Alan Watts Org Team

Mark Watts

Mark Watts

Director & Co-Founder

Mark and Alan Watts established our predecessor organization—the Alan Watts Electronic University—in 1973, as a way of disseminating his father’s works without the limitations of traditional education by offering ‘courses on cassette’ and video seminars. He also recorded many of the talks in the Alan Watts audio archives starting in 1968, and over the years has curated and produced his fathers talks for public radio and dozens of collaborative media projects.

Mark also produced the Joseph Campbell Audio Collection, and created archival projects for the San Francisco Zen Center, Plum Village, and the Krishnamurti Foundation. In addition to AV production Mark oversees licensing and outreach efforts, and is host of the Being in the Way podcast.

Nora Lewis

Nora Lewis

Content Research & Newsletter Editor

Nora has her finger on the pulse of archival content at Alan Watts Org, and locates content within the four major audio collections for many purposes, internal and external, including our own monthly newsletter. Formerly with Yelp in Chicago, she has brought her people skills and organizational talents to AWO, and acted as a producer for video courses and editor for Through the Echoes, a large-scale immersive pyramid environment in Montreal produced by Lune Rouge and Silent Partners Entertainment.

Logan Dennison

Logan Dennison

Artist Collaborations

Logan Dennison has come on board to connect artists with the Alan Watts Org, and to establish a hub for official creative collaborations. As a multidisciplinary artist, educator, curator, and creative consultant, he is passionate about communication, design, and supporting artists.

He received a Master of Fine Arts 2015 in Intermedia Studio Art with a focus in socially engaged practice at Arizona State University, taught at the university level for eight years, and after curating over 20 regional art exhibitions has been selected for multiple fellowships and exhibitions in his field.

Drew Gerald

Drew Gerald

Innovation & Systems

Drew works with Alan Watts Org (AWO) directing technology, innovation, and business systems to lead the distribution of Alan Watts’ audio and video into the future, and ensure Alan’s timeless legacy thrives in the modern age. He brings over 20 years of technology, entrepreneurial, and creative expertise to AWO from his prior software company, with clients such as Disney, Samsung, Sony Pictures, Walmart, Whole Foods, and 30,000 others.

Drew Gerald is the author of the book Why You’re Still Stuck and director at the Center for Cinesomatic Development. He is the founder of the transformational modality Cinesomatics® that utilizes movement and video to accelerate clients’ path of awakening and enlightenment through shadow work, mythologies, and archetypes within the body.

Amanda Patterson

Amanda Patterson

Social Media & Digital Marketing

Amanda oversees our content and digital marketing at Alan Watts Org. As founder of ONWD Collective, a marketing collaborative in Los Angeles, she brings over 15 years of experience helping brands and organizations create lasting, connected relationships with their audiences. Amanda joined AWO with a focus on keeping Alan Watts’ treasured works alive for future generations to enjoy.

Brian Wheeler

Brian Wheeler

Resident Scholar

While he keeps us apprised of the latest Alan Watts scholarship, Brian is someone we turn to for various research projects and literary consultation on our creative endeavors and collaborations. 

Currently a PhD Candidate in the East-West Psychology department at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), Brian is writing his dissertation on “paradox and the cosmology of Alan Watts” — two chapters of which have been published by the Journal of Humanistic Psychology. With over 15 years of experience as a writer and editor, he holds a master’s degree in Philosophy and Religion from CIIS, with a concentration in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness. After completing his doctorate in 2022, he plans to finish writing his first book, which draws from Watts’ work — Cosmic Fruit: Awakening to a New View of Life.