Founder and Creative Director of Drawing on Earth. Mark Wagner’s first artistic adventures were in rural Pennsylvania where as a second grader when he began to draw monsters and spaceships. Wagner credits his brother for sparking a desire to draw and his mother for her encouragement. Wagner’s artistic endeavors span 50 years. He has a MA from John F. Kennedy University, and a BFA from Pratt Institute. Wagner’s clients have been the Smithsonian Institution – Museum of Natural History, Pixar/Disney, SpaceX, Target, CBS Interactive, PG&E and more. He work as concept artist, graphic designer, illustrator, author, musician, and fine artist. Wagner has taught art and creativity in a variety of venues from digital art colleges to graduate school and prison. www.marklewiswagner.com. Wagner is also the author of “The Art of Being A Dad.” www.theartofbeingadad.com
Nicole is an artist and teacher. She has taught and worked with children for many years both in and out of the classroom environment and recently has been instrumental in bringing art to children at the elementary school level. She has a B.S. degree from UC Santa Barbara and a teaching credential from St. Mary’s College. An avid amature extreme sports person, she truly believes in the role that art can play in people’s lives to help nurture the spirit and calm the mind.
Kaye is an expressive artist, hoop-dance teacher, and licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). Kaye works with kids and teens for over 15 years, and has seen first-hand how the Arts can enhance creative problem-solving, self-esteem, and social/emotional well-being. Kaye holds a B.S. in Social Work from Cornell University, a Masters in Social Work from Columbia University, and is currently a student at the Tamalpa Institute, studying Movement-Based Expressive Arts and Education. She’s a clinical supervisor at JFK University’s Holistic Counseling Center, has a private practice at the Living Arts Counseling Center, and teaches Hoop-Dance as a movement practice in Berkeley. www.hoop-power.com www.kayeandersonlcsw.com
Since 1989, Patrick has been working in both the corporate and non-profit sectors with individuals and groups in the areas of life and business coaching, leadership/management training, and personal productivity consulting. He specializes in coaching successful business owners in how to stabilize their success, reclaim their balance and quality of life, and make an even bigger contribution. www.patricksummar.com
Sasha and Mark have been friends for over 30 years having meet in art school. Sasha now is a practicing minister and artist, designing stages and interiors for national church conventions. She is deeply connected to the Earth and Native ways.
Douglas “Las” Wengell is a consumer technology executive and entrepreneur with 20 years experience in e-commerce and web services. He’s an author and publisher, semi-pro dancer and private pilot. He received a BA in rhetoric from Rutgers College and an MBA from Emory. www.linkedin.com/in/wengell
Zoe Wagner is currently enrolled at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, an early college in Massachusetts. Planning to major in Science, Technology, and Society, she’s interested in the relationship between humans and technology. Daughter of MLW, she’s been raised surrounded by the Arts her entire life. She knows that one of the best things to do is draw designs on her arms.
Haley Summerfield is an artist from the San Francisco Bay Area is currently working on her BFA at Southern Oregon University. When shes not doing school you can catch her hunting raccoons in a bunny suit at night or looking for hidden art left behind in abandoned buildings.
Ben has lead and managed a number of for-profit and non-profit companies in the last 20 years including CEO of MediaOne, a digital media company in San Francisco; executive director of Challenge Day, award winning anti-violence program for teenagers. He is currently a organizational consultant and leadership coach for entrepreneurs, corporate executives and non-profit management. Ben has a MA in organizational development from Antioch University and lives in Oakland with Amy and his son, Sam.
He’s our animal representative for the team, always wanting to be part of things, and sometimes found covered in chalk.