Grace Stahre, President, Seattle, Washington. Grace owns Versant Media, Inc., a Seattle-based video production company that caters to non-profits, mostly working on environmental and social issue pieces. She has broken every form of electronic equipment, and has learned to buy extended warranties and insurance. Nothing broken so far this year.
Cassy Soden, Secretary, Seattle, Washington. Cassy works in communications for a Seattle-based foundation and has helped produce and direct several independent films. She was co-chair of the Hazel Wolf Environmental Film Festival in 2007 and 2008.
Elise Child, joins our board after many years as a faithful Hazel volunteer. She recently completed a graduate degree in Strategic Communications at Antioch University’s Center for Creative Change. Elise is passionate about environmental and social justice issues and has enjoyed a long career in community media as a program producer, educator and outreach director. She has worked on numerous film and video projects including Living Ladakh, a documentary featuring the sustainable village, Lingshed, in northern India.
Jennifer Bacon, moved to Seattle in 2008 and jumped into the local sustainability movement with the Clean Greens farm and market. Jennifer also has a long history in the film and video industry, from cinematography to editing. She has worked as the Technical Director for the San Diego International Jewish Film Festival for 10 years. Jennifer recently received her Masters in Environment at Community at the Antioch Center for Creative Change.
Judith Johnson, Trustee, Walla Walla, Washington. Activist and collaborator in conservation efforts in the Pacific Northwest. Experience includes forest mapping, watershed implementation, and monitoring migratory bird and wildlife habitats. Co-founder of Kooskooskie Commons, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to connect cultures within the Inland and Pacific Northwest through storytelling, arts, education, commerce and festive events that celebrate the ways we inhabit the landscape. Visual artist who has had more than 22 shows in Oregon and Washington. Judith is a member of the board of directors, and Conservation Committee Chair for the Flintridge Foundations. Serves on several nonprofit boards throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Thank you to all our past Board Trustees: Anch Bergeson, Mark Bergeson, William Brent, John de Graaf, Mary Ann Kae, Kristi Laguzza Boosman, Jennifer Lail, Bryce Mathern, Fidelma McGinn, Sarah Miller, Taylor Pittman, Allison Riese, Chris Schults, William Thompson, Melissa Young, Doug Frick, Demise Foster, Lori Cora, David Atcheson,
- Steve Albertson, Real Impact, Seattle, WA
- Susan Ballinger, Biologist/Educator, Wenatchee, WA
- Caroline Cumming, Seattle, WA
- John De Graaf, Independent Producer, KCTS - Seattle, WA
- John Hoskyns-Abrahall, Bullfrog Films, Oley, PA
- John Knox, Earth Island Institute, San Francisco, CA
- Kristi Laguzza-Boosman, Twisp, WA
- Heather McAndrew, Asterisk Productions, Victoria, BC
- Fidelma McGinn, Film Arts Foundation, San Francisco, CA
- Winnie Scherrer, Bullfrog Films, Oley, PA
- Barry Snitkin, Siskiyou Project, Cave Junction, OR
- David Springbett, Asterisk Productions, Victoria, BC
- Sam Stegeman, Wendall, MA
- Adam Werbach, San Francisco, CA