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Kumar Arora

Director of Marketing

Kumar Arora is an entrepreneur, investor, & consultant behind many startups and emerging brands. Some of his brands locally include Rogue Eyewear, ILTHY®, and Sora Sushi.

Kumar is a man with many plans. Consistently pushing the envelope on design and innovation, much of his work centers on the idea of creating novel products and brands. His concentration lies in a variety of industries including fashion, e-commerce, nano-science, entertainment, CPG, marketing, and design.

Alysha Ellis

Director of Education

Alysha L. Ellis, MBA is a serial entrepreneur, ecosystem builder, author, and creator. An award-winning business leader and innovator. Creator & Founder of Mas LaRae, a multimedia platform aiming to share, connect and inspire through storytelling, uplifting underrepresented voices, and intentional relationship building. Lead Visionary of IGNITE With Light, a social venture network collaborating with entrepreneurs, creators, and innovators to build equitable opportunities and sustainability.

Camille Genise

Director of Events

Visionary leader and beauty enthusiast from Cleveland, OH.  Camille unites her passion for beauty, creative thinking, and research background to pave a way for innovation and change in the beauty industry through her startup FELOH, an inclusive social community and marketplace uplifting beauty lovers of color.

Musa Hakim Jr.

Director of Web3 and Internet Technology

A Cleveland native, Musa oversees the interjection of Web3.0 into the FutureLAND efforts. Musa’s educational journey has taken him from Cleveland to Santa Barbara, California to attend Cate school back to Cleveland for a Bachelors Degree from Case Western Reserve University. He aims to bring the new generation of internet technologies to the city of Cleveland by being one of the first to fuse the internet with the culture of Cleveland.

Charron Leeper

Creative Director

Charron Leeper is a multi-disciplinary creative, Entrepreneur, experienced Wardrobe Stylist, Model and Creative Director. She owns and operates Perfect Pineapple® a luxury Head wrap and hair accessory brand founded in 2018 and is the Co-Founder of Tastemakers United, a non-profit organization focused on building community for BIPOC and Afro-American innovators and creatives in the city of Cleveland.

Aaron Marks

Director of Finance

With over a decade of experience in FinTech and Payments, Aaron is always thinking about how technology will impact people's lives. He recently left American Express to be on the forefront of digital payments and help build out the enterprise function at Circle, a leading provider of blockchain payments and treasury infrastructure for businesses.

Aaron is deeply passionate and active in the behavioral health community. Aaron is the President of the Board of Directors at Stella Maris, a transformational addiction and mental health treatment center that has been serving the people of Northeast Ohio since 1948.

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