With a strong creative sensibility that has driven his personal evolution as an actor, filmmaker, musician, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Adrian Grenier (www.lonelywhale.org) is as passionate about embodying compelling characters as he is about developing successful business ventures and leading a global evolutionary shift: a campaign for environmentally conscious living.
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, which ran for eight seasons and has been syndicated in nearly two dozen markets worldwide.
In 2015, Grenier co-founded the Lonely Whale Foundation. Dedicated to bringing people closer to the world’s ocean through education and awareness, the foundation aims to inspire empathy for marine life and action for ocean health. Grenier also serves as a social good advocate on behalf of Dell, with whom he spearheaded creation of the first commercially viable and operational supply chain to slow the amount of marine degradation caused by plastic pollution. On World Environment Day, June 2017, Grenier was appointed a UN Environment Programme Goodwill Ambassador through which he advocates for a collaborative approach to address our environmental issues.
Apayo Moore (www.apayoart.com) 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.
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.
In other television work, he was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for NBC’s much-lauded The West Wing. Previously he earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Special for Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years. He received two consecutive Golden Globe nominations for his work on Reasonable Doubts, and received two additional Golden Globe nominations for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture Made for TV; one for AFTER THE PROMISE, and another for his role as notorious serial killer Ted Bundy in THE DELIBERATE STRANGER. Along with his costars on Chicago Hope, he received two Best Ensemble SAG Award nominations. While on the hit show, Harmon also directed several episodes of the program. Other notable television performances include portraying astronaut Wally Schirra in HBO’s From Earth to the Moon produced by Tom Hanks, St. Elsewhere, Moonlighting, and Tennessee Williams’ Sweet Bird of Youth.
Mark Harmon made his feature film debut in Alan Pakula’s COMES A HORSEMAN. Additional credits include Lawrence Kasdan’s WYATT EARP, STEALING HOME with Jodie Foster, THE PRESIDIO, and Carl Reiner’s smash hit, SUMMER SCHOOL. Harmon also made memorable cameo appearances in FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS, NATURAL BORN KILLERS, and THE LAST SUPPER. He lent his voice to the character of ‘Superman’ in Warner Home Video’s release Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths as well.
Born and raised in Southern California, Harmon excelled in sports. He quarterbacked UCLA to multiple winning football seasons and was awarded the National Collegiate Football Foundation Award for All Around Excellence. He is a Cum Laude graduate, with a degree in Communications. His father, Tom Harmon, was a Heisman Trophy winner and nationally acclaimed broadcaster, and his mother was former actress Elyse Knox.
Tom Colicchio (www.craftedhospitality.com) is the chef and owner of Crafted Hospitality, which currently includes New York’s Craft, Riverpark and Temple Court; Los Angeles’ Craft Los Angeles; and Las Vegas’ Heritage Steak and Craftsteak. Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Tom made his New York cooking debut at prominent New York restaurants including The Quilted Giraffe, Gotham Bar & Grill and Gramercy Tavern before opening Craft in 2001. Outside of his fine dining restaurants, Colicchio opened ‘wichcraft – a sandwich and salad fast casual concept rooted in the same food and hospitality philosophies as Craft – in New York City in 2003.
In an effort to broaden his long-standing activism around food issues, Tom served as an executive producer to the 2013 documentary A Place at the Table about the underlying causes of hunger in the United States. This eye-opening experience led Tom on a journey to Washington DC where he has been a mainstay in our nation’s capital in the years since. 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.
Chef and Restaurateur, Tom Douglas Seattle Kitchen Restaurant Group
For over 30 years, James Beard award-‐‑winning chef Tom Douglas (www.tomdouglas.com) has received many accolades recognizing his innovative role in defining Pacific Northwest cuisine. Through Douglas’ self-‐‑taught methodology he has mastered fresh, local ingredients and helped define the cuisine and restaurant industry to critics, audiences, and diners around the world.
Since 1989, Douglas has opened 18 restaurants including: Lola, Etta’s, Seatown Seabar and Rotisserie, Serious Pie (three locations), Serious Biscuit, Cuoco, Brave Horse Tavern, TanakaSan, Assembly Hall, The Carlile Room, Cantina Leña, Home Remedy, Rub with Love Shack, and Palace Kitchen. In addition, he runs a catering business, Tom Douglas’ Catering and Events; an event space, Palace Ballroom; a product line of spices and sauces, Rub with Love; and a cooking school, Hot Stove Society. Tom is the author of four cookbooks, including James Beard award winning Tom Douglas’ Seattle Kitchen and New York Times Bestseller, The Dahlia Bakery Cookbook.
Alongside wife and business partner, Jackie Cross, Douglas started a farm in eastern Washington in 2006. Prosser Farm, about a two-‐‑and-‐‑a-‐‑half-‐‑hour drive east of Seattle, is managed by Jackie Cross with the specific task of providing all Tom Douglas Seattle Kitchen chefs with organically grown produce. On a weekly basis, an average of 2,400 pounds of produce is trucked from the farm to the Seattle-‐‑based restaurants.
Douglas has been featured on Food Network’s Iron Chef, where he won his battle against Chef Masaharu Morimoto. In 2008, Bon Appétit named Douglas Restaurateur of the Year. The James Beard Foundation awarded Douglas their national prize of Outstanding Restaurateur in 2012.
Tom Douglas is a board member and advocate for Food Lifeline, an organization working to end hunger in Western Washington. Originally from Newark, Delaware, Tom now lives with his wife Jackie in Seattle, as does their daughter, Loretta, who attends the University of Washington School of Law.
It has been more than 40 years since Yvon Chouinard (www.patagonia.com) founded Patagonia out of his little blacksmith shop in Ventura, California. Back then, Chouinard developed clothing and gear inspired by his love of the outdoors. Over the years, the company has swelled to 1,350 employees and $540 million in annual revenue, but Chouinard…is the same plucky entrepreneur. 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 still tinkers in his blacksmith shop. And he frequently disappears to climb mountains in Europe or to enjoy good surf near the company's headquarters--and calls it work. --as told to Liz Welch, Inc. Magazine by Liz Welch
Zaria Forman (www.zariaforman.com) 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. She was featured on CBS Sunday Morning, CNN, and ABC7 Eyewitness News. She delivered a TEDTalk, spoke at Amazon, Google, and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, exhibited in Banksy's Dismaland, and was the artist-in-residence aboard the National Geographic Explorer, in Antarctica. Her works have been in publications such as the New York Times T Magazine, National Geographic Proof Blog, Huffington Post, and the Smithsonian Magazine. Forman currently works and resides in Brooklyn, NY, and is represented by Winston Wachter Fine Art in New York, NY and Seattle, WA.
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. Her future husband courted her when she worked at a fish cannery in Clark’s Point and married her at the age of 19. Her husband, Jay, was elected governor in 1974, a pivotal time in the state’s history – during construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and development of the Permanent Fund Dividend, a program Governor Hammond championed.
Steve Gleason will always be remembered for his blocked punt on the night the New Orleans Superdome reopened for the first time after Hurricane Katrina. Steve played for The New Orleans Saints from 2000-2008. In 2011, Steve was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), considered a terminal neuro-muscular disease. Steve is determined to inspire others by continuing to pursue life adventures despite his diagnosis, and has challenged the worlds of technology and science to identify their most promising developments toward new treatments and a cure. Steve and his friends and family started Team Gleason to generate public awareness for ALS, raise funding to empower those with ALS to live a rewarding life, and ultimately find a cure.