Founder / Executive Director
Torri has struggled with depression and addiction since she was 14 years old. She has attempted suicide multiple times in her life, as an adolescent and as an adult.
Even through her struggles, Torri managed to graduate from UCSB with a major in History and a minor in International Relations, Magna Cum Laude.
After college, she spent years battling a horrible eating disorder and gender identity issues. At one point she was even homeless living out of her car as a result of her depression and addiction.
These last few years she’s worked hard to put her life back together. Her career in the health and wellness field has given her purpose. She wants to pay forward the gift of life that has so freely been given to her. It’s time to expand her scope and take her efforts worldwide to end the stigma associated with mental illness and addiction.
She’s been sober and abstinent from her eating disorder since 2010. This is the longest period in her life that she has been clean. It is through her personal road to recovery that has led her to form Tangible Movement.
Starting in junior high, Chloe began separating family and social life. She was told to keep quiet about her family’s hardships, so she started suppressing a lot of negative emotions. Throughout the following years her immediate family dealt with drug addiction, suicidal thoughts, depression, jail time, coming out, and abuse.
Unfortunately she turned to partying as her outlet in college and it wasn’t until a couple years after graduating that she sought help through therapy.
She was finally able to confront all of her past traumas, but continues to work through the damage today in order to fully enjoy the positivity around her. In her journey of healing, she wants to help spread awareness so that people will stop ignoring whatever dark clouds are following them and end the stigma around mental health for generations to come.
Chief Development Officer
Sonny Patel is a founding Board Member and Chief Development Officer at Tangible Movement. His focus is in strategic growth, sustainable development and delivering high impact support and programs. He is also U.S. National Institutes of Health Fogarty Global Health Scholar and Fellow at the Harvard University. He has developed research protocols, programs and training to build capacity and knowledge in communities around the world from subject matters in Public Health and Community Mental Health to specialized topics in Disaster Resilience.
Sonny is a frequent lecturer to academic courses on global health, community mental health, disaster management and post-disaster research. He has provided lectures and workshops both domestically and internationally, including Harvard University (USA), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK) and University of Cape Town (South Africa). Having been interviewed by various media outlets, Sonny has presented his work at leading international conferences and associations, including American Public Health Association (USA), Environmental Health International Conference (Russia) and World Association of Social Psychiatry and the Royal College of Psychiatrists (United Kingdom).
He received his Bachelors from the University of California, Berkeley and received his Masters in Public Health from University of Southern California.
Chair, Advisory Board
Systems analyst & designer, technologist, go-to-market, business development, product management/designer, and brand/product strategist. Formerly General Manager/Partner with Google, Microsoft, HTC, Dangaard Telecom and Palm. Also served as a consultant, advisor and executive partner for Kasparov Chess Foundation, Samsung Mobile, Sony Ericsson Xperia, Brightpoint Inc., Emirates Airline, Skype, Jabra, DIFC, ADP, DP, HP and numerous other leading consumer technology companies, government agencies, telecom operators, startups, financial, software/hardware companies.
Editor in Chief
Jessica Hutt is a sixteen-year-old writer and blogger from New Jersey. She is the assistant editor of her school’s current events magazine, and has a personal blog entitled Jess for Success. Jessica also writes for Pressing the Future, an online publication dedicated to sharing the stories of young reporters across the globe, and founded its first local chapter. In addition, Jessica has been trained as a writer by the School of the New York Times and New York University Pre-college. She enjoys writing for online magazines Balter Monthly and Redefy, a for-teens, by-teens nonprofit fighting stereotypes and promoting positive perspectives.
Frustrated by the stigma surrounding mental illness and the lack of available resources for struggling youth, Jessica became involved with Tangible Movement. She is the editor in chief of Tangible Movement, and creates content for the blog. With the help of Tangible Movement, Jessica hopes to be the generation to erase the taboo of mental illness, and to provide aid to young adults struggling with substance abuse, depression, identity issues, and more.
PR / Press / Media
Carlos Canez has been in the public relations industry for over a decade. Working with the most elite real estate firms in the nation specializing in mass media communications. Carlos currently resides in Los Angeles, CA; originally from Bakersfield CA, Transitioning into the entertainment industry in 2014, he has had the opportunity to support and develop celebrity talent.
Rhett Lindsey is an American Actor who was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. At age seven, Joy Pervis, world renowned talent agent discovered his abilities and he was signed to Hot Shot Kids Talent Agency. Soon after, he booked roles in several commercials, radio spots and theater productions. With bookings under his belt from years of hard work, he landed the role of "TJ" in the 20th Century Fox film Big Momma's: Like Father Like Son starring Martin Lawrence and Brandon T. Jackson. Other noted roles include Jah "Babycake" Johnson in the 1 hour BET drama Being Mary Jane, starring Gabrielle Union and a LAPD Officer in the web series WIPED. Rhett is a graduate from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Social Work. He currently lives in Los Angeles, CA with his husband Michael.
TM Ambassador & Advisory Board Member
Zach Skow is the founder of Marley's Mutts, a rescue organization that has saved thousands of dogs and focuses on community outreach. He is a survivor of addiction, disease, and mental illness, and now lives in good health with his wife, daughter, and dogs.