The Core Team
The founding CDI team is a network of professionals who contribute their considerable skill, talents and vision towards the CDI mission.
Co-founder, Social-Environmental Entrepreneur
Tokya is the president of SymBio, an organic supply chain developer that has been leveraging the organic agricultural sector to address climate change for the past 30 years. Tokya offers his wealth of knowledge and global connections to CDI.
Director and Producer of network hits such as The Apprentice, Biggest Loser, Survivor, Project Runway, American Ninja Warrior, and many others. Matt heads CDI’s in-house production team.
Maya van der Meer
Co-founder, Network Architect
Maya has been assisting companies with a positive impact to achieve their goals for the past 15 years. She brings a suite of services to CDI, from branding and market strategy to design and development.
Writer and Director of Soul Benefit, a series for Australian TV that focused on the expansion and benefits of alternative therapies and complementary medicine. Christian brings his considerable talents to the CDI production team.
Regenerative Supply Specialist
Mary is an international expert on sustainable agriculture, permaculture, founder of Regenerative Farms and former Director of the Carbon Farming Innovation Network at Green America.
Digital Marketing Expert
Aaron has helped over 20 startups and small businesses grow through a combination of automation, digital marketing, and strategic storytelling.
Lead Conservation Scientist
Jonathan is Director of Integrative Conservation at Conservation Value Solutions, where he excels at translating science into regenerative land management solutions that generate triple-bottom-line benefits. He offers CDI cutting edge scientific advisory services that include a five-step process for maximizing the positive impact of supply chain sustainability initiatives.
Dave Pavoni has a decade plus of experience writing, producing and show-running content for major cable networks and online sites including History Channel, Discovery, National Geographic and Funny or Die. He has also written for network sitcoms and is a published author.