Members of the Earthjustice Council support our work by lending their time, resources and expertise in support of our strategic goals.
Matt is a filmmaker, director of television commercials, and co-owner of Arts & Sciences, a Los Angeles-based production company. His “Cubs Win” spot for Playstation has garnered over 2,800,000 YouTube hits. His 2008 feature film, Gigantic, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Tom is an author and avid environmentalist. His books include The Lost Years of Merlin, The Great Tree of Avalon (a New York Times best-selling series), The Ancient One, and The Hero’s Trail. He serves on the Princeton University board of trustees and the Governing Council of the Wilderness Society.
Lester is President of the Earth Policy Institute and was founder and president of the Worldwatch Institute for 26 years. He is one of the world’s most widely published authors and his books have been translated into more than 40 languages. He is a recipient of the United Nations Environment Prize and a MacArthur Foundation “genius” award.
Travis is Vice President of OneEnergy Renewables, where he specializes in the development and financing of large-scale clean power projects in the U.S. He previously served as a director at BlackRock and has extensive experience working for large global alternative asset management firms in Seattle and London.
Chris teaches yoga and, with his wife, co-directs the studio Bikram’s Yoga Bozeman. He is especially committed to preserving the ecosystems and wildlife habitat in the U.S. Northern Rockies and serves on the board of the conservation organization American Wildlands.
Mike had a successful and visible career in the National Park Service, serving as superintendent of Yosemite, Everglades, and Yellowstone national parks. He retired from the National Park Service in 2001 and is now President of the Turner Foundation.
Leslie is the President of the Bernard F. & Alva B. Gimbel Foundation. She serves on the boards of Human Rights First and chairs the board of CASES, a New York nonprofit that provides support and oversight to help people with criminal records lead more productive lives.
Liberty is an environmentalist, activist, and writer. Her environmental concerns range from protecting people from harmful pollution to safeguarding wildlife and wildlife habitat. She is currently a board member of Defenders of Wildlife.
Jon is a director in McKinsey & Company’s New York office whose work focuses on the strategies, effectiveness, and organizational structure of insurers and asset managers in North America and Europe. He grew up in California and is the son of one of Earthjustice’s founders, Don Harris.
Connie is Vice President of the New-Land Foundation, a trustee of the Maki Foundation, and a columnist for the Aspen Daily News. In 1967, with two close friends, she in founded the Aspen Wilderness Workshop (now simply the Wilderness Workshop), considered a model for wilderness advocacy organizations.
Eric is Hollywood’s first social media agent, working at United Talent Agency. Building bridges between technology and entertainment, he represents emerging technology companies, advises Fortune 500 corporations on innovation, and consults with some of the most prominent writers, directors, actors and producers on digital strategy. Prior to joining UTA, Eric was CNN’s first-ever Audience Interaction Producer. He also helped launch the NBA and CBS News on social media.
Sara is a documentary filmmaker whose 2007 film, Dr. Bonner’s Magic Soapbox, premiered as part of the Sundance Channel’s environmental programming initiative, “The Green.” Her current project is Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives, about a group of women who in the 1970s taught each other how to deliver each other’s babies and went on to lead the natural birth movement.
Christine is a freelance writer and editor living in Los Angeles with her husband Andrew Reich and their five-year-old twins. She is a contributor to national magazines and newspapers, including Vogue, Elle, GQ, Travel & Leisure, New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, and Harper’s Bazaar.
Frank formerly served on the board of the Aspenwood Foundation, a strong supporter of Earthjustice’s work. Until 2004 he was General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Sony Electronics. Now retired, he serves on the board of the clothing retailer Coldwater Creek.
Elizabeth’s career includes serving as president of Manhattanville College and as philanthropic adviser to members of the Rockefeller family. She has also served on the boards of Trust for Mutual Understanding, the Asian Cultural Council, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and Atlantic Philanthropies. She is currently an adviser to Rockefeller Family & Associates.
Anne is President of the Mize Family Foundation, which focuses on the impacts of climate change on human and wildlife communities and global educational initiatives. She has worked as a consultant with community groups in Africa, foundations and nonprofit agencies and has served on the boards of the African Wildlife Foundation, FINCA International, Progressive Animal Welfare Society and Wildlife Media.
Art was the founder and CEO of a St. Louis-area restaurant chain, in which he maintained an interest until 2007. Exposure to the waste in that business led him to start a successful recycling company that converted used plastic to lumber. Art was a friend from childhood of Earthjustice co-founder Fred Fisher.
Owen recently retired as a partner in the Los Angeles-based law firm O’Melveny & Myers LLP, specializing in water and environmental law. He served on the board of Earthjustice for 25 years, until 2006, and currently serves on the board of the Grand Canyon Trust.
Andrew is a television writer and producer. His credits include the executive production of the highly successful television series Friends.
Chip is a producer, screenwriter, and director. With his independent production companies he has directed and produced feature and documentary films as well as the Shiloh film trilogy. His stage production of Radio Golf was nominated for a Tony Award for best play in 2007.
Kathleen is a clothing designer and has worked as a producer and production manager in the film industry. She is on the advisory board of Urban Farming and board of governors of the Fulfillment Fund, as is her husband, Council member Chip Rosenbloom.
Will recently completed his master’s degree with a thesis on the impacts of climate change on alpine vegetation. He currently is on the staff of the Wilderness Workshop in Carbondale, Colorado, and serves on the boards of the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies and 444S Foundation. Will is the son of Council Co-Chair Cynthia Wayburn.
Eleanor’s paid career was as a journalist: a reporter and writer at Time, Inc., principally for Fortune and Life, and at the Reader’s Digest Association, looking into special projects for the company president. Retired, she now volunteers at the American Museum of Natural History and is working on a project to create an online edition of Charles Darwin’s scientific manuscripts.
Fred is a conservation philanthropist and was recently featured in the book Wildlands Philanthropy. His environmental interests range from preserving our nation’s forests to sustainable energy development.
John is Executive Director of the Outdoor Industry Conservation Alliance, a group of nearly 200 businesses that fund and partner with nonprofit organizations to protect wild places. Until 2002 he was Director of Environmental Programs at Patagonia, Inc., and before that worked for the Earth Island Institute.
Anthony is a board member and former chair of the Wyoming Outdoor Council and currently serves on the board of the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance. He is the son of the late Emily Stevens, a long-time Earthjustice supporter and conservation philanthropist.
Bruce is the principal at Media Services Advertising Worldwide. Bruce originated the idea, and has produced and placed backlit ads featuring Earthjustice in airports and bus shelters around the country.
Mike was with the law firm Cooley LLP in San Francisco for 35 years, during much of which time he also served on the board of Earthjustice, including time as Chair of the board and President. He has also served on the boards of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and the Environmental Law Institute. He was president of the American Law Institute from 2000 to 2008.
Cynthia is the Co-Chair of the Earthjustice Council with Peter Carson, Chair of the Board. She was a paralegal on the original staff of Earthjustice and served on its board of trustees for more than 25 years. She is a founder and board member of the conservation-oriented 444S Foundation and is especially interested in Alaska, Western public lands, and wildlife.
Robert was a staff and Managing Attorney in Earthjustice’s New Orleans and Denver offices from 1990 to 2001. He is now a partner in Waltzer & Wiygul, with offices in New Orleans and Biloxi, and is currently representing fishermen, landowners, and others affected by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.