OUR STORY

Born from a change in the tides, The Momentum started as a small-scale crew of advertising and marketing entrepreneurs. Led by passion and inspired by the planet, this crew of visionaries harnessed their collective power to create a one-of-a-kind space dedicated to sustainability.

The Momentum carved a niche as a publication with authenticity at the forefront.  By giving changemakers a seat at the table, our team of storytellers, farmers, activists, environmentalists, and designers have redefined what it means to publish with purpose from the ground up.
Momentum is committed to partnering with brands built on sustainability and businesses moving towards a more sustainable future. Our unique marketing and media programs provide awareness and performance to deliver tangible results to your business.

Dave Winslow
Founder, momentum
WHAT WE DO
Our craft is shaped through the curation of original mixed-media content. We use our publication as a vessel to develop high-quality narratives, amplifying collective efforts to protect the planet we love. As storytellers, we produce Featured stories, articles, roundups, news, insights–and all the in-between.
OUR IMPACT
The Momentum carved a niche as a publication with authenticity at the forefront.  By giving changemakers a seat at the table, our team of storytellers, farmers, activists, environmentalists, and designers have redefined what it means to publish with purpose from the ground up.
Commitment to Protect the Planet

Our philanthropic efforts enable us to give back to many non-profit organizations through our 1% for the Planet

Commitment to Connect with People

The Momentum/ sponsorships/ active participation  We activate experiences….See Change Sessions >  Reevolution > Ohana Festival > Coast Film & Music Festival >  Rob Machado Foundation > Oceana

WHAT'S NEXT
Our vision is clear –
first in digital, next in print.
We will continue to scale our presence within the community through stories, advertising and engaging content. As we activate high-level experiences, we will amplify our philanthropic efforts and expand our reach to a global audience.
Our publication
is a launch pad.
We will continue to grow our community by helping to build emerging brands and guide organizations on how to prioritize sustainability in their decision making process.
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WHO WE ARE

We are storytellers - Building a Community for Movers + Makers to keep Sustainability a Priority.

CORE TEAM
Dave Winslow
Founder + CEO

With over 18 years of digital marketing experience with Dealer.com, Dealertrack and Epik Media and being Founder and CEO of EpikOne–Dave has become a driven, charismatic leader and his authentic self lies within helping the planet. Dave developed an appreciation for the earth, its people and fights for a brighter future with the creation of The Momentum, Dave has led his team through groundbreaking environmental conversations and strives to bring awareness and education through high quality sustainability content.

Dave Valentine
Co-Founder + VP of Publishing and Partnerships

The Momentum’s daily content output, while also directing creative development. Educational backgrounds in both Liberal Arts and Graphic Design provide a balance between content and design. As co-founder of The Momentum, Dave cares deeply about the health of our planet. Enjoying the ocean as his preferred playground, he is committed to the effort of keeping our water resources intact for generations to come.

Kelsey Thornton
Director of Program Management

With a degree in fine arts, Kelsey began her career in graphic design and transitioned into project management. She spent over 4 years in the tech industry before moving to something closer to home: sustainability. Growing up surfing in San Clemente and camping in the eastern Sierra Mountains, she gravitates towards ocean and wildlife conservation. Fun Fact: Kelsey is a former collegiate water polo player and naturally competitive, so avoid her after any type of loss.

Valentina Scaife
Director of Sustainability Communications

During her Master's in International Law & Sustainable Development– Valentina did a stint at the EU Parliament, researching decentralized energy in Pacific Small Island Developing States. It wasn’t until an impulsive trip through Sabah, Borneo, that she discovered a love for the rainforest and orangutans. A Western NY native and traveler at heart, you’ll notice her zest for experiencing life in an outspoken and comfortable manner. Fun Fact: Valentina considers drinking Italian wine a hobby.

Drew Keske
Business Operations Manager

Drew comes from a diverse background of experiences. He studied Sustainability + Entrepreneurship at San Diego State University while working with the non-profit, Compassion It and Classy.org, before returning to his roots in agriculture. Drew managed the market garden at The Ecology Center of Orange County and is most passionate about regenerative agriculture and the relationship between soil and human health. Fun Fact: Drew once ran 20 miles without proper training, just to see how far he could go…he is still recovering to this day.

Lauren Lee
Head of Marketing and Growth

Directing growth marketing campaigns and overseeing over 100+ accounts in San Diego–Lauren is highly experienced in creative content strategy and data analytics. Lauren’s expertise, combined with a degree in Business Administration and Marketing from San Diego State, creates a strong foundation for company growth and leadership. Now, she has shifted her focus from tech sales to sustainability, especially in ocean plastic pollution. Fun Fact: Lauren played collegiate volleyball and holds the record for most digs in a single match!

