The c3: Team

c3 is a community generated effort which has continued to evolve in a unique collective model.  Since 2004, the core organization has been run by a dedicated group of individuals who have donated their time to; seek out strategic alliances, catalyze economic creativity, create a thriving community, exciting events, stunning content and a broad range of service offerings.  All of these activities have been made possible with the support of volunteers.  THANK YOU!

If you are interested in getting involved in c3, we have several opportunities available to utilize your gits and talents for a great cause. Contact us if you are interested in joining the team!

Kate McCallum – Founder and Executive Director

Posted on Apr 22, 2012 in The Team

Kate McCallum – Founder and Executive Director

c3’s Founder and Executive Director, Producer

“Over 35 years of professional experience in the the arts and the entertainment industries together with a deep interest and study of human potential, consciousness research and future studies has been my inspiration for the creation of c3 and the mission we seek to accomplish. I hold an MA in Consciousness Studies and have been a student and practitioner of creativity, future trends in the arts and media, and meditation for over 35 years. As an artist, I work as a producer and content creator in a variety of mediums, am a writer, musician, and photographer.”

Kate McCallum is a producer, writer, transmedia consultant, novice futurist and artist who has had the good fortune of a diverse career in the creative arts and entertainment industries for over 35 years. Kate is a member of the Producers Guild of America (PGA) National Board, is a Board Delegate on the PGA New Media Council, and a member of the WFSF: World Future Studies Federation. She’s also a member of the TV Academy Television Executive Peer Group and Interactive Peer Group…

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Seeking New Program Director

Posted on Mar 13, 2012 in The Team

The c3 is currently looking for a new volunteer Program Director.  Please contact kate@consciouscreativity.org if you are interested in applying for this position. Prior Program Director, Michele Scarabelli, has established herself over 20 years in the film and television industry in Canada, Europe and the U.S.  Best known for her solid acting career, Ms. Scarabelli’s credits include several series starring roles including the alien matriarch “Susan Francisco” in FOX’s critically acclaimed SciFi series Alien Nation;  as well as leads in features such as Loss of Faith opposite John Ritter, Pressure Point with Michael Madsen and the award winning Age Old Friends opposite acting luminary Hume Cronyn. Most recently she co-starred in Darryl from OnCar, an internet series that won 2009 Best Comedy Short.  Michele is presently developing several television projects that combine her love of nature and travel.  Michele has a degree in Psychology from McGill University in her home town of Montreal. She has an extensive background that spans media production, business management, strategic marketing, merchandising and relocation consulting.  Michele is a dynamic professional, offering a unique combination of organizational skills, diverse industry experience, and well-honed interpersonal expertise  which make her a highly effective VIP Speaker Liaison and Program...

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Matt Cornwall – Creative Advisor

Posted on May 28, 2011 in The Team

Matt Cornwall – Creative Advisor

c3‘s Creative Advisor I am a multi-faceted artist, and die-hard perennial philosopher.  My interests in artistic expression are deeply connected and committed to what I consider simply higher and wildly more imaginative notions of the meaning of this thing we call “consciousness” as well as human evolution and participation in something greater than ourselves. I have been an artist my whole life.  I started writing poetry at a very early age, as well as taking to the drums and making music quite naturally. In the mid to late 80’s, i became an actor, with beginnings as a performance artist in the then burgeoning downtown Los Angeles boyd street theatre/ l.a.c.e “performance” scene, before migrating to San Francisco to join forces with several dance theatre groups, most notably “contraband” and “the joe goode performance group,” while studying theatre and dance at SFSU. Since then, i have acted in countless plays, improv groups, short films, commercials, stand-up comedy, as well as being a playwright, video artist, conceptual artist, poet, dancer, and musician. I have been a “DJ” (that’s vernacular for “disc-jockey” fyi) for the past 8 years, immersed in many diverse music scenes and culture in Los Angeles as well as traveling as a working DJ throughout the US, Europe and Asia. Interwoven throughout my life, has been an utter undying thirst for a deeper meaning of life. combining rigorous self study with many classes, seminars, lectures and workshops.  I am quite versed in many different spiritual/ mystical teachings , traditions and practices ranging from alchemy , to zen buddhism, all points in between and the waaay beyond.  I have had the distinct pleasure of working with c3 throughout the past years, acting as an event coordinator, by being introduced to the company through my partner Roberto Blain.  I am currently working on content development, as well as event facilitation, and am grateful to every member of this fine crew. lastly, I am sublimely thrilled knowing that c3’s particular stance and brand of transformational paradigm will be of great importance and a palpable catalytic presence in what can only be described as the great ever encroaching...

