Phillia Kim Downs

Founder / CEO
Live Love Foundation, Founder
AwakeningNY, Co-Founder
pH by phillia, Founder / Lead Designer
phillialivelovecollective.com

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Phillia is a visionary artist, a shamanic healer, a scientist and a social entrepreneur. Earning a B.S. in Cell Molecular Biology and Genetics, she started her career as a Cancer Researcher for the National Institute of Health and the Food and Drug Administration with plans of going to medical school. Realizing this path didn’t feel right for her, she began an ever-important journey of self-discovery by going within, in order to find her true passions and dreams in life.

Her first social entrepreneurial effort emerged in 2004 : a fashion line called pH by phillia, with proceeds supporting various charities close to her heart. pH was featured in Teen Vogue, Nylon, The New York Times, The Washington Post, MTV, VH1 and has worked with A-List clientele, photographers and projects such as Project ALS, Dressed to Kilt and Bloomingdales / SONY “Hot Rocks” campaign. Forced to close her doors in 2009, she quickly switched gears and entered NYC’s competitive real estate industry. With determination, a positive attitude and mentors on her side, she quickly became a successful agent, selling millions of dollars of property for over two years now and garnering press in The Real Deal and CurbedNY.

But even more importantly to Phillia, this journey has opened her heart and mind to discover a Natural world that is mystical, magical and interconnected with the path of self-discovery. Through her own scientific observations and theories based on her life experience and being exposed to the metaphysical sciences, she realized the importance of Spiritual Health and how key it is to balancing physical, mental and emotional well-being. In 2006, she began her own healing journey through the practices of Peruvian-based Shamanism, transforming her own spirit from deep within. Realizing how powerful and authentic this medicine was, she became a shamanic healer herself, in order to help the people she loves and those who cross her path. Along the way, she learned that the art of positive thinking and having the courage to dream big has manifested the powerful reality of her life’s vision – to create a way to help others realize their own dreams and to help heal this planet with LOVE!

 

Jordan Downs

Co-Founder, Web Director
Co-Founder, Live Love Foundation
Founder, Koncept Media
jordan@livelovecollective.com

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With such a positive vibe, it’s hard not to want to give Jordan a hug whenever you see him – if you can catch up with him! With a smile on his face, his unique style and infectious energy go hand in hand with his attitudes towards love and life wherever he goes. He brings stellar skills to the online operations of the Live Love Collective. As an integral and multi-faceted team player, he also brings photography and graphic design to the table, as well as an ability to roll up his sleeves, designing and building the trade show booths that bring customers closer to the product at hand.

 

Alex Salazar

President, Live Love Collective
alexlivelovecollective.com

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With such a positive vibe, it’s hard not to want to give Alex a hug whenever you see him – if you can catch up with him! With a smile on his face, his unique style and infectious energy go hand in hand with his attitudes towards love and life wherever he goes. He brings stellar logistical skills to the operations of the Live Love Collective with an exemplary track record handling regional sales for Toki Eyewear and Alessi USA; interior design work for William T. Georgis Architect; and is currently a project manager with Chilewich/Sultan LLC. An integral and multi-faceted team player, Alex also brings photography and graphic design to the table, as well as an ability to roll up his sleeves, designing and building the trade show booths that bring customers closer to the product at hand. With Alex on our side, rerouting rivers is part of the flow that builds a great path towards success.

 

Helena de Pereda

Chief of Communications
Live Love Foundation, Director
Founder, FIRMA
helenalivelovecollective.com

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A stunning beauty inside and out, Helena is our brilliant media relations strategist with extensive experience launching powerful marketing campaigns and social media initiatives with impact and creativity. With an A-list clientele list that ranges from Giorgio Armani, Ferrari, Lalique, LVMH, Eres/Chanel, Make Up For Ever, Elle, Cosmopolitan and more, she is excited to bring her talent to the LLC.

