The most important thing about Dwell is the people who inhabit it.
Reuben is the "house papa" here at Dwell. Reuben and hails from Evanston, Illinois, but has spent the last 10 years in NYC - first in Morningside Heights/Harlem attending Columbia University and the last six in Crown Heights. He's a technologist, computer scientist and serial entrepreneur, founding multiple startups including Sportaneous, Recombine, Remy &, of course, Dwell! His hobbies include wearing Crocs, coffee and playing pick-up basketball.
Colleen was raised in Dallas and went to college in Chicago. She's an (aspiring) documentary filmmaker and does whatever kinds of work she can find in the industry. She speaks Arabic and has lived (and made films) in the Middle East and North Africa. She's admittedly a terrible cook but make a mean mac-n-cheese, and is a huge Lord of the Rings buff.
Daniel is a professional basketball scout and entrepreneur. Raised in Evanston, he splits his time between Brooklyn and Chicago. Daniel's been featured in Sports Illustrated (3x), New York Times, CNN, Chicago Tribune, Bleacher Report and more. He's also a documentary film producer and co-owner of an independent record label. An avid sports fan, Dan's always down for a game of pick-up basketball.
Roberto Drilea, born in Bucharest, is a filmmaker currently based in Brooklyn, NY, working at the intersection of technology and storytelling to create experiences that reflect and refract human complexity. Most recently, Roberto was selected as one of ten filmmakers in the Facebook/Oculus VR For Good program, where he worked with an LA-based nonprofit to create a virtual reality musical in collaboration with young artists on the autism spectrum.
Shabazz, born and raised in Crown Heights, is passionate about making cities smarter, more equitable and friendlier, particularly with regards to transportation, public spaces and infrastructure.