Mike Shaw

CEO & Co-Founder

Native to Boston, Mass., Mike has been working in the fields of Marketing and PR for almost 20 years. He spent 13 of those years living in China and Indonesia, managing projects and teams, as well as advising startups & entrepreneurs, across a broad range of industries, from politics and activism to manufacturing and corporate marketing. During this time overseas he discovered a knack for community organizing, with a focus on bringing locals and outlanders together via shared interests and common purpose. He is most proud of Vegans of Beijing, a group he co-founded that serves both as a support network for those who are exploring or who have adopted a plant-based diet, and an organizing force that has fundamentally altered the Food & Beverage scene in the city. He is committed to building a company that empowers and serves a wildly diverse constituency while creating pathways of connection & integration between outlanders and the locals who host them in their communities. Mike is currently based in Seattle with his wife and their two rescued (out of a river!) Bali dogs, Bear and Tibby.

Mike Shaw