We are a group of people, diverse in needs and talents. We all lack a space. A space to focus (without kids and laundry). A space where we feel inspired. A space that is worth leaving home for. A space to have meetings that feels more convenient and professional than a coffee shop. A space that cares about our whole self, not just our work self.

A Place To Find Focus. Balance. Community.

We couldn't find that space, so we decided to build it.

Instead of starting with the question "how many desks can we fit in this space?" we started with the questions "when do you feel the most productive and creative?" "what do you aspire to?" "what would your ideal work space look & feel like? what amenities would it have?" "what do you want to learn?" "what do you want to contribute to the world?"

We held focus groups and design parties. We dreamed big. And we've worked to design every detail to create a space + programming to meet those aspirations.

The world is a tough place. Women and minorities still face daunting obstacles to leadership and investment opportunities. Our men and boys live in a world that doesn't help them navigate toward a full expression of their gender and what it means to "be a man" today. At The Haven, we don't pretend to have the answers, but we pledge this will be a place where we can have tough conversations with diverse people who care about all people living their best life.

The Haven is a reality because a dedicated group of women and men came together to make it happen. It is truly built by the community for the community. We are incredibly grateful for the many people who have donated significant money, resources, expertise and time to bring The Haven to life.

Thank you for joining us and becoming part of Our History.

Our Team

Carrie Douglass, Co-Founder
An entrepreneur, elected official & tireless advocate for kids, women & everyone who is under-represented in our current systems of power

Rose Archer, Executive Director
Chef, Entrepreneur, Self Love Advocate, and Supreme Manifestor

Scott Douglass , Co-Founder and Chief Cheerleader
Work hard, play harder!

Susan S. Manrao, Creative Director
Creating Brands & Marketing Experiences Through Design

Chelsea Callicott, Curator of Community
Possibility holder. Connector. Storyteller. Go-getter. Den Mother.

Chelsea Ortega, Wellness & Vitality Director
Teacher, wellness writer, community builder and intuitive listener who strives to bring out the inner light, authenticity and joy in others both on & off the yoga mat.

Heather Knox, Event Coordinator
"Music can change the world because it can change people" Bono

Lindsey Marschka, Staff Writer
Creative Content Writer | Narrative Architect | Outdoor Enthusiast

Nancy Patterson, Marketing Manager
Will there be champagne?

Lauren Borisoff, Interior Design
Ambitious and inventive interior designer who aims to deliver forward thinking spaces that are thoughtful, comfortable, and functional

Anna Jacobs, Web Design
Building communities around businesses

Annelie Kahn, Graphic Design
Graphic Designer: thriving to create striking yet fluid relationships between text and image.

Liz Allore Shurmur, Partnerships
Consulting · Events · Logistics · Solutions

Founding Advisory Board

Amy Turner
Courageous visionary, community builder, and true believer in the power of possibility

Jamie Sheppard, Investor
Hi, I'm Jamie. I was told to write a pithy tag line but first I gotta google what exactly pithy means!

Jenny Hapgood
Experienced product strategist & leader developing engaging & effective solutions at the intersection of behavior change, health & technology

Katie McClure
Turning your dreams into results by drawing from the head and the heart of those impacted most

Libby Unger
Inspiring Individuals to Become the Best Version of Themselves


Liz Allore Shurmur
Consulting · Events · Logistics · Solutions

Moe Carrick
I am the relentless optimist and workplace provocateur who believes everyone can, and should, thrive at work

Sally Russell
As a community leader and engaged citizen, I am committed to making our lives better, together


Susan S. Manrao
Creating Brands & Marketing Experiences Through Design

Tia Newcomer
Creating order out of chaos

Tracy M. Keene | Investor
My fire comes from within to inspire, prepare, organize, experience, and deliver results. Let's work together and achieve great things!