Bear, 16, grew up in Kent, England before moving to live in Brooklyn, NY, then onto Pacific Palisades, CA, and now resides in the Roaring Fork Valley. He has experience working for Snapchat, Looksery and WebDeck. When not working on Tardigrade, Bear enjoys hiking and skiing with his brother Zander.
Sebastian P. Rodriguez
Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer
Sebastian Rodriguez is a 16-year-old student at The Browning School in New York City. Sebastian is an avid graphic designer, programmer, writer, and bacon enthusiast. He has experience working for Browning's student newspaper and government, OnePlus, the United Church of Bacon, and designing geofilters for Snapchat.
Chief Financial Officer
Blaise Lowen, 16, is the effective Chief Financial Officer of The Tardigrade Group.
VP of Legal Affairs (Ops)
Conor Gubbins, 16, is the effective Vice President of Legal Affairs at The Tardigrade Group.
David W. L. Matthews
VP of Risk Management (Ops)
David began his business career as a trader with Bank of America in Manhattan. After ten years, David exchanged in his Wall Street career for the pastoral life of a hazelnut farmer in the South of France, before taking on another adventure — circumventing the globe as a crewmember aboard the tall ship, Picton Castle. Today he finds himself as both the Head Distiller at Woody Creek Distillery, and as our VP of Risk Management overseeing the legal, financial and operational risks of The Tardigrade Group.
Jackson W. Fleming
VP of Design (Ops)
Jackson Fleming, 16, currently studies at The Browning School in New York City. Jackson is an avid photographer who has turned his love into a business.
Dillon Saint Bernard
VP of Content
Dillon Saint Bernard is a New York City-based multimedia producer and student who has previously contributed to several youth-centered media projects. He is passionate about good music, mental health, and common sense.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Mr. Tribble has resided in Colorado’s Roaring Fork Valley since 1981. In 1980, he received his Bachelor of Arts from California State University at Chico in Instructional Technology with an emphasis in television and graphic arts. Initially freelancing for the Denver network affiliates, he soon developed his own company, Versatile Productions, Inc. (VPI). Tribble’s expertise in video camerawork soon evolved into editing, motion graphics, animation and producing/directing.
Christopher Field is an experienced business growth consultant residing in Aspen, Colorado. He has a distinguished track history of helping small business owners, CEO’s and CMO’s achieve their sales and revenue goals by implementing lead generation campaigns that produce a high ROI and profit. Using inbound marketing, Facebook Ads, conversion rate optimization, sales funnels, SEO, PPC and lead nurturing sequences, Chris helps business owners attract new clients, increase the lifetime value of their clients, retain clients and earn more referrals.
Abdulaziz Alammar is the director of business development, government affairs & public policy in the Middle East, Turkey & Africa (META) for Dell EMC. He has earned his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Saudi Electronic University and his Bachelors of Information Systems from King Saud University. With experience working for IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, and Raya Corporation, Aziz is a well distinguished advisory member of The Tardigrade Group.
Mark Riley currently works for the Dow Jones Innovation Unit as a digital strategist in Manhattan, NY. Hailing from the University of Bristol and as a Captain of the Royal Green Jackets of the British Army in his previous life, Mark has experience working for companies such as Amazon, Ebay, BT Business and many others.
As The Tardigrade Group's Development Advisor, Mark works closely with all VP's and TTG Subsidiaries to ensure their best path of action.
Lama Al Rajih
Chief Marketing Officer
Lama Al Rajih, 17, is a high school senior in Northern Virginia. She loves to learn and is an avid photographer in her spare time.
Technical Education Advisor
Aaron Grill joins The Tardigrade Group's Advisory Board from Brooklyn, NY. Ever since Aaron earned his Masters of Science in Engineering (MSE) from The University of Kansas back in 2003, he has devoted his time as an advocate for Computer Science in K-12 classrooms. His primary focus has been to build a strong technology curriculum that includes computer science and design within both IT infrastructure, and curriculum planning work.
Strategic Marketing Advisor
Matt joins The Tardigrade Group's Advisory Board from London, England with 18+ years experience in the marketing field bridging both agency and clientside. Matt is now back out on the entrepreneurial startup path with his company, Army of Mums. AOM marries the professional skills of mums to businesses who are looking to grow through flexible working practices.
Anuj currently works at Mashable. In his role, Anuh assists the Chief Operating Officer in Mashable's media/entertainment content and commercial efforts, as well as supporting Mashable’s programming and revenue-generating efforts across a range of business and legal issues including deal negotiation, drafting and execution. As Corporate Counsel, he work closely with the Editorial, Studios, Operations, Branded Content, Product/Engineering, Ad Sales, and their Communications/Marketing team.
Educational Outreach Advisor
As our Educational Outreach Advisor, The Tardigrade Group works closely with Brad brainstorming the expansion and growth of our vision within the educational atmostphere. Brad is currently the Director of Innovation Diploma at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School and has experience at both the McCallie School as the Director of Educational Technology and at Columbia University.