Meet the Team

Elizabeth Shaw

President of Davine, Author, Speaker, Event Planner

In every aspect of her life, Elizabeth aims to inspire everyone around her to believe the best in each other and in the unlimited possibilities of the world.  Through Davine and The Optimist’s Manifesto, Elizabeth seeks to encourage people to apply practical optimism in their lives so that optimism becomes their default mindset.

Everyone should read… Points of My Compass by E.B. White.

My favourite place to travel is… Italy.

If I could get on a plane right now, I’d go explore… Morocco.

Someday, I want to… move to Europe (again).

The way I stay optimistic is by… believing the best of myself and others.

I’m passionate about how Charity: Water is changing the world by… ensuring that everyone has access to clean water.

Kate Bean

Project Manager

From booking vendors and procuring auction items to ensuring that the night-of runs smoothly, Kate offers innovative solutions and works alongside our clients to help them plan and execute events that exceed expectations.

Everyone should read… The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.

My favourite place to travel is… Colorado (or anywhere out West) for skiing.

If I could get on a plane right now, I’d go explore… all of Europe.

Someday, I want to… write a book.

The way I stay optimistic is by… turning to friends and family for support.

I’m passionate about how Team Rubicon is changing the world by… assisting with recovery from natural disasters while actively helping our veterans transition back into everyday life by providing a sense of purpose and services.

Lorenza Bronkhorst

Operations Manager

Using years of experience with computer systems and databases, Lorenza applies her well-honed organizational skills to our website, Elizabeth’s speaking calendar, and specializes in registration and auction management software for our events.

Everyone should read… The Martian by Andy Weir and The Reckoners Series by Brandon Sanderson.

My favourite place to travel is… New York City.

If I could get on a plane right now, I’d go explore… New Zealand and Antarctica.

Someday, I want to… go skydiving.

The way I stay optimistic is by… taking time to pray and pursue my hobbies.

I’m passionate about how Thorn is changing the world by… building technology to defend children from sexual exploitation and abuse.

As a team, we believe in practicing what we preach, so when we aren’t working, you’ll find us trying new things and experiencing the world to its fullest – whether that be travelling, spending time outdoors, or pursuing new or already beloved hobbies.  Follow Davine on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to see our adventures and tell us about your own!

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