Evan is a creative consultant, strategic advisor, and experience expert who guides visionary leaders and teams through the ideation-to-execution process of developing more impactful experiences, businesses, and destinations.

  • Select consulting clients include:
    • Amaro Montenegro (Raduno)
    • Beyond Green Travel
    • Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics
    • Meredith Corporation (Superfly)
    • Mohegan Sun (ENVEEKAY, PKF, RCLCO)
    • Red Light Management
    • Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts (ENVEEKAY)
    • Woodstock 50 (Superfly)
    • Zebras Unite
  • Select production work includes:
    • AEG Presents
    • CID Presents
    • Wanderlust Festivals

Evan is the founder of StayAltered, a founding steering committee member for Coalition of Festivals, as well as an advisor and chief of staff for Asian Psychedelic Collective.

  • Founder of StayAltered.
    • The world’s first community-powered company for inspiring, incredible, and impactful hospitality.
  • Founding steering committee member for Coalition of Festivals.
    • An industry-wide initiative for current and future leaders to integrate social equity, safety, and sustainability into festivals.
  • Advisor and chief of staff for Asian Psychedelic Collective.
    • A space of belonging for all Asians working in and with psychedelics.

Evan’s career began as an intern at Superfly, the producers of Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival and Outside Lands Festival. In 2009, he was hired as the 13th employee and for the next six years he helped grow the company to over 100 employees and generated over $10MM in agency revenue.

  • 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.
  • Other select clients:
    • Adult Swim
    • Asus
    • GNC
    • JetBlue Airways
    • Nickelodeon
    • Pabst Brewing Company

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, including:
    • Bacardi
    • Beam Suntory
    • Brown-Forman
    • Diageo
    • Heaven Hill
    • Kirin
    • Pernod Ricard
    • Sazerac

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, and is currently learning how to reconnect with his lineage to the Papora indigenous peoples of the central Taiwanese plains.

  • 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“).