Passionate about sustainability, she loves to bring awareness to the subject through education in creative ways. Whether she’s jet-setting on a volunteer opportunity to present a workshop in Bali or inspiring employees to find better eco-solutions within their corporations, she always finds ways to bring the fun in doing good. Helena also created mass®, a product design showcase and entertainment event that presented pro environment initiatives in a fabulous setting.

 

Rogier Bouwman

Chief Visionary Officer
Live Love Foundation, Director
Founder, TooLogic
rogierlivelovecollective.com

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Rogier is our youngest LLC member whose intuitive vision is wise beyond his years. A natural born entrepreneur, at the age of 18, Rogier decided to organize his first festival in Holland, www.rokkesteen.nl. The festival grew fast and was visited by 10.000 people in 2009. Meanwhile, he began to focus on different projects and branched into the film production and the fast growing application industries. By the age of 24 he has successfully co-founded several businesses as TooLogic Apps, Starfighter Productions and Egopep.

After spending several months in the Peruvian jungle where he was confronted with oil companies which were destroying the Amazon, he realized that his mission in life would be to make sure business would work as a force for Good, not as a force for pollution and destruction. Joining the Live Love Collective is the first step in this process of transformation of which he truly believes will be realized within now and five years.

 

Cassandra Zimmerman

Chief Brand Officer
Live Love Foundation, Director
cassandralivelovecollective.com

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Cassandra is a beauty and a brand visionary, with over 10 years of taking hi-profile brands to the next level across all channels. Whether it be crafting brands from scratch, overhauling them completely, or implementing multi-channel experiences, Cassandra has helped clients such as American Express, W Hotels, Human Rights Watch, Tom Ford, and Knoll woo their audiences and through intelligent and inspiring brand communications.

Mission: Cassandra’s mission is to create impressionable brand experiences steeped in strategy and decked with polish

Recognition: Print, Graphis, Communication Arts, AIGA, I.D. Magazine

 

Christine Kelliher

Chief of Operations
christinelivelovecollective.com

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Whether she is introducing us to her new favorite band or telling us a crazy story from her razor-sharp memory, Chrissy is super-fun-with-a-heart-of-gold, bringing laughter and sunshine to those around her. However, the LLC gladly welcomes her fierce alter-ego, Christine, whose exceptional leadership and creative organizational talents help keep the dreams of the LLC grounded and moving forward. With over twelve years of experience as an International Project Director and Account Manager for the Insurance and Financial Services Industries, she advises, oversees and helps bring our grand master plan into fruition.

 

Christopher ‘Tinypants’ Dang

Chief Creative Officer
Live Love Foundation, Director
Creative Director, Grantoo (www.grantoo.org)
Founder, As We Are (www.AsWeAre.co)
tinypantslivelovecollective.com

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A true ambassador of Love, Tinypants is the networker’s networker! He has trumpetted the “LIVE LOVE” spirit as a nightlife icon in NYC and embodies the philosophies of the LLC in his professional, social, and personal life.

Tinypants is a design guru. Already at the age of 28 he has 10 years of working experience as a User Experience consultant developing interactive and mobile solutions for Android, AT&T, Gilt, Verizon, Reuters, Verizon, MTV and NY Times.

From 2006-2011, he moonlit as a fashion designer in New York, running his own Men’s and Women’s label, Love Brigade (www.lovebrigade.com) with a studio and two retail stores in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

He is currently launching his newest endeavor, Grantoo – his solution to help alleviate student debt in America and raise funding for charities through social gaming.

In 2012, Tinypants will be launching the As We Are fashion line, dedicated to spreading the powerful message of “Live Love” and raising funds for the Live Love Foundation.

 

Robert Brisita

Chief of Technology
roblivelovecollective.com

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Rob is a big teddy bear that you just have to love, and he’s smart as a whip in the field of Technology and Software Engineering. He’s our problem solver and solution maker who is knowledgeable in emerging trends and technologies.

A well rounded developer with experience in developing applications on both client and server side. His expertise in such languages as: JavaScript, AS3, Java, PHP, and Python, has helped create cutting-edge products for companies like Nickelodeon, MTV, and GE. Robert also develops iOS and Android applications.