Our Team

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Masako Ogihara

Co-Founder & CEO

Yuko Ogihara

Co-Founder & CEO

Momoko Ogihara

Co-Founder & CEO

I dream of a world where we work towards changing our habits in order to more positively impact the people and places we love most. Just like our company namesake, the little hummingbird who did what she could to put out the forest fire, a few drops at a time, I hope we each do the best we can with the resources we have to contribute to the greater good. I treasure this idea.

By starting with decisions that benefit our bodies, our minds and our planet, I believe that we can create a better world for everyone on Earth, each and every day.

I am the mother of a four year-old and a two year-old living in Tokyo. Raising children has given me many opportunities to reconsider my thoughts and actions, causing me to pause and think about the best course of action.

Living in this megalopolis, I am often aware how estranged we can be from environmental issues. Yet even so, I can feel the effects of recent natural disasters and abnormal climatic conditions in the air around me. This has caused me to be worried for my children’s future. Which is why, I am happy to contribute to Hummingbirds as one step in the right direction towards positive change. 

I’ve always loved nature, ever since I was a child. When I grew up, I knew I wanted to work protecting animals and our planet, and to this end I worked at an environmental educational organization and lived and worked on a natural farm, to learn how to live off the land.

However, a part of me felt anxiety—that none of my activities would really help solve the climate crisis. I ended up quitting my job and moved to Indonesia to study yoga.

Indonesia taught me so much and gave me the chance to truly change. The only thing I could do was to change myself, but I knew if I did, those around me would be positively affected.

 

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Mara Waldhorn

Chief Operating Officer

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Mohannad El-Khairy

Business Advisor

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Kazuhiro Kanno

Marketing Advisor, Japan

I believe deeply in living in harmony with the earth and with one another. With a background in filmmaking and education, I have done what I can to shed light on environmental and social justice issues. As a mindfulness teacher and facilitator, I also enjoy deep one-to-one connection with others, and being a catalyst towards empowerment and changemaking. I am proud of Hummingbird’s mindful team, and the initiatives we’re working on to help others act on what they love.

I'm passionate about building collaborative, impact-driven ecosystems, and forging alliances driven by social and environmental performance. Throughout my 20+ year journey as an entrepreneur and international investor, and through various leadership and board experiences, I've become an avid proponent of mindful business culture and practices. The more we embed mindfulness into everyday business strategy and development, the more purposeful and equitable our world will be.

Working as a supervisor at hummingbird who adapts different company achievements in the marketing and branding sphere into ongoing initiatives.

We will continue to invest in elegant ethical marketing to promote transformation from a world dealing with many different social issues to a society that is truly sustainable. To this end, we will pick up on relevant news articles and information as we address the causes that matter most.

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Lori Lee

Social Media Manager

As a creative, I bring awareness through all things social media and photography. I believe mental health matters and by taking care of yourself you’re able to create a space that matters to you and other like minded, by acting on what you love! With a background in Photography, it lets me connect with my subject, allowing myself to have a deeper understanding. Photography is my way of meditation because it truly helps me stay in the moment, noticing things that I wouldn’t otherwise notice.

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Jun Jokawa

Administrative Assistant

We all can do better - big or small. I joined Hummingbird in hoped to inspire and help others who wants to something but don't know where to start. I'm just like you, a newborn to this world of mindfulness and sustainability, but eager to learn more and better myself. We are constantly surrounded by negativity but that doesn't mean we have to give up. As long as you want to change, we can all make the world a better place. With over 10 years of project management and administrative assistance experience, I am here to provide a mindfulness experience to people from all over the world.