Writer, director, cinematographer, Liesl Clark, has produced over twenty one-hour documentaries on science and exploration for NOVA, National Geographic, and the BBC. She has won numerous awards for her journalistic work, including a Primetime Emmy, the Silver Dragon, the Silver Hugo, and the Dupont-Columbia Journalism Award: the Gold Baton. Director of the Magic Yeti Children’s libraries, Liesl is working to increase literacy for children in 6 remote villages in Nepal. She, her husband, and their two teens love to explore and live in the highest places where humans can thrive. Liesl's cofounding of the Buy Nothing Project has initiated a social movement necessary to bring about change and a positive impact on our homes and the environment. Liesl is the co-author of The Buy Nothing, Get Everything Plan, coming out in time for Earth Day of April, 2020, from Atria Books of Simon & Schuster.
Always on-mission, social media and storytelling coach Rebecca Rockefeller has been working to build a more resilient and equitable world through the Buy Nothing Project, a worldwide network of hyperlocal gift economies. A graduate of The Evergreen State College, Rebecca focused on political economy, social change, the environment, and feminist theory. She has spent time as a kayak guide, a citizen scientist documenting watershed plastic pollution, a non-profit social media consultant, teacher, writer, community organizer, and most recently, as Executive Director for an organization empowering teens and adults who have intellectual disabilities. She has been most transformed and inspired by her work raising her two kind and wise daughters, Ava Justice & Mira Shalom. Together, they raise chickens, farm food, and grow flowers on an island in the Salish Sea. Rebecca is the co-author of The Buy Nothing, Get Everything Plan, coming out in time for Earth Day of April, 2020, from Atria Books of Simon & Schuster.
Liza Pascal has never subscribed to traditional values or career paths. Her passions, integrity and her inability to resist new challenges have led her to many adventures. Her life path has so far taken her through nine lives and counting: from a start as a young violinist on the stage of Carnegie Hall, to an economics degree from Barnard College, Columbia University, a stint with Teach for America, Operations at The Fillmore West, Music Producer for an acoustic jazz album, Marketing Director for a documentary production company (where she led a marketing campaign that resulted in an Academy Award nomination for DANCEMAKER), graduate coursework in Tibetan Debate, a Masters in Oriental Medicine, and working as a Licensed Acupuncturist. Two children, two cities, and multiple entrepreneurial ventures later, Liza recently co-founded WEAVE Presents, a performing arts nonprofit celebrating the multi-racial roots of American culture, where she serves as Executive Director. Committed to living her values, Liza feels honored and fulfilled to have this opportunity to co-lead SOOP, a project which at its core is based on the ideals of economic, social, and environmental justice, doing her favorite thing of all - collaborating with like-minded individuals.
Marina Kazatcker is an experienced Product Development and Program Management Executive with expertise in startup environments and building foundations for sustained growth. During her career she has launched groundbreaking software applications with broad experience promoting the adoption of Agile methodologies to improve efficiency and productivity throughout the entire software development life cycle. Skilled in driving business growth, she tailors product development to meet the unique needs of customers. Marina has a demonstrated record of success establishing relationships and motivating teams to produce consistent results in a series of positions with Dell-EMC Technologies, Medtronic Surgical Technologies, and St. Jude Medical. Marina is passionate about building community and she is a founder of the "Agile Tech Network" Meetup in Boulder Colorado that is focused on building a local technical community and sharing experiences on scaling products.