Our leaders are the visionaries at the core of this new enterprise.  With a wealth of experience as entrepreneurs, archive management and philanthropic endeavors, this team will lead our growing legion of fellows, archivists, historians and storytellers to share this history with the world.



Angela is the Founder and Executive Director of The Obsidian Collection Archives. With 25 years experience as an entrepreneur, she has the skills and fortitude to bring this organization to fruition.  Angela is an entrepreneur, sustainability expert, licensed real estate broker, property manager and community philanthropist giving over 1,000 bicycles to neighborhood children. She is also a published author.  Read More

Founder and Executive Director


Adam is a data professional interested in using technology to make work easier and competitive. Adam has become a subject matter expert whose work experiences expand multiple industries including private, non-profit, start-up and academic institutions.  Read More

Software Engineer & Developer


Warren Chapmen is a seasoned change agent with experience in both the public and private sectors. As a visiting professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he taught graduate courses in sociology of education.  He has served as Philanthropic Advisor at JP Morgan Chase; President of the Bank One Foundation; and Lead Program Officer at the Joyce Foundation.  Read More

Philanthropic Strategist


Sheila Solomon's an award-winning former newspaper reporter and editor who has worked for the Hampton Monitor, Daily Press, Newsday, The Charlotte Observer and Chicago Tribune.

Currently she’s the senior consultant in Chicago for the Democracy Fund (based in Washington, D.C.) and the strategic alliance liaison and manager of recruitment and internships at Rivet, a Chicago-based “smart audio” creation and distribution company.   Read More

Journalist, Media and Diversity Consultant


Shawn is a writer, publicist and media consultant who brings leadership and creativity to mission-driven content for businesses, government, educators and nonprofits. She founded Treetop Consulting in 2006 following a successful career in newspapers that spanned the Midwest. She spent 15 years at the Chicago Tribune, including stints on the copy desk, the police and courts beat, as a business reporter and column writer, and a feature writer.  Read More

Media Representative

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