About Us

Web3.0 is about opportunity, and putting humans first. We believe everyone in the world benefits when they have a chance to reach their individual potential.

Our Story

Blockchain is for everyone.

GoodBlock Technologies was founded with the belief that blockchain is for everyone. Our goal is to give individuals the tools to better empower themselves in order to come together to solve global problems such as climate change.

GoodBlock Technologies founder and CEO, Douglas Horn, has worked with distributed ledger technology (DLT) since its early stages, and was well versed in the challenges it faced before mainstream adoption was possible.

In 2017, it was clear the eosio open source technology would enable tremendous advancement in blockchain’s ability to empower people. Shortly after, Douglas wrote a whitepaper that sparked a whole new community to build a network that would make the most of the eosio protocol. The Telos Blockchain is one of the first DLT networks building the backbones of Web3.0 enabling real-world use of DLT in everyday life.

We have never lost sight of the original vision. The world needs a new way for people to come together, and govern themselves. GoodBlock is bringing these together in the foundational technologies of Web3.

“What if the next Mozart is a child living on the ‘wrong’ side of a border somewhere?”  – Douglas Horn

 

Meet the Team

Douglas Horn

Founder & CEO

​​Douglas is the founder and CEO of GoodBlock, architect and whitepaper author of the Telos Network, and leader of the Telos Core Developers.

When creating the Telos Network, Douglas pulled together a global group of grassroots contributors that is one of the few groups to ever create nearly half a billion dollars of market value in 3 years as a fully bootstrapped project with no outside funding. With deep expertise in Web3 governance, tokenomics and game theory, he was the primary initial author of the Telos Core Governance documents, and has spoken at blockchain conferences around the globe to bring awareness to the possibilities of trustless governance. He has created a number of inventions and innovations in the Web3/blockchain field including TBonds, Decide Governance Engine, and dStor decentralized storage.

Prior to blockchain, Douglas worked as a creative in computer, filmed entertainment, and game development, working with large clients such as Microsoft, Amazon Payments and Web Services, and top brands including Disney, Pokémon International and Activision. He has contributed to the invention and development of over 150 published games. The daily process of iterative play-testing as a game designer gave him practical experience in technical game theory that drives his understanding of human behavior.

Prior to creative work, Douglas was a software developer performing Japanese software conversion for clients like Symantec, as well as a frequent writer on technical computing. He has had nearly 100 articles published in computing magazines, and is a co-author of a programming book published by Wrox Press.

Douglas graduated from the University of Southern California where he was a member of the 1989 Pac-10 Conference champion USC sailing team. He also attended Waseda University in Tokyo for a year where he competed on the university’s club-level intercollegiate Tomiki Aikido team. While in Japan, he worked as an intern for the Advance Team of Ronald Reagan’s post-presidential Japan visit which raised millions of dollars for earthquake relief and introduced Douglas to fascinating workings of government and international diplomacy.

Douglas credits his time in the film industry with his ability to build and maintain fluid and often under-resourced teams of high contributors throughout extended project life cycles:

“Working on independent films is what taught me how to pull together a community of people who are talented, but often have different motivations, while working with very limited resources, to deliver a multi-year project.”

Today, Douglas focuses on creating foundational Web3 tools to empower individuals to work together effectively in trustless ways beyond traditional governance structures to better fight back against the rising risks of authoritarianism and ecological collapse. In addition to Telos and GoodBlock projects he contributes to regenerative economy projects including Seeds/Hypha, LocalScale, and Kanda Weather.

Douglas lives in the Cascade mountains near Seattle with his wife and their two children.

Erika Elder

Operations

Erika is a highly efficient and collaborative operations professional with a background in video production, hospitality, and nonprofits. At GoodBlock, she is responsible for keeping track of the big picture and identifying areas of improvement within the company, including long-term planning to further the company’s overall goals. 

After studying communications at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, Erika moved to Seattle and worked with companies such as Microsoft, Audi, and Amazon to coordinate and produce a diverse range of local and national video projects. Erika’s affinity for technology is what drew her to join the GoodBlock team in 2019, putting her organizational expertise to work with a goal of bringing Web3 to the forefront.

If Erika has free time you will find her wandering around in the woods.

Erika Elder

Operations

Erika is a highly efficient and collaborative operations professional with a background in video production, hospitality, and nonprofits. At GoodBlock, she is responsible for keeping track of the big picture and identifying areas of improvement within the company, including long-term planning to further the company’s overall goals. 

After studying communications at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, Erika moved to Seattle and worked with companies such as Microsoft, Audi, and Amazon to coordinate and produce a diverse range of local and national video projects. Erika’s affinity for technology is what drew her to join the GoodBlock team in 2019, putting her organizational expertise to work with a goal of bringing Web3 to the forefront.

If Erika has free time you will find her wandering around in the woods.

CJ Anderson

Product

CJ is a results driven project manager with an eye always on the big picture.  After completing coursework for a bachelor of arts in Management of Human Resources, CJ left university to dive into the then emerging business of freelance web design in the late 1990s. With high levels of tenacity and integrity, CJ used her education and experience to earn positions with increasing responsibility and trust in the marketing industry.

In 2018 she left the head of operations position at a full-service marketing agency to freelance in marketing and public relations in the world of blockchain technology.  Here she found synergy with Douglas and GoodBlock and came aboard to focus on guiding and leading teams in efficiently executing the development strategies for the GoodBlock Technologies’ products. She lives in the Willamette Valley in Oregon with her partner and a small menagerie of pets.

Leah Petersen

Business Development

Leah has a Bachelor of Science from Santa Clara University. She graduated with a dual focus in public sector studies and law. After graduation she began working in the Bay Area for leading digital legal non-profit, Nolo.com. She worked as a senior SEO/SEM lead, and was then recruited by Nolo’s CEO to join his digital leads startup Lead5 to bootstrap the SEO/SEM and analytics team. From there she quickly realized she had a passion for connecting with partners, and had a talent for creating synergistic relationships for companies. After leaving California, she moved to Central Oregon where she joined a digital education startup, Choose Growth. She exited the company as Director of Operations. She now works on the bleeding edge of tech, focusing on bringing money and talent to Web3 via Goodblock.

Leah Petersen

Business Development

Leah has a Bachelor of Science from Santa Clara University. She graduated with a dual focus in public sector studies and law. After graduation she began working in the Bay Area for leading digital legal non-profit, Nolo.com. She worked as a senior SEO/SEM lead, and was then recruited by Nolo’s CEO to join his digital leads startup Lead5 to bootstrap the SEO/SEM and analytics team. From there she quickly realized she had a passion for connecting with partners, and had a talent for creating synergistic relationships for companies. After leaving California, she moved to Central Oregon where she joined a digital education startup, Choose Growth. She exited the company as Director of Operations. She now works on the bleeding edge of tech, focusing on bringing money and talent to Web3 via Goodblock.

Sean Anderson

Growth

Sean graduated with an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science degree from Oklahoma Wesleyan College. Focused on developing teams and communication, Sean is passionate about helping organizations hone their message, create their Business Development strategies and raise capital. He has been called upon to help companies such as The Ghannad Group, Weber Consulting, Video Narrative and TokenOro find their voice and build strategies that propel them forward to their next level. His unique set of skills as both a creative and a closer have allowed him to lead teams and organizations into spaces of growth both financially and functionally.