Kim is a ninja combination of strategic thinker, project manager and client concierge who loves ensuring all the details are just perfect. She has directed multiple businesses, built nonprofits from the ground up, and managed numerous national and international creative projects. Kim holds a certification as a Project Management Professional from the Project Management Institute as well as a masters degree in Arts Management from Carnegie Mellon University, a B.A. in Art History from the University of Utah.
TAMARA (TOM-RUH) CHRISTENSEN
Tamara is a passionate and empathetic facilitator, trainer, researcher, speaker and author. She brings nearly 20 years of experience blending design thinking, creative problem solving, collaboration, and research to help organizations build innovation capabilities and apply them to complex business challenges. Tamara works with a range of organizations from local businesses to global Fortune 100 companies including Honeywell and 3M. She is also faculty in the Thunderbird School of Global Management. She has been described metaphorically as a glass of prosecco, a whirling dervish, and a sharpie. Tamara’s book, F-ing Innovation: Why innovation is hard and what to do about it is available on Amazon.
Abby is a design researcher with a background in Industrial Design. Her passion for design lies in the “fuzzy front end” of the design process for services, systems, and products—wherever there are humans involved! She is a passionate master of generous listening, framing real-world problems, developing tools and methods to uncover insights from users, and turning complex problems from multiple perspectives into actionable insights. Abby holds a BS in Industrial and Product Design from Ohio State University. She also teaches Industrial Design and Qualitative Research courses at Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and The Arts.