Our Team

Brandon Norgaard

Founder, Author, and Project Director

Brandon is the creator and founder of The Enlightened Worldview Project. Brandon has always possessed an interest in understanding how things work and appreciated learning about philosophy, religion, history, politics, science, and technology.  Throughout his life, Brandon wanted to better understand why there is so much conflict and injustice in our world and what, if anything, people can do to work toward greater peace.  For several years, Brandon worked as a software developer while continuing his study of philosophy and social sciences in his spare time.  From 2007 to the present, Brandon has spent many hours writing and developing content for this project. Brandon is also the founder of the Sacramento Politics and Philosophy Group and Sac Dilettantes, organized through Meetup. More info can be found on Brandon’s personal page.  You can contact Brandon at brandon@enlightenedworldview.com

Lee Chazen

Content Development and Conceptual Analysis

Lee runs a consulting group called GliderCell, which produces creative concepts and strategies across disciplines.  He did some early work in creating an educational model that incorporated concepts from chaos theory.  Many of the ideas stemming from this research can be applied broadly to organizations or to socio-political challenges. Lee is also the founder of Ideas In Motion, organized through Meetup. You can contact lee at lee@glidercell.com

Danielle Johnson, PhD

Community Development and Research Specialist

Danielle is an adjunct faculty member at Waubonsee Community College, a tutor inside the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice, and a service industry employee.  Dr. Johnson received an MA in Communication and a PhD in Social/Organizational-Industrial Psychology from Northern Illinois University.  She graduated in 2015 and since then has been developing a unified theory of psychology which helps individuals maximize their mental, emotional, and physical well-being.  Currently, she is focused on applying this work to her local community.  You can contact Danielle at drjohnson8808@gmail.com

Jayme Zupo

Graphic Design and Educational Outreach

Jayme is a graphic designer and registered yoga teacher. She believes that when we approach life with an open heart, engage with others from a place of compassion, guide others from a place of authenticity, and move through the world with a sense of purpose, an awakening from within occurs.  You can see more of Jayme’s work on her website and you can contact Jayme at jaymezupo@gmail.com

Katie Scott

Video Production

Katie has been producing documentary films since 2005. She is serving the State of California working as the video content director for the California Department of Justice, where she resides on the frontlines of critical political fights to ensure that our environment, our people, and our nation remain protected now and for future generations. You can contact Katie at katiescottventures@gmail.com

Wendy Lautner

Contributing Writer and Marketing

Wendy has worked as a journalist and she has directed many successful marketing campaigns. She has written books about hiking and camping and continues to share her passion for the outdoors, health, and wellness as a yoga and fitness instructor. As a writer, Wendy’s goal is to inspire a shift in her readers that leads to greater awareness and understanding. You can contact Wendy at wendysuewrites@gmail.com