Maya Lockwood

Maya was born in Bangladesh, her roots lie in one of the oldest remaining matrilineal tribes that still reside in the jungle. She now lives in California.

She is currently the Communications Director at IndieBio, a leading seed stage investor and accelerator for biotech companies that are influencing the food, materials, therapeutics industries and more. IndieBio transforms scientists into entrepreneurs, giving their ideas the capital, network, structure and voice to emerge in billion dollar markets. IndieBio is a part of SOSV, a $500M global fund.

Prior to joining IndieBio, Maya was the Director of Engagement at Foresight Institute, an organization that brings together the world’s leading scientists, researchers, and technologists to facilitate high-level conversations and collaboration. She has worked with venture capital and startup clients, including Richard Branson’s 2015 Extreme Tech Challenge as their publicist. Her background includes 15+ years as an analyst, managing implementation, training and more with Meditech, UCSF Medical Center, and Symantec.

Maya wants to help the most influential people develop their message for a global audience. She is inspired most by entrepreneurs who are disrupting old systems with technologies that create solutions for our grandest challenges. She is an eternal optimist and futurist, who is deeply committed to the evolution of humanity and our planetary and human health.

3 words to describe Nature? 

Awe. Mother Earth. Home

3 things Nature taught you?

To surrender to the flow of life.

To know that everything is born and dies- that I will die too.

That I am always a part of her wisdom, grace and love.

3 most treasured Nature spots?

Marin headlands for hiking

The Andes mountains for connecting with spirit

The Caribbean sea for snorkeling and diving.

When you look at the ocean, it makes you feel...?

Completely at peace when I look at the Pacific Ocean, where I often dreamed I’d be able to visit daily. My dream came true when I moved to to the west coast.

When you see a forest, it makes you feel...?

Like I’m surrounded by creatures, networks of trees, and life that only comes alive with my silence and awareness. The forests in Washington State are magical places.

When you see a volcano, it makes you feel...?

Wonder at the earth’s magnificence. I rode a bike down the volcano in Maui at sunrise and it was exhilarating.

When you see a sunrise or sunset, it makes you feel...?

Grateful there’s another day, most beautiful to witness when held in the arms of my beloved.

When you hear thunder, it makes you feel...?

Warmed by the thought of a storm and rain, assuming I’m safe and cozy indoors by the fire.

When you hear the wind howling, it makes you feel...?

Like wrapping myself in a warm blanket, sipping tea, snuggling and reading a book.

Are you an Ocean, Mountain, Forest, or Desert person?

I’m all of the above and in deep reverence for the four elements: the earth, fire, water, and air. Being in nature has brought me great healing, from swimming in the ocean or delighting in the waves, watching stars, climbing mountains or appreciating their majesty, or wandering through the forest and listening to my heart. I have found beauty in the desert at Burning Man and the red rocks of Sedona, which have all connected me more deeply with mother nature and the cosmos.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how important is Nature to your well-being?

10 

Share with us a childhood nature memory?

I remember snorkeling in the pristine coral reefs of Thailand when I was 6 or 7 years old with my dad. It was the most vibrant memory of a world we’ve completely disrupted, but I remember those colors so well along with the variety of marine life.


Carine Clark

CARINE CLARK serves on the Executive Board of Silicon Slopes. She has decades of experience building successful software companies and most recently was the CEO of MaritCX, Allegiance Software and CMO of Symantec.
She has been recognized with numerous awards, including being inducted into the Utah Technology Council Hall of Fame, named 2016 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Utah Region, and 2015 CEO of the Year by Utah Business magazine. She was ranked by ExecRank as #47 of all CMO’s worldwide in 2012. Clark received her bachelor’s degree in organizational communications as well as a master’s degree in business administration.

In 2012 Carine was diagnosed with a rare form of Ovarian Cancer. She did 18 months of treatment and is nearly 5 years clear from her toughest chemo. She works as an advocate for cancer research, works with newly diagnosed patients and mentors many young people in her spare time. This summer she will be riding on the Hunstman Cancer’s Survivor team at the Little Red Bike race. She’s hopelessly devoted to the men in her life: her husband of 34 years and her two amazing sons. She’ll tell you she’s the most blessed human on the planet.

3 words to describe Nature?

Captivating, Breathtaking, Peace

3 things Nature taught you?

1. That the planet is glorious.

2. That nature has a soul and a personality.

3. That she can delight in the smallest and biggest ways.

3 most treasured Nature spots?

1. Napali Coast in Kauai, Hawaii

2. Zions Canyon in Southern Utah

3. The Pennine Alps which includes Monte Rosa and the Matterhorn.

When you look at the ocean, it makes you feel...?

Anxious - the power scares me and yet I'm drawn to it.

When you see a forest, it makes you feel...?

Protected.

When you see a volcano, it makes you feel...?

Awestruck that the planet is creating new parts of the planet.

When you see a sunrise or sunset, it makes you feel...?

Happy to still be on the planet. I try to watch the sunrise everyday over Mt. Timpanogos in Utah.

When you hear thunder, it makes you feel...?

Alive. I can watch it for hours.

When you hear the wind howling, it makes you feel...?

Like it's trying to tell me a story with highs and lows.

Are you an Ocean, Mountain, Forest, or Desert person?

Mountain.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how important is Nature to your well-being?

Can I say 20? I get super cranky when I can't get outside every day.

Share with us a childhood nature memory?

When I was 10 my parents would alternate summer weekends between Virginia Beach and the Blue Ridge Mountains. I remember sleeping in a tent in the Blue Ridge Mountains in the pouring rain and staying up all night listening to the rhythm of the rain not wanting to fall a sleep and not wanting it to stop. I was warm, safe and dry but I felt like I was inside the rain clouds listening to the rain in the forrest.