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: Family, Building good things, Learning and Teaching, Exploring the World, Helping others learn

Happiest when: A fun day with my playing with family, creating something cool and playing a game or two.

Extras: Videogames, Board Games, STEM Education, Geocaching, Exploring



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!