Jessica Esch is a writer and illustrator who uses art, craft, and good humor to spread ideas and build community. For more than 20 years, her concise yet profound words and clean images have expanded people’s hearts, minds, and way of being in the world. Her work has appeared in The Sketchnote Handbook by Mike Rohde, ARCADE, and Harvard Graduate of Education’s Ed Magazine. Prior to co-founding Shinebolt in 2019, she learned about her community from the ground up at United Way of Greater Portland. She lives in Portland, Maine.
Deb Mills-Scofield is passionate about helping companies and individuals see what’s possible and implement plans to achieve it. Her penchant for envisioning how things could be, running at the world of the possible, manifested in full force starting in college when she helped create Brown University’s Cognitive Science concentration and finished it in 3 years. At Bell Labs, she created one of AT&T’s highest-revenue generating patents. Deb’s articles in Harvard Business Review, her blog, and contributions to various business books aim to inspire people and companies to dream what they can achieve, giving them tools to make it happen. Deb fosters innovation and growth via her strategy and innovation consulting with mid- to large-sized privately held companies, her partnership in an early-stage VC firm, and with her student entrepreneurs. As a consultant and a mentor, Deb meets a vast range of people and disciplines, fueling her curiosity for serendipitous interdisciplinary approaches to problems and building unexpected connections.