Noah Scalin is an artist, author, and activist. He founded ALR in 2001 with the idea that he could make a living doing what he enjoyed and effect positive change in the world. Since then, Noah has traveled the world bringing his message of creative practice to everyone from incarcerated teenagers to Fortune 500 executives. A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of The Arts, Noah started his career as the Art Director for Troma Entertainment and Avirex Clothing. Noah's artwork is collected internationally and has been exhibited in numerous museums and galleries, including the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Mütter Museum and Krause Gallery in NYC. He is the author of six books on creativity, art & design—most recently Creative Sprint which he co-wrote with his sister/business partner Mica. In 2016 Noah was chosen as the first ever artist-in-residence at the Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Business.
Mica Scalin is a professional enthusiast and creative instigator. An innovator in the use of art and media for community engagement and creative development for over a decade she has worked with individual artists and for Showtime, CBS and NBC Universal. She was the Head of Communications for the groundbreaking non-profit JDub and has produced and curated numerous art and cultural exhibitions and events. From grassroots to broadcast, her passion lies in creating cultural experiences that make meaningful connections between people. She has a BFA from the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC. Mica joined ALR in 2012 but has been getting into her brother Noah's things her entire life.
Carra Rose is a human resources genie with extensive experience as a consultant to organizations of all types from nonprofits to Fortune 500 companies. Her inclusive approach to enabling and managing personnel ensures both sustainable employee engagement and business growth in a way that that is as equitable for all stakeholders. As a coach, Carra has is supportive and empathetic with a results oriented focus. With a background in Fine arts, crafts & material studies she brings a unique and thoughtful sensitivity to detail in every aspect of her work. Carra has a Bachelor in Fine Arts and a Minor in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is an IAC and CCL certified coach and facilitator.
Rob Neill is a writer, theater artist and founding member of the New York Neo- Futurists who has taught creative expression and storytelling workshops across the United States. He trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, the National Theater Institute, and Grinnell College. He has written, directed and performed Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind in New York and Chicago since 1995. His plays have appeared at the Ontological, P.S. 122, HERE, BB Kings, Cherry Lane & The Kraine and more. Performance credits include: Broadway: London Assurance; 1st National Broadway Tour: Peter and The Starcatcher; London: The Cherry Orchard; Regional: You Never Can Tell, Tartuffe.