Charlie Foster is an environmental journalist and teacher. His 13 years of Waldorf school led him to study ecology and music at Gettysburg College; and then to study journalism at UC Berkeley, where he coordinated the graduate program in science and environmental reporting with the author Michael Pollan and learned about the benefits of local natural resources. He has reported for the New York Times Magazine, Forbes and NPR and is a founder of the Youth Radio Media Lab. As a radio producer, Charlie has won the Peabody, Edward R. Murrow, Investigative Reporters and Editors, and Robert F. Kennedy awards.
Joy Holder is the daughter of a play-based childcare provider and a corporate lawyer. After 14 years of Waldorf education, she studied Theology and Fine Arts at Georgetown University and Women’s Studies in George Washington University’s graduate program. She spent a year post grad launching a storytelling campaign with hundreds of women and girls across South Africa and directing a film for the Nobel-nominated Treatment Action Campaign. Joylynn has won numerous awards over the years for her work as a community organizer and filmmaker, including GW’s Service to the Community of Women, Georgetown’s Outstanding Community Service, the U.S. President’s Student Service and Senator Kemp Hannon’s Citizen Advancement awards. She has lectured at universities around the country, including as a guest lecturer at New York University in 2018.