Evan is the Founder of StayAltered, Director of Sustainability for Beyond Green Travel and PTG Consulting, a Founding Steering Committee Member for Coalition of Festivals, as well as an Advisor and Chief of Staff to Asian Psychedelic Collective.

  • Founder of StayAltered.
    • The world’s first community-powered collection of the world’s most inspiring, incredible, and impactful places to stay.
  • Director of Sustainability for Beyond Green Travel and PTG Consulting.
    • The leading sustainability consultants for travel, tourism, and hospitality. Acquired by Preferred Travel Group, the parent company of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, Beyond Green, and Historic Hotels.
  • Founding Steering Committee Member for Coalition of Festivals.
    • The industry-wide initiative for current and future leaders to integrate social equity, safety, and sustainability into festivals.
  • Advisor and Chief of Staff to Asian Psychedelic Collective.
    • An emerging space of belonging and care for Asians working in and with psychedelics.

Since 2018, Evan has served as an experience expert, creative consultant, and strategic advisor who guides visionary leaders and teams through the ideation-to-execution process of developing more meaningful moments, impactful businesses, and destination-worthy places.

  • Select projects include:
    • Amaro Montenegro
    • Beyond Green
    • Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics
    • Outside Lands Festival
    • Mohegan Sun
    • The New York Times Food Festival
    • Raduno
    • Red Light Management
    • Time Magazine
    • Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts
    • Woodstock 50
    • Zebras Unite
  • Select agencies include:
    • AEG Presents
    • CID Entertainment
    • Empire Entertainment
    • ENVEEKAY
    • Raduno
    • RCLCO
    • PKF International
    • Superfly
    • Wanderlust Festivals

In 2016, Evan joined Danny Wimmer Presents as VP, Experience & Partnerships to help diversify the company’s intellectual properties beyond its core offering of single-genre festivals with an expansion into boutique hybrid experiences blending music, culinary, education, and entertainment.

  • Co-developed and launched the critically-acclaimed Bourbon & Beyond festival brand.
  • Co-led and produced creative, strategy, partnerships, and pouring of over 250 expressions from 20 bourbon companies.
  • Select companies including:
    • Bacardi
    • Beam Suntory
    • Brown-Forman
    • Diageo
    • Heaven Hill
    • Kirin
    • Pernod Ricard
    • Sazerac

In 2008, Evan was hired as the 13th employee after interning at Superfly, the producers of Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival and Outside Lands Festival. Over the next seven years, he helped grow the company to over 100 employees by developing, pitching, and winning over $15MM in creative, strategic, and experiential work.

  • Co-designed the experience of Google I/O, the world’s most significant developer conference.
  • Overhauled the sponsorship strategy for international esports league Intel Extreme Masters.
  • Created the methodology and execution plans for multiple global influencer marketing and content campaigns for Citi, Target, Yahoo!, and more.
  • Select clients include:
    • Adult Swim
    • Asus
    • Ben & Jerry’s
    • GNC
    • JetBlue Airways
    • Nickelodeon
    • Pabst Brewing Company
    • Patrón Tequila

Evan is proud to be a second-generation American, born and raised in California by parents who immigrated from Taiwan and Myanmar (Burma). He has traveled to over 40 countries on six continents.

  • Lived in Inle Lake for six months to help open and setup Song of Travel, the fourth hostel in Myanmar and first built from the ground-up for backpackers (named “The 10th Best Small Hostel Worldwide” and “The Best Hostel in Myanmar” by Hostelworld).
  • Volunteered with Star Hostels in Taipei, Taiwan (named “The Best Large Hostel Worldwide” by Hostelworld).
  • Volunteered with The Yard Bangkok in Bangkok, Thailand (one of The Guardian’s “10 Best Sustainable Hotels in Southeast Asia“).