Hi. I’m Evan.

Earthling. Human.

  • Founder of StayAltered.
  • Chief of Staff for Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics.

I guide visionary companies, producers, and agencies through the ideation-to-execution process of developing more meaningful experiences and businesses.

  • Over 10 years experience in leading brand strategy, creative direction, and business partnerships for global brands and landmark festivals.
  • Hair is a bit longer now than pictured in photo.

2020 – Present

Launched StayAltered, a Purposeful Hospitality company.

  • StayAltered is a global alliance of independent hosts cooperatively nurturing Purposeful Hospitality.
  • Our host alliance, technology platform, and travel brand empower the world’s best independent hosts to nurture more hospitable people and places on our planet.
Also volunteering as Chief of Staff for Horizons.
  • Horizons is a not-for-profit educational charity examining the role of psychedelic drugs and plant medicines in science, medicine, culture, and spirituality.
  • Our flagship conference is the largest and longest-running annual gathering of the psychedelic community in the world.

2018 – 2020

Consulted on a bunch of projects.

  • Partnered with ENVEEKAY to develop a revenue growth plan for Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts.
  • Advised Raduno on the launch of its agency practice and the successful debut of The New York Times Food Festival.
  • Also worked with: AEG Presents, CID Presents, Superfly, and more.

2017 – 2018

Traveled to Africa & Asia.

  • Volunteered with Star Hostel in Taipei, Taiwan (Named “The Best Large Hostel Worldwide” by Hostelworld).
  • Volunteered with The Yard Hostel in Bangkok, Thailand (One of The Guardian’s “10 Best Sustainable Hotels in Southeast Asia“).

2016 – 2017

Joined Danny Wimmer Presents as VP of Experience & Partnerships.

  • Co-developed and launched the critically-acclaimed Bourbon & Beyond festival brand.
  • Co-led and produced creative, strategy, branding, and partnerships with over 20 bourbon brands.

2015 – 2016

Traveled to Europe, Asia, Australia & South America.

  • 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.
  • Also worked with: Superfly, Red Light Management, Wanderlust Festivals, and more.

2009 – 2015

Started as an intern, hired as the 13th employee, and grew to Creative & Strategy Director at Superfly.

  • Co-designed the experience of the world’s most significant developer conference (Google I/O).
  • Overhauled the sponsorship strategy for an international esports league (Intel Extreme Masters).
  • Created the methodology and execution plan for multiple global influencer marketing and content campaigns (Citi, Target, and Yahoo!).
  • Delivered creative and strategic work for Adult Swim, Asus, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, GNC, JetBlue Airways, Outside Lands Festival, Meredith, Nickelodeon, Pabst Brewing Company, Woodstock, and many more.

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