Life-Centered Disruptor.


Hi, my name is Ethan. I’ve been learning and leading at the intersection of systems, sustainability, and design for over fifteen years—connecting, nurturing, and serving teams exploring the unknown. I’m passionate about disrupting the status quo to accelerate our transition to a regenerative and equitable society.

Let’s chat! We haven’t got a day to lose.




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Featured Work          

Ask Nature

PROGRAM DIRECTION, PRODUCT MANAGEMENT, BRAND STRATEGY, UX RESEARCH & DESIGN, CONTENT STRATEGY, +++

Towards a goal of making asking nature’s advice a normal part of everyday inventing ...

What does it mean to bridge domains? To meaningfully influence how innovators scope and solve problems? To creatively stretch limited resources while nurturing and building excitement around a moonshot vision?


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Nau

PRODUCT DESIGN, TEXTILE DEVELOPMENT, CUT-AND-SEW DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCT LINE PLANNING, +++


A study in achieving ideals of performance, beauty, and sustainability in practice and product.

I was lucky to have a hand in the design and development of this iconic brand’s inaugural launch of luggage and accessories, fabric graphics and patterns, trims, complex apparel features, and t-shirt graphics.

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Foundation for Sustainable Technologies


USER RESEARCH, PROJECT MANAGEMENT, WORKSHOP TRAINING, PRODUCT DESIGN

What might we learn from entrepreneurs working on the front lines in developing nations to improve human and environmental health ?

What conditions might lead a tightly knit rural Nepalese community to adopt appropriate technologies and activities that buck the status quo in the name of long-term benefits?

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XPLANE

CHANGE MANAGEMENT CONSULTING, VISUAL THINKING, +++
Business Intelligence teams need the cooperation of stakeholders across business units and roles when it comes to collecting, aggregating, and analyzing data on the enterprise level. How might these stakeholders be persuaded to adopt a standard set of mindsets and methods that lead to trustworthy and ultimately valuable data flows?

It all starts with understanding what motivates them. And as with most challenges, visual thinking is a powerful way to peel back the layers.

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