OUR CIRCLE

Evolved Growth Strategies partners with a talented group of independent consultants

who each bring their own unique skill set and industry experience to our work. 

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PHOENIX TRENT, PRINCIPAL

Phoenix Trent is an economic development professional and public interest advocate with
experience in the public sector, private sector, and philanthropy. His skill set centers around
fund development, community advocacy, government relations, public affairs, foundational
giving, strategic planning, and campaigns, which has helped him to forge deep and
meaningful connections and support positive change on a local and national level. 

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ASHLEY GADDIS, STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS

Ashley Gaddis is a communications professional with a passion for driving impactful public interest policy. Ashley graduated from Tulane University in 2016 and continued her education, earning a Master's degree in Public Relations & Corporate Communications at Georgetown University and a Master's degree from The London School of Economics in International Social and Public Policy.

Ashley’s professional work has revolved around building coalitions for private ventures, nonprofits, and associations looking to make a positive impact in their communities. Her passion for social justice and communications expertise has given her the unique ability to develop impactful strategic plans aimed at empowering individuals and organizations.

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MOLLY ROSENTHAL, ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT 

Molly Rosenthal has broad experience in communications strategy and relationship development. She is a trained journalist who is passionate about community health and grassroots advocacy. She earned her degree from San Francisco State University and reported on hyperlocal politics and the arts scene in the Bay Area. Molly believes in the influential power that coalitions and collaboratives possess to affect sustainable positive change in our community.

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KAT MIDAS, DATA AND WEB DEVELOPMENT

Kat Midas has extensive background in environmental conservation. web design, and statistics/data analysis. She earned a degree in Natural Resources and the Environment from Virginia Tech with a focus on Fisheries Conservation. Kat is passionate about protecting and restoring our natural resources and has broad experience developing robust and engaging virtual platforms and marketing tools.

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MIRABAI TRENT, CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT

A co-founder of HATCH Workshop, Circle Creative Collective, and Chrysalis, Mirabai Trent has spent years working in nonprofit organizational development, content creation, web design, and the creative arts and is deeply passionate about driving social change and authentic community connection.