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Core faculty, University of Washington Alaska Salmon Program, featured in The Wild. As a preeminent salmon expert, his research not only has become a cornerstone of mine opposition, but informed the Obama administration's 2014 attempt to block large-scale mining anywhere in Bristol Bay.
Owner, Alaska's Sportsmen's Lodge. Featured on Fox News' Tucker Carlson Show in support of Bristol Bay. Brian Kraft has been a constant, supportive figure in the effort to protect Bristol Bay from Pebble mine for many years now. Whenever news breaks, a planning meeting is held, or an update is given, Brian will be there.
Executive director of United Tribes of Bristol Bay. Alannah (Yup’ik) was born and raised in the Bristol Bay region. Originally from Clark's Point, she now resides in Dillingham. Alannah's passion lies in environmental justice and helping make self-determination a reality for Alaska’s indigenous people.
Katherine Carscallen is a third generation commercial fisherman in Bristol Bay. Born and raised in Dillingham, Alaska, Katherine grew up in the salmon gill net fishery, and now captains her boat, the F/V Sea Hawk. In the off season, Katherine is committed to protecting Bristol Bay from threats like the Pebble Mine.
Former Alaska Senate President and Republican Senator. Strong defender of the Bristol Bay watershed. Spent 24 years in the State legislature, retiring as Senate President in 2003. Never ran a campaign without the support of the mining industry, and before Pebble, had never opposed an Alaskan mine plan.
Congressional Medal of Honor winning NFL legend and founder of Team Gleason; an organization dedicated to supporting those with ALS. Steve is determined to inspire others by continuing to pursue life adventures despite his diagnosis, and challenges the world of science to identify their most promising developments toward new treatments and a cure.
Former first-lady of Alaska. Bella Hammond was one of the first Alaska Natives to move into the governor’s mansion. She grew up in Kanakanak, where she was educated in a one-room schoolhouse and learned to live off the land. Vocal advocate for every living thing in the State of Alaska.
Owner and founder of Patagonia. Though he manages to avoid using email or most modern gadgets, Chouinard continues to push Patagonia to be an innovator in the areas of corporate responsibility and environmental sustainability.
He calls himself a former restauranteur, old, round and passionate about salmon. He believes that if we continue to work on saving Bristol Bay despite the incompetence of the EPA and the man sitting in the Oval Office, we will be able to stave off the open wound that will be created when copper and gold is extracted from this pristine place.
Head judge on Top Chef. Multi-restaurant owner and chef of Crafted Hospitality. From holding members of Congress accountable on their voting records around food to working with former FLOTUS Michelle Obama on the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, Tom has established himself as the leading “Citizen Chef” advocating for a food system that values access, affordability and nutrition over corporate interests.
During the course of an enviable career, Mark Harmon’s acting talent has earned him multiple Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. But it is his portrayal of Special Agent ‘Leroy Jethro Gibbs’ on NCIS for which he is most recognized. The CBS drama continues to rank in the #1 spot among scripted shows.
Apayo Moore is a Yupik artist from Bristol Bay. Her work primarily focuses on her way of life and what she loves about her people and homeland. Her life is her work and inspiration is drawn from life experiences and relationships. The bright colors reflect the joy she focuses on to share the Yupik way of life with the world.
In front of the camera, the versatile Grenier is best-known for his starring role as Vincent Chase on Entourage, one of HBO's most popular half-hour series in the network’s history. In 2015, Grenier co-founded the Lonely Whale Foundation. Dedicated to bringing people closer to the world’s ocean through education and awareness.
Portlander, not only a mother of two, but an James Beard award-winning cookbook author and freelance food writer. Her love of wild salmon comes through in her cookbook: Salmon: Everything You Need to Know + 45 Recipes
Decorated US Navy veteran and recipient of multiple honors serving in the Gulf War and Operation Restore Hope, Somalia – and struggles today with PTSD. Channels his love of flyfishing and wild places to treat his own struggles and to serve others – particularly inner-city kids of color – by introducing them to the wild through fishing.
Born and raised in Dillingham, Alaska is of Yupik and Scandinavian descent. Grew up subsisting and commercially fishing in Bristol Bay. Former Bristol Bay Native Corporation Board Director, now Senior Vice President Bristol Bay Seafood Investments. Curyung Tribal member, BBNC and Choggiung Limited shareholder.
Zaria Forman documents climate change with pastel drawings. She travels to remote regions of the world to collect images and inspiration for her work, which is exhibited world-wide. She has flown with NASA on several Operation IceBridge missions over Antarctica, Greenland, and Arctic Canada.
Alaskan bear guide, leading trips to help people experience the bears and wilderness it has to offer for the last 20 years. President of Friends of McNeil River working to highlight the plight of the bears in the fight against the Proposed Pebble Mine. Won the 2019 Daniel Housberg Wilderness Image award from the Alaska Conservation Foundation for his work fighting Pebble.
Character in The Wild - Legendary fly fishing guide and Owner of Bristol Bay's Bear Trail Lodge. After spending years learning from the Bristol Bay environment and its people, Nanci saw a need for the local youth and passes her knowledge on to future generations and is the lead instructor and one of the original founders of the Bristol Bay Fly Fishing and Guide academy.
Bristol Bay Native fisherman and Organizer for Salmon State. Melanie Brown’s first job was commercial fishing for salmon with her family in Bristol Bay. She still does so when she is not advocating for salmon and salmon habitat. Her children are now entering the salmon workforce as fifth-generation fishermen.
Award-winning writer + director and founder of August Island Pictures. His features include The Breach, The Wild, and other brand films. Mark grew up fishing for salmon. He worked in the Bristol Bay salmon industry for years and understands the magnitude of this issue on many levels.