Ivana Kalafatic


For over 15 years Ivana has been in the nexus of media, strategy, marketing, relationship brokering, content curation and creative programming. As the founding editor of the Detroit-based, international and award-winning publication Clear Magazine, she collaborated with iconic contributors, delivered new models of content, and promoted innovative publishing models. Some of her client projects have included the City of Los Angeles’ branding and communications strategy, Atlantic City’s re-branding strategy, Swarovski’s global brand exhibition in Shanghai, business strategy programs for Disney, BMW Design Works, Art Basel, FCA, and Acore.

Stephanie Hume

Experience Director

Stephanie is a photographer and web designer, living and breathing in the city. Her work has been featured in VICE and Huffington Post. Creatively, she’s a woman of few words in print, yet shares her story through visuals. As the managing editor of the former online media publication, Hell Yeah Detroit, Stephanie brought to life countless visuals of the city through the platform. Whether she’s covering events, making social media come to life, or designing our pages, we lovingly refer to her as our Detroit Swiss army knife.

CV Henriette

Community Engagement Director

Courtney is a natural-born connector, she aligns people, vision, mission with the core purpose of making new introductions and growing community. She earned her B.A. in English Literature from Wayne State University and has found herself working on social media activations for clients. She has hosted localized dinners and events for brands such as Nike and Soho House. She’s the founding partner and former Creative Director of a Detroit favorite, and New York Times mentioned, restaurant Takoi.

Heidi Hedquist

Outreach Director

Heidi has years of experience in client relations, event planning, media relations, social media, guerilla marketing and web management. She was behind major fundraising campaigns including: Set Sail for Autism, Over the Edge Detroit, and the first ever sensory-friendly performance of Sesame Street Live. She managed initiatives for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Greektown Casino-Hotel, Desert Diamond Casino, Healthplus of Michigan, Think Detroit Pal and Chrysler Group.