Our Team

Elise Aymer. Partner. 

Elise Aymer has a background in strategic marketing and information technology. She has worked as a software project manager and as an account manager at interactive marketing firms, where she oversaw electronic marketing campaigns and helped create strategies for companies including Verizon, Citibank and Calvin Klein.

An independent Internet and marketing consultant, for several years, she specialized in website design, branding, social media management and in helping small businesses and individuals to position and promote themselves through the use of traditional and digital media.

Ms. Aymer has a B.A from Yale University.


Dr. Amie “Breeze” Harper. Founder and Senior Diversity Analyst and Strategist. 

Dr. Harper holds a Masters in Educational Technologies from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in the social sciences from UC Davis (with an emphasis in diversity, equity, and inclusion). She is the founder and senior diversity analyst and strategist for Critical Diversity Solutions. She has a breadth of experience for a range of social justice, food justice and philanthropic organizations, providing training and advising on diversity, organizational development, community engagement practices and organizational strategy.

Dr. Harper gives workshops, trainings, and lectures to universities, businesses, and non-profit organizations that want to implement varying forms of diversity, equity, and inclusion into their goals. Such clients have included Stanford University, Animal Charity Evaluators, PetSmart Charities, Whidbey Institute, Smith College, Animal Grantmakers, and Vegan Outreach.

Dr. Harper is also on retainer as a critical race and gender studies expert for legal cases dealing with racist and sexist based injustice and discrimination. She has worked with clients like The Revelatory Center for Arts & The Law in Berkeley CA to help win settlements for racial and gender discrimination cases in the work place.

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