Brandon is an Atlanta native who has a knack for connecting people and building community through his work and personal life. His passion for environmental protection and alternative energy solutions has driven him to spearhead the Sprit of the Gulf Coast expedition. At his ‘day job,’ Brandon provides strategic consulting on Social and Digital Media for conscious companies that look beyond the bottom line to how their work impacts the world around them.
Visit his personal site/blog for more info on his work.
Kim is helping spread the word about this project through social media. She is passionate about social change and like many, wanted to do more about the oil spill.
She is especially interested in introducing new perspectives on how people,planet, and money come together in empowering ways.
Kim’s outlook on life is simple: I just aim to be happy and free. The rest will take care of itself. You can say hi on her Facebook page.
Nathan is our resident videographer. He graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in electrical engineering in 2009 and is currently working to build two Atlanta-based startup companies (Village Defense and Village Vitals). He has a variety of interests that include documentary film-making, health, sociology, playing guitar, drums, bass, tennis, and playing in a band. His short film, Propagating Peace , was recently awarded 1st place for the Social Justice category in the International Grande Finale of Campus MovieFest, the world’s largest student film festival. Nathan lives by this basic premise: “Life begins at the edge of your comfort zone.”
A native of Meridian, Mississippi, Terrell is a photographer with an exceptional eye who possesses that rare ability to capture those precious moments in life that would otherwise be missed and forever lost in the vortex of forgotten memories. In addition to criss-crossing all over the United States, his camera has taken him to different parts of the world, including various countries in Africa and Europe, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, and Grand Bahama Island. His work has appeared in numerous newspapers, magazines and publications, including The Meridian Star, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Southern Living and Loft Life Magazine. Visit his website for more info.
Andy grew up in the same small town as Lucille Balle and the 10,000 Maniacs. A fellow creative & strategist, Andy shifted her focus from design to include strategic planning. She enjoys helping clients optimize a brand’s behavior through utility, service and innovation – i.e., corporate social responsibility. Being out in the field, learning about what connects people, culture and brands is the best part of her job.
When she’s not working for ‘the man’, she can be found outside in her garden or on a bike. Andy thinks it’s weird to talk about herself in the third person.
Trained as an architect, Sarah channels her passion for social and environmental responsibility through her work with Hub Atlanta, a co-working and event space and professional network that supports and inspires social innovators to realize initiatives for a radically better world.
After meeting him at the Hub, Sarah and Hub Atlanta partnered with Brandon to help organize and support an event to educate and inform Atlanta residents about the environmental and social repercussions of the BP oil spill.
Vanessa is a coastal South Florida native who is most at home when in and around the water and understands first hand how important and fragile the costal areas are. She is an Event and Photo Producer/Project Manager for Evolve Creative Productions who has traveled the world helping to turn ideas into reality for her clients. Vanessa also works on a Corporate Wellness Initiative, educating and supporting businesses and their employees in their efforts to lead a healthy and holistic lifestyle. Being able to give back to her community and help bring awareness to stories and struggle of small communities is very important to her (Vanessa and Brandon teamed up on Cabbagetown Relief, an event to help bring awareness and financial support to a small community in Atlanta devastated by an F2 tornado) and she couldn’t be happier to be part of this talented and dynamic team.