Jason Halbert is a Program Officer at the Oak Hill Fund, a foundation formed from the W. Alton Jones Foundation in Charlottesville, VA. He served as Grassroots Program Officer at Jones for two years. Prior to joining the Foundation, Jason was the coordinator of Heartwood’s Appalachian Restoration Campaign. He has also worked in Washington, DC on forest policy issues.
Philip Krohn is a visual artist, forest activist and urban farmer. He is the founder and former director of Orlo in Portland, Oregon, an organization that produces arts programs focused on environmental issues. He is the founder and former editor of The Bear Deluxe environmental zine and founded and currently directs WOW (West Oakland Woods), an inner city micro farm and outdoor classroom. He has worked closely with several environmental groups doing timber sale monitoring and developing media campaigns.
Dr. Louise Leakey upholds the Leakey family legacy in the search for human origins through continuing research with the Turkana Basin Institute of northern Kenya. In appreciation of her African field explorations on human origins, The National Geographic Society has made Louise an “Explorer-in Residence.” She is the daughter of world-famous paleoanthropologists Richard and Meave Leakey and granddaughter of Louis and Mary Leakey.