Leadership Triangle Team
A Triangle native, Kristine brings a deep commitment to justice, interdependence, and authenticity into all of the work that she does. She’s an entrepreneur, organizational leader, facilitator and strategist.
Prior to joining Leadership Triangle, Kristine was the CEO of StartingBloc, a global leadership development nonprofit supporting 3200+ entrepreneurs, activists, organizational leaders and organizers in amplifying their impact. Through StartingBloc, she worked with corporations like Facebook, Red Bull, and the American Heart Association to develop and nurture their talent. Prior to StartingBloc, she led a multimillion dollar grant project in Burundi for All Across Africa, designed cross-cultural programming for NC State University, worked on water advocacy rights with indigenous populations in South India and co-founded a social enterprise in West Africa.
She holds three degrees from NC State University, including a Masters of International Studies with a specialization in Rural Development.
Through all of her work, Kristine has seen the transformative power of empowered, effective leadership, and she’s absolutely thrilled to bring her experience and vision to the Leadership Triangle community.
Strategic Engagement & Content Director
Owen S. Jordan is a native of RDU with a passion for storytelling, branding and seeing the Triangle come together as a region. Over the past 10 years, he’s spent much of his time telling the stories of others who have big ideas in the region and around the world. He’s a writer, photographer, strategist, networker and entrepreneur.
Prior to joining Leadership Triangle, Owen was the Creative Director for Jubala Coffee, Inc., one of the southeast coast’s most famous and influential coffee companies. Outside of branding and marketing he also has operated as a photojournalist (nationally and internationally) and humanitarian with a focus on creating positive change for youth.
He holds a degree from NC State University in Environmental Science – Sustainable Business. He is also part of NC State’s first class to receive a grant from the Clinton Global Initiative for his non-profit work in Kenya and the first to ever present at the CGI University. Through all of his work, Owen has seen the power of story, empathy and community-building. He’s excited to bring to his skills and experience to Leadership Triangle.
Director of Leadership Development