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Staff

Ann Kenworthy

Executive Director

Back in 2003, Ann Kenworthy worked in collaboration with Cloud 9 Adventures and founded the Greening program for the maiden voyage of Jam Cruise. Through years of coordinating the Greening program on Jam Cruise, the concept of Positive Legacy was born. This program started as a cruiser based initiative to reduce the environmental impact of […]

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Carrie Reppert

Organizational Development Director

Carrie has worked in the nonprofit field for over fifteen years, serving in a variety of leadership roles.  She served as Director of the Nonprofit Resource Center, and renamed the Leadership Institute, for the Community Foundation of Broward offering capacity building support for Executive Directors and board leaders.  She has worked with over 100 boards […]

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Katie Fox

Marketing Director

Katie Fox joined Positive Legacy in July 2016 as their Marketing Director. Katie, owner of the marketing and branding company Blooming Footprint in Denver, is a music-loving media junkie who brings many years of experience in the music industry to Positive Legacy. Katie’s clients are touring bands, music festivals and venues and this all converges […]

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Kara Sebastian Breitung

Marketing Assistant

Kara Sebastian Breitung joined Positive Legacy as a trainee in the winter of 2014 as an auction assistant. Since then she has also joined on as our marketing coordinator. Kara has a decorated past in sales, teaching, event organizing, and raising awareness and funds in the nonprofit sector. She is also a zero-waste advocate for […]

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Board of Directors

Bryan Birch

President

Bryan Birch is the founder of ZeroHero, Inc, a Colorado based company that specializes in installing zero-waste programs into all types of events and festivals. Bryan and his company believe sustainability is an ethos that anyone can embrace.  Bryan recently moved from Northern Colorado to the Midwest.  Previously, he taught four years of sustainability and […]

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Jess Gries

Vice President

Jess is an entertainment lawyer living in Colorado. His practice focuses on the music industry and he represents artists, production companies, talent agencies, festivals and other industry players. In addition to serving as Secretary for Positive Legacy, Jess sits on several other music-related non-profit boards. “I’m focused on helping to build things that bring others […]

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Kristen Sommer- Swager

Secretary

Kristen Sommer is the Event Coordinator & the Secretary of the Positive Legacy Board of Directors. She has a passion for music and creating better opportunities for people and the environment. When she is not working with Positive Legacy, Kristen helps run Symbiotic Event Services, a turnkey event production company based out of Fort Collins, Colorado.

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Mary Chamberlain

Treasurer

Having seen the amazing work done by the Jam Cruise Positive Legacy program in the communities we’ve visited over the years, Mary was honored to be asked to join the Positive Legacy Board of Directors as Treasurer in January 2010.  She’s been using her creative talents & organizational skills to manage the bookkeeping for Cloud […]

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Sean McNamara

Board Of Directors Member

Sean joined the Greening Team back on Jam Cruise 4 as an environmental educator/adviser and has since served as a co-coordinator for Positive Legacy benefits in the ports that we visit.  Music has always provided an inspiration to Sean and he has been involved for many years as volunteer, technical adviser, director, and coordinator on […]

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Jeffrey Swager

Board Of Directors Member

Jeffrey is a founding board member and past President of Positive Legacy. Hailing from Fort Collins, CO, he is also the President and Founder of Symbiotic Event Services.  Symbiotic is a full service entertainment consulting company, specializing in event production and operations.  In addition to Symbiotic’s professional services, Jeffrey has vested interest in using music as […]

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Christine Campbell

Board Of Directors Member

Christine Campbell joined the PL auction team for Jam Cruise 12 and continues to cultivate the auction for JC, as well as for several land based events. She brings to Positive Legacy & to the Board a giant love of music and more than 20 years of human services education and experience, including a Master’s […]

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Advisory Board

Julie van Amerongen

Advisory Board

Julie serves as an Advisory Board Member and is a Jam Cruise repeat offender who spearheads Positive Legacy action days in port, exercising her passion for service and conviction in the healing power of music. Off ship, she is director of marketing and live events for a cause-related marketing agency where she produces events, tours, […]

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Kelly Viau

Advisory Board

Kelly is an all around go-to-girl with her hands in a lot of projects. Most notably, her role as Director of Business Development for Cloud 9 Adventures positions her nicely to be a liaison between Positive Legacy and the Event staff, as well as the cruise lines, resorts and communities that we work with. In […]

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Sebastian Africano

Advisory Board

Sebastian Africano has worked with marginalized communities in 15 countries, specializing in improving rural livelihoods and sustainable resource management. He is currently the International Director of Trees, Water & People (TWP) in Fort Collins, CO and manages all aspects of their reforestation, clean cookstove and solar lighting programs in Central America and Haiti. Sebastian has been […]

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Jeffrey Kasky

Advisory Board

Jeff Kasky is a Florida lawyer and a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator. Before embarking on his legal career in 1993, Jeff was a music agent in New York City, including a stint in the prestigious William Morris Agency’s Agent Training Program. In addition to his career as an attorney whose practice has been concentrated […]

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Seth Weiner

Advisory Board

Seth Weiner is no stranger when it comes to music festivals. Owner and CEO of Shimon Presents, Inc as well as other music festival services the likes of the Work Exchange Team, LLC, Seth has helped thousands of eager music enthusiasts work their way not only into music festivals, but into the music business as […]

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Matt Butler

Advisory Board

Matt is founder and conductor of The Everyone Orchestra, a revolving cast of steallar musicians who play nationwide festivals, concerts and special events (www.EveryoneOrchestra.com). His unique improvisational conducting technique and collaborative platform of  Everyone Orchestra are designed to span musical genres and break the boundaries of how an audience experiences music.  “My work with Positive […]

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Eddie Roberts

Advisory Board

Eddie Roberts is the band leader, guitarist and producer of UK funk group The New Mastersounds. He originally put the band together in 1999 to play The Cooker nightclub in Leeds, UK. Fast-forward 16 years and his recorded catalogue boasts 30 or more singles, 14 studio albums, 4 live albums, 1 remix album and various […]

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Bob Hollis

Advisory Board

Bob Hollis is the founder of The Mobius Network, a progressive technology services provider that applies free and open source software solutions to help organizations with a public benefit mission achieve their objectives.  His clients include numerous environmental groups, non-profits, public agencies, sustainability consultants, and performing artists. Bob has served as a board member or business and […]

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