The Peak Prosperity Team

Peak Prosperity is run by a small but passionate team of talented individuals focused on operating and improving the business and its related offerings, building awareness of The Crash Course, and working to create a world worth inheriting:


Chris Martenson

Chris Martenson, PhD (Duke), MBA (Cornell) is an economic researcher and futurist specializing in energy and resource depletion, and co-founder of (along with Adam Taggart). As one of the early econobloggers who forecasted the housing market collapse and stock market correction years in advance, Chris rose to prominence with the launch of his seminal video seminar: The Crash Course which has also been published in book form (Wiley, March 2011). It’s a popular and extremely well-regarded distillation of the interconnected forces in the Economy, Energy and the Environment (the “Three Es” as Chris calls them) that are shaping the future, one that will be defined by increasing challenges to growth as we have known it. In addition to the analysis and commentary he writes for his site, Chris’ insights are in high demand by the media as well as academic, civic and private organizations around the world, including institutions such as the UN, the UK House of Commons and US State Legislatures.

Click here for more of Chris’ story.

Adam Taggart

Adam is the President and Co-Founder of Peak Prosperity. He wears many hats, but his basic job is to handle the business side of things so that his fellow co-founder, Chris Martenson, is free to think and write.

Adam is an experienced Silicon Valley internet executive and Stanford MBA. Prior to partnering with Chris (Adam was General Manager of our earlier site,, he was a Vice President at Yahoo!, a company he served for nine years. Before that, he did the ‘startup thing’ (, sold to CNET in 2001). As a fresh-faced graduate from Brown University in the early 1990s, Adam got a first-hand look at all that was broken with Wall Street as an investment banking analyst for Merrill Lynch.

Most importantly, he’s a devoted husband and dad.

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Jeanine Dargis

In 2008, Jeanine was in a 9-to-5 rut, working a steady job running a small office but feeling restless. In 2009 she quit her job, spent three months working on organic farms in Chile, and returned to the States a changed person. The chaos of the return has subsided, and she now divides her time between working at a small home farm, a bakery, and Peak Prosperty. Jeanine’s work for Chris and Adam includes publishing the Daily Digest and some graphic design work. She’s able to utilize her software and creative talents for a good cause while still having time to work with her hands (for a good cause as well!). When she’s not in front of a computer or behind a horse-drawn plough, Jeanine can be found playing pool, taking photos (found at, or cooking.

Alejandro Levins

While not involved in Peak Prosperity, Alejandro was an early contributor to the development of, a precursor website to Peak Prosperity. He is also the founder of