MEET THE CORE TEAM
Project Nomad’s core team is a small group of talented volunteers with a wide range of skills and experience. Furthering organizational culture tradecraft is what we love. If you have the same calling, contact us to learn how to become a Nomad. We’d love to meet you!
Daneasha is a dedicated professional specializing in crisis counseling for Airmen. Serving multiple squadrons, she offers commanders invaluable organizational resiliency guidance and mentorship. Beyond her counseling expertise, she’s an ICF-certified life coach, empowering Airmen to discover their life purpose and elevate their operational performance.
Alan firmly believes that solutions thrive in an agile and understanding environment. With a deep passion for innovation through technology integration, he prioritizes acceptance and compassion, creating empowering workplaces. Leveraging his Scrum Master expertise, Alan’s passion is in helping teams embrace adaptability, navigating the ever-changing landscape with organizational resilience and agility.
Liam never does the same thing twice, constantly striving to improve and grow himself and those around him. Over years of training and leading others, he’s developed a firm belief in fostering a culture of outreach and connectedness, recognizing that they play a significant role in the long-term success and health of an organization and its people.
Collaboration & Partnerships
Craig Buying is an innovation enthusiast, musician, and dog dad. His professional passions are project development and building highly functional teams.
Veronica is a servant altruist who thrives on cultivating improved organizational structure for the collective. With over 20 years of leadership and management, she is committed to creating an inclusive workforce backed by authentic behavior. Culture plays a critical role in the unit, starting with demolishing barriers to behavior dynamics.
Dr. Barbara Hopkins specializes in Clinical Health Psychology, holding a PhD in the field. Currently, she serves as the Deputy Program Manager for JBER True North. Throughout her career, Dr. Hopkins has expertly facilitated and taught family life skills, relationship enhancement, and crisis intervention advocacy, especially for marginalized communities. She also boasts a broad background in diversity, inclusion, equity, equality, and accessibility (DEIA) and equal opportunity (EO) initiatives. Recognized for her exemplary contributions to social services and organizational congress, she has been honored with the U.S. Army Civilian Achievement and U.S. Army Civilian Commendation. These accolades specifically highlighted her leadership, human resource management, project management, team building, and process improvement efforts. Having a profound understanding of U.S. government operations and structures, Dr. Hopkins employs a vast array of qualitative and quantitative methods to enhance intricate management processes and overall program efficiency.
Outside her professional sphere, Dr. Hopkins fervently supports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. She is an active member of APA Div 44, focusing on the psychology of sexual orientation and gender diversity, and Leader of the Anchorage Ambi Chapter. Additionally, she contributes articles to the Bi Women’s Quarterly and often lends her expertise as a panelist and presenter for Walden University’s PhD Psychology Webinars. Dr. Hopkins proclaims she doesn’t have a job. She has passion projects: True North and Project Nomad.
Shana is a passionate people developer. She specializes in crisis counseling, humanitarian disaster response, human-centered design, high-performance coaching, and EQ-driven community relations. She loves to help teams navigate through the complexities of psychological safety, decision-making, and creativity. Shana focuses on developing teams of limitless innovators that can maneuver through ambiguous problems and win.
Kiara is an intrinsic thinker, typically gravitating towards the deliberate development of others. She has over 10 years of leadership and management experience and believes in granting personnel opportunities that will, in turn, sharpen their competence and confidence, which is key to the success of any organization. Kiara is passionate about empowering others and cultivating an environment (culture) for them to thrive while minimizing barriers in their journey.
While also being a full-time dog mom, Jessica has over ten years of leadership and management experience. As a culture coach, she is obsessed with assisting organizations through the journey of diagnosing and shaping their culture.
Project Nomad Core Team Alumni
Zach is a data-loving, innovation-obsessed, and organizational structure enthusiast who doubles as an Air Traffic Controller and Monday morning quarterback. He uses his 10 years of leadership experience and passion for energizing and improving each team he has the pleasure of working with or around.
Devin is a data analyst & computer programmer with more than 7 years of innovation experience. His passion lies in easing team burdens with automated/augmented solutions so they can meet their collective potential and more deeply enjoy their lives.
Aidan is a quiet nerd and culture coach with 12 years of small-team leadership experience and a passion for celebrating diversity and championing inclusion in the workplace. He is excited about helping others be who they deserve to be, including helping leaders know, participate in, and manage their organization’s culture.
Kristina is passionate about helping individuals learn and grow to their maximum potential. Throughout her 12-year career, she has had the opportunity to work from the Strategic down to the Tactical level and has used these experiences to better understand how teams work from the top down. Kristina is excited to help different units and organizations better understand how to work together to accomplish the mission!
John is an Organizational Culture Coach and aspiring Data Scientist passionate about leveraging human-centered systems thinking and analytics to grow high-performing teams. It’s not just about analyzing data or being a charismatic leader, but weaving the two together #GreenBlue #FourLenses.
Shannon is a lover of life with more than 20 years of leadership and management experience. He dwells within his passion for helping people become the best humans they can be, which feeds his love for helping organizations reach their full potential by creating work environments where people can thrive.