The Team 

We are a group of artists, architects, activists, philanthropists, and entrepreneurs who have come together  for the purpose of public art. 

Jennifer Desmond

Founder and Executive Director 

Jennifer Desmond is a New York City based mother, entrepreneuer, and activist.  When not wrangling children, Jenny likes to volunteer. Contact Jennifer.


Stuart Sheldon

Co-Founder & Curator

Stuart Sheldon is a Miami-based artist and host of the Swan Dive Podcast. He lives in a remote seaside jungle in Costa Rica with his wife and 2 sons. Contact Stuart.

Betsy O'Neill 

Co-Founder & Business Director 

Betsy O'Neill attended MIT, UCSF and Haas Business School. She is thrilled that all this education has garnered her a stellar job and incomparable friends. She resides in San Francisco with her tea-cup poodle. Contact Betsy.

John Berg

Architectural Director

John Berg attended the Rhode Island School of Design and is an architect and idealist, practicing both in New York City and the Eastern End of Long Island. His work has been published in coffee table books and design magazines but he cannot seem to design a tree house for his two boys. Contact John

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Kendra Stanley

Kendra Stanley is an entrepreneur, the founder of Healthy Organizing and City Bag Trade. She most recently worked with Ceres Community Project which provides medically tailored meals for those facing serious illnesses. 

Emily Raabe 

Emily Raabe lives in NYC with her husband, the documentary filmmaker Paul Devlin, and their extraordinary French Bulldog Lola. Emily writes fiction and poetry, reads murder mysteries, and teaches writing to art students.