Lead with Love Team

  Gina Murdock, Founder   Gina Murdock is a writer, yoga teacher, and community organizer. She is founder of the Aspen Yoga Society, The Aspen City of Wellbeing, Lead with Love Retreats and the Mind, Body, Spirit Rx content brand. Gina and her husband Jerry created and support the Mind, Body, Spirit Series at The Aspen Institute hosting speakers and events to raise consciousness. Murdock has a Master’s Degree in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica with an special emphasis on consciousness, health, and healing. Gina is a certified Chopra yoga and meditation teacher as well as a certified Bikram and Vinyasa Flow yoga teacher.  Gina is a founding member of Dr. Deepak Chopra’s Self Directed Biological Transformation Initiative and has willingly submitted her body to science! Gina is an active board member of the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES), The Center for Living Peace and The Chopra Foundation as well as an advisor to CTZNWELL. Gina is an International Editor at Origin Magazine, a contributor to Mantra Yoga and Health Magazine, and an ambassador for the mobile well-being platform Jiyo. Gina lives by these mantras: “Let the beauty you love, be what you do.” (Rumi); “Be the change you wish to see in the world” (Gandhi); and “WOOO-HOOO!” (Gina)

Gina Murdock, Founder

Gina Murdock is a writer, yoga teacher, and community organizer. She is founder of the Aspen Yoga Society, The Aspen City of Wellbeing, Lead with Love Retreats and the Mind, Body, Spirit Rx content brand. Gina and her husband Jerry created and support the Mind, Body, Spirit Series at The Aspen Institute hosting speakers and events to raise consciousness. Murdock has a Master’s Degree in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica with an special emphasis on consciousness, health, and healing. Gina is a certified Chopra yoga and meditation teacher as well as a certified Bikram and Vinyasa Flow yoga teacher.

Gina is a founding member of Dr. Deepak Chopra’s Self Directed Biological Transformation Initiative and has willingly submitted her body to science! Gina is an active board member of the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES), The Center for Living Peace and The Chopra Foundation as well as an advisor to CTZNWELL. Gina is an International Editor at Origin Magazine, a contributor to Mantra Yoga and Health Magazine, and an ambassador for the mobile well-being platform Jiyo. Gina lives by these mantras: “Let the beauty you love, be what you do.” (Rumi); “Be the change you wish to see in the world” (Gandhi); and “WOOO-HOOO!” (Gina)

  Abby Stern, Associate Director   Abby Stern brings wide-ranging expertise to Lead with Love, in managing the internal and external operations of the ‘for impact’ organization. Trained in systems thinking, she is a natural leader and connector who is passionate about building community. Abby received a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Georgia and her areas of responsibility span presenter relations, marketing, finance, compliance, technology, and human resources. Abby is also responsible for creating the new Lead with Love Action Center, and the Scholars program.  Prior to Lead with Love, Abby worked with the American Renewable Energy Institute for 3 years producing the annual AREDAY Summit, and co-created the AREDAY Startup Green Program, a incubator, accelerator platform for clean tech companies.  Abby participated in her first yoga teacher training in 2014, followed by a meditation training in 2016 that changed her work trajectory. She is an environmentalist at heart, but believes we must learn how to first take care of ourselves before we can truly live in harmony with the planet.

Abby Stern, Associate Director

Abby Stern brings wide-ranging expertise to Lead with Love, in managing the internal and external operations of the ‘for impact’ organization. Trained in systems thinking, she is a natural leader and connector who is passionate about building community. Abby received a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Georgia and her areas of responsibility span presenter relations, marketing, finance, compliance, technology, and human resources. Abby is also responsible for creating the new Lead with Love Action Center, and the Scholars program.

Prior to Lead with Love, Abby worked with the American Renewable Energy Institute for 3 years producing the annual AREDAY Summit, and co-created the AREDAY Startup Green Program, a incubator, accelerator platform for clean tech companies.

Abby participated in her first yoga teacher training in 2014, followed by a meditation training in 2016 that changed her work trajectory. She is an environmentalist at heart, but believes we must learn how to first take care of ourselves before we can truly live in harmony with the planet.

