Crystal started her career in building climate solutions - from resource recovery to energy management to solar technology. After serving as the Chief Operations Officer for a solar startup incubator, Powerhouse, She took on the role to be the Associate Producer for Oscar-winning filmmaker Dir. Charles Ferguson's ("Inside Job") new climate film, "Time to Choose" (2016). When she learned about grassroots solutions like the one that ended violence in the underserved community by growing food, she realized that climate change is merely a symptom of the broken system. An open-source repository for community-based solutions to tackle real problems is the answer to building a more regenerative world. After working closely with countless community organizers, the CrossPollinators was born. It is a place for changemakers to share resources and collaborate with each other to build solutions on the ground.