Meet some of the people making everything that we at Moon31 possible - from advising, to consulting, to supporting, to being part of the team.
Neal Ludevig is a producer, curator, environmentalist, artist, and entrepreneur based in Harlem, focused on challenging dominant systems in today’s world. Currently the CEO and founder of Moon31, his work has been covered (inter)nationally in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, CBS, ABC, Time Out, and others. Named an Emerging Leader by the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP), Neal received a Congressional Proclamation for his work with Harlem Arts Festival. He also helped launch Enlightened Snacks, a national CPG company that redefined the ice cream aisle.
Neal’s passions lie in storytelling, creating community, and bringing ideas to life. Neal curates an ongoing jam session called The Astor Party, and hosts FED Sessions, a dinner series where thought leaders and invitees "make bread and break bread" together. He is also a Producer and Writer for the mini-series Insomnia, is currently the Executive Producer for the Revive Big Band’s next album, is an Experience Board Member at Selina, and a member of Oceanic Global’s NYC Hub and is working on a feature film about the artist experience on the road.
Amer Jandali is a Syrian-American New Mexican Environmental Futurist and Social Designer currently based in NYC. As a former award-winning nightclub DJ, Amer performed in front of thousands and opened for artists such as Avicii, LMFAO, Tyga, and Lil John. His passion is people and the realization of a healthy future.
Amer founded Future Meets Present, a company that designs products, systems, and events that facilitate the emergence of a sustainable future. Future Meets Present’s projects include the “Braceletote”, an innovative, wearable tote bag designed to replace single-use plastic bags during an urban commute; and The “Marketplace of the Future”, a yearly event that brings together 50+ eco-conscious start-ups to represent an immersive “snapshot” of a sustainable future. This Marketplace of the Future is the official closing ceremony for Climate Week NYC – the largest climate week in the world. In addition, Amer was an “Innovator in Residence” at the Centre for Social Innovation, working to design a scalable zero-waste system that has proven to increase office waste diversion from 40% to 80%. Amer has been invited to lecture at NYU, Glasgow University, CUNY, New Mexico State University, and Compass Realty and is currently working with non-profit “Dignity of Children” to design a curriculum to teach kids how to apply design thinking to environmental issues in 56 schools across New York City.