The Core Team at GenGreen
Founder and CEO
Passionate, determined, selfless and visionary are four adjectives commonly used to describe Charisse McAuliffe. A graduate of the College of Charleston in South Carolina with a degree in mass media communications, Charisse began her career working as a segment producer and field producer for Warner Brothers/Telepictures and as a production manager for ASAG Productions where she worked on shows for MSNBC, A&E;, MTV and CBS. Following a position as a broadcast producer for various advertising agencies and production companies, she decided to get her real estate license and began brokering commercial real estate projects. It was at that time that she discovered her passion for all things green. Starting with green building practices, Charisse explored other areas of the sustainable lifestyle and found this knowledge to be life changing. In 2006, Charisse moved to Ft. Collins, Colorado, where, upon her arrival, she began to pursue her environmental calling, which would eventually be known as GenGreen. She made it her life’s mission to make it easier for people in Colorado, the U.S., and hopefully one day the world, to live their sustainable lives easier.
Charisse was named one of the top 40 business leaders of under 40 for 2008 by the Northern Colorado Business Report and was named one of the “Hottest CEO’s of Cool Green Companies” by TreeHugger.com in Spring 2009. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Rocky Mountain Sustainable Living Association and Northern Colorado USGBC and when she’s not working to save the planet, she’s spending time with her two daughters, Kylah and Abigail.
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In 2005, David merged his passion for conscious living into his professional life by co-founding zaadz.com, a dynamic social networking website with a purpose, and serving as its COO and VP of Business Development until its acquisition by Gaiam, Inc. in August 2007. David spent the next year as Director of Operations and Business Development at Gaiam, working to transform zaadz into Gaia.com, which continues to grow and thrive. Born with an entrepreneurial spirit, David feels most energized when he is creating and building something new. Thus, he is extremely excited and honored to serve GenGreen as its VP of Business Development.
In addition to working with conscious companies, David enjoys laughing, sharing good times with family and friends, spending time in nature, and making the most of every moment.
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