Co-Founder | Chief Community Officer
Kale Kaposhilin is an entrepreneur, storyteller, and community builder. He is behind many of the creative technology and human-first community development projects happening in New York’s Hudson Valley.
Kale’s life work is to support, collaborate with, and give voice to changemakers, technologists, and artists that serve the greater potential in our communities - particularly those whose voices are marginalized or underrepresented.
Kale is the Chief Community Officer and co-founder of Moonfarmer, a creative digital studio specializing in handmade websites, applications, and art. For the past 10 years the 15-person studio has brought ideas to life and created digital products for brands who work to build a better world. Moonfarmer’s partners include Fortune 500 companies like United Health Group and AT&T as well as mission-driven non-profits like the National Young Farmer’s Coalition, Radio Kingston, and the Good Work Institute.
Kale is also the principal and co-founder behind Evolving Media Network. For the past 14 years EMN has cultivated community in the Hudson Valley by aligning companies and people who are committed to supporting creativity, collaboration, and connection. EMN produces community hubs such as the 3,000+ strong Hudson Valley Tech Meetup, and Catskills Conf, a yearly international gathering of Technologists and Creators at a retreat in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains.
Kale is constantly engaged with the community in the Hudson Valley. He is an organizer of the Kingston Stockade Football Club, a National Premier Soccer League team, the O+ Festival, an organization that supports the health of the community through the co-creation of collaborative arts and wellness festivals, and The Hoot, a twice-annual folk music festival. He is a member of the board of directors of The Ashokan Center, the oldest outdoor environmental education organization in New York State, and a fellow in the Good Work Institute, a non-profit organization that educates and connects a network of community members who share a commitment to supporting initiatives that honor and regenerate the people and places in which they live and work.
Kale got his start as an audio engineer upon discovering that humans connect with each other emotionally through the sound of the human voice. He is an audio/video technical specialist and lover of all aspects of audio, lighting, video, and theatrical production. He is still often found behind a soundboard at events sweating profusely to ensure that the voice of the caring human on stage is properly honored and expressed. Before teaming up with Technologist Dan Stone to launch many of their current projects in 2003, Kale co-founded the 32b Media/Arts Project, a not for profit arts organization designed to provide support for emerging artists.
No matter what Kale has applied his energies to, for the past 20 years he has always strived to lead by example, and speak from the heart. In his world, business and love must work hand in hand.