About

Helical Holdings

Our Story

Our story begins with Dylan Ratigan, a New York Times Best-Selling author, sustainability entrepreneur and the former host of MSNBC’s highest-rated, non-prime time show. While at MSNBC, Dylan interviewed US combat veterans on a regular basis. Through these interviews he met Michael Hanes and Liz Perez.

Hanes is a force reconnaissance Marine who witnessed first hand the devastations of war in Iraq and Afghanistan and was horrified by the lack of basic needs such as food, water, electricity and education as a result of the war. His insight and powerful message, “Sustainability Is Security,” inspired Dylan to reconsider his path in life and his potential to help solve this fundamental world crisis.

Our Team

Dylan Ratigan

Managing Partner

Dylan Ratigan

Managing Partner

New York Times Best-Selling author, sustainability entrepreneur and the former host of MSNBC’s highest-rated, non-prime time show.

Kohlie Frantzen

Managing Partner

Kohlie Frantzen

Managing Partner

General Counsel with a lifetime of experience in the oil and gas industry, Kohlie oversees manufacturing and production of Outposts™.

Shawn Istre

Director of Managing & Operations

Shawn Istre

Director of Managing & Operations

Shawn is an expert in the precise execution in modular manufacturing and specialized product packaging, both at the heart of Helical’s pursuit to re-imagine global security.

Jeffrey Mora

Director of Produce & Distribution

Jeffrey Mora

Director of Produce & Distribution

The Chef Owner of Food Fleet L.L.C., Jeff creates opportunities for Helical Outposts™ to sell and distribute their product.