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Kara Aubrey Nelson
Founder and CEO


A native Southern Californian, Kara Aubrey Nelson is the founder of the Untamed millennial movement and the GenLive non-profit 501c3 organization.


The vision for Untamed was born in Nashville (2007) while writing songs, recording, and reflecting about the scattered and status quo captivity of her generation – known as millennials.


Kara Aubrey is the 2012 winner of the Sam Ash Coyote Radio Music Award. Her music is broadcast internationally through radio, television, print, and online. After graduating Summa Cum Laude in public relations and communications from the California State University (2010), following a season of music touring on the road, and driven with the passion to reach out to millennials, the first Untamed event was launched in June 2014. 


Sharman Dow
Board Member 

When Sharman speaks, people listen. After launching her own insurance business, Sharman successfully overcame more than three decades of corporate and regulatory obstacles and is now Senior Vice President with USI, a national insurance brokerage firm.


Sharman is author of two books, Ten Commandments of Business Success for Women — Achieving Your Goals with Integrity," and "No Other Agenda But Love" and founder of the Empower Women's Conference to challenge women to become the architects of change in the workplace and at home.


In addition, Sharman is the president of Mercy Springs Ministries, and has served on a number of non-profit boards, including WOW (Jam) International.


Doug Hassett
Board Member 


As an entrepreneur, Doug launched a security systems integration business – successful for more than two decades. He is a member of Infragard, a nonprofit organization serving as a public-private partnership between U.S. businesses and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


Doug holds a position with Paychex, Inc. while serving the City of La Quinta on the Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District Board, and is on the Elder Board at Desert Springs Church in Palm Desert, California.


Zack Seals
Board Member 

Putting truth into words, Zack Seal is an award winning critical-thinking communicator. Zack won the National Invitational Tournament of Champions 2013 through Stoa, a nonprofit organization for speech and debate on Apologetics. As guest writer, Zack regularly contributes to Training Minds Ministry – a leading national Christian speech and debate publication.


Now attending Biola University, Zack was the President of the College Of The Desert chapter of CRU, Campus Crusade for Christ International. Music, truth, and communication are the cornerstones of Zack's ministry. Playing on-the-road as lead actor and musician for more than five years for the Kidpossible Ministries, a nonprofit ministry, and having served as a passionate youth worship leader and apologetics teacher at his home church Grace Chapel in Indio, California, Zack is currently focusing on studying Bible and Philosophy at Biola.

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