Graham Hill is founder, CEO and all-around mastermind at LifeEdited. He has a B. Architecture and studied product design. In 95′, he founded early Internet consultancy SiteWerks with his cousin, built it to 60 people landing clients such as Microsoft and sold it in 98’. In 03′ he founded TreeHugger.com and wearehappytoserveyou, makers of ceramic cups that resemble NYC’s iconic paper coffee cups. TreeHugger was sold to Discovery in 07’ and remains one of the most trafficked green sites reaching more than 5M unique visitors per month. Other past venture areas include fashion, viral email and plant-based air ﬁlters. Graham speaks English, French, German and Spanish and loves kitesurﬁng, surfing, climbing, squash and snowboarding. From New York and Maui, he schemes daily about how he can help humanity avoid rapid extinction. Follow him at twitter.com/ghill. Here’s his CV.
g [at] lifeedited [dot] com
LifeEdited COO Ross Porter is the man with the plan…and the spreadsheet, chart, wireframe, use-cases, agenda and everything else needed to make things run with strategic efficiency. Ross has degrees in psychology and software engineering. Ross likes to start trouble — he has been in a series of successful startups, in leadership roles from CTO to COO. Prior to LifeEdited Ross helped Ascentium Corporation grow from 35 people to 400, serving in various roles including COO.
ross [at] lifeedited [dot] com
David Friedlander takes care of communications at LifeEdited. His background is in writing and event management, having been a regular contributor to Treehugger.com, PSFK and several other publications. He founded Lucid NYC, an event series that has attracted some of the NYC’s leading innovators. David has a BA from Columbia University and is interested in the evolution of human consciousness; he keeps a blog at davidfriedlander.com. He lives an edited life with his wife and two sons in Brooklyn. Follow him at twitter.com/dfriedlander.
david [at] lifeedited [dot] com
Catalin Sandu is chief designer at LifeEdited. He came on board after winning the LifeEdited design challenge in January, 2011, from a field of 304 entries. He is now responsible for conceiving, developing and rendering many of our future architectural designs. In addition to working for LifeEdited, Catalin is completing his architectural degree at the University of Architecture and Urbanism Ion Mincu, in Bucharest, where he lives.
catalin [at] lifeedited [dot] com
Adam Finkelman is our project management specialist. He has received a Masters and Bachelors in Building Construction from the University of Florida along with a Concentration in Sustainability, OSHA Certification, and LEED Accreditation. He has been involved in the construction management of restaurants, apartments, and stores throughout the city. When he is not managing, he spends his free time designing through his side business Yorkwood Co., a company whose name was inspired by its initial furniture line made from shipping pallets salvaged throughout New York City. Through Yorkwood he renovated his own apartment, creating tiny bedrooms which afforded him the space to convert the rest of the apartment into an event space called267 where he hosts everything from supper clubs to live music.
adam [at] lifeedited [dot] com
Jayson Halladay holds a professional degree in Architecture. He loves design and business, and has combined the two in various previous ventures, including furniture design, architecture, and real estate development. He purchased his first apartment in New York in 1999 during a five-day trip to the city. Buying, designing, managing and selling thirty-plus properties since then, Jayson has experience in all the dimensions of creating an urban home.
jayson [at] lifeedited [dot] com