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As a sixth-generation Utahn, Brooke grew up exploring the forests of the Wasatch Mountains and red rock of Southern Utah. Brooke dreamed up this project as a way to connect deeper with the land and people who shape her home. As a current student in the University of Utah's Environmental Humanities Graduate Program, Brooke is exploring the role of story in the regional climate justice movement. She is the publicist for Torrey House Press, a nonprofit dedicated to elevating voices for the land, and organizes with regional and national climate justice groups such as Wasatch Rising Tide, Uplift, and SustainUS. Brooke finds hope in the community of young agitators, visionaries, storytellers, and artists who call the red rock region home.
Parker Feierbach is a documentary photographer living in New York City with his dog. He specializes in niche sports, as well as environmentally and science-centric stories. Holding a BA in Anthropology from the University of Georgia, his background has allowed him to shoot stories that come from within the subject matter rather than with attention to pure observership. As a result, Parker's willingness to be fully versed in his projects has produced longform stories that explore the depths of a subject matter. Currently focused on the intersection of technology, nature, and the human race, his most recent stories have had to do with nuclear power in the American South, modern urban running, and the astronomical history of New Mexico. Parker also loves riding bikes, and when he's not taking photos, he eagerly jumps in as our official bike mechanic.
As a zero-generation Utahn, Kailey moved to Utah 6 years ago because she likes exploring rad shit. Kailey met Brooke a year ago and instantly knew this was the girl she wanted to go on a super hot bike ride with. As a recently graduated student from the Environmental Humanities masters program, Kailey is also completely unemployed and needed free food and something to do before heading to Oregon State in September to start a PhD. Riding bikes and interviewing neat people seemed better than working at Smiths. Kailey cares about the planet because she is a human who breathes and eats food. She doesn't want the climate to become unlivable for humans and animals and plants. She works and organizes alongside Brooke as part of Wasatch Rising Tide. Kailey finds hope in people who sing loudly and never give up.
Montana Johnson was born and raised under the California sun but made her move to Flagstaff, Arizona in 2011 to pursue an undergraduate degree in Environmental Science. She is passionate about the ways we communicate our environmental crisis and is dedicated to bridging the communication gap between science and the public. Montana currently works at The Wilderness Society as the Arizona National Monument Community Organizer and as the Festival Coordinator for the Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival. You can find her organizing for regional climate justice groups like Uplift or finding new ways to communicate these issues through events like the Rumble X- Conservation Athlete Rendezvous.
Climate stories from the Colorado Plateau, collected over a 1,500 mile journey across the high desert landscape.