Our Team

Our team has been working together in different capacities for years. All share experiences in social entrepreneurship, youth movements and community mobilizing. Their skills round up the Crew offerings from strategic consulting and program design, to creating beautiful and effective technologies for movement building, education and community engagement.

 
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TALIS APUD is a Crew co-founder and Platform Director. In 2004, she co-founded FeelGood where she served as Director of Operations and later as Director of Education and Tech. She also co-founded the youth movement, Latiendo por Mexico. Talis holds an MS in Innovation from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and a BA in Sociology from the University of Texas, Austin. She is a certified SCRUM manager and has 5 years of experience leading the creation of online tools for community engagement. She qualified for the 2008 Beijing Olympics in the 3,000m steeplechase. Talis and her husband Dylan live in Austin, TX where they raise their two kids and actively engage in their local community.

KRISTIN WALTER is a Crew Co-Founder and Collaborative Director. A In 2004 she co-founded FeelGood as a college student at the University of Texas, Austin, where she received her BA with honors in finance. As FeelGood’s Executive Director, Kristin has guided FeelGood from a single-campus initiative into a vibrant national movement, impacting the lives of thousands and raising over $1.8 million for the end of extreme poverty and hunger. Committed to the empowerment of women, she leads retreats and designs life milestone rituals for women's lives.  Kristin and her husband Joseph live in San Francisco, CA where they raise their three kids and participate in community building efforts.

PONG QI  is the Crew Platform's Lead Developer. He is a co-founder of Crew 2030 and a FeelGood Berkeley Chapter Alumni. He grew up in Qingdao, China and came to California in 2006. In 2009, he went to UC Berkeley where he graduated in 2013 with degrees in computer science and applied math. He has over 10 years of experience as a developer. He's basically a genius. Pong really likes traveling and has been to more than half of all the states in the US. He lives in El Cerrito, CA where he rock climbs, adventures and co-works with his dear friends.

MICHELLE CHILD is the Crew Platform UX Designer and Developer. She is leading our team in a full UX redesign of the Crew Platform that released in 2018! Michelle is a FeelGood Western Kentucky Chapter Alumni. She served as an Americorps VISTA (focused on public health) and taught ESL abroad before beginning a career in design and development. Michelle lives in Spartanburg, South Carolina with her partner and son. They enjoy spending time outdoors and being active in their downtown community.