Why hello there, Los Angeles.

Join us for five unique stories about the path to fulfilling work.


Co-Founder & Evangelist - MINDBODY
President, Southern California & Hawaii Division - CBRE, Inc.
CEO & Co-Founder - Coolhaus
Head of Television - SoulPancake
Teresa Orsolini
CMO - Swell Investing
Maya Azucena
Evening musician
Multi-award Winning Recording Artist
There are five coming your way. Our five storytellers will share their personal journey to find fulfilling work and each will leave you with a challenge. These challenges will spark new ideas, partnerships, and opportunities. Los Angeles is a launch pad for purpose-driven ventures and the perfect spot for an evening of connecting and idea share.

Cross Campus HQ

  • Thursday, March 29, 2018
  • Doors open: 6:30pm
  • Show: 7:15pm-8:30pm
  • Networking: 8:30-9:30pm
  • 929 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • Light appetizers, beer & wine will be provided.

Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or seasoned executive, you’re passionate about your life’s work.

Hard work and long hours aren’t enough. To get where you want to go, you’ll need to operate at a peak level. You’ll need great space, nourishing amenities, and the chance to learn and build meaningful relationships.

That’s what we’ve created at Cross Campus. That’s Worklife Balanced.

Local Partner

The Conscious Capitalism Chapter of Los Angeles (CC-LA) exists to deepen and broaden the practice of Conscious Capitalism in Los Angeles.

We will serve as an indispensable resource to leaders and professionals seeking to advance the common good through the vehicle of business and the art of storytelling.

Blake Beltram

Blake holds a degree in Theater, Film and Television from UCLA, and is a deeply passionate creative. In 1998, he started making client management software for a single Pilates client, ultimately partnering with high school friend Rick Stollmeyer to create what is now MINDBODY. In 2003, after helping grow the company to 600 clients, he departed in search of new adventures. Returning in 2013, Blake currently leads the creation of MINDBODY One, a worldwide community of wellness business owners and staff.

Lewis C. Horne

Lewis C. Horne is the President of the Southern California and Hawaii Division for CBRE, Inc., the leading provider of commercial real estate services globally.

Mr. Horne is responsible for the strategic direction and performance of the firm’s 16 local offices—including greater Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and Hawaii—and oversees a senior management team to ensure excellence in client service across all CBRE business segments.

Mr. Horne is passionate about collaboration in service delivery, and actively promotes the integration of multiple disciplines to ensure well-conceived, strategic solutions for complex client assignments. He is partnering with CBRE’s Workplace Strategy group to better align the regional offices with this goal, including the transformation of the firm’s global headquarters in Downtown Los Angeles and its LA North offices at the renovated Masonic Temple in Glendale. Together they are creating innovative work environments with cutting-edge technology to attract and retain top talent and better meet client needs.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Horne held a variety of leadership positions in the company, beginning as an industrial brokerage professional in 1984 and quickly growing to become one of the top 3% of brokerage professionals company-wide. He has successfully grown his career at CBRE for more than 30 years.

Natasha Case

Natasha Case founded Coolhaus in 2009 with Freya Estreller after she was working in architecture at Walt Disney Imagineering. They launched their architecturally-inspired, unique ice cream sandwich company from their barely driveable postal van at the Coachella Music Festival to an audience of 100,000. They built a loyal following over the festival weekend and returned to LA to an abundance of viral press, a rapidly building social media following, and an eager foodie audience. Since then, Natasha has been named a Forbes 30 under 30 Food & Beverage, Zagat 30 Under 30, Linked in 10 under 35 for Food & Leisure, as well as being featured in many national publications and radio like Cosmo, Dwell, and NPR, and TV shows including Food Network’s Chopped, Barefoot Contessa, Unique Sweets, Good Morning America, King of Cones, Andy Cohen Live and many more. The company has become one of the leading innovative small dessert businesses, growing significantly to include 4 trucks and 2 storefronts in LA, 2 trucks and one cart in NYC, and 4 trucks in Dallas, Texas. Moreover, consumers can now find Coolhaus’ pre-packaged ice cream sandwiches, hand-dipped bars, and hand-packed pints in 6,000+ gourmet grocery stores nationally, including Whole Foods and Gelson's, and larger retailers like Meijer and Safeway, and now internationally in Asia and the Middle East.

“As a Certified Women-Owned business, it’s exciting to show leadership and really share out innovation and latest creations the day after International Women’s Day,” commented Coolhaus co-founder and CEO Natasha Case. “We’ve recently started the #iBuyWomenOwned movement to bring more awareness to women-owned businesses and we can’t wait to celebrate the other brave, creative and inspiring women-owned businesses at Expo West. Our perspective as women-owned brands is vital to bring to the shelf and the consumer, and we plan to play a crucial role in elevating the community.”

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Sarah North

Sarah North is the Head of Television and Long-form Content at SoulPancake, the award-winning media and entertainment company founded by actor Rainn Wilson. SoulPancake, which was acquired by Participant Media in October 2016, spreads joy and celebrates the human experience by producing and curating uplifting, thought-provoking content that is distributed on television, online as well as through live events and branded engagements.

Prior to joining SoulPancake in June 2013, Sarah was a partner at Mad Cow Productions, the production company that created “The Daily Show.” She has developed and executive-produced series for networks including ABC, [adult swim], MTV, and Showtime. She specializes in creating inspiring content that seamlessly travels between digital, OTT, and linear platforms.

Sarah is a graduate of New York University, and resides in Los Angeles with her husband and three children.

Teresa Orsolini

As CMO of Swell Investing, Teresa leads all marketing efforts for the investment platform that blends purpose and profit. From upstream innovation to acquisition, she's building a human-centered brand that changes the way the world invests. Teresa brings a decade of experience in building consumer-driven brands with her to Swell, as well as a passion for companies that make a positive impact in the world.

Previously, Teresa worked as Brand Manager for a number of Procter & Gamble brands including Global Hair Care, where she was responsible for leading P&G’s Hair Care $2 billion innovation pipeline and strategies for new and existing brands across shampoos, conditioners and treatments. Earlier in her Procter & Gamble tenure, Teresa managed Global Olay Innovation & In-Store Marketing; Latin America Olay, Covergirl & Max Factor and North America Salon Professional Brands.

Most recently, Teresa served as Director of Brand Marketing at True Religion Brand Jeans where she was responsible for leading global brand management for the $400M True Religion brand portfolio. She also stepped in as interim CMO.

Teresa graduated from University of Notre Dame in 2007, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

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