Asher is a community organizer, tech designer, media producer, storyteller, storytelling coach, and occasional wedding officiant.
He is the co-founder of HeartGov, an SMS based platform designed to connect local government, community organizations, and citizens. HeartGov has deployed campaigns in Austin, TX; Brooklyn, NY; and Haverhill, MA.
He has worked in film and TV for the better part of the last 10 years, as a writer and producer. He was a co-producer on the indie feature Straight Outta Tompkins, and continues to produce videos for organizations around the world. He produces videos for start ups, non-profits, and personal reels.
He has also performed and produced comedy and storytelling for the last 4 years. He produces a monthly storytelling show, So What Happened Was, in Park Slope. He also co-hosts and co-produces the podcast, the Whole Story, which looks at the medium of storytelling, talking to the world’s best performers about storytelling.
Recently, he produced the Speak Up, Rise Up festival. This week long festival brought together traditional and non-traditional performers, and highlighted community groups and voices that we don’t get to hear from as much. Ophira Eisenberg, Josh Johnson, Aparna Nancherla, Aisha Harris, Shannon Cason, & more shared the stage with Planned Parenthood, Lady Parts Justice League, NYC Veteran’s Alliance & many more.
Asher has been featured on the Risk! podcast, Yum’s the Word, and the Bady House Concert Series.
He has also led storytelling workshops with the Moth, the Field Innovation Team, Civic Hall, and recently began 1 on 1 coaching.