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Nijole Sparkis – Community Communications Catalyst

Posted on Apr 22, 2011 in The Team

Nijole Sparkis – Community Communications Catalyst

  c3’s Community Communications Catalyst and Editor, FutureVision Newsletter My purpose in life is to inspire, empower, and support others to their highest self-actualization through consciousness and the arts, and in my own artistic expression to bring forth greater consciousness through the media. I started acting at the age of 4 and was immersed in all aspects of theatre throughout my childhood. I turned to music in my teens and started writing songs and singing in clubs at the age of 15, as well as touring the Midwest with my own Lithuanian folk group. In college, I studied jazz and sang standards with the big band, playing clubs with a progressive jazz trio, and eventually earning a Bachelor’s in Music Theory magna cum laude from De Paul University in Chicago. I continued studying coloratura arias in 4 languages with Doug Susu-Mago of the Lyric Opera, and sang and toured as lead singer of various bands, by now developing an alternative “fringe” persona. Moving to London, I worked on a Master’s in Writing and did spoken word performances. In Los Angeles, I did more acting and performance art, appearing in the L.A.C.E. (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) floor shows and other gallery openings, as well as playing Al’s Bar with my own a cappella female trio. I also formed a New Wave band, in which I played keyboards and sang, playing every club in L.A., and working our way up through the street festivals to the infamous annual downtown L.A. Street Scene. I appeared in and created music for two of the earliest digitally animated videos which won SIGGRAPH awards, and sang, acted in, and wrote music for several independent films, while taking classes in Recording Arts & Sciences at UCLA. I began teaching keyboards at a shop on Sunset strip that put a larger-than-life placard of me in their store window. I caught the attention of and was hired by voice teacher Elizabeth Sabine, who was known as the “Auntie Mame of Heavy Metal”, to teach hard rock singers how to scream without losing their voices. For this, my photo appeared in People magazine. I got hired as a singing teacher at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, and then by Disney, for whom I taught singing to the members of their Mickey Mouse Club TV show for their first and only record album. During this stint, I witnessed the auditions of Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, and Jessica Simpson at the tender ages of 12. I eventually opened my own voice studio, where I trained hundreds of semi-professionals, helping them not only with singing technique but also with emotional and life management. This evolved into teaching “Artist Way” workshops and eventually becoming certified as a life coach, being one of the first members of Thomas Leonard’s Coachville organization. Through it, I met Philip Horvath and we began to host Coach Study Groups at my home in Studio City. There, I was also running a post-production facility with my husband, film composer Fritz Heede, where we had the pleasure of working with celebrities such as John Hurt, Julian Lennon, Lauryn Hill, Ed Asner, and Julie Delpy. I also collaborated with Fritz on many music projects, including recording inside the Great Pyramid of Giza, commissioned work for Dr. J.J. Hurtak, the...

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Alexandra Leh – Creative Development

Posted on Apr 21, 2011 in The Team

Alexandra Leh – Creative Development

Alexandra Leh is a New York native living in Downtown Los Angeles. A professional singer, actor and former television development executive, she is a writer of short stories, books and screenplays, and producer of films, television, live events and music. Alexandra serves on the advisory board of global arts+media think tank c3:VisionLab, produces special projects for music+art label The Art of Sound, is co-writing an epic screenplay based on the life of Russian war heroine Maria Botchkareva, and is developing a transmedia property tracing the history of American popular music via the life and work of electric guitar pioneer and musical genius George Barnes. Alexandra is a member of SAG/AFTRA, SAG Foundation, and NCWIT, embraces eastern and western philosophies, is a longtime practitioner of Kriya yoga and classic Hatha yoga, and especially enjoys being of service to her family, friends and...

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Dana Klisanin – Executive Director c3:MindLAB

Posted on Jan 10, 2011 in The Team

Dana Klisanin – Executive Director c3:MindLAB

The c3: MindLAB is a research and project development Lab focused on emerging findings in creativity and innovation theory, neuroscience, consciousness studies, transpersonal psychology and integral studies in relationship to the arts, media and communication technologies and their use to create and drive solutions for evolving human potential and cultural evolution. DANA KLISANIN is passionate about using the arts, media, and technology to encourage people to recognize their essential interdependence with the natural world, each other, and their own divine essence. As an author, psychologist, and social entrepreneur, Dana is committed to creating, promoting, and assisting in the development of media that encourages people to live consciously. To facilitate that end, she has pioneered a new “integral media” framework for the creation of “conscious media” __ media designed to support conscious evolution and the societal emergence of planetary consciousness. The conscious media model supports a global renaissance of human values and a profound shift in our relationship with the natural world. Dana earned her Ph.D. in psychology from Saybrook University. She is the author of numerous articles and is a frequent presenter at conferences throughout North America, Asia, and Europe. Her research interests arise from the fields of systems science, integral theory, and transpersonal psychology. Dana is the Founder of Evolutionary Guidance Media R&D, Inc, a think-tank and creative cauldron devoted to the design and evaluation, of conscious media, socially responsible media, green media, and transformative media. As Executive Director of the c3:MindLAB Dana focuses on bringing emerging findings in creativity and innovation theory, consciousness studies, transpersonal psychology, and integral studies into synergistic relationship with the arts, media and communication technologies for the purpose of creating and driving solutions for evolving human potential and cultural evolution. Dana is a member of the American Psychological Association; Association of Transpersonal Psychology; International Society for the Systems Sciences; World Futures Studies Federation; World Future Society; and the UK Systems Society. For more information visit:...

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