You care about the future. We love that about you.
We are the Rebecca Ryan Diva Squad, and our mission is to leave the world a better place for future generations. Enthused about strategic foresight, empowering communities, data driven trends, and having a BLAST at work. #thefutureisourstocreate
Rebecca Ryan, APF
Rebecca Ryan captains this ship. Trained as an futurist and an economist, Rebecca helps clients figure out “what’s next” through speaking from the stage, leading foresight processes for organizations and communities, and teaching others the science (and art) of strategic foresight. She is also literally a baller, having played pro-basketball in eastern Europe throughout her twenties.
Lisa Loniello is the RR Logician. That is to say, she waves her magic wand and all of the logistical details just fall into place. She is also the captain of FUN, and will leave you actually LOLing every time you get a chance to talk with her. Before joining the Diva Squad, Lisa ran the show over at the Madison Chamber of Commerce for 11 years. Got a question about bookings, or need some fashion wisdom (she’s also our resident fashionista)? Lisa’s your gal!
Yasemin (pronounced Yahz-MEEN) Arikan operates the research vessel. Trained in futures and social science methods, she works closely with Rebecca and our clients to find the local trends shaping their future. She also helps design and facilitate useful activities and materials. Her work includes developing scenarios on the futures of public health, health care, society and technology for associations, foundations, government, and business. Bonus: Yasemin can help you take your gift wrapping game to the next level. And she can talk with you about it in English, German, or Turkish.
Gregg Potter connects people. It’s what he was born to do and it’s what makes him an outstanding Director of Futurist Camp. If Gregg looks familiar, it’s because he's has been a volunteer and co-facilitator at Futurist Camp since 2016. He’s comfortable running canoe races, chopping veg, pouring drinks, and dishing his knowledge about collaboration. Gregg is committed to making sure you have the time of your life at Futurist Camp. Ask Gregg anything about Camp!