April Glidden (photo by April Glidden)
April is originally from Maine and has spent a great deal of time outdoors and in the outdoor industry. She has been a certified Trip Leader for children’s summer camps, a whitewater canoeist, a licensed Maine Whitewater Guide and most recently a certified SCUBA diver. April is also a film buff who enjoys being a judge for MOFF and Broke and Stoked!
Chuck Mathieu (photo by Adam Swett)
Expert kayaker and longtime video boater, Chuck made daily videos for whitewater rafting trips on the upper gorge section of the Kennebec River for years. His favorite outdoor sound is the constant roar of a rapid or waterfall, but a close second is waking up to the sound of Loons on Lake Parlin. Today he makes his living as a project engineer, but still rages in his whitewater kayak, mountain bike and snowboard (Sugarloaf!).
Joel Osgood (photo courtesy of Joel Osgood)
A Freeport, Maine native, Joel is a freelance director, gaffer, and editor working throughout New England. He graduated from the SI Newhouse Communications school at Syracuse University in 2001 with a B.S. in Television, Radio, and Film. Current projects include web and TV based videos for Maine State Music Theater, Downeast Energy, Safe Passage Guatemala, and Belgrade Lakes Golf Club. A skier, golfer, and outdoorsman with a passion for unique landscapes and maximizing his free time.
Meghan Henshall (photo courtesy of Meghan Henshall)
When she is not in the woods hiking or catching a disc on the Ultimate Frisbee field, Meghan can be found working to get more teens outside as the Outreach & Programs Coordinator for Teens To Trails (T3). While Meghan is a recent transplant to Portland, she has ties to Maine having spent 10 summers on Sebago Lake at Camp Wawenock and has extended family in midcoast. Meghan’s claim to fame is that she was an extra in Josh Radnor’s film “Liberal Arts” shot one summer at her alma mater. Besides that, she is thrilled to be a part of the 2015 MOFF Jury and getting to see stories of the outdoors unfolded on camera! Cheers folks!
Nick Bowie (photo by Nicole Wheeler)
Nick has worked in the outdoors as a guide and videographer, both in Maine for a rafting company and in Alaska for a helicopter skiing company. All the while, Nick has continually worked to further his eye and skills of the trade. Also, as a dad, showing his kids the wonders of the wild consumes most of Nick’s endeavors. Nick’s favorite outdoor sound is the sound of a class 5 river run. The white water creates a thunderous, but pleasant, tone that is unlike any thing else and always puts you in the moment.