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Mikayla Sullivan - Sustainable Solutions to Food Waste


Mikayla Sullivan is in charge of global partnerships, product development, and business activities to move KinoSol forward in solving global food waste.

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Mikayla Sullivan - Sustainable Solutions to Food Waste


Mikayla Sullivan is in charge of global partnerships, product development, and business activities to move KinoSol forward in solving global food waste.

get to know mikayla

International experience: Mexico, Germany, Czech republic, Poland, England, France, Greece, Malta, Japan, India, Indonesia, Italy, Ireland, Morocco, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Turkey, and Thailand

Obscure talent: Certified elephant mahoot- can successfully climb up the trunk of an elephant!

Favorite color: Purple

Dream adventure: Hiking the ancient Inca trails through Machu Picchu.

 

Mikayla's desire come from the first-hand experience of what poverty truly means, visiting rural villages in Mexico. Since that day she has been inspired to learn as much as she can to help improve rural development and living standards around the world. Years of traveling and learning about other cultures has allowed her to see things from other people's perspectives in order to create solutions that will truly be beneficial.

KinoSol has allowed Mikayla to turn her dream of providing sustainable solutions to people in need, into a reality. Mikayla was able to take her strong work ethic and determination to succeed and take a simple idea and work to turn it into a business. Mikayla covers day-to-day operations, ensuring new partnerships are sought out, production and testing progresses and business activities help move KinoSol’s vision forward to becoming a sustainable company. 

 
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Clayton Mooney - Solving Global Problems


Clayton Mooney has had a multitude of travel experience which made him passionate in finding solutions for developing countries. KinoSol has allowed Clayton to creatively address those issues.

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Clayton Mooney - Solving Global Problems


Clayton Mooney has had a multitude of travel experience which made him passionate in finding solutions for developing countries. KinoSol has allowed Clayton to creatively address those issues.

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get to know clayton

International Experiences: Germany, Denmark, Ireland, United Kingdom, Isle of Man, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Switzerland, Brazil

Obscure Talent: 3 winning guesses during “how many jelly beans are in a jar?” contests

Favorite Color: Cardinal Red

Dream Adventure: Traveling to every Major League Baseball stadium over 1 season

Clayton's inspiration comes from his many travels around the world, starting at a young age. His travels have helped him create life-long friendships, appreciate different cultures, and to better understand the world's issues with an open-minded approach. He is always up for new ventures, and problem solving along the way provides him with a high level of satisfaction.

KinoSol has allowed Clayton to creatively address and begin to solve problems for those in developing countries. Clayton loves critical thinking and taking uncommon approaches toward subjects. Clayton is in charge of writing and sharing KinoSol’s story to audiences around the world. Clayton provides input into each KinoSol unit to help future models be more efficient, and help stakeholders to understand KinoSol’s strategy and vision.

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Rebecca Lyons - Communicator of Innovative Solutions


Rebecca Lyons is our marketing coordinator. She manages KinoSol’s social media pages, crafts newsletters, and engages in public relations.

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Rebecca Lyons - Communicator of Innovative Solutions


Rebecca Lyons is our marketing coordinator. She manages KinoSol’s social media pages, crafts newsletters, and engages in public relations.

get to know Rebecca

International experience: Costa Rica, Canada, Germany, Zimbabwe

Obscure talent: She can put her leg behind her head

Favorite color: Gray

Dream adventure: Visiting all seven continents

 

Rebecca joined the KinoSol team because of her interests in agriculture and international development. Growing up on an Iowa dairy farm and row crop operation, paired with a grandma who travelled extensively during Rebecca’s childhood, made her excited about the topics. Rebecca’s love for helping those in need and making the world a better place made KinoSol a perfect fit.

 

KinoSol enables Rebecca to utilize her talents of writing and design for the good of others. Rebecca uses her creativity to craft copy for marketing purposes. She particularly enjoys creating content because she knows it will ultimately lead to farmers and families having a sustainable source of nutritious food. The challenge to market products and KinoSol’s positive vision is satisfying to Rebecca.

 
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Elise Kendall - International Development


Elise Kendall is our visual guru here at KinoSol. She manages the vision of the food waste reducing product, website design, and all marketing collateral.

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Elise Kendall - International Development


Elise Kendall is our visual guru here at KinoSol. She manages the vision of the food waste reducing product, website design, and all marketing collateral.

get to know elise:

International Experiences: China, Thailand, France, Nepal, Portugal, Uganda, Ireland, Germany, and England
Obscure Talent: She can fit 22 grapes in her mouth at once
Favorite Colors: Olive Green and Burgundy  
Dream Adventure: Selling all her belongings and sailing around the world

Elise was raised in Minnesota and grew up dreaming of traveling the world. A love for other cultures and desire to see a change in global inequalities pushed her to pursue a career in international development. Traveling to Asia opened her eyes to the poverty millions face around the world and inspired her to make a change.  She plans to work in development and spend her life sustaining livelihoods and the environment around the globe.   

KinoSol has combined Elise’s passion for development with her strong sense of design. Since a young age Elise has had a love for all things artistic and uses this talent for developing KinoSol's aesthetic. Elise is in charge of everything visual for the company.  This includes the creative vision of the product, website design, and all marketing collateral.  

 
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Ella Gehrke - Ending Poverty and Malnutrition Worldwide


Ella Gehrke is our persuasive personality, who continuously expands our company through partnerships in an effort to raise food waste awareness.

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Ella Gehrke - Ending Poverty and Malnutrition Worldwide


Ella Gehrke is our persuasive personality, who continuously expands our company through partnerships in an effort to raise food waste awareness.

get to know ella

International Experience: India, El Salvador, Portugal, France, Spain, Morocco, Uganda, and the Netherlands

Obscure Talent: Sheep impersonations

Favorite Color: Royal Blue

Dream Adventure: Exploring the inner workings of the Pyramids of Giza

Ella’s passion comes from the time spent traveling through El Salvador and India.  There she gained insight on poverty and malnutrition that many her age lack.  This inspired her passion for global health, especially women’s health, in the developing world.  When you have seen stunting and malnutrition standing in front of you, there is no going back to an ignorant lifestyle.

KinoSol has provided Ella with a tangible solution to the problems she had heard about in class and witnessed during her travels.  She was able to apply her leadership skills and work ethic to a project that would inevitably save lives.  Ella uses her persuasive personality to land partnerships, continuously expanding the company globally. Partnerships are vital to the success of KinoSol and Ella is working to ensure farmers around the world have the opportunity to utilize the simplistic design to battle global malnutrition prevalence.