Kari Barber is a writer/director. She received her MFA in Film Production from the USC, a Bachelor’s from Bowdoin College and a Masters from Harvard University. Her film The Fifth Horseman won numerous awards around the world. Currently, Kari is working as a production sound recordist for celebrity interviews with Conde Naste Time Inc., and Spielberg. Additionally, she works as a sound editor for feature films.
Alex Cornell du Houx was elected to the Maine State Legislature and served on the Energy Utilities and Technology and Legal and Veterans Affairs committees. He won the REED award for the best national Public Affairs Campaign for his work founding Operation Free, a coalition of veterans combating climate change. Alex participated and led State Department delegations to Southeast Asia to foster government-to-government relations, is a Huffington Post blogger, a Kentucky Colonel, a senior advisor to the Veterans Campaign, a member of the Global Advisory Council for the American Veteran’s Committee, Partner with the Truman National Security Project and founded the Maine New Leaders Council. His value-based communications trainings are requested worldwide. He served in the Marine Corps infantry for seven years, is currently a Public Affairs Officer with the Navy Reserve and consults for businesses, nonprofits, elected officials and candidates.
Anna Therese Day is an award-winning independent reporter and social media researcher. She was recently recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of their 30 Under 30 in the Media Category for 2017. Day is a Fulbright Fellow, a UN Press Fellow, and was named one of Google Zeitgeist's top 30 Great Young Minds of Our Time. The Shorty Awards for Social Media recognized her as one of the Top 10 journalists of the Year. She was selected as one of Mic.com's Millennial Leaders and contributes to The New York Times Women in the World, BBC, Al Jazeera, The Huffington Post, AJ+. Day became a global brand ambassador for Skype's "The Things We Can Do" English-language campaign. Anna is a partner with the Truman National Security Project and is currently reporting on how wildfires become more dangerous with climate change. In the Pacific, she has documented the life of climate refugees.
Adrian Grenier is an actor, musician, director and producer; he is a non-fiction, multimedia storyteller best known for his acting role in the Emmy-nominated HBO series, Entourage. As a vehicle to craft socially responsible human stories, Adrian founded Reckless Productions in 2002. Through television and film, both documentary and narrative, his company aims to evoke dialogue on important, current topics.
Jon Hinck served in the Maine House of Representative for six years, including as co-chair of the Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee. He was elected to the Portland Maine City Council at large, where he chairs the Energy and Sustainability Committee. Hinck previously co-founded Greenpeace USA and was staff attorney for the Natural Resources Council of Maine. Hinck's law practice concentrates on mass tort litigation, representing plaintiffs in investor, consumer, and environmental cases.
Steve Holleran is a Los Angeles based cinematographer. His most recent feature, The Land, premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and had a theatrical release last summer. He has over a dozen short film credits, two of which were selected in the top ten of NBC Shortcuts and Project Greenlight. His commercial work includes brands like Google, Nike, and Chevy. He has an MFA in cinematography from USC, where he was awarded the Charles Lang cinematography scholarship. Please visit http://www.steveholleran.com for his work.
Andy Katz is an environmental and workers’ rights attorney, public health advocate, elected Director to the California East Bay Municipal Utility District, and former chair of Sierra Club California. At the Climate Change Conference, Andy had an active role in negotiations that led to the Paris Agreement.
Mike Moschella is the Vice President of Innovation for DKC News. He co-founded the New Leaders Council and www.Organizing.Center – both of which provide practical organizing tools and training to campaigns and nonprofits. Campaigns & Elections Magazine recently named him one of the top 50 campaign influencers in the country. Previously he served as Vice President of Organizing at NationBuilder, is a Partner and Fellow with the Truman National Security Project.
The Solon Center for Research and Publishing is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that sponsors Code Blue. Their mission is to foster literary and artistic communities in Maine and beyond through publications, research, on-site projects and workshops. Our efforts help build community through literary, artistic and educational means. The Solon Center helps community-based projects and works with community organizations like Maine Insights, a 501(c)4 statewide newsmagazine, to make our educational materials more accessible. We believe in journalism that values features, community-building research and true stories, regardless of its place in the frenetic, twenty-four-hour news cycle.