Karla Ballard, founder of Ying, is passionate about using market-driven strategies to create a positive cultural impact. Ying aims to become a new lifestyle that brings balance back into communities by promoting peer-to-peer skill sharing. By recognizing unique skill sets within individuals, Ying helps to rebuild a sense of community and village-like living. Ballard is also passionate about supporting veterans and law enforcement officers. As a former appointee for the FCC, she highlights the importance of having civil conversations regarding the pros and cons of digital rights and the need for equal access to broadband for all people.