Hiya friends – will everyone please join me in giving a big, warm welcome to Danya!
@Danya_Shults is the new head of community and education at Patreon
Danya was born on the East Coast, educated in the Midwest, and is currently a convert of sunny LA but will always be smitten by NYC.
She is a constant learner and optimist who welcomes juicy challenges. A connector of people and dots, a catalyst, and a storyteller. Warm and full of chutzpah, and she believes we are all more alike than we are different.
Danya is deeply passionate about and has spent 10 + years building and nurturing communities, designing meaningful and memorable experiences, and creating entertaining and educational content.
Danya loves starting from scratch and has worked at non-profits (Teach For America), tech startups (Skillshare), VC firms (Spark Capital), and founded her own digital media company in the spirituality and wellness space (Arq). Fun fact: Danya launched Arq’s membership community on Patreon, so she was a creator!
Danya will be hosting an AMA here in this thread for the rest of the week. Ask her anything about community building, event planning (on and offline!), content creation, starting from scratch, or crafting your personal or business brand and she’ll share her thoughts with you on Friday 11/20!