Executive Director & Secretary of the Board
Alexander is an industrial designer and has been working with The Long Now Foundation and computer scientist Danny Hillis since 01997 to build a monument scale, all mechanical 10,000 Year Clock. Alexander speaks about the work of The Long Now Foundation all over the world at venues ranging from the TED conference to corporations and government agencies.
As the director of Long Now, Alexander
Director of Operations and The Long Now Library
Laura Welcher is a linguist with research interests in endangered language documentation, description and revitalization, as well as the growing subdiscipline of computer-assisted linguistics. She received a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of California, Berkeley, where she learned first hand the importance of creating digital language resources that last in her field research with critically endangered North American languages. Since then she has
Director of Programs
As Director of Programs for The Long Now Foundation, Danielle Engelman produces the monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking series as well as Long Now's other public programs and events such as Brian Eno's 77 Million Paintings, Jem Finer's Longplayer; 1,000 years in 3 simultaneous acts and The Mechanicrawl.
Danielle developed Long Now’s membership program which was launched in 02006 and now includes 4500
Nicholas Paul Brysiewicz
Director of Strategy
Nicholas is helping shape the second generation of The Long Now Foundation. He directs our fundraising, and has raised capital for creative projects his entire life. He has a background in systems engineering and philosophy—with a special interest in aesthetics, hermeneutics, and phenomenology. In a past life, he performed with progressive rock bands in Chicago. In this life, he reads, writes, and meditates on
Product Manager & Producer
Andrew has been at Long Now since 02013 working on many of Long Now's public programs with Director of Programs Danielle Engelman. He currently co-produces Long Now's talks, manages the Long Bets program, manages Long Now's video team, and shepherds many of Long Now's technical projects along.
Andrew received his BA from Reed College studying Religion and techno-futurism before moving to the Bay Area. His
Member Program Coordinator
Juliann Witt joined Long Now’s membership team in May 02017 to assist with the growing program. While working with both new and existing members she also assists with the Long Now Talks and other events.
An east bay native, Juliann is also an established professional dancer who has been performing in the Bay Area since 02012.
Member Program Associate
A member of the Long Now community for 12 years before joining staff as Member Program Associate, Casey is helping nurture and grow Long Now’s membership.
In addition to his experience and enthusiasm, Casey’s help includes but is not limited to:
his empathy when assisting membership with any and all their needs,
his craftsmanship when artfully packaging fulfillment for members and donors,
As Technical Lead, Dan develops and maintains the web infrastructure of The Long Now Foundation, as well as assisting with the various projects' technical needs as they arise. A member since 02008, he is curious about data stewardship, hardware/software survivability, and the intersection of software engineering, open-source, and nonprofits.
Prior to The Long Now, Dan was the first engineering hire at StyleSeat, and before
James is a designer and technologist living at sea aboard a sailboat called Rejoice. He has been working with Long Now since 02000, and helped design and engineer The Rosetta Project and Long Bets. In 02021, he designed and built this very website. James has over twenty five years of experience helping organizations of all sizes transform ambiguous complexity into powerful tools that help people
Managing Editor, Long Now Ideas
Ahmed Kabil is a writer, editor and multimedia storyteller. He joined Long Now in January 02017 after being a volunteer for years. At Long Now, he writes, edits, and commissions articles on long-term thinking. He also publishes Long Now’s monthly member newsletter. From 02019-21, he served as Long Now’s Head of Social Media. He has also video edited and produced Long Now cinematic
Social Media Manager
Jacob Kuppermann manages Long Now's social media presence with the goal of building an intellectual community online. Prior to arriving at Long Now in 02021, they studied ecological and technological communities at Stanford University, graduating with an M.S. in Earth Systems, a B.S. in Biology, and a B.A. in History, writing a senior thesis on the community structures that allowed for the
Video Director and Editor
Forrest has worked with the Long Now since 02016 and is currently Video Director and Editor. He collaborates with the video team to make the cinematic lectures Long Now has produced since 02020.
Forrest is an environmental documentary filmmaker and the films he has produced, shot or edited have been broadcast nationally, won accolades and awards, and have helped to drive positive change in our
Video Director and Editor
Justin has been with the Long Now since 02018 and moved into the role of Video Director and Editor when the Long Now extended their media goals. As a long time editor, Justin worked at large companies like Disney’s ImageMovers Digital before moving on to being a freelance video producer. Having been raised in the Bay Area and graduating from UC Santa Cruz’s
Deborah Yoon Zacharias
Deborah works as a Development Assistant and programmatic support for Long Now. Prior to joining Long Now, she worked as a project coordinator for various creative design/architect studios, helped create large-scale art, and lived in NYC until 02010. Deborah has received a Bachelors of Fine Arts and Art History at New York University. In her spare time, she focuses on her art, trains in
Assistant Video Editor
Following her call to pursue authentic stories centered around natural and social sciences, Shannon carved a niche as a multimedia filmmaker specializing in documentaries and soul-driven content. She continues to explore the intersection between human rights and nature, utilizing her background to continually work on connecting communities around the world through storytelling. Shannon’s credits include the films: We Are As Gods (SXSW Premiere), SEED:
Beverage Director for The Interval
Ty spent years catering, voraciously reading cocktail books and bartending manuals, before breaking into the industry. He joined The Interval in 02016 as Lead Bartender under the tutelage of Jennifer Colliau. Now, as Beverage Director, he welcomes the responsibility of honoring the artisans behind every ingredient served at The Interval.
KC joined The Long Now Foundation in 02014 as a Barista at The Interval. After some time behind the bar, she ran away to work on sailing ships up and down the west coast. After years of working on everything from commercial ferries to traditionally rigged tall ships, she earned her 100 Ton Master's license from the Coast Guard in 02017.
KC brings her unique