zenruption came out of a desire to help people like ourselves, the average person, navigate a world of complexity and zenrupt existing markets, political, economic and social structures to help modernize the world and remove legacy mindsets with oppressive models. zenruption is about empowering all corners of society and rejecting the idea  that some people are entitled to enslave others, be it explicitly or implicitly and having a really fucking good time while destroying the elites in this short existence. We've assembled a team who has worked with the prevailing powers and succeeded or just totally taken them by surprise. We will provide fresh content, challenging the current paradigms in an effort to mobilize everyone to participate in the creation of a more thoughtful world. We also intend to post our current favorite drinks, some zen wisdom and tell everyone else to fuck off if they can't take on a worldview that is compassionate and realistic. Yeah, that might only be a few of you.


Our Team (so far...)

Brian McKay is a co-founder of zenruption. He has a B.A. in Political Science from Gonzaga University and an M.B.A. from Boise State University (yes that blue field). His goal in life is to look out for the regular guy and bring as much knowledge and change to this world as he can. His purpose in founding zenruption was to do just that and help craft the world he wants his daughter to inherit. Please feel free to email him any feedback or article ideas at brian@zenruption.comTwitter or Facebook.

                                                                                                                        Jerry Mooney is co-founder and managing editor of zenruption and the author of History Yoghurt and the Moon. He studied at the University of Munich and Lewis and Clark College where he received his BA in International Affairs and West European Studies. He has recently taught Language and Communications at a small, private college and owned various businesses, including an investment company. Jerry is committed to zenrupting the forces that block social, political and economic justice. He can also be found on Twitter.

 

 Ashley Wilson is the Chief Marketing & Business Development Officer, as well as the latest addition to the zenruption team. This INTJ has made her home in Boise, ID, New Delhi, India, Los Angeles, CA, Dallas, TX and, most recently, Portland, OR. An infovore and passionate in her quest to understand the world and all who inhabit it, she can usually be found engaging in heated political debates, listening to TED talks, quoting Christopher Hitchens, checking out the latest Wikileaks release or watching C-SPAN with her favorite feline, Molly. Say hello on Facebook and Twitter!

 
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Candice Rae Redmon is our valuable publishing assistant. She takes time from her busy day raising her adorable daughter Calliopie to help keep zenruption running efficiently. She is skilled in publishing and editing and Sponge Bob Square Pants trivia.

Our Contributors:

Doug Morgan is a contributor who writes on topics of social importance and general life observations. He is a free spirit that loves the absurdity of life and finds himself while hiking. Doug hates head shots. Twitter: @jadedfishy

Doug Morgan is a contributor who writes on topics of social importance and general life observations. He is a free spirit that loves the absurdity of life and finds himself while hiking. Doug hates head shots.

Twitter: @jadedfishy

Evan Feeley has been a traveler who is now putting down roots, and not just metaphorically. When he's not writing he's practicing yoga and the martial arts, growing medical marijuana, surfing, and just generally being a self deprecating cliche. He received his B.A. in Creative Writing and Spanish from Knox College. He is pretty damn cool all the way around and a total zenruptor.

Evan Feeley has been a traveler who is now putting down roots, and not just metaphorically. When he's not writing he's practicing yoga and the martial arts, growing medical marijuana, surfing, and just generally being a self deprecating cliche. He received his B.A. in Creative Writing and Spanish from Knox College. He is pretty damn cool all the way around and a total zenruptor.

 
gRant is a  contributor to zenruption.  He desribes himself as proud papa, modern drummer, average golfer, music lover, football fanatic, baseball nut, vinyl record/craft beer/tattoo enthusiast. We love his guts.

gRant is a  contributor to zenruption.  He desribes himself as proud papa, modern drummer, average golfer, music lover, football fanatic, baseball nut, vinyl record/craft beer/tattoo enthusiast. We love his guts.

Sharon Jones is a contributor to zenruption and has her B.A. in Political Science from UCLA. As a new mother, she is interested in helping shape the world her daughter will inherit. She likes pina coladas and taking walks in the rain.

Sharon Jones is a contributor to zenruption and has her B.A. in Political Science from UCLA. As a new mother, she is interested in helping shape the world her daughter will inherit. She likes pina coladas and taking walks in the rain.

