ANN M. SEIDL (Writer and Director) has a master of library and information services from the University of Denver.  She is a library consultant and the owner and principal of Information, Managed, a library consulting business which provides library research and GIS analysis products to public libraries and systems.  She completed the screenplay for the film in 2003 and has spoken at annual library conferences in more than 10 states and Canada about the documentary.  Before becoming a librarian, Ann worked as a voice-over actor for various television and film productions, hosted a weekly television newsmagazine in the Denver market, and anchored fund drives for both Colorado Public Television and Florida Public Radio.  Her national work has included Samsung cameras, Ramada Inn, and AT&T Wireless Services, as well as narration for several independent non-fiction films.  Her voice can be heard on DirecTV, giving MPAA ratings before the start of films.
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PETER H. “PETE” WINTER (Sound Designer) has worked as a sound engineer and filmmaker for over 20 years. With a range of experience from film and television soundtracks to music and radio production, his skills are enhanced by his background as a musician, a cameraman and a recording engineer.  Pete will be in charge of location sound recording, sound editing, sound design, ADR (looping), score recording and re-recording the final edit of the picture. He has been working with non-linear sound editorial/mixing systems since 1992, and is familiar with all current recording technologies.  With several full-length studio films to his credit, Pete is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.

AARON HARRIS (Cinematographer) is a native of Wisconsin, where he spent most of his early life in his father's television production studio. His first experience operating production equipment was at the age of four. Since then, Aaron has always been involved with video production. His view of the world has always been through the eye of the camera. After high school, he attended WWTC in La Crosse for video production. After moving to Madison, he worked freelance in the TV production market. In 1998, Aaron and his family formed Station 1. His resume includes work with such notables as ESPN, ABC, CBS, NBC, the Discovery Channel, the Dr. Phil Show and E-Entertainment. Every video production is a new adventure and an opportunity for him to use his creative skills.

MARY CLARE MCKESSON (Associate Producer) has been in television and film for the past 5 years. She associate produced "Body of Evidence" for Court TV and was the production coordinator for the documentary “Forensic Firsts” for the History Channel.  She has also worked on multimedia projects with Robert Duvall.  McKesson also served as the Membership Director for the Washington, DC-based Women in Film. Her voice can be found on numerous National Geographic DVD's for kids. She holds a BA in English from Virginia Commonwealth University.

NESTOR TORRES (Composer), jazz flautist and Latin Grammy Award winner, has been captivating audiences