The Core Team

One Solution is led by a core international team based in Chicago and Middle East.

Eirik Grunde Olsen

Co-Founder and Director

Mara Gleason Olsen

Co-founder and Director

Stephanie Fox

Director Middle East

Dajohn White

Youth-leader and Co-Founder of The Rebels for peace

Emmanuel Rodriquez

Video, Photo and Visual Design

Ian Martin

Audio Designer for Podcast, and Artist


It is with the incredible support of many organizations and individuals around the world that we are able to share and act on our mission to solve global challenges by addressing their source in the mind. We are not alone in our determination that this shift in focus, from dealing with symptoms to addressing the source of global problems, has the potential to change the world. We are together in helping move the world toward a more peaceful, sustainable future.

The IOS-Collective

We are co-founders of a growing collective, dedicated to collaborating on research, media,
and interdisciplinary educational
programming. We arrange video
exchanges and learning opportunities
between youth in Chicago and Gaza/
WestBank, previously incarcerated
adults in Portland OR (with the Insight
Alliance), and at-risk teens in Tampa,
FL (with The SPARK Initiative). All
programs in the collective share
the common goal of uncovering the
internal capacity of the mind to
create individual, community, and systemic change.

Learn more about the IOS-Collective