  Nicole Lindstrom, Program Director   Nicole Lindstrom is the Program Director for Lead with Love Project Wellbeing, which is an initiative within the Corporation that focuses on promoting social, physical, and mental wellbeing for the essential service workers in Pitkin County, both at the worksite and off the clock.  Prior to Lead with Love, Nicole worked with Wanderlust for 5 years, and has practiced with the world's top yoga instructors and has worked with leading musicians, artists and experts in health and wellness.  Nicole Lindstrom is the co-author of      Wanderlust, A Modern Yogi’s Guide To Discovering Your Best Self    ,  Founder and Editor of the online travel site   GLDMNE  , and Program Director at  Lead With Love .  Nicole completed her first 200-hour training in Vinyasa /Hot Yoga. She then went onto New York City where she became well versed in Schuyler Grant's alignment-based Vinyasa, Kula Yoga. In January 2014, YogaWorks hired Nicole to complete their 200-hour training in Bali, where she deepened her understanding of body and posture alignment.  Nicole’s focus is to create an informed foundation for her student's, so that they may further their own depth of understanding in their personal practice and transform the way they approach their life.

Nicole Lindstrom, Program Director

Nicole Lindstrom is the Program Director for Lead with Love Project Wellbeing, which is an initiative within the Corporation that focuses on promoting social, physical, and mental wellbeing for the essential service workers in Pitkin County, both at the worksite and off the clock.

Prior to Lead with Love, Nicole worked with Wanderlust for 5 years, and has practiced with the world's top yoga instructors and has worked with leading musicians, artists and experts in health and wellness.

Nicole Lindstrom is the co-author of Wanderlust, A Modern Yogi’s Guide To Discovering Your Best Self, Founder and Editor of the online travel site GLDMNE, and Program Director at Lead With Love.

Nicole completed her first 200-hour training in Vinyasa /Hot Yoga. She then went onto New York City where she became well versed in Schuyler Grant's alignment-based Vinyasa, Kula Yoga. In January 2014, YogaWorks hired Nicole to complete their 200-hour training in Bali, where she deepened her understanding of body and posture alignment.

Nicole’s focus is to create an informed foundation for her student's, so that they may further their own depth of understanding in their personal practice and transform the way they approach their life.

 
  Julia Hedman, Digital Media and Event Marketing   Born and raised in the Roaring Fork Valley, Julia has been an integral part of the organization from the beginning. Formally a D1 varsity nordic skier in college, Julia came back to the valley to ski after college.  She began working for Lead With Love at their inaugural event in 2016. She is passionate about all things social media and assists us with our marketing and digital brand presence. She creates content and copy, and also designs and sources all of our merchandise.  Julia feels that it is important to create a human experience and connection through digital platforms. When she is not working for Lead With Love, she spends her time skiing, exploring in the mountains, gardening, silversmithing, playing the mandolin and banjo, and clog dancing. Her innovative ideas have strategically helped the organization form a brand and digital presence that is constantly evolving and growing.  You can find Julia and follow her adventures on Instagram  @mtn_mermaid !

Julia Hedman, Digital Media and Event Marketing

Born and raised in the Roaring Fork Valley, Julia has been an integral part of the organization from the beginning. Formally a D1 varsity nordic skier in college, Julia came back to the valley to ski after college.

She began working for Lead With Love at their inaugural event in 2016. She is passionate about all things social media and assists us with our marketing and digital brand presence. She creates content and copy, and also designs and sources all of our merchandise.

Julia feels that it is important to create a human experience and connection through digital platforms. When she is not working for Lead With Love, she spends her time skiing, exploring in the mountains, gardening, silversmithing, playing the mandolin and banjo, and clog dancing. Her innovative ideas have strategically helped the organization form a brand and digital presence that is constantly evolving and growing.

You can find Julia and follow her adventures on Instagram @mtn_mermaid!

  Lucy Ross, Media Director   Lucy helps businesses turn up the volume on their awesome by telling stories on screens.  As a  media maker  +  web designer , she works with high-vibe clients to create an experience that resonates and feels human... because we are human for cryin' out loud!   Way  too much of what we see from brands is stuffy and out-dated. But media can be medicine and design can be delightful,  so why the heck not use their powers for good?   Lucy's intention for her work—whether it's a brand video, landing page, or simply an email to a client—is to uplift and shift.  Her production experience includes Nickelodeon in NYC, the BBC in London, and JAS Labor Day Experience here in Aspen, in addition to graduating from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts for Film + TV. And she can't lie: it feels pretty cool that two short films she produced have won awards from both Tribeca Film Festival and the Student Academy Awards.  Say hi around town in Aspen (it's a small town!) and online at  HelloLucyDesign.com

Lucy Ross, Media Director

Lucy helps businesses turn up the volume on their awesome by telling stories on screens.

