Our Team - ONDA
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Lauren Claire Smith


Lauren strongly believes in the power of commerce to enact change. Always curious, hungry, and up for an adventure, she conceived of ONDA after ten years working in the corporate, small business, and international development worlds. People come first in all of her pursuits.


Lauren holds a B.A. in International Relations from Claremont McKenna College and a Masters in International Business (MIB) from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.


Jess Mackay

Chief Culinary Officer

Jess loves food. The only thing she may love more than food is traveling to discover new types of food. So when Lauren asked Jess to join ONDA, it was a no-brainer.


Jess holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Claremont McKenna College and is a graduate of Tante Marie’s Cooking School. Jess has been working in the food industry in San Francisco since 2009, where she has cooked at Zuni Cafe, Contigo and Greens Restaurants.


Marsha Green

Advisor and (acting) Chief Marketing Officer

Marsha is an experienced marketing executive. As the Director of Marketing for Simply 7 Snacks, Marsha helped launch the first kale potato chip to the market. In addition to launching new products, Marsha helped brands like Snack Factory – Pretzel Crisps, Honest Tea, and Glaceau Vitaminwater/Smartwater increase their brand equity, footprint, and sales.

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Allegra Ben-Amotz

Chief Storyteller

Allegra has been telling stories for as long as she can remember, sometimes to herself, and mostly about food. She has written about Persian cooking for The Wall Street Journal, interviewed chefs for Serious Eats, and drank mezcal filtered through a chicken breast for Roads and Kingdoms in Mexico City, where she currently lives.


She is the former Communications Manager for Hot Bread Kitchen, Brand Director for Nourish Kitchen + Table, and editor of “The Way We Ate: 100 Chefs Celebrate a Century at the American Table. She holds a B.A. in Writing Seminars from Johns Hopkins University.


Malee Ojua

Web Designer, CEO & Founder of Sacred Fire Creative

Malee Ojua, CEO & Founder of Sacred Fire Creative, helps socially conscious community leaders translate their greater purpose into a mindful business through branding, web design, and marketing. She is a thought partner who helps those visionary leaders who are looking to serve in a bigger way.


Her unique combination of education and life-experience landed her on this path. She started her education as an engineer, she holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Aerospace Engineering. This training gave her meticulous organizational and observational skills. She then, earned a degree in Web Development & Design. She currently serves on the faculty of Portland Community College’s Web Development & Design Department, teaching Search Engine Optimization and WordPress.


Her next set of experiences are what separates her from the rest. Her studies and experience with Shamanic Energy Healing enable her to tap into her intuition and spiritual guides. She is able to help clients listen to their inner guides and hone in on how these translate into key business foundations and processes. This is a critical component to building a brand with a deeper purpose. Her approach allows for authentic marketing that will attract the right clients and build your loyal tribe. Not only will she help you solve your most pressing design and marketing problems, but she will do so in a way that leaves a memorable impact on your current and future clients, as well as fulfill your soul’s lifework.


Hannah Perrine Mode

Graphic Designer/Fine Artist

Hannah Perrine Mode is an Oakland-based artist and designer. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Studio Art at Mills College.


She has lived, worked, and studied in Prague, Italy, Peru, Iceland, Hawaii, New York City, and Oakland, and has participated in artist residencies with Gullkistan in Iceland and the Brooklyn CSA+D. Hannah will be the first artist to participate in newly founded JIRP Artist Residency in Alaska in the summer of 2017. Her work has been shown at venues throughout Brooklyn and the Bay Area.


Hannah spearheads a variety of social projects, including co-curating and organizing RELAY (an exhibition of local emerging women artists at CTRL+SHFT Collective), co-hosting Club Motte (a monthly storytelling event in Berlin, London, NYC, and the Bay Area), volunteering with Education Outside to paint murals in local elementary school gardens, and leading an ongoing collaborative sketch swap project. She has been doing a “drawing-a-day” since May 2013.