Colin Ruggiero

Colin Ruggiero is an independent filmmaker and photographer based in Missoula, Montana whose passion is conveying the beauty and importance of the natural world. He received his M.F.A. in Documentary Filmmaking from the Discovery Network’s Science and Natural History Filmmaking Program in 2005. Since then he has produced a variety of award-winning films and shorts … Read more

Paul Hessburg

Paul Hessburg, Phd., is a Research Ecologist with Pacific Northwest Research Station, U.S. Forest Service. He has been studying historical & modern era forests of the Inland West for the last 32 years, publishing extensively in leading journals. His work documents large changes in forest conditions and how these changes, along with climate change, have … Read more

Steve Scott

Steve has been part of the award-winning production team at North 40 since 2014. As writer, producer, editor, and director, he has contributed to hundreds of commercials, documentary shorts and features, including the documentaries Lifted: a ski film for the rest of us, A Lot of Fuss About a Paradean, Not For Any Price and … Read more

Chelsea Jackson

Chelsea Jackson is an award-winning documentary filmmaker with a particular interest in vérité editing and story development. Her recent editing work includes “Welcome Strangers”, which premiered at Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in 2020. “The Love Bugs”, shortlisted for a 2019 IDA Award for Best Short Documentary, has received five Audience Choice Awards and one … Read more

Lisa Parks

Lisa Parks is Professor of Comparative Media Studies at MIT where she is Director of the Global Media Technologies and Cultures Lab. Before this, she worked as Professor of Film and Media Studies, and Department Chair, at UC Santa Barbara. She is a leading film and media scholar with interests in media history, science and technology … Read more

Ronald Tobias

Ronald Tobias has produced natural history programming for American, British, French, German, Swedish, Russian, Japanese and Australian television.  He has authored eleven books most recently Behemoth: The History of the Elephant in America (HarperCollins) and The American Moral Vision of Nature (Michigan State University Press).  A Fellow of the Explorer’s Club, he founded the world’s first … Read more

Cathay Smith

Cathay Y. N. Smith is an Associate Professor at the University of Montana Blewett School of Law where she teaches intellectual property law, property law, and art and cultural property law. Prior to joining the faculty at the Blewett School of Law, Professor Smith taught at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, and … Read more

Erik Samsoe

“Erik Samsoe is a Data Wrangler with MPG Ranch and Spiritual Guide for the design consulting group Organismic Partners. Fundamentally educated by curiosity and the Internet, Eriks’ formal education is in Architecture Project Management with an emphasis in three-dimensional computer graphics. Clients have included, XPRIZE, Raptor View Research Foundation, Watershed Consulting, and the Gonzo … Read more

Barry Thompson

Barry Thompson is an Emmy Award winning freelance Film Motion Designer based out of Missoula, Montana.  He produces compelling visual designs and still image composites for features, documentaries, commercials, collaborating with companies to tell their inspiring stories. Over the past decade, Barry has worked closely with the leading adventure film and documentary directors and producers. … Read more

Micah Dahl Anderson

Micah Dahl Anderson is an Emmy Award-winning multi-instrumentalist & composer. Since 2008, Micah has been composing across various fields and genres, writing custom music for clients such as Facebook, PBS, Adobe, and award winning films, like Man From Reno, and Peace Officer. Highlights in his career include composing music for the Utah Symphony on the … Read more