Brittany O'Brien won a logo design contest for a bank in the 4th grade.
Since then (and after receiving her BFA in graphic design and advertising), Brittany has worked with an impressive number of clients in a wide range of industries. In her 15 years of post-collegiate experience, she has helped launch many startup brands as well as guiding established clients. She has landed coverage in print and broadcast outlets around the northwest and beyond, including King 5, Bellingham Alive, Apartment Therapy, and Martha Stewart.
Brittany is the Non-GMO Project Chief Executive of Marketing & Communications. She's a problem solver, relationship builder, super collaborator, and strategic thinker. Brittany's favorite aspect of design work is bringing people and brands together through visual communications that help businesses grow, cultivates connections, and builds trust. It is with great excitement that Brittany joins the Non-GMO Project in designing a future where consumers can make informed choices.
Hans Eisenbeis has worked in journalism, marketing, and PR for 25 years. As a boy, he worked summers on his grandfather’s fifth-generation dairy farm in Vernon County, Wisconsin. His love of the outdoors began on the farm and in the forest, but now extends to mountaineering, sailing, cycling, and backpacking – as well as organic, natural, and non-GMO foods that regenerate life.
Hans is a veteran reporter and editor at alternative newspapers, national and regional magazines, public radio, television, and digital media. He holds a BA in History from St. Olaf College and a Master’s degree from Harvard Divinity School.
Hans has also worked in marketing, corporate communications, consumer insights, and media relations, with a focus on environmental, social, and economic sustainability.
Arriving most recently from the dairy cooperative Organic Valley, Hans brings a passion for holistic health, mission-driven organizations, and sustainable business practices that promote cooperation with nature.
Growing up working on a farm on the Palouse, Cameron developed a deep appreciation for the connection between our land, our food, and our health. Through a varied career that has included time as a design engineer, a Six Sigma Black Belt, a software company executive, amongst other endeavors, Cameron never lost his connection to the land. For Cameron, joining the Non-GMO Project has been a deeply fulfilling full-circle connection with his roots.
Cameron has volunteered extensively for organizations operating in the sustainable food space, including serving on the Board of Directors of Tilth Alliance. While pursuing his MBA in Sustainable Business, Cameron co-founded FarmShare, a sharing economy platform for farmers to share equipment with each other. The intent of FarmShare was to reduce the capital costs of farming in order to help younger farmers enter the profession, thereby reducing the trend of farm consolidation and corporatization.
Bellingham was initially home to Cameron while he pursued his undergraduate degree at Western Washington University. Some years later, Cameron and his family returned to Bellingham from the buzzing tech hub of Seattle, seeking a greater sense of purpose and balance. Moving to Bellingham was a step closer to Cameron’s roots and a more intimate sense of community. Joining the Non-GMO Project brings that greater sense of purpose and balance into the professional realm, and Cameron is excited to bring his business and leadership experience to the organization.
The Non-GMO Project welcomes Lucy MacLoughlin as our new Standards and Verification Director. With 20+ years in the natural products industry, Lucy has extensive experience in the managerial, operational, technical and promotional aspects of three different industry sectors including retail, wholesale and manufacturing. Her many years spent in contract manufacturing of nutritional supplements exposed her to numerous challenges inherent in the supply chain with respect to quality, integrity, processing, standardization, testing and certification of dietary ingredients. When not working, you will find Lucy behind a camera photographing the abundant flora and fauna of the Pacific Northwest, absorbed in a good read, or exploring neighborhoods and forest trails with her husband and her beloved dog.
Nikki’s appreciation for local, organic, and non-GMO food started in her own backyard at her childhood home on the Olympic Peninsula and has become a lifelong passion. With a Bachelor of Science Degree from Western Washington University, Nikki spent the first decade of her career working in the health and wellness industry. During that time she owned and operated a therapeutic massage therapy business, and was the Director of Operations at the Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy. While there she instructed anatomy, physiology, business, and ethics. Nikki also spent 4-months a year in Northern and Southern Thailand where she taught Thai Yoga Massage immersion courses.
Nikki arrived at the Non-GMO Project in 2015 with a deeply rooted appreciation for the innate healing properties of whole foods. She has a passion for stewardship and advocacy for this planet and the life that it supports, and she is full of gratitude to be able to apply her diverse work experience toward the Project’s mission. Outside of work, Nikki and her partner are busy chasing after their young son and daughter, exploring the PNW, and getting their hands dirty in the garden.
After years of passionate food advocacy, Megan helped launch the Non-GMO Project in 2006. She became Executive Director in 2007 and has been hard at work to protect the future of non-GMO food ever since.
As a national thought leader on the non-GMO issue, Megan is a highly respected speaker and has been featured in numerous national publications and forums.
In addition to the Non-GMO Project, her passions in life include her young children, Robin Wilder and Riverley, and the organic permaculture homestead she and her husband Noah are cultivating in the beautiful Lake Whatcom watershed.
From 2010-17, Megan served on the Board of the Community Food Co-op where she spent two years as Board chair and another two years as chair of the Board Development Committee.
Megan is the co-author of The Non-GMO Cookbook and Yoga for Pregnancy.