J.D. founded Vision Tree with one sole purpose: to transform our culture and change the world through Media and Technology. With over 16 Years experience in the entertainment industry, he started in television working in production on the hit show 24 and went on to finance and produce a number of projects including Hesher, starring Natalie Portman and Joseph Gordon Levitt, the viral documentary sensation Sirius, and the Tony-nominated hit Broadway Play, Rock of Ages. J.D. is committed to building Vision Tree into a powerful force for change in the world that will have a major positive impact on the future of the global cultural landscape.
A seventh generation Californian, Benjamin’s focus is creating media with the clear intent to elevate and unify people from all walks of life. Starting his career in Casting for Michael Mann’s Collateral starring Tom Cruise, Gerry worked in Casting for projects that generated an Academy Award and well over a Billion dollars in the box office. Projects such as Miami Vice, Beauty Shop, Hustle and Flow, and Guess Who, among others. He has produced multiple theatrical movies and network television series over his 16 years in the entertainment business.
Earl has 25 years of combined experience Creative Directing and Designing top, award winning TV network brand identities nationally, and internationally, including: design projects for NASA, The Olympic Committee, and several pro-bono humanitarian projects towards helping create a successful human family reunion. He honorably served 4 years with a top secret White House clearance in the US Army as the Non-Commissioned Officer Graphics/Illustrator, (Managing the Graphics Department of The Old Guard), The Official Ceremonial Unit & Escort to the President Of The United States.
KRIS SERAPHINE-OSTER PH.D.
Kris was a marketing director, brand strategist, producer, copywriter and lead website developer for many recognizable corporate brands, including Citrix Online, E! Entertainment Television, Disney, ABC, Paramount Pictures, Laundry by Shelli Segal and Perry Ellis, International. In 2010, she completed her PH.D. in Mythological Studies with an Emphasis in Archetypal Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute, home of the Joseph Campbell and James Hillman archives.
Jacob has more than 20 years of combined experience in management consulting, growth initiatives, and corporate communications. Jacob rose to the level of Vice President of Fisher Investments, overseeing a $3.3-billion-dollar business line during his 13-year period with the company. He then worked as a Managing Director at Paulson Investment Company, a highly esteemed investment bank focused on the small to mid-cap markets, and as Paulson’s top executive of an affiliated bridge loan hedge fund, he successfully merged with a structured debt hedge fund.