Changing how we view mental
health
takes a community.

MEET THE MOVERS AND SHAKERS 

BEHIND THE IDEA, MOVEMENT, AND TECH.

ASHLEY VILLARREAL,

CEO & FOUNDER
 

Ashley is a St. Louis native, focused on all things creative, human connectivity and making mental health care accessible. She's the woman behind the idea, stressing the importance of peer-to-peer support and active listening. Her goal for Hear Space is to provide society a tool for outreach.

CARLI KRUEGER,

CBO & CO-FOUNDER
 

Carli is a Phoenix native, a graphic designer, copy editor, and a former journalist. She is an advocate for openness and transparency in mental health. She's the woman behind the words with the aim to make Hear Space a welcoming, helpful resource while speaking from both experience and research.

JOANNIS ORLANDOS,

LEAD ENGINEER
 

The developer of the OpenKitten libraries and have been one of the two designers and developers of Vapor 3 during its alpha and beta stages. Joannis's experience consists primarily of API design and development in Swift where he focuses on performance and security first.

KELLIE SMITH,

ACCOUNT DIRECTOR
 

Kellie is a St. Louis native and brings over 5 years of experience in the fields of program management and communications. One of Kellie's passions is working on technology-driven ideas and products that connect people in positive ways. Ultimately to make the world a better place to live, work and play. 

BRANDON HALLEY,

COMMUNITY DIRECTOR
 

Brandon is a St. Louis native and crisis interventionist. He is committed to facilitating a healthy, safe, and positive environment between the users of Hear Space. It is his ultimate goal to consistently create dialogue about difficult topics, in hopes of helping to diminish the negative stigma that surrounds mental health.

DAVID SEITZ JR.

SOFTWARE CONSULTANT
 

With over five years of experience,
David specializes in iOS design and UX flow. He's the man behind the app and the reason Hear Space is such a user-friendly, easy-to-use tool. His work takes the stress out of finding connections and allows you to focus on the conversations you need and want to have.

OUR SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS

FUTURE FOUNDERS
chicago

UNI BEES
houston

LATINX INCUBATOR
chicago

WEBSTER UNIVERSITY

saint louis

TRANSFORMATIVE TECH ACADEMY 
national

IRREVERENT WARRIORS 
chicago

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