have your own legal firm, Cohn Legal, PLLC. How did it all start for you?  Abe Cohn: Principally, I am an attorney with a special expertise in property law and Internet law. I went to Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, which specializes in intellectual property law. I worked for a […]