October 27, 2016

Our Team

We have a multi-generational team with expertise in nonprofit, social media, marketing, engineering, and education sectors. We are grateful every day for our community partners, advisors, supporters, and board members who share our value and commitment to giving back.

Gayle Farman


Motivators: Family, Doing Good, Positivity, Community Need, Lifelong Learning, Inclusion, Creativity, Teamwork, Making a Sustainable Impact on the World.

Happiest When:  My 100 year-old home is filled with the warmth and laughter of my husband, twin 18 year old daughters, the people we love, live music, and great food.

Extras:  I Love Lucy, (Fake) Blond Moments, Girls Week-ends, Broadway, Keith Haring, Double Faults, James Taylor, Speed Bag, The Capes, A Cappella, Happy Tears.

 

 

Steve Gonick

 

Motivators: Trying to leave the world in better shape than I found it, rooting for and helping underdogs, working with people who do not necessarily see talent in themselves, coaching the next generation of leaders, putting my money where my mouth is.

Happiest when: I have a thoughtful conversation with my wonderful wife and daughters, usually at dinner time with a wonderful meal that we prepared.

Extras:  Summers on Long Island, Wine Enthusiast, Ithaca College and Emma Willard School Trustee, NY Yankees and Jets, movies, Gilmore Girls and the Simpsons...but only with my daughters.

 

 

Francis Spor

Motivators: Trying to leave the world in better shape than I found it, rooting for and helping underdogs, working with people who do not necessarily see talent in themselves, coaching the next generation of leaders, putting my money where my mouth is.

Happiest when: I have a thoughtful conversation with my wonderful wife and daughters, usually at dinner time with a wonderful meal that we prepared.

Extras:  Summers on Long Island, Wine Enthusiast, Ithaca College and Emma Willard School Trustee, NY Yankees and Jets, movies, Gilmore Girls and the Simpsons...but only with my daughters.

Alan Dai


Motivators: Family, Community, Social Justice, Inclusion, Public Good

Happiest When: I wake up on a Saturday morning to the smell of my mom’s cooking.

Extras: Books, Fashion, Basketball

 

  
Lukas Velikov


Motivators: The feeling of getting something working that people will be able to use in a positive way.

Happiest When: Pressing the right keys makes the screen light up in the way I want it to.

Extras: Hardcore fan of Daft Punk, bad movies, good movies, and oatmeal.

Jonathan Choi


Motivators:  Community Need, Inspiring Change, Family and Friends, Cooperation, Doing Good, Sharing, Hands-on Learning, Individuality 

Happiest when: with my friends and family, eating food I’ve never tried before, traveling, learning about something completely new, watching movies at the theater

Extras: The Office, classical music, guava juice, John Mayer, Brian Regan, longboards, pizza, summer!

 

Ashley Behrle


Motivators: Working to help others lead their best, fullest lives; helping people to recognize the humanity and potential in all of us; challenging myself to do my best; building and fostering teams.


Happiest When: Spending time with my two kids, my husband and our family and friends. When my kids laugh so hard it’s contagious and makes everyone in the room laugh too.


Extras: Cooking/teaching my kids to cook; getting lost in a good book; aspiring at-home astronomer; summers at any beach/pool/lake; Harry Potter and Game of Thrones nerd.