The Team

Kyle MacDonald

Kyle currently asks the question: “Who Are These Guys?“.  In the past he’s traded a red paperclip for a house, stolen a flag from the prime minister’s office, hitch-hiked in a parade, and eaten a scorpion. His exhibition Cycle Killer Qu’est-ce que c’est? was shown at Galerie Armatta in Montreal. He once took pictures of people taking pictures at the Grand Canyon.  He’s a world record holder, internationally renowned public speaker, published author and has been featured on20/20, Good Morning America, CNN, MSNBC, The Today Show, BBC, The New York Times, USA Today, and thousands of other media outlets around the world, most notably, Playboy Russia. His mom still cuts his hair. @oneredpaperclip

Hal Kirkland

In 1978, Hal could barely walk let alone feed himself. Since his humble beginnings he has worked in both design and advertising fields across the globe, founded his own design agency and created/directed music videos for people from Snoop Dogg to Sesame Street. His music video for a Japanese band Sour, ‘Hibi No Neiro’, among a host of international accolades became YouTube’s ‘top-rated film and animation’ of all time. His recent ventures have seen him create global campaigns for Google, direct a music video to help kids cope with their parents being at war and create the art and design for Store Buyout. When asked about the state of art and creativity he was heard to remark, “No entiendo de lo que usted esta hablando.” @halkirkland

Jody Gnant

Without the impossible, there would be no possibilities. In April of 2007, Jody Gnant traded Kyle MacDonald for One Recording Contract, which culminated in the release of her album, “Pivot.” After participating in the whirlwind frenzy of One Red Paperclip, Jody went on to promote the release of the record by broadcasting her life, live to the Internet, 24 hours a day, for nearly ten months. Both of these endeavors found Jody in the media on MTV, 20/20, World News Tonight, NPR, The Sunday Times, The LA Times, and more. A former gallery owner herself, Jody now lives in New York City, and has been known to tinker with digital strategy for others – including such brands as Ford Motor Company, Ben & Jerry’s and BMW. Proud to be a “conceptual artist”, Jody is looking forward to the Gallery Opening, making art, and possibly pursuing a career in the lost art of cabaret.

Gary Lachance

Gary is a founding father of the Decentralized Dance Party, a mobile Party movement that’s quickly taking over the world. He also recently directed and edited a 10.5-hour-long Rock Odyssey. And was responsible for Death Pits. He has devoted his life to these and other creative projects and wants to connect with people who’ll help him take everything to the next level. If that’s you, get in touch.


Fiddy once hitchhiked to 50 states in 50 days.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 2006.  5 years later he’s still a bachelor and has yet to conduct any significant commerce.  He’s been featured on CNN, MSNBC, Maxim Radio, CBC, NPR and Vogue Magazine.  The crown jewel of his professional business portfolio is owning a 1990 Burgundy Dodge Caravan with a gold business man as a hood ornament.