Our Twig.fm Ambassadors
Audrey is an environmentalist, writer and advocate for America’s publicly owned lands.
She is the co-author, with her husband Frank of Legacy on the Land: A Black Couple Discovers Our National Inheritance and Tells Why Every American Should Care and author of Our True Nature: Finding a Zest for Life in the National Park System. She is a Huffington Post blogger.
Audrey has served on the boards of numerous national conservation organizations, including 15 years as a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Parks Conservation Association, and is a leader in the Next100 Coalition. She is the co-founder of Earthwise Productions and the Diverse Environmental Leaders Speakers Bureau.
Filmmaker, passionate conservationist, avid sailor and scuba diver, Nancy made a variety of award-winning films about the natural world for National Geographic before exploring contemporary issues and the performing arts as subjects.
She is the founder and executive director of the New York Wild Film Festival, and a creative leader with New York Women in Film and Television, producing events with top filmmakers to educate and inspire members at all career levels.
She is an active member of the Explorers Club and joined a flagged expedition to Papua New Guinea for a documentary film project, HeadHunt Revisited. A kindred spirit with all adventurers, Nancy believes in the power of film to engage New Yorkers in exploration, conservation and environmental advocacy.
Harriet is a dive instructor turned graphic designer who fell in love with the ocean after working on a dive liveaboard in the Great Barrer Reef when she was nineteen years old.
After teaching scuba diving for six years, Harriet began to pursue a career in design, media, and communications for good. Harriet has been committed to working with organizations that aim to create a better future for our
planet and runs Grumpy Turtle Design, her own design and communications agency.
Passionate about conservation through creative communication, you'll find her either underwater or above sea level, designing for change.
Edwina is the founder of the eco-friendly fashion brand Bamboo Monkey, an ultra-modern range of luxurious lifestyle wear designed for the everyday woman, made from extra soft bamboo and cotton blends.
Edwina trained in New York as a product developer, graduating from the city’s Fashion Institute of Technology. Upon returning home to Melbourne, she began working as a buyer in fast fashion for large retailers. However, she was soon exposed to the realities of the industry, with working conditions in factories in Bangladesh leaving her uncomfortable and disenchanted. This inspired a brand new venture – starting with decent men’s socks and so Bamboo Monkey was born.
She is passionate about the need to harness the sustainable and organic nature of bamboo for textiles.
“my focus is on how we can work to absorb and reduce these harmful gases in the atmosphere while we also educate people on consumption and pollution minimisation and a move towards conscious consumerism”.
Bonnie is an entrepreneur and has had a number of careers, including designing Paris couture and directing the Rhode Island State Arts Council. She worked at the Chiat Day and William Esty Advertising agencies in New York, and was Director of PR & Advertising for Steuban. In the early ’90s she founded WhatNext?! Intelligence for Your Future, a monthly newsletter devoted to new technology
Currently, Bonnie is Executive Director of Thinking Animals, Inc. which produced the series, 'Exploring Animal Minds' as well as the 'Rethinking Animals Summit' in May 2017. She is also working with the NGO Major Group at the United Nations to ensure that animals are seen as stakeholders in the future of the planet and that their care, protection and conservation is recognized as critical for the successful implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
She attended L’Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and has an Advanced Certificate in the Psychology of Animal Behavior & Conservation.