As a media maker + web designer, she works with high-vibe clients to create an experience that resonates and feels human... because we are human for cryin' out loud!

Way too much of what we see from brands is stuffy and out-dated. But media can be medicine and design can be delightful, so why the heck not use their powers for good?

Lucy's intention for her work—whether it's a brand video, landing page, or simply an email to a client—is to uplift and shift.

Her production experience includes Nickelodeon in NYC, the BBC in London, and JAS Labor Day Experience here in Aspen, in addition to graduating from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts for Film + TV. And she can't lie: it feels pretty cool that two short films she produced have won awards from both Tribeca Film Festival and the Student Academy Awards.

Say hi around town in Aspen (it's a small town!) and online at HelloLucyDesign.com

  Peter Ward, Event Director   Peter is a local project manager, event producer, chef and entrepreneur who enjoys building community and collaborating with mindful leaders and businesses. Peter built and owns a retrofitted purple school bus called the Humble Plum which is used as a mobile media/event production studio and currently located in Northern California.

Peter Ward, Event Director

Peter is a local project manager, event producer, chef and entrepreneur who enjoys building community and collaborating with mindful leaders and businesses. Peter built and owns a retrofitted purple school bus called the Humble Plum which is used as a mobile media/event production studio and currently located in Northern California.

  Meredith Mckee, Public Relations   Meredith McKee is the founder of Meredith Brett Media, a PR and Film Production agency. Building strong relationships and telling inspiring stories is at the heart of what drives Meredith. She's honored to head PR efforts for Lead with Love, as authenticity and conscious business leadership has been at the core of her career. In addition to PR for Lead with Love, Meredith is the Program Director at 5Point Film Festival and a filmmaker who's recent film 'Ten Years Out' is touring the film festival circuit with an online release scheduled for 2019. Additional clients include PR for Ski.com and HOW WE GROW movie. Prior to running her own agency, Meredith worked for GoPro, one of the world's biggest camera and tech companies, leading action sports media production. She's proud to have started her career at Aspen Snowmass leading PR/social/production efforts.  As an avid skier and outdoor adventure seeker paired with being an ambitious business person - yoga and mindfulness allow Meredith balance the busy pace of the world and tap into her best self.

Meredith Mckee, Public Relations

Meredith McKee is the founder of Meredith Brett Media, a PR and Film Production agency. Building strong relationships and telling inspiring stories is at the heart of what drives Meredith. She's honored to head PR efforts for Lead with Love, as authenticity and conscious business leadership has been at the core of her career. In addition to PR for Lead with Love, Meredith is the Program Director at 5Point Film Festival and a filmmaker who's recent film 'Ten Years Out' is touring the film festival circuit with an online release scheduled for 2019. Additional clients include PR for Ski.com and HOW WE GROW movie. Prior to running her own agency, Meredith worked for GoPro, one of the world's biggest camera and tech companies, leading action sports media production. She's proud to have started her career at Aspen Snowmass leading PR/social/production efforts.

As an avid skier and outdoor adventure seeker paired with being an ambitious business person - yoga and mindfulness allow Meredith balance the busy pace of the world and tap into her best self.

  Elsie Storm, Volunteer Coordinator   Elsie Storm, M.A. wears many hats: A life coach who leads clients to their greatness; an international retreat leader who creates travel experiences filled with adventure, play, and transformation; a loving wife to her husband Jonny; and mom to her Belizean tripawd, a street dog named Ollie.  A traveler at heart, she worked throughout Latin America for a social enterprise, leading teams, transforming communities, and facilitating service work abroad.  Elsie now coaches clients throughout 10 countries around the world and leads transformational retreats to countries like Peru, Belize and Mexico to provide her clients with an opportunity to engage in what she calls Conscious Travel.   She is excited to be a part of the Lead With Love team and to be supporting the 2018 summit in having the best event yet!

Elsie Storm, Volunteer Coordinator

Elsie Storm, M.A. wears many hats: A life coach who leads clients to their greatness; an international retreat leader who creates travel experiences filled with adventure, play, and transformation; a loving wife to her husband Jonny; and mom to her Belizean tripawd, a street dog named Ollie.

