Joey Feinstein – Executive Director
Joey had given little thought to climate change until he met a small town North Dakota farmer during a cross-country bicycle trip in 2000. This farmer shared his deep concerns about the shifts he was seeing in weather and this conversation changed Joey’s life. The following spring, Joey graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a BA in Sociology and began teaching in his hometown of Evanston, IL at Rice Children’s Center. More than 80% of all children attending this school were wards of the state and lived in a residential facility attached to the school. Despite the severe personal challenges these children faced, Joey could never shake the nagging feeling that these kids were learning little about the global challenges that would ultimately affect them in the future. After graduating from the Presidio School of Management with an MBA in Sustainable Management in 2007, he founded Climate Cycle.
Hanh Pham – Events & Operations Coordinator
Hanh’s passion for waste reduction, creative reuse, and making eco-smart choices is infused into her role at Climate Cycle. Hanh has “greened” conferences, where 1,100 pounds of food waste was diverted from the landfill, and festivals, where the waste diversion rate was over 90%. Dedicated to assisting Climate Cycle operate sustainably, Hanh strives to support local green businesses in procurement of products and services. In her free time, Hanh enjoys bringing beauty to waste through a project called Pretty Dirty. Hanh has an MBA in Sustainable Management from the Presidio School of Management and a BA in Anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis.