Who We Are

We create meaningful experiences driven by empathy, design, data and innovation. Let’s dance.

We’re a diverse group of creative spirits united by our passion for bringing ideas to life.

Be Here With Us

Not Another Smoothie Joint.

Founded in Louisville with teams across Atlanta, Chicago, and Santo Domingo — we’re an unrelenting group of people working wherever we can make the most impact. As a human-centered design company, Kale & Flax’s philosophy is rooted in a global mindset of “improving the world around us.”


But we also hold tight to romantic ideals, that sometimes punching above your weight or embracing reckless abandon can lead to powerful change. Through design thinking, empathy and thoughtful code we can apply tried and true solutions or experiment with new ones to help your brand engage, activate and even change lives.


tl;dr Yes, you should totally work with us.

Passionate about the things that really matter.

Driving business growth, productive ideas, untamed imagination, and leaning in and taking the lead just to name a few. Whether our team is helping a startup find their product market fit, or working with cities to turn data into helpful insights to improve health and equity outcomes, we punch above our weight and are continually learning along the way.

Our Team

Miyuki Kasahara

COO & Business Development

Tarik Nally

Founder & Principal

Krista Prak

Planning & Strategy

Laura J. Quimby

Senior Developer

Enmanuel de Oleo

UI/UX & Motion Designer

Maira Danyal

Planning & Strategy

Dominique Phyall


Ivan Starbuck

Senior Developer

David Fox

CFO & Risk Management

Why We Go Wild.

Founded in 2018 by Kale & Flax, Wild is a micro-accelerator and startup initiative geared towards idea-stage and early-stage female entrepreneurs looking to snag an investment, create an initial prototype or create a focused go-to market strategy. We got together as a team and decided to sell the brand rights in 2019 to Story Louisville for the high price of $1. It was an easy decision, considering the new leadership, board members, and a forever-home in place. Wild is slated to add a second accelerator program in 2020, focus on diversity, equity and inclusion — open to men, women and non-binary entrepreneurs of color, with disabilities or who identify as LGBTQIA. Learn more about the Wild Accelerator.

Small Thyme Investing.

We start, invest, and support wonderful early and growth businesses through our Small Thyme impact-driven fund.

Commxnity. Now’s the Time to Get Into It.

Learn about our impact accelerator and free (and paid) Commxnity happenings and workshops over at Commxnity.

Bye, Bye, Fridays. Introducing Work Four Days.

Help us spread the sweet, sweet gospel of the Four-Day Work Week and watch the documentary at Work Four Days.

Louisville, Get Ready to Get Inflouencer’d.

Make an economic impact with us over at Inflouencers.

Louisville.Coffee (Hello, Coffee Town, USA).

Learn what makes our coffee scene the best in the country at Louisville.Coffee.

Great work begins and ends with good people. So, let’s get to it.

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