Corey J Hudson
The Man Behind the Movement
"I had a history of suffering bouts of depression, addiction, self-harm, and becoming suicidal multiple times in my life since I was a teenager. I didn’t see this pattern clearly or identify with these words until I was hospitalized after becoming suicidal again almost three years ago. It was in the clarity of my sleepless and sober nights in the psychiatric ward at Yale New Haven Hospital that I realized I lacked healthy coping skills to deal with pain, anger, grief, and sadness. I had been using the same coping skills since some of my early childhood traumas, crises, and major life changes. What I didn’t realize yet was that I was just beginning a path of both healing and following my heart, which ultimately led directly to fulfilling my dreams."
Digital Media Director
Sam Bibbins is an editor and filmmaker from Branford, CT who for the last five years, has worked extensively in the independent film industry as well as for numerous non-profit organizations. Sam has cut for clients such as the Serious Fun Children’s Network, Pyewackitt Productions, 4th Dimension Productions, ESPN Films and more. He has cut for feature length documentaries such as, “BELIEVELAND” a 30 for 30 film for ESPN, as well as the film “GENERATION FOUND” for 4th Dimension Productions and Face First Films. In 2015, Sam founded the company Subculture Films, LLC, through which he produces content for an ecclectic variety of clients such as independent musicians and large scale non-profit organizations. Currently he is working extensively, producing documentary shorts for the clothing and artist promotional company, Fluent Apparel.
Craig Norton is a man with many hats. He is a photographer, documentary filmmaker, musician and teaching artist. His photography (www.craignorton.com) is inspired by connection to the spirit of his subjects, whether they are people, pets, architecture or nature. Craig's films always have a positive message and he mostly creates promotional documentaries for artists. In 2017 he will be directing a feature length film about the community drumming movement in America (https://www.gofundme.com/rhythmsoflifedoc). As a musician, Craig leads drumming programs in schools, libraries and community events all over New England (www.handsondrumct.com) and he plays percussion in several different world fusion bands. Craig shares his passion for all of his professions by teaching all of them and is Teaching Artist of the Year in 2017 for Arts For Learning CT. All that he does is to inspire and build community, bringing people together to express themselves creatively and connect.
Ed Ross is a Fairfield, CT based senior graphic designer/art director with over 25 years of experience in the field of graphic communications, marketing and publishing. He is currently at Fairfield University, where he has been senior designer for almost 15 years working with the latest technology. His skills are truly diverse and range from design and production of quality collateral print materials, brochures, invitations, newsletters, packaging, 4/c continuity book products, and digital design for web, to art/photo direction and photo-styling. An avid traveler, Ed also enjoys digital photography on the side through his own freelance graphic design and art photography business, Quiet Visions Studio. His prints, some of which are manipulated on the computer to create an Old World sepia tone effect, reflect his use of modern technology to create traditional imagery portraying his unique vision.
Todd is an experienced Graphic Designer with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Strong advertising and design professional skilled in Design, Advertising, Branding & Identity and Photography/Photo Art Direction.
Natalie Schriefer is a freelance writer and editor who transcribes audio for the Hearts of Strangers movement. Her creative work has been published both in print and online, with pieces ranging from short fiction to poetry to a personal essay with MTV. When she isn't working, Natalie runs a blog grappling with the complexities of meaningful living. More information can be found at www.natalieschriefer.com.