Sofia Ricardo
Client Engagement Director

Sofia is a client champion with a degree and background in Marketing. She has a track record of upholding quality standards and coordinating with internal teams to execute deliverables that meet clients’ business needs and objectives. As a proud Brazilian, a sustainability cause that hits home for Sofia is the deforestation of the Amazon. Fun Fact: Sofia has lived in nine different cities across the US, the UK, South America, and Europe.

Dayana Sabatin
Senior Content Producer

Dayana is a multi-passionate creative with nearly a decade of writing experience and a strong computer science background. She's a content creator, strategist, and producer. As someone who lives a few feet away from the beach in Los Angeles, a sustainability cause that Dayana is passionate about is ocean plastic pollution, and she volunteers at beach cleanups regularly. Fun Fact: Dayana is a major foodie and reads a book per week.

OUR STORYTELLERS

Our storytellers and contributors are the pulse of The Momentum. These talented creators produce engaging, unique content on all things sustainability, all the time.

Alissa Rogers

Starting off as an Associate Copywriter at MINDBODY Inc. and working her way to now Director of Marketing Content at Raken, Alissa’s experience in content marketing has given much success. Now residing in San Diego, her passionate goal is to assist brands in creating more compelling and concise stories. With helpful and intriguing content, Alissa gives the reader an enjoyable sense of inclusivity.

Andrew Stillman

Andrew is a Contributing Writer for RAGE Magazine and has worked for many other years as a Freelance Writer, Reporter and Blogger. He graduated from California State University Monterey Bay with a Bachelors in Humanities and Communications with an emphasis in Creative Writing. Raised in the foothills of Yosemite National Park, Andrew has grown a strong connection to the outdoors and developed a skillful imagination.

Dan Gentile

Dan Gentile is a journalist based in San Francisco where he works as the culture editor at SFGATE. Prior to moving to San Francisco, he lived in Austin, TX, where he was the founding Austin editor of Thrillist and a freelance writer contributing to publications like Rolling Stone, VICE, Roads & Kingdoms, and American Way.

Danny Schleien

Receiving a Certificate in Sustainability Studies at UCLA, Danny has developed a strong professional background as a freelance sustainability writer. He now helps organizations and/or individuals who are passionate about the environment create powerful content. Danny is a strong and data driven writer that creates a deeper analysis of his topics - expanding the reader’s knowledge of environmental topics.

Francesca Roth

Francesca is a freelancing voice over artist and military spouse who works from home in El Paso, Texas. Hard-working, easy-going, and fun to work with, Francesca reads through the articles to find the right tone and pacing before recording. Once she’s satisfied with the overall tone of the article, Francesca will record and edit the voice over before submitting her work to Epik Media for final publishing.

Jake Howard

With a Bachelor’s in English Language and Literature from University of Massachusetts Amherst, Jake has over 14 years of writing experience under his belt - delivering content for RipCurl, Quicksilver, Nike, The Surfer's Journal and RedBull. He creates a visual experience through his concise and fluid style of writing. Transporting the reader into the world of the written word, Jake combines strong information with immense creativity to produce high quality content.

Jamie Johnson

Growing up with a pencil in hand, Jamie has always had a passion for literature. She studied Journalism and Creative Writing at Hofstra University in New York, and has accumulated multiple skill sets through internships, mentorships and hands-on experiences. Her attention to detail brings the reader inside of her work. The Orange County Register, Dana Point Times and San Clemente Times in Southern California have joined her roster of publications she has written for.

Kiara Manns

With a Bachelor’s in English Language and Literature from UC Irvine, Kiara is now based in the LA area as a Staff Writer for Epik Media - she also has experience as Copywriter for MPOWR Envision. Now creating reader friendly stories, her content has a flare of spunk and engagement. Through her extensive yet diverse writing background, she values access to specific information and connects her reader’s mind to an interesting rolodex of sustainable subjects.

Renee Frojo

The Co-Founder of Taavi and now Head of Marketing and Editorial Content at Off the Grid, Rennee has worn various hats in the field of writing. She received her Bachelors in Journalism and International Relations from Simmons University and went on to accumulate many years as a Reporter, Editor, Photographer, Advisor, Freelance Writer, and Content Creator and Strategist. Located in the San Francisco Bay area, Renee has developed strong industry knowledge from her experiences.

Victoria Lewis

Victoria has many accomplished years in the field of sustainability. She holds an Associates in Environmental Studies, Nature Resource Management and Pollution Prevention from De Anza College and a Bachelors in Environmental Studies focusing on Sustainable Energy from San Jose University. Victoria is a LEED Green Associate, an avid outdoorswoman and is happy to be part of actionable change for our Earth.

