who we are


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DEVON GALPIN CLARKE

CO CREATOR / WILDLIFE ACTIVIST

Devon Galpin Clarke was born and raised in the mountains of Breckenridge, Colorado where she fell in love with snow leopards at age four. Ever since then, she has been passionate about defending wildlife and has spearheaded local fundraisers to support conservation organizations dear to her heart. Back at home she works at the local dogsled kennel, socializing new litters of huskies and helping with immunizations. Devon exhibits the spirit of her mother, and at 12-years-old she is already an intrepid explorer and defender of social justice, the upcoming generation will look to her for leadership.

SHANNON GALPIN

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR / PRODUCER

Shannon Galpin is an author, artist, global women’s rights activist, film producer, and a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. She spent a decade working on humanitarian projects in Afghanistan and in 2009 became the first woman to mountain bike there, eventuallyleading her to help coach and train the first Afghan National Women’s Cycling Team which was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. She was awarded a honorary diploma by the International Olympic Committee and currently a member of the Explorer’s Club. Above all else, Shannon is a mother, and she’s determined to raise her daughter to use her voice for those that don’t have one. www.shannongalpin.com


THE TEAM

 
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JENNY NICHOLS

FILM CO DIRECTOR / CONSERVATION ADVISOR

Harnessing the power of visual media to tell stories, Jenny works to create films that will act as tipping points in conservation campaigns.

Having started her career at the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP), Jenny thrives on multidisciplinary projects and continues to collaborate with a dedicated community of photojournalists, filmmakers, writers, illustrators, scientists and conservation organizations. Jenny’s films have screened at Telluride Mountainfilm, Banff Mountainfilm Festival, DC Environmental Film Festival, and has been featured on National Geographic Short Film Showcase

www.pongomediaproductions.com

 
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CHELSEA JACKSON

FILM EDITOR

After finishing her film degree at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Chelsea Jackson moved to Colorado to pursue outdoor documentary filmmaking. Specializing in story crafting and editing, Chelsea has a penchant for positive stories that celebrate education, science, well-being, activism, and stewardship for the environment. When she’s not obsessing over each of the 24 frames comprised in one second of video content, Chelsea loves spending time in the great outdoors with her family and their wild and crazy dog, Asher.

www.chelseajackson.com

 

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MARIANA PRIETO

DESIGN AND INNOVATION LEAD

Mariana focuses on design, innovation and impact strategies for wildlife conservation and human wildlife conflict.

Before focusing on conservation work, Mariana worked as a designer for social innovation on projects for poverty alleviation, disaster relief and humanitarian crises. She was Design and Innovation Lead at the International Rescue Committee where she led projects for refugee resettlement and epidemic control in West Africa. In 2013 -2014 she was an IDEO.org Global Fellow. Mariana has taught human centered design at USC Marshall School of Business and has been a guest lecturer at Berkeley Haas School of Business, Stanford University and speaker at TEDxYouth@Caltech.

www.marianaprieto.com

 
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TONY DI ZINNO

CAMERA MAN

Over his career as a adventure photographer turned film maker, Tony has carved a niche as a specialist in subjects as diverse as Tibetan monks in exile in Kathmandu to F1 cars in Monaco. After working for a Rolling Stone photographer early on, Tony broke out on his own shooting portraits and action of iconic sports figures for Adidas, Nike and The North Face. He has worked with Mountain2Mountain in Afghanistan and the Lakota Sioux in the Black Hills. He has taught visual narrative at Art Center College of Design, Brooks Institute and presented papers at the SVA in New York City.