MEET THE TEAM
Masami Moriya Founder
Masami is a screenwriter, actor, and nonprofit entrepreneur. Generally a multi-hyphanate focused in and around the Asian American entertainment community while creating his own career in storytelling. In a former life, he was a photographer for activist nonprofits and musicians while supporting other photographers in their journey. As a Japanese-American historian, his creative goals are in preserving and amplifying the Japanese American history and culture through television and podcasting.
ALEX CHESTER Board Member
Alex is an Actor and the Editor-in-Chief of Mixed Asian Media - A Collaborative Media Platform for Mixed APIs, recognized by the Nielsen Consumer Report on Asian Americans. She is also the Director of Mixed Asian Media Fest - a creative festival celebrating mixed APIs. She is the first person from LEAP to receive the Dean's Award for academic excellence and community engagement at St. Mary’s where she graduated with honors. For more about Alex, please visit www.AlexChester.com
ANNA YUAN AFN Developer
Anna is the Co-founder of ScaleGrowth, providing out-of-the-box solutions for building community-based companies, such as StrongAsianLead. She led growth at community-first companies from fashion marketplace to open-source software. Anna also built a successful growth agency serving clients ranging from tech startups such as Noodle.ai, to Fortune 500 like REA Group.
Victor Kovalev AFN Developer
Victor is the Co-founder of ScaleGrowth, providing out-of-the-box solutions for building community-based companies, such as StrongAsianLead. He was 3x CTO including Redbubble & Indiegogo, and also led all of Yelp’s mobile app teams (top 10 iOS & Android apps in the world at the time). His background is deeply rooted in Data Science, ML & AI, and he’s gone through 3 IPOs (VMware, Yelp, Redbubble) in his career.
Kree Pandey Web Developer
Kree Pandey is the Founder & CEO of ShiftCreatives Digital, and works with a global team of curious individuals who all share a passion for creating digital experiences. She is also the Co-Founder of No Names Digital, the marketing and advertisement arm of her work where she works on crafting ads with impact. With over 12 years of experience in marketing and business, she has a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Charles Sturt University, and an MBA in Marketing Management & Entrepreneurial Studies from the Australian Institute of Business. A mom to a 3yo, Kree is also losing her hair fast. Learn more at kreepandey.com.