The Team

Kristian Ruggieri- Host

kristian_ruggieri_photo_psfilmfestKristian Ruggieri, Inspiration Safari’s host, is a native of San Francisco who loves to get out of town. Her first international trip as a solo traveler was to Momostenango, Guatemala as part of a Habitat for Humanity group of volunteers. After realizing that traveling on your own was easier than expected and you can always find a way to communicate with people, even if you don’t share a common language, she was hard to stop. Peru, Romania, Spain, Ireland, India, China, Chile, Vietnam and then a 4 month tour of Africa. You get the idea.

In 2008 she joined the Scary Cow film production cooperative and started working with like minded people to help her vision become a reality. She created Inspiration Safari to document projects around the world that are acting locally and influencing globally.

When not traveling the world searching for new stories, Kristian can be found talking to inspiring and creative people in her own backyard, leading segway tours through San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf and improvising on stage with Big City Improv.

Christine Sugrue – Producer

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Living in SF longer than her hometown of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Christine mightqualify as a native.

She explores the West Coast’s beautiful landscapes and locals on motorbike for fun but often stumbles upon potential places and subjects for upcoming episodes.

 

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Danny Ryan – Assistant Director

A native of Dublin, Ireland, when Danny is not training engineers or printing out EuroVision scoresheets, he can be found keeping the Inspiration Safari crew on task.

 

Karina Goldrajch – Marketing, Public Relations and Social Media

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Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Karina Goldrajch spent part of her life in Tel Aviv, Israel and in the San Francisco Bay Area, USA. She started working at the tender age of 10 years old, modeling, writing, directing and acting in theater, TV and photo soap operas. Self taught in piano and guitar, she joined rock bands and performed both in Rio de Janeiro and Tel Aviv.

After studying Music Arranging and Composition at Rimon and Film & TV at Tel Aviv University, she started working in International Communications, Marketing and Public Relations and consulting for some of the largest companies worldwide including Edelman PR, Petrobras, Odigo (Comverse Technologies) and YouTube (Google) .

Ms. Goldrajch is inspired by volunteering in her free time and thrilled to be a member of the Inspiration Safari crew!

Special thanks to Tech Liminal (Anca Mosoiu and Pieter Hartsook) and  Scary Cow.

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Inspiration Safari is a world tour in search of and showcasing some of these great stories! Click on the Watch tab to view a few clips of these great people and their projects.

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