Dr. Nathan Walworth (Ph.D.)
Nathan is a Los Angeles native and climate scientist whose expertise lies in genome evolution with projects spanning from Antarctica to the Tropics. He is co-founder and chief catalyst of CoValence. Nathan uses his global change perspective and industry connectivity to help develop product designs for regenerative and mindful lifestyle. Nathan and the CoValence team lie at the intersection of art, science, and business as they continue to build a socially minded platform inspired by regenerative design.
Creating costume design for various private productions and custom performance pieces, while being Lead Designer for two fashion startups, Patrick is now focused on design that stimulates discussion, creates intrinsic confidence, and stimulates how one behaves in their daily life. Patrick’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Minnesota, gave him his foundation for ecosystems perspectives in his design values. The professional explorations of personal training and functional arts led to his passion in functional apparel. Patrick blends both ergonomics and mindfulness of "living systems" into one’s wardrobe.
Kimberly Kite Gamboa aka Gypsy
As a Los Angeles native with a passion for style, art and fashion, Gypsy always created her own looks and wardrobes as a form of self-identity. Her time at FIDM Los Angeles landed her a PR position for Giorgio Armani where she sat at the intersection of style, form, politics and high-end fashion. She then went on to study art history and anthropology at CSUN, which led her to a passion for art as a form of communication. She co-curated and managed an artist collective and gallery in LA that immersed her in the underground urban art and music scene. Through her journey across design industries, her awareness of waste and human impact on the environment shifted her focus to ethical fashion, which compels people to be a part of the solution sustainable practice. She believes that ethical fashion can help shift individual habit and is now using her versatile experience to promote and market the CoValence lifestyle to help transform the global paradigm.
Dr. AJ Schlenger (ph.D.)
Dr. AJ Schlenger is an expert in ecosystem resiliency to climate change. His research aims to bridge the gap between science, economics, and policy to create global environmental solutions. As a surfer, backpacker, and general outdoor enthusiast, AJ’s passion lies in preserving the natural world. He now uses his expertise to strategize mechanisms that transform the current mindset of individual sustainability and create a positive global impact through conscious living.