The Athletes: Staff Picks

This week’s Staff Picks include a highly talented group of athletes. From marathon runners to professional beach volleyball players, this week’s Staff Picks excel at a range of sports. Outside of athletics, these Staff Picks write their own blogs, are public speakers, and promote social good.

Greg Keller whose photo heads off this post is a cyclist, father of two, and self-proclaimed software nerd. Greg lives in Boulder, Colorado and writes the blog Mud and Cowbells where he tracks his races and reflects on his experiences.

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Developers and Creatives: Staff Picks

This week, we recognize our favorite developers and creatives. These Staff Picks tackle new ideas in unconventional and exciting ways. They utilize their Backstories and Collections to give people a look into their career paths and to keep track of people who inspire them.

Heading off our post is Carlos McCants, an ambitious go-getter and a two time first-generation college student. Carlos uses his Backstory to describe his work experience founding his own clothing company and working as a Development Coordinator at Arkansas State University. 

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Coaching, Design and Activism: Staff Picks

This week’s round of Staff Picks include a blogger, a career coach, an analyst and a web developer. What unite these community members are their passions for building relationships and keen abilities to overcome challenges.

Heading off our post is Mo Chanmugham, a career coach who teaches self-awareness and helps people create meaningful careers. Outside of work, Mo enjoys djing, hip hop and fitness.

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Authors and Translators: Staff Picks

Our Staff Picks this week hail from Austria, Spain, the foothills of Northern New Mexico and Texas. Three of our four Staff Picks are authors and the fourth is a translator and an interpreter.

First off is Krisstina Wise. Krisstina is the author of Falling For Money a book that empowers women to redefine their relationships with money and take control of their financial lives.

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Sustainability, Storytelling and Rock Climbing: Staff Picks

Our Staff Picks this week include a rock climber who raises money for sufferers of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, an aspiring forest ranger, a filmmaker and a student studying sustainability who loves to travel.

Heading off our post is the visual storyteller and Hawaii-native Quincy Woo. Quincy tackles thought-provoking ideas in his art to both challenge and move his audience. A photographer and filmmaker, Quincy embeds his Vimeo onto his page to showcase his work.

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Artists, Writers and Anthropologists: Staff Picks

This week’s Staff Picks come to us from around the world. 

Highly creative, these Staff Picks include a brand designer, a writer of a political blog, and a published author specializing on how our own personality can hold us back.

Graphic designer Nidhi Doshi who heads off our post is based in Ahmedabad, India. Nidhi enjoys experimenting with film, photography and animation.

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Journalists and Filmmakers: Staff Picks

Every day inspiring pages are being created on about.me. It’s a difficult task to choose our Staff Picks each week and this week is no different. This week our Staff Picks range from hip hop artists to cyclists and social entrepreneurs. Today we’re highlighting 3 of of favorite journalists and filmmakers whose creative projects are changing communities for the better.

Marcelo Dalla who heads off our post is a Brazilian journalist, astrologer and graphic designer. Marcelo also enjoys travel, photography and metaphysics. Check out his Instagram where he chronicles his adventures throughout Brazil and abroad.

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The Altruists: Staff Picks

These teachers, entrepreneurs and advocates use their talents to uplift those around them.

The professional goals and altruistic drives of these three staff picks are interconnected. Their businesses support emerging markets and improve mental and physical well-being.

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The Visionaries: Staff Picks

Add creativity to a vision for the future and the result is brilliant.

The staff picks this week use art to pursue their visions for the future. Although their visions are unique, this music director, production designer and videographer all share a passion for creating meaningful work.

Videographer, foodie and health geek Harry H. Yuan (pictured above) believes “In life there is no higher purpose then to serve.”  Harry serves through film and photography, providing us with “epic videos” that educate us and take us to distant places.

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The Tastemakers: Staff Picks

All culinary entrepreneurs, this week’s staff picks blend creative genius with thoughtful experimentation and the result is mouthwatering. These food masters advance their fields, bringing quality to the forefront and finding ways to innovate each day.

We begin this post with Bryan Meehan, Executive Chairman at Blue Bottle Coffee, and advocate of socially responsible investing. Bryan grew up in Dublin and carried his love of food along with him to London, Boston and San Francisco. Bryan loves hiking and, naturally, enjoys a great cup of organic coffee.

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