Pamela's father was a casualty of the Vietnam War. He died a slow and painful death from Agent Orange poisoning when she was just sixteen. At eighteen, she joined the ranks of Vietnam veterans as an activist in Washington D.C. and they took it upon themselves to stand in as father figures for her. You'll often hear her say she was raised by a pack of Vietnam vets, among them was Adrian Cronauer of Good Morning Vietnam fame. These war veterans taught her how to protect herself and to fight for others. And she fought. She fought for their rights as POW Representative to Governor Norman Bangerther in Utah. As the National Chairperson of Campaign for Freedom, She became the first female recipient in Utah of the AMVETS Certificate of Merit. This cause established her foundations as an activist.
At one point, she was a partner in the new-build sustainability consulting firm, Vertcorp, where she began to learn the catastrophic state of our planet. With Adrian Cronauer as spokesperson, Pamela crafted messaging around environmental education, renewable natural materials, sustainable food sources, renewable technologies, and affordable living opportunities. While making an appearance on a talk show in Jacksonville, Fla., Pamela met one of her life’s inspirations, Dorothy Pitman-Hughes. As one of the most famous advocates of women’s rights in the 1960s, Ms. Pitman most notably created our modern concept of child care and co-founded Ms. Magazine. Dorothy widened Pamela’s perspective on world-need through her mentorship and remains a dear friend and primary influence in her philosophies.
She became an environmental activist of a different sort, choosing to focus on educating the average human on their level and to demonstrating planet-saving sustainable living using comedy, entertainment and by putting herself in real-life survival situations. She lives in California with her wolfdog companion, Antiope, a snake named Argus and, a snuggly mutt, Zatanna. However, they spend nearly half the year traveling to remote wilderness in order to demonstrate off-grid, sustainable living for video series, “The Endangered Earthling.”
This photo was taken during a 34 day solo excursion on the Mongollon Rim, AZ
Steve has over 20 years of experience in the environmental and water resources fields, and currently works as Hazardous Materials Manager and Geologist. As Geologists go, Steve's a BAMF! What you will read below is chocked full of impressive adulting but it's his GEEKing that makes him an Endangered Earthling.
He oversees all of our projects because his management skills include serving as client and regulatory agency liaison; project scoping and budgeting; management of budget and schedule; portfolio management; proposal completion; scheduling and coordination of field activities, oversight of field personnel and subcontractors, and project evaluation and reporting.
As Hazardous Materials Manager, his activities include management and oversight of field teams, working with the South Mountain Freeway team in all hazmat aspects, and oversight & management of discovered hazmat in the field during construction. He is also responsible for various activities associated with ADEQ WQARF (state superfund) project across Arizona.
As Geologist, this is where he ranks as Super-Hero. He is responsible for coordination, direction and management of field operations, as well as Phase I/II and PI/RI investigations, brownfields management and investigations, environmental compliance audits, and other field activities.
He is additionally responsible for site safety, potable water and monitor well design and installation, well abandonment, various air, soil and groundwater sampling requirements, asbestos and mold surveys, data analysis and interpretation, RCRA waste determinations and disposal, and report preparation and completion.
He has extensive experience working for regulatory authorities and other State agencies, the EPA, Navajo Nation EPA, for legal counsel, and for municipal, industrial, public sector and private developer clients.
Officially Steve is the chief of emerging and existing technology for Endangered Earthlings Inc, but really, he’s Lord-King of the Endangered Earthling Geeks and one hell of a guy! His geek certs include a long-lived BMX bike career and don't get him started on Metallica.
STEVEN P. SUTHERLAND, R.G., P.G., C.E.M. - Chief Science Officer
Mr. Hollis is a 22 year technology and marketing veteran of the IBM Corporation. Some of his most notable accomplishments at IBM are:
Paul Hollis offers 40 years of diverse experience in leading and delivering cross-functional transformation business solutions, to drive competitive growth. Mr. Hollis specializes in the areas of Business Operations, Project and Program Management, Human Resources, Business Analysis, Marketing, and Event Management.
Paul Hollis at the Jacksonville, Fla Pier
Photo by George Whitaker
John is an American actor known for his roles in “Knight of Quixote” and “Murder Comes to Town”. Although John is known primarily as a character actor of dark, villainous types, he has shown his versatility in such roles as Bobby Bennet, a fast-talking TV pitchman, a Shaman in the NatGeo series “Origins”, and as God in the indie short film “Endgame”. While studying acting and drama at Wright State University in his hometown of Dayton, Ohio, John was active in community theater productions as well. Some of these include “George M” and Any Rand’s “The Night of January 16”.
John has also appeared in several music videos with roles in “Lose My Mind” by Brett Eldridge, “We Believe” by Newsboys, and Tara Thompson’s “Someone to Take Your Place” to name a few. An avid traveler, John makes it a point to study dialects and character traits in whichever part of the world he finds himself.
John oversees all scripts, storyboards, landscapes, scenery, and general production of Endangered Earthling media and productions. His eye to detail and experience on both sides of the camera make him top in his field and an invaluable member of our team. But it is his heritage as a Native American which connects his soul to each and every project.
Photo of John Hedgecoth by renowned AP Photographer Wade Payne
Sal is a lifelong resident of Queens, NY, NY. She is the child of immigrant parents, her mother, from Guatemala and her father from Pakistan. This remarkable pairing gives her a unique perspective from the world stage and that dynamic quality resonates in everything she does.
She was a student of forensic psychology, which skills she is able to hone since she has worked in customer care and administration for more than 20 years.
As the producer of our show, The Endangered Earthling, her diverse upbringing and background are reflected in the scripts she writes and the editorial oversight she provides all of our media production. In her own words, “My goal is to understand why people deny climate change when they're being affected by it every single day and to educate them on how to live a more sustainable, earth friendly life.”
We would be lost without her.
Salma Mumtaz, Manhattan, NYC
Paul has worked in film and video production since college in the studio and the field and has seen a lot of development and changes in the technologies and workflows used in the profession. He comments that, "It's been amazing to see the improvements in image quality and how many new and convenient ways are now available for presentation."
Paul has been involved with a wide range of productions:
• Broadcast Cable Television (C-SPAN, Sci-Fi Channel, Maryland Public Television)
• Documentaries (including several for C-SPAN & 2 for CNN)
• Government & Training videos for DOD, USPS, Bell Atlantic and others
• Legal Videos(over 500 depositions)
• A top rated Real Estate show in the D.C. Metro area
• And Independent Film.
Through his viewfinder he has seen a variety of subjects and people from Senators and Presidents to Astronauts, Historians, Authors, Prominent Musicians, Scientists, businesspeople and a fictional Alien among others. Among the many locations he has been include the campaign trail, in the halls of Congress, concert venues, clean rooms for satellites, industrial sites, university campuses and many home living rooms.
Paul has also co-written a dozen award-winning feature length screenplays, radio scripts and one teleplay.
Paul Loeschke filming from the US Capitol West during President Obama's first inauguration
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Science Questions: Steven@endangeredearthlings.onmicrosoft.com