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.
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.
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.
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.
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.