About Human Current

Human Current is passionate about spreading awareness of complex system science and systems thinking. We work very hard to share diverse and engaging content. We have published over 100 podcast episodes featuring a wide range of experts, practitioners, scientists, and enthusiasts from the complexity science community. We also repurpose many of our podcast interviews into videos, graphics, and blogs so we engage with a wider audience. We are currently writing a book about our podcast journey, including stories, anecdotes, and quotes from many of our amazing guests.

We hope that our curiosity and your (our listener’s) knowledge will make this show an experiment we can all learn from. Please share your experiences and knowledge of complexity with us at hello@human-current.com and join us in casual conversations about complexity in the workplace and the world. Let’s work happy!

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Our Team

  Co-Founder/Co-Host & Producer

Co-Founder/Co-Host & Producer

Angie Cross is bravely exploring new frontiers at Human Current after a 20+ year career in the child welfare arena, in both the USA and Canada. A lifelong learner, she holds a BA in Organizational Communication and MA in Leadership, where she blends her love for systems thinking with a curiosity about what makes culture tick. Like any real Libra she's passionate about friendships, social justice and fairness, yet appreciates exploring different viewpoints, especially with her husband and her son. Angie doesn’t stay serious too long. Her attention span can be short…very-very short, like it's taken her days to write this paragr....squirrel?!! She looks forward to weekly wine-downs with her co-host.


  Co-Host/Digital Strategist

Co-Host/Digital Strategist

Haley Campbell-Gross is a curious and open minded person who loves the outdoors, animals, and intriguing people. She has her BA in Marketing from the University of Houston, and she is very grateful that her role with Human Current allows her to focus on what she enjoys most: truth-seeking, writing, journalism, and community building. She shares her life with her loving husband, her son Jack AKA "Snack Jack", and her dog Wriggles.  


  Co-Founder/Mentor

Co-Founder/Mentor

Doug Drane is our raison d'etre. After one of the first companies he founded, ATEX, revolutionized the publishing industry, Doug spent 50+ years studying (and designing ventures around) how to build high performance teams that self-organize into successful companies. His life's work, the Complexity Model for business development, presents an understanding of business as a complex adaptive system. The complexity model is based on decades of collaboration with top minds across many disciplines to understand how small teams of aligned, high performance individuals can change the workplace for everyone, and is the spark that brought Human Current to life. 

 


Former Human Current Pioneers

  Co-Founder/Former Co-Host

Co-Founder/Former Co-Host

Stacy Hale is a curious person. In her eternal quest for the not-boring, her mind goes places even the cat won't go. On any given day you can find her reading and writing behind a stack of books or up a tree--which isn't so different from her former career as a brand copywriter and journalist. Stacy is obsessed with complexity theory and the study of consciousness and human potential, concepts made all the more poignant with bad jokes and Prosecco. She loves her daughter, a certain man, and everything else that's interesting. 


  Co-Founder/Former Producer

Co-Founder/Former Producer

Lindsay Patterson is the behind-the-scenes producer type. With a background in public radio, she has an ear for good sound and an obsessions with podcasts. She helped develop Human Current podcast, put together the shows, and performed an editorial role. Lindsay lives with her husband, son, and dog in Austin. 


  Digital Media Assistant

Digital Media Assistant

Erin Nelsen is an outgoing, world traveling, massage therapist who fell in love with Human Current’s work. She has assisted Human Current with editing audio files, transcribing episodes and sharing podcast episodes with the world. Erin loves biking, gardening, cooking, listening to live music, and dancing with friends and her hilariously-awesome three-year-old daughter.