Quinn Emmett

Chief Evangelist, Humanity

Chief Evangelist, Humanity

Twitter: @quinnemmett
Instagram: @quinnemmett

Just for the record, Quinn founded Important, Not Important before Trump had even a goddamn glimmer of winning the Republican nomination. This was all the way back when the "noise" was more "too many kittens on Facebook" and less "too many state-sponsored communist Millennials buying elections on Facebook".

Quinn is a screenwriter and angel investor who has worked for the Financial Times in London and ESPN in New York and has lived in various major metropolitan areas ("bubbles") across three continents. He was born and raised in Williamsburg, Virginia, where he one day hopes to return, open a small croissant-focused bakery, and after his children abandon him for a father with substantial gold bullion who can more efficiently hunt CRISPR-adjusted large prey, live out the nuclear winter on a little patch of singed earth he can call his own.

 

Brian Colbert Kennedy

Assistant to the regional manager

Assistant to the regional manager

Twitter: @briancolbertken
Instagram: @briancolbertkennedy

Brian has worked in both hospitality and entertainment but his deepest passion lies in the future of humanity (or lack thereof) and writing bios in third person. Will robots take our jobs? Will the president lead us into a nuclear war? When Elon sends humans to Mars, can Brian go? Can he? Please??

When he’s not begging to be recklessly shot into outer space, Brian co-hosts the Important, Not Important podcast, solo hosts our Instagram Morning Show, and runs social media and research.

Brian is from Chicago, needs coffee to survive, and just loves pointing out to strangers when they’re wearing the same shoes.

 

Nicole Chase

Technical Analyst, Secretarial Extraordinaire (or TASE, for short)

Technical Analyst, Secretarial Extraordinaire (or TASE, for short)

Twitter: @Cape_gurl
Instagram: @neurogirl07

Nicole's passions in space and science are a direct result of spending hours watching The Weather Channel as a toddler. Armed with a BS in Neuroscience, a BA in Geography, and GIS graduate certificate, she is not only an avid collector of college degrees (expect a 4th one soon!), but she is also an experienced programmer and analyst. She's presented research at geographic, toxicology, and astrobiology conferences around the country because science is neat and should be communicated, y'all. She's the Technical Analyst, Secretarial Extraordinaire (TASE) here at Important, Not Important and her role is a little bit of everything, which, honestly explains Nicole's varied interests and background.

In between conquering data-related issues with her Excel powered sword, reading about fluid dynamics and orbital mechanics, and thinking about how super cool it would be to be multiplanetary, Nicole also writes (namely comedic monologues and solo shows), and does acting and improvising. She's here to remind you that the future doesn't have to be so scary, provided you have the right tools, the right mindset, and the courage to face your problems head on (or, at the very least, *thinking* about having that courage).

 

Teddy

President, shadow government

President, shadow government

Teddy, an otherwise unidentifiable mix of unicorn and virgin fleece, was born on the cold streets of Los Angeles. He was discovered in a cardboard box at four weeks old, surrounded by his dead brothers and sisters (RIP), but otherwise alone.

Credit for Teddy's adoption goes to Quinn's wife Dana who veered across six lanes of traffic upon seeing Teddy in a rescue shelter's window. Fifteen missed calls later, Quinn was introduced to the next love of his life, and nothing has been the same, since.

Teddy is named after the greatest hitter of all-time, Ted Williams. Bringing a unique perspective to Important, Not Important, Teddy's concerns range from food waste to population growth.