Team

Photographer: LEE FRIEDLANDER
Title: Jennifer Wangers, New York City, 2016
Credit: © Lee Friedlander, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

Jennifer Wangers Founder & Editor-in-Chief

Jennifer Wangers was instrumental in creating Sierra Club Green Home, the first-ever social entrepreneurship model attempted by the Sierra Club in its 124-year history. The purpose of SCGH.com is to enlighten the average American about sustainable practices in their home and daily lifestyle. After running SCGH.com for five years, Jennifer sold the site to digital marketing aggregator Fractl.

Jennifer studied environmental design and sustainability at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Following Art Center, she earned a Masters in Urban Planning and Sustainable Design at the University of California, Irvine. Jennifer is a LEED Accredited Practitioner. Ms. Wangers earned a Fulbright Scholarship in 2013-14 which she performed in Israel to teach a water management at Arava Institute in the Southern Israeli desert. Jennifer is a widely quoted media analyst and was previously a frequent green expert guest on ABC’s Good Morning America.

Away from work, Jennifer follows art and design avidly, serves on the Friends of the L.A. River Board, and is a long time hobbyist pilot trained in a Cirrus SR-22T, Cessna 414 and Beechcraft Duchess multi-engine aircraft.

It is Jennifer's firm belief that with the right tools and education, women have infinite potential. Entity is founded on the concept  that building and refining lifelong skills as well as positive character traits will greatly enhance your future.  Suffice it to say, Jennifer is a woman that does.

View Jennifer's Media Reel.

Blake Lopez Chief Marketing Officer

Blake is the CMO at Entity. Before arriving at Entity, Blake Founded Brandhaus, an integrated digital marketing agency that touts clients like Audi, CAA, Dollar Shave Club, BMW, Bang & Olufsen, and Levi’s. He brings 6 years of experience in brand and marketing management in the lifestyle, event, fashion, entertainment, and travel industries. Previously, Blake was a Senior Consultant  with RPM & CO focusing on digital marketing strategy where he developed winning digital brand and growth strategies for Fortune 500 companies and venture backed businesses. Prior to that, Blake worked at MTV building brand partnerships and developing integrated marketing strategies across programs and tent pole events. While there, he led successful global marketing teams and managed strategic partnerships with clients such as Sony, HP, Pepsi, American Eagle, Vince Camuto, Rockstar Energy Drink, and several brands across Latin America.

Blake is a proud New Orleanian living in Santa Monica. He is a graduate of Tulane University where he studied business and marketing communications. When not at work, you can find him outdoors hiking, poolside, or near the ocean. As a recent transplant to L.A., he has adopted the local obsession of SoulCycle, hot yoga, and the Santa Monica stairs. He is an avid football fan, mainly LSU and the Saints (WHO DAT)! He is also a major fan of live music. 

 

Taryn Hillin VP of Social Media/Editor

Taryn Hillin is an Editor and Social Media Director for ENTITY. Prior to joining the team she was a producer at TMZ, an associate editor at The Huffington Post, and a features reporter for Fusion. She graduated from Yale with a degree in Political Science and Comparative Government. On a more personal note she loves West Coast IPAs and videos of baby goats. 

 

Sandro Monetti Managing Editor, Entertainment

Hollywood insider Sandro Monetti is the man the stars talk to, as host of spectacular celebrity interview events on stages around the world with Hollywood greats like Sylvester Stallone, Al Pacino and George Clooney.

An award-winning British journalist based in Los Angeles, he is a CNN contributor, cohosts BBC Radio’s Oscar coverage each year, was managing editor of the LA Business Journal and the most nominated reporter at the recent national arts and entertainment journalism awards.

At the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Los Angeles, he mentors emerging talent by chairing BAFTA LA’s Newcomers program, and is the author of bestselling books Colin Firth: The Man Who Would Be King and Mickey Rourke: Wrestling with Demons.

An entertainer as well as an entrepreneur, Sandro has written, produced and directed three different stage plays which have been hits around the world including Off Broadway in New York and in London’s West End.

He is also an advocate for the United Nations and serves on the board of the United Nations Association in Beverly Hills.

Kayla Caldwell News Editor

Kayla studied magazine journalism at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. She has worked for publications such as Girls’ Life, Tiger Beat and DailyMail.com. The pop culture fanatic is known around the office as an expert on all things entertainment, baking and for having “the best manicured bangs ever seen on a real person.”

 

Erin Harpur Visuals Editor

Erin graduated from the University of Southern California with a BA in Narrative Studies and a minor in Film. The former dancer is passionate about storytelling and discovered that writing is much easier on her joints. When Erin is not working, you can catch her listening to Motown, applying sunscreen or petting your dog.

 

Patrick Coyle Video Editor

You may know him as Patrick Coyle but in the office, he’s Pat Doyle, part-time senior delusionist, part-time video dynamo. He’s the brains behind Entity’s video content. On occasion Patrick can be spotted walking around the office swinging an imaginary golf club while listening to Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.

 

Haoran Zhang Video Editor

Since the day he bought “Saving Private Ryan” from the PingDing Shan DVD store, Haoran has wanted to study film in America. Our resident ping pong extraordinaire also doubles as our videographer and editor. From his place in front of his computer, office dog in lap, Haoran is a treasure trove of one-liners and witty comparisons. While listening to Bruce Springsteen sing on TV, Haoran asked, “Who’s that? Forrest Gump?”

 

Justine Morales Operations

Justine is someone who delights in collecting random experiences. She once saw a beautifully preserved squirrel ringed in foliage in the gutter of Huntington Drive.

 

Natalie Sancimino Editorial Intern

Natalie is a proud third generation San Franciscan with a passion for reading and writing. Her favorite Sunday activity is sailing in the bay with family and friends. At dinnertime you'll find her rocking out to Oldies and sipping Pinot Noir while tending to a hot stove.

 

Board of Advisors

Susan Rockefeller

Susan Rockefeller is the Founder and CEO of Protect What is Precious (www.ProtectWhatIsPrecious.com) a company that uses the power of documentary filmmaking, photography storytelling and design to inspire awareness and mobilize action across a wide range of environmental, social and philanthropic groups.

 

Deeply committed to nurturing our environment, and creating a better world through family, art, and nature, Susan sits on the boards of Oceana, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, We Are Family Foundation and is a member of Natural Resources Defense Council Global Leadership Council. Susan Rockefeller received her undergraduate degree from Hampshire College and her master's degree from NYU. She lives in New York, New York with her husband David Rockefeller Jr. and her two children.

Courtney Keating Chakarun

Courtney Keating Chakarun is SVP of CoreLogic. Courtney joined CoreLogic in fall of 2014 to lead innovation efforts and combine her passion for data, technology and delivering solutions for growth and an optimal customer experience. 

 

Prior to CoreLogic, Courtney held various leadership roles at General Electric. Most recently, she led new product innovation, mobility and research insights for GE Capital’s Retail Finance division. Courtney commercialized a complete suite of mobile products to allow customers to apply for credit, service and pay with their phones in the retail environment. 

 

 

 

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