Team

 

Charley Curran, Co-Founder

Charley oversees product design, packaging and overall creative for LivingPlug. His background is in architecture and he has spent the past fifteen years in high-end residential design focusing on projects in San Francisco and Marin, Estes Park (CO) and his native Philadelphia. Charley is an active board member with City of Dreams which provides scholarship and other opportunities for at-risk youths. Charley attended Ohio Wesleyan University receiving a degree in Journalism and received double masters degrees, in Architecture and in Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. Charley can be seen tearing around the San Francisco Bay on his boat the Hang Nasty.

Samuel Leichman, Co-Founder

Sam is responsible for operations, finance and strategy for LivingPlug. Sam has spent his career in a variety of finance and executive roles including five years at the modern furniture retailer Design Within Reach. Sam is a member of Natural Resource Defense Council’s Environmental Entrepreneurs (NRDC E2) and was founder of NRDC’s young patron’s board, the SF Council. Sam attended Ohio Wesleyan University and has a degree in economics. Sam is originally from New York City (he doesn’t miss the weather), and enjoys sailing, skiing and mountain biking in Northern California.

(Charley and Sam have been close friends for over twenty years, meeting as undergraduates at Ohio Wesleyan University)

Zen St. Clair

Zen is LivingPlug’s Marketing and Customer Relations Guru. For the past five years, she has worked in the Bay Area in marketing and event planning for technology and investment firms. Zen served three terms on the board of Symphonix and is now serving her fourth year on the Exploratorium Lab Board, where she has coordinated and planned numerous fundraisers and charity events. A native of Maryland, she earned her degree in Journalism and Communications from the University of Oregon. In her free time, she likes to run the streets of San Francisco, practice a little yoga and travel to foreign lands to master the art of cooking.