About Us - a small team with a big vision

Con Slobodchikoff, PhD

Founder and President

Con is an expert in animal language. His book, Chasing Doctor Dolittle: Learning the Language of Animals (St. Martin’s Press) showed that a number of animals have language and can talk. It is just that we don’t listen. Con’s goal is to help people to listen to animals and understand that animals have much to tell us.

Find out more about Con at conslobodchikoff.com

About Us

Our Board of Advisors

We’re building a trusted group of passionate, talented advisors to help us build our business and future.

Marc Bekoff, PhD

Marc is professor emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and co-founder with Jane Goodall of Ethologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. He has won many awards for his scientific research including the Exemplar Award from the Animal Behavior Society and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Marc has published more than 1000 essays (popular, scientific, and book chapters), 30 books, and has edited three encyclopedias.

Find out more about Marc at marcbekoff.com

Gali Hagel, J.D.

Gali Hagel is CEO of Hagel Consulting, a nonprofit strategy firm. A former international corporate attorney, she is a long-time animal rights attorney and advocate. She has lectured at California State University Monterey Bay on the subject of interspecies communication, and, as a Board member of a no-kill shelter, has a special interest in the intersection of these two subjects.

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Denise Herzing, PhD

Denise Herzing is Founder and Research Director of the Wild Dolphin Project, and has been conducting a long-term study of Atlantic spotted dolphins. She has published numerous scientific articles and has appeared in documentaries about her work.

Find out more about Denise at http://www.wilddolphinproject.org/about-us/our-team/

Philip Low, PhD

Philip Low is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of NeuroVigil. He wrote and was responsible for the Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness, recognizing that consciousness exists among non-humans.

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Sharon Anderson Morris, MBA

Sharon Anderson Morris is the programs director for Strategic News Service and SNS Future in Review (FiRe) events; the managing director of FiReFilms, supporting world-changing documentaries from conception through distribution to create positive global awareness and change; and co-founder, producer, and interviewer for the SNS “Future in Review” Speaker Series in Utah, hosted by Impact Hub Salt Lake City and sponsored by USTAR. Sharon is also on the Utah Lieutenant Governor’s Technology Task Force and the Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) team.

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Thad Starner, PhD

Thad Starner is a Professor in the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Technical Lead on Google Glass.

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