Founders / Board
We believe that through the power of storytelling, entertainment and play, we’ll be able to capture attention, get people engaged and motivate them to learn, take action and make positive changes in their lives. To do so, we’ve assembled a team from some of the most-respected entertainment and technology companies in the world, including Disney, Dreamworks, Apple, MGM/UA, Electronic Arts and the BBC.
Shelley Miles, CEO
Shelley has spent over 30 years leading the growth and development of entertainment and technology businesses including at the Walt Disney Company, where she started the interactive game business and managed the Recorded Music and Music Publishing businesses. Shelley was one of the founders of the Pasadena Ronald McDonald House, and has served on the boards of non-profits including the National Children’s Chorus and the Ronald McDonald House Southern California. Shelley is a USC alumna and California CPA.
Geoff Howard, CFO/COO
Michael Albright, Chief Creative Director
Jan Ross, Head of Content Production and Acquisition, Million Stories
Linda Kehn, Head of Strategic Alliances
Roger Hector, Exec Producer, Venture Valley
Tim Carr, Marketing Director, Million Stories
Erik Bass, Technology Director
Jessica Patel, Head of Content and Learning Resources
Beth Harris, Head of Game Marketing
Ryan Groves, Head of Entrepreneurship
Landon Phillips, Head of Innovation, Entrepreneurship
Jeff Hare, Public Relations
Margaret Golonka, Project Manager
As a project manager for the foundation, Margaret primarily manages the Tucson Community Commitment program, which is designed to see how the foundation’s work can cause positive change on a local level by increasing a community’s financial health.