DESIGN + DEVELOPMET TEAM
Yader Gil
Web Developer
Christian LePage
Brand Design
Kristen McGiver
Visual UI/UX Design
Chloe Looker
Brand Design
ADDITIONAL CONTRIBUTORS
Jordan King
Videographer
Desneige Roy
Storyteller
Maria Kuzma
Storyteller
Ally Benn
Data Engineer
Daniel Walsh
Sustainability Researcher
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The Momentum team operates across the coast of California with team members working and collaborating from several hubs located in communities that represent The Momentum mission.

San Diego
HEADQUARTERS

San Diego, California is home to our headquarters, where the majority of our team performs the day to day operations that keep The Momentum up and running. Considered one of the “greenest” cities in the country, San Diego boasts some of the lowest greenhouse gas emissions per capita and is striving to become net-zero by 2035.

San Juan Capistrano
COLLABORATIVE HUB

The historic old town San Juan Capistrano hosts our collaborative team hub, which serves as a meeting place for our team members located across the California coast. San Juan Capistrano stays close to its historic roots through architecture, local shops, and restaurants. SJC is home to our partners at The Ecology Center, which grows its own local produce available at their public market as well as hosts weekly farm to table experiences.

San Francisco
CREATIVE HUB

Our creative hub resides in San Francisco, California where all of our creative operations and decision making stem. With a variety of Farmers Markets and thriving local makers businesses, proximity to the outdoors, and an above average waste management program, SF maintains a balance of urban living with sustainability consciousness.

Santa Monica
MEDIA & CONTENT HUB

Our media and content hub hails in Santa Monica, California. The LA beach town serves as a working hub for our content & media employees to collaborate and take care of business. Santa Monica has a long history of implementing innovative sustainable practices and inspires all its residents to follow suit by partnering with local green businesses, hosting weekly farmers' markets, and more.

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BRAND AND MEDIA PROGRAMS
Welcome to The Momentum—The premier publisher of stories of sustainability with an audience that reaches millions of people with purpose driven messaging.
Alongside our original content throughout the site, The Momentum offers businesses the opportunity to engage with us in advertising and sponsored content. Our unique subscription service is a mix of an affordable, highly effective advertising strategy, and options to showcase your brand in the form of sponsored content on The Momentum
site.

Read more to learn about our model or click to engage directly.
MONTHLY MEDIA SUBSCRIPTION
Amplify Your Brand
by Reaching a New Audience

Our Amplify monthly subscription delivers targeted advertising impressions through our Audience Display Network. Your brand will reach people engaged in Sustainability content — with targeted messaging that we create. Whether your goal is focused on building awareness of your brand, promoting a product or featuring a service — your message will be aligned to your company’s goals.

Each month we deliver targeted ads throughout our collection of trusted publications and expand your brand reach by creating content on our publication at The Momentum. A simple monthly media offering that focuses on one simple goal - amplifying your
brand.

An Amplify Subscription Starts at $800/month

with Programs for Enterprise Brands up to $8,000/month

Story
ON THE MOMENTUM
A story dives deep into your business's mission and commitment to sustainability.

It’s a way to tell your background and your beginnings as a company with sustainability at the heart. It is a way to capture the behind the scenes and have someone else tell your story or niche within the industry through a creative third party lens. Stories add value to the reader by amplifying your company’s meaningful contribution towards the environment, people and community.

Content is generated through our content team who will work with you and your brand to create interviews, Q&A’s on-the-ground or on-site activation, and direct engagement. Stories feature a key person from your business as a subject matter expert or advisor, or the business’s actions and meaningful impact as the core component to be featured within the story.

INCLUDES:
2,500-word Story
1-1 work with the writer and content team
Q&A with the Brand’s Subject Matter Expert or Advisor
2,500-word Story
1-1 work with the writer and content team
Q&A with the Brand’s Subject Matter Expert or Advisor
Article
ON THE MOMENTUM
An article is a short exploration into the who’s and what’s of your business’s commitment to sustainability. This can be through key person profiles, brand highlight pieces, products and more.

An article is a way for you to showcase your company on a lesser scale than a story. It is a perfect summary of your business without going into the nitty gritty details and having the longevity and length it takes to roll out a story. It is a great way to highlight upcoming events, product launches, and people.

INCLUDES:
750-word Article
Social Advertising on The Momentum
Highlight your business’s commitment to sustainability through specific areas including products, people, places, or events.
Roundup
ON THE MOMENTUM
A roundup is a curated collection with calls to action of your brand's products, people, places, and events.

Roundups are geared to the consumer who wants a quick daily dose of sustainability without the investment of a full-length read. They are a fast and easy way to display your company’s top sustainable products, people of impact, sustainability initiatives and programs, and more!

INCLUDES:
5-7 Item List + Descriptions of products, people, or places
Social Advertising on The Momentum
Online Advertising
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Creative Services
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