Dream Leadership

Dream Leadership

Heidi Cuppari

Co-Founder & CEO

Heidi is a pioneer in social change finance and business, and a mother of two children. After serving as a wealth manager at UBS Wealth Management, in 2014 she founded Anastasia Finance and serves as an impact investing guide/concierge to women, millennials and their families and help activate global systemic change.

When imagining what would be needed to achieve moonshots such as the SDGs by 2030, she realized that we needed people with the best imaginations in the world: kids. Thus, she started Dream Tank with Ashley Kulik in July of 2016. Heidi believes the power and creative genius of kids can innovate a better future for all. She thrives in building in mentorship and community connection to this end. Her dream is to grow Dream Tank globally to further amplify the voices of youth and their participation in meaningful and bold community change.

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Debi Stack
A/R, V/R, AI Advisor and Board Member

Debi Stack is CEO of Ascension VR, a new benefit corporation, and served as a consulting partner at IBM Watson. She has broad experience in business and IT strategy, consulting, and business development. At IBM, she led a management consulting team to serve the company’s global, C-level clients on issues related to artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things. Her teams delivered some of the first Watson AI prototypes: chatbots, digital assistants, and reference architecture for a semi-conductor client.

Before joining IBM, at Dell, she launched a new consulting practice for the communications, media and entertainment industry. Ms. Stack holds a B.S. in marketing from the University of New Orleans and an MBA from the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University.

Debi is passionate about helping Veterans heal from PTSD through immersive gamified experiences.  Her pioneer-ship in AI has launched her journey to shape technology for the greater good of humanity.

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Philippe Boury
Project Manager / Operations Coordinator 

Philippe is an earthling dedicated to igniting minds and inspiring meaningful impact through his work and interactions. He is a soulful creative with a background in marketing, political science and business management. He is constantly seeking spaces and ways to enact positive change in the world by focusing on education and social entrepreneurship.

During 2015-2016, he collaborated with local non-profits to aid refugees resettle in Paris, while studying at the Paris Institute of Political Studies. Recently he’s worked with Sustain The Future, a conscious, collective non-profit dedicated to bringing education, clean water, and sustainable job opportunities to the people of Haiti. 

Passionate about innovation, Philippe grasps the notion that solving big problems requires a big imagination and recognizes the power of impact investing. His dream is for Dream Tank to shine on a global scale, unleashing an abundance of Dream Makers into the world.

Motivation: Live for Others, Live Forever.
Mantra: “Live. Learn. Love. Lead.”

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Cody

Game Creator

Cody is 11 years old. He loves nature and sports. He mostly loves creating and leading games.

His dream is to help Dream Tank create a social impact and achievement-based rewards-based program with gaming, micro-and cryptocurrency components.

(Cody hid and made the easter egg on this website.)

Melissa Ivey
Program Coordinator and Operations Ninja

My mission is to activate and elevate the next generation, empowering them with life skills and leading by example. If they can dream big and work hard, our many voices will be heard. “Youth Educator- Birth Worker – Performance Artist. Melissa Ivey, visionary of Ivey Productions LLC. has produced music events, fronted rock bands, guided artistic interactive workshops on self-empowerment, and traveled the world spreading joy through music. She is a true renaissance woman of the arts.
Award Winning Singer/Songwriter Vocalist
National Touring Artists
YTT Certified
Motivational Speaker
Specializing in: Addressing the needs of refugee, low income, special needs and at risk youth students of all ages and abilities.

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Summer

Co-Founder, Dream Tank Senior Kidsultant and Dream Tank Squad Captain

Summer is 14 years old. She loves owls, art, film, music and entrepreneurship.

Summer is a key advisor to Dream Tank’s programs and created a card game to learn and unleash big ideas related to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Story Architects and Kid Critic Youtube Shows, under the mentorship of Dream Tank. Summer donates 7% of her profits to Dream Tank, a kids entrepreneurship accelerator she, her mom, brother, and mentor created, and 7% to the Kiva Center, which she and her brother Cody helped launch.

Navroop Sahdev
Digital Economy Advisor and Board Member

Navroop Sahdev is the founder and CEO of Rethink Markets, a global think tank focused on the Economics of Emerging Technologies, with the mission to bridge the gap between scholarly economics and business applications. A pioneering economist and technology futurist, Navroop’s work lies at the intersection of emerging technologies, economic science and business strategy. Along with the world’s most respected digital economists, in 2019 she co-authored “Blockchain Economics: Implications of Distributed Ledgers: Markets, Communications Networks, and Algorithmic Reality”, the first book on the economics of blockchain.

Navroop is currently a Connection Science Fellow at the MIT Media Lab, part of a curated group of top scholars and entrepreneurs in emerging technologies with a track record of outstanding achievement, who are building the future of Distributed Ledger Technologies, Digital Identity and Digital Networks. She was listed as one of the Top Blockchain Influencers in 2018 by Media Shower.