A traveler at heart, she worked throughout Latin America for a social enterprise, leading teams, transforming communities, and facilitating service work abroad.

Elsie now coaches clients throughout 10 countries around the world and leads transformational retreats to countries like Peru, Belize and Mexico to provide her clients with an opportunity to engage in what she calls Conscious Travel.

She is excited to be a part of the Lead With Love team and to be supporting the 2018 summit in having the best event yet!

  Jonny Roman, Volunteer Coordinator   Jonny was born with a strong sense of purpose, as well as a passion for helping people. Prior to getting his Master’s in Public Health, he worked for a social enterprise, leading teams, transforming communities, and doing service work throughout Latin America and the globe.  After meeting the love of his life and getting married, he went back to school, got a Master’s in Spiritual Psychology, and now is a powerful life coach and retreat leader.  Jonny has been cultivating and creating transformational group programs for over a decade. He brings his extensive background to create a unique and seamless volunteer experience and is excited to be part of Lead With Love 2018.

Jonny Roman, Volunteer Coordinator

Jonny was born with a strong sense of purpose, as well as a passion for helping people. Prior to getting his Master’s in Public Health, he worked for a social enterprise, leading teams, transforming communities, and doing service work throughout Latin America and the globe.

After meeting the love of his life and getting married, he went back to school, got a Master’s in Spiritual Psychology, and now is a powerful life coach and retreat leader.

Jonny has been cultivating and creating transformational group programs for over a decade. He brings his extensive background to create a unique and seamless volunteer experience and is excited to be part of Lead With Love 2018.

  Heather Hicks, Kid’s Program Director   Heather Hicks is the Founder & Lead Consultant of Calluna Strategies. With over 13 years of experience working as a nonprofit director and fundraiser, Heather's solutions-oriented approach to problem solving has helped teams and organizations meet their goals and better serve their communities. She's worked with organizations in the media, nonprofit and educational space, including the Aspen Times, the Buddy Program, Youthentity, the Roaring Fork School District, and Women's Forum.  Heather has a bachelor's degree in Anthropology and Spanish from the University of Michigan. She completed the Nonprofit Executive Leadership Program through the El Pomar Foundation. In her professional development, she has focused on studying nonprofit leadership, program evaluation, volunteer recruitment, finance and public speaking.

Heather Hicks, Kid’s Program Director

Heather Hicks is the Founder & Lead Consultant of Calluna Strategies. With over 13 years of experience working as a nonprofit director and fundraiser, Heather's solutions-oriented approach to problem solving has helped teams and organizations meet their goals and better serve their communities. She's worked with organizations in the media, nonprofit and educational space, including the Aspen Times, the Buddy Program, Youthentity, the Roaring Fork School District, and Women's Forum.

Heather has a bachelor's degree in Anthropology and Spanish from the University of Michigan. She completed the Nonprofit Executive Leadership Program through the El Pomar Foundation. In her professional development, she has focused on studying nonprofit leadership, program evaluation, volunteer recruitment, finance and public speaking.

  Nathan Cox, Set Design   A veteran of the theater industry since he was a pre-teen, Nathan Cox started Pink Monkey Solutions in the basement of his Vail Valley home in 2005.  Pink Monkey is a special event production company with the capacity to service every aspect of an event, from lighting to linens, from furniture to faux walls, they do it all! Pink Monkey is the first Colorado special event design and production company with locations in both the Vail Valley and Denver, but also offer services nationally, working with clients in Las Vegas, Napa, Miami, Chicago, New Orleans, New York City, Washington D.C. and beyond.  Nathan has worked with clients such as David Beahm Experiences, Audi, Aspen Food & Wine, The Broncos and the Aspen Art Museum.

Nathan Cox, Set Design

A veteran of the theater industry since he was a pre-teen, Nathan Cox started Pink Monkey Solutions in the basement of his Vail Valley home in 2005.

Pink Monkey is a special event production company with the capacity to service every aspect of an event, from lighting to linens, from furniture to faux walls, they do it all! Pink Monkey is the first Colorado special event design and production company with locations in both the Vail Valley and Denver, but also offer services nationally, working with clients in Las Vegas, Napa, Miami, Chicago, New Orleans, New York City, Washington D.C. and beyond.

Nathan has worked with clients such as David Beahm Experiences, Audi, Aspen Food & Wine, The Broncos and the Aspen Art Museum.