Our Team

The Human Animals Behind Scarlet Moon

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TANIA LUNA
AKA: Tanz, T-Sizzle, T

Co-founder

Tania Luna is a psychology researcher, educator, TED speaker, and co-host of the podcast Talk Psych to Me. She has served as CEO of Surprise Industries and LifeLabs Learning, where she is now the chair of the board. She’s written two books: Surprise: Embrace the Unpredictable & Engineer the Unexpected and The Leader Lab: How to Become a Great Manager Faster. After many years of working to help people, she is giddy with glee to expand her focus to helping animals. She was born in Ukraine, grew up in NYC, and now lives in PA with her beloved herd of pigs, goats, dogs, cat, and husband.

BRIAN LUNA

AKA: B-Lunes, Wahoo, B

Co-founder

Brian Luna was born deep in the heart of Texas. He left the Lone Star State for the Big Apple where he studied theater and appeared in film, television, and on stages across the city. He is now an award-winning actor, writer, and filmmaker as well as co-host of the podcast Talk Psych to Me. Being Latino and Native American has pushed Brian to create his own work with the hope of shining a light on his culture and lifting up unrepresented voices. He's shared his story with TED and TEDx audiences and in comedy clubs through his stand up. His great loves include pigs, dogs, goats, sugar gliders, Dr. Pepper, Big Red, comics, and his wife.

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ALYSSA GREENE

AKA: Alyss, AC

Program Director

Alyssa Greene is a Boston-based writer and educator. She holds a PhD from Columbia University, where she also worked on the campaign to unionize the graduate workforce. Formerly an editor for Quarterly West and editorial assistant for the Lambda Literary Review, she is passionate about equity in the arts. While completing her MFA in Writing with a concentration in Environmental Humanities at the University of Utah, she expanded the focus of her advocacy to include not only people but the nonhuman world as well. In her free time, she co-hosts Say Podcast and Die!, a podcast about the Goosebumps books, with her spouse, and hangs out with her two rescue dogs.