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Jewels Rossallini-Coker

Board of Advisors & Operating Partner

Jewels Rossallini-Coker is CEO of TeslaFintech, a Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, IIoT and Cryptocurrency technology company that provides Strategic Advisory Services to Fortune 500 companies, non-profits and NGOs. TeslaFintech builds dApps using Fourth Generation Blockchain protocols for the Financial Services, Supply Chain and Cybersecurity verticals.  She is a sought-after speaker on the topics of Identity Management, Digital Privacy and the Human Trafficking.

In 2018, Jewels was named a Woman Thought Leader in Blockchain for her work advocating for gender equity and purpose-driven initiatives. In her role as founder of TelsaFintech, she was recognized as a Top 200 Thought Leader for 2018 Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies.  As a delegate with the SDG Frontier Finance Forum in partnership with the United Nations, she’s contributing her omni-win mindset to form incentivized collaboration systems utilizing blockchain, Cryptocurrency and AI to address the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.  

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Ashley Kulik

Co-Founder & Advisor

Ashley is a millennial catalyst of intergenerational education. She currently assists as the Creative Director at the Studio WLV, a marketing, design, and full-service production agency outside of LA working with a team of creatives to serve social businesses. Over the past seven years, Ashley has dedicated her career to mentoring young people. In 2013, she was an inaugural scholar at Watson University, where she studied Social Entrepreneurship & Transformative Action. This led to organizing a Global Youth Wisdom Council initiative in partnership with Earth Guardians. In 2014, Ashley and a group of environmental educators founded the Kiva Center, an outdoor educational program designed to nurture the potential of youth in becoming ecological stewards. In 2016, Ashley became a co-founder of Dream Tank, where her experiences in nature with kids and entrepreneurship education led to the foundational curriculum development. Ashley specializes in working with children with Special Needs as she holds a BA in Speech Language Hearing & Communication Sciences at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

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Faris Oweis

Dream Instigator & Operating Advisor

Faris is a storyteller, strategist, and natural connector of ideas, people, and places. After working in the corporate cubicle world for many years and watching a life changing TED Talk, he struggled to find a role that fit his skill set and interests. So he figured children globally struggle with this same problem and wanted to help address it.

Faris is DreamTank’s Advisor and part of growing community of big dreamers. He collaborates with city leadership teams, social impact entrepreneurs, and community change makers to demonstrate the possibilities when youth become a catalyst for achieving SDG’s. His goal- Leverage DreamTank’s social entrepreneurship and “youth centered design” curriculum to break down the disconnect between parents, kids, school systems and the future of work by aligning youth ambition with SDG targets.  Faris is co-chair for the Smart Cities committee with the Blockchain For Impact initiative, a partnership with the United Nations Office of Partnerships and also serves as Advisor to several startups at the intersection blockchain and systems change.

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Valerie B Love

Dream Jockey and Operating Advisor

Valerie is an Inspirational DJ “Dream Jockey” and Big DREAM Coach who believes music is the medicine and the DJ is the Doctor. Between her globetrotting DJ sets (on the Nile River in Egypt, at Burning Man or at a beach in Hawaii) and making the best-grilled peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for her two kiddos, Valerie is producing her podcast and online school for creative bad-@ss changemakers called Dance our Dreams. Valerie is a co-founder of two multi-million-dollar real estate companies, is a USCG certified charter boat captain, Kundalini yoga teacher and blessed mama of two earth angels.  Valerie’s mission is to fuse music, art, science, and soul to help people rock their dreams! DJ Valerie is on a mission to smash the shame and stigma around mental health so that we can SNAP! Back to rocking our Big DREAMS and co-create a planet where all life co-thrives in delicious harmony! Valerie believes that we have the power to remodel our planet at our fingertips.

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Colborn Bell

Board of Advisors; Finance

Colborn is a private wealth manager and manages investments in green energy, hospitality, education, aviation, real estate, and art and specializes in helping technology and innovation-focused companies expand their international presence. He recently launched Crypto Currency Asset Management company, Finitie Square Well. “Passionate about discovering novel, market-based solutions to alleviate global poverty, promote human dignity, and ensure global security. Desire to drive transformative and structural change in developing nations though progressive policy, technology, education and cross-cultural diplomacy.“

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Angela Abshier
Board of Advisors: Legal, Gaming & Finance

With a background in intellectual property law, Angela has spent more than 15 years specializing in strategy, marketing and business development across many creative industries including gaming, music and technology. 

Angela’s passion for creative industries led her to study intellectual property law around the same time Napster rocked the music industry. Since then, in nearly all of her professional endeavors, she has sought to create equity around art, commerce and technology projects. Angela has broad experience in contract law, licensing, commercial civil litigation and trusts and estate law.

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Co-Creators & Advisors

Council of Jedi

David Cohen
Brad Feld
David Brown
Krista Marks
Allie Schlosser
Greg Bamford
Sarabeth Berk, PhD
Sumanth Channabasappa
Patty Klauer
Greg Sklar
Nicole Glaros
John Tayer
George Deriso
Tim O’Shea
Travis Russi
Amber Nystrom
Praful Shah
Anya Smith

Jake Aloia
Corey Kohn
Amalia Rose Battle

..and more!

Dream Tank is registered as a non-profit in Colorado and is in process of receiving 501c3 status.  Contributions to DreamTank ™ are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.