Lina Martinez has her B.S. in Journalism and a regular contributor to our Politics, Life and Money sections. She once admitted over drinks to singing "Careless Whisper" in the shower. We are still trying to get her to sing it at karaoke.

Lina Martinez has her B.S. in Journalism and a regular contributor to our Politics, Life and Money sections. She once admitted over drinks to singing "Careless Whisper" in the shower. We are still trying to get her to sing it at karaoke.

David Watton is a serial entrepreneur who has built and sold several successful businesses. Serial entrepreneurs are our favorite serial anything and David is an awesome one. Currently, David is the Director of Channel Sales for Ataraxis. We are happy to have him as a new business contributor. We love his business insights.

David Watton is a serial entrepreneur who has built and sold several successful businesses. Serial entrepreneurs are our favorite serial anything and David is an awesome one. Currently, David is the Director of Channel Sales for Ataraxis. We are happy to have him as a new business contributor. We love his business insights.

Joel Ekstein is a contributor to our tech and business sections and is an eCommerce retail expert with over 12 years experience in the industry. He has had experience in buyer and inventory forecasting, marketing, and expanding customer base in new markets. This guy knows his stuff and we like people that know their stuff and zenrupt.

Joel Ekstein is a contributor to our tech and business sections and is an eCommerce retail expert with over 12 years experience in the industry. He has had experience in buyer and inventory forecasting, marketing, and expanding customer base in new markets. This guy knows his stuff and we like people that know their stuff and zenrupt.

Skot Ward describes himself as such:  I've had 41 trips around the sun to make sense of this little blue dot floating inside infinite space. I truly believe that if enough people care, we can all make sense of it together. Brian McKay describes him as the coolest guy he has ever met at a wedding.

Skot Ward describes himself as such:  I've had 41 trips around the sun to make sense of this little blue dot floating inside infinite space. I truly believe that if enough people care, we can all make sense of it together.

Brian McKay describes him as the coolest guy he has ever met at a wedding.

One could say that McKenzie Stalkenburg is too much the pretty girl for zenruption. Naw, she likes to disrupt shit. She doesn't believe in the capitalistic myth and likes working on a budget. Yep, she makes Martha Stewart look like a poser. Her favorite drink is a blackberry mojito. Actually, that kind of figures.

One could say that McKenzie Stalkenburg is too much the pretty girl for zenruption. Naw, she likes to disrupt shit. She doesn't believe in the capitalistic myth and likes working on a budget. Yep, she makes Martha Stewart look like a poser. Her favorite drink is a blackberry mojito. Actually, that kind of figures.

Rob Dorgan considers himself a spiritual anarchist. He is experimenting with setting himself free from the inside out. Rob has an M.A. in European History, he is a registered yoga teacher and personal trainer. He and his partner, Steve Bolia, host retreats called “Personal Training for the Body and Soul” in various places around the country.

Rob Dorgan considers himself a spiritual anarchist. He is experimenting with setting himself free from the inside out. Rob has an M.A. in European History, he is a registered yoga teacher and personal trainer. He and his partner, Steve Bolia, host retreats called “Personal Training for the Body and Soul” in various places around the country.

Nigel Hilton is a world traveler, environmental nut, beer lover and a self-proclaimed over-thinker. He loves to argue politics and doesn't care that smoking makes him a hypocrite. Go Manchester United and when he says football, it means soccer, YANK!

Nigel Hilton is a world traveler, environmental nut, beer lover and a self-proclaimed over-thinker. He loves to argue politics and doesn't care that smoking makes him a hypocrite. Go Manchester United and when he says football, it means soccer, YANK!

Ash Stevens is a writer who doubles as a pretend philosopher and a wannabe shaman. When she isn’t writing her soul out on her blog, she’s listening to the great minds (or great comedians) on YouTube, soaking up sunshine, or having yet another fascinating conversation with herself (she gives excellent advice, you know). Find her on Twitter or Facebook and make a new friend!

Ash Stevens is a writer who doubles as a pretend philosopher and a wannabe shaman. When she isn’t writing her soul out on her blog, she’s listening to the great minds (or great comedians) on YouTube, soaking up sunshine, or having yet another fascinating conversation with herself (she gives excellent advice, you know). Find her on Twitter or Facebook and make a new friend!