Founder & Chairman
Casey Kelbaugh is a photographer and the founder and director of Slideluck. He hosted the first slideshow potluck in his Seattle backyard in 2000 and has since helped it to grow to more than 75 cities around the world. He has been intimately involved in the development, production and curation of almost every show and all aspects of the organization since Slideluck’s inception.
Kelbaugh has worked as an editorial and commercial photographer since 1999 and been based in New York City since 2003. He contributes regularly to The New York Times and his work has appeared in The Washington Post, Metropolis Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, New York Magazine and British Vogue. His commercial and nonprofit clients range from Clinique to the Royal Bank of Scotland, InterContinental Hotels, Creative Time and Columbia University. Most of his personal work has been geared towards the slideshow medium.
Kelbaugh was raised in Princeton, NJ, and then Seattle, WA, and graduated from Middlebury College. He cooks regularly for himself and others as a creative release and actively seeks out the best sandwich in every city he visits.
Justin is a management and operations specialist who excels in strategic communication, process evaluation, staff development and quantitative analysis. He currently works for the City of New York leading a team that manages reporting and oversees database operations for the City’s network of Workforce1 Career Centers. Prior to working for the City, Justin spent most of the previous decade conducting international research projects and consulting for the public, private and non-profit sectors in China, Egypt, Mozambique, Romania and elsewhere.
Born and raised in Seattle, WA, Justin received his MPA in organizational development from the University of Washington and his BA in Asian Studies from Pitzer College (Claremont, CA). He speaks Mandarin and Spanish and has been a part of Slideluck since moving to New York City in 2006. When he is not volunteering as a Site Captain for New York Cares, he can usually be found eating gluten-free pizza and cheering on the Washington Huskies.
Rachael Gardner is a graduate from Pratt Institute with a BFA in Painting and MPS in Arts and Cultural Management. She has been with Slideluck since 2009. Her experience with Non-profit management and development have aligned her with many influential New York based arts organizations. She has been living in Brooklyn for over 9 years. She loves the international diversity and strong artistic connections of New York City and Slideluck’s community.
Joe Barrett is the CEO of Sandbox Studio, a market leading resource for the production of commercial photography, videography and creative content, with studios in Manhattan, Brooklyn, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland (OR) and Memphis that support a national scope of operations. Prior to joining Sandbox, Joe held Chief Officer and Board positions at companies ranging from privately held, venture funded organizations to publicly-listed multinational corporations, including SynchroNet Marine Inc. (Founder & President, Software Services in the Maritime Transportation Industry), Moulin Global Eyecare (COO & Executive Director, Eyewear Multinational), Automoblox Company LLC (CEO & Partner, Toy Manufacturing and Retail), and B4 Strategies, Ltd. (Managing Partner, SME Management Consulting). He lives in New Jersey with his wife and two children.
Adriana Jiménez is the Grants Manager at the Surdna Foundation, a New York City based family foundation that fosters sustainable communities in the United States. In this role she manages the policies and procedures of the organization’s grantmaking portfolio, working with programs and senior management to support strategic grantmaking across all funding areas.
Most recently, Adriana worked as Grants Coordinator and Communication Coordinator at The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, and previously held positions at various arts organizations and museums in New York City. Adriana holds an MA in Arts Administration from Columbia University and an undergraduate degree in Art History from Universidad Iberoamericana, as well as a certificate in Holistic Nutrition from the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She currently chairs several committees of the Grants Managers Network. Slideluck combines her passion for art, community, and great food!
Matt McDonagh is The National Sales Director at the Onion and its sister site, The AV Club. Matt started with the Onion in 1998 and helped design and build the business behind the newspaper and the recently (at that time) launched web site. He has had various positions within the marketing and sales organization with exposure to management, strategic planning, production and business development. In 2007, Matt was instrumental in helping launch the Peabody Award Winning, Onion News Network. In 2010, Matt helped design and launch the critically acclaimed online music series’, AV Undercover and AV One Track Mind. Through Matt’s work internally with the Onion and externally with most major advertising agencies (and marketing partners such as Absolut, Chrysler, Colgate, Ford, Heineken, LG, Microsoft, Starbucks and Target), he’s built a knowledge base steeped in both traditional and online media. He also sits on the board of two media non-profit organizations, Slideluck and Blank-on-Blank.
Peter B. Silverman is an intellectual property attorney who has successfully represented and advised clients on patent, trademark, and first amendment issues, to name a few, for nearly a decade. In addition to representing clients on intellectual property matters, Peter has served as a law clerk for the Honorable Judge Anne E. Thompson of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, served as pro bono deputy counsel for the New York City Law Department, Brooklyn Torts Division, and devoted substantial time to pro bono matters include serving as a mentor for high school students who compete in a state-wide mock trial tournament, representing clients seeking asylum in the United States, and representing local artists, and arts organization providing legal advice on intellectual property and licensing matters.
Aside from the law, Peter is also a lover of good art and food, which makes his affiliation with Slideluck® for over five years a great match.
Jennie Tranter is a Program Manager at Wells Fargo within Corporate Risk, and previously spent seven years within the Federal Reserve System as a Senior Analyst in New York San Francisco. Prior to the Federal Reserve, Jennie worked for ATKearney’s Global Business Policy Council, the World Bank, and two European investment promotion agencies, as well as within the IT/Telecom industry and investment management.
Jennie holds an M.A. from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in International Relations and Economics and a A.B. from Dartmouth College. She received a Fulbright scholarship to Hamburg, Germany and participated in the American Council on Germany and Draeger Foundation’s 2009-2010 Young Leaders Study Group on the Future of Europe. Jennie has been a big supporter of Slideluck since its inception, and is excited to be part of its next stage of global development.
Leah has always preferred the road less traveled. Before her high school graduation cap hit the ground she’d moved to Rome, Italy where she lived la vita bella for thirteen glorious years. Whilst in Italy Leah turned her love of travel into a profession by landing a sought after position with Butterfield & Robinson, one of the world’s top luxury travel companies. Leah spent a decade honing her travel skills as an international Event Planner and Travel Researcher, designing trips to top destinations worldwide for a well-heeled set of Tumi-toting adventurers.
A few years ago Leah decided to give the Big Apple a whirl. In 2011 she started her own travel and events company, La Moose, and recently initiated collaboration with Van Wyck & Van Wyck, one of the biggest names in the New York biz, producing large-scale special events for fashion houses, film directors, and dynamic not-for-profits. Leah’s adventures never cease. She has dirt biked in Siem Reap, tangoed in Buenos Aires, sung songs in Dublin, haggled in Amman, sunbathed in Hvar, walked on water in Uyuni, and just generally enjoyed immensely her time on this planet. Leah speaks fluent Italian, conversational Spanish and enough Serbo-Croat, French and Vietnamese to see what time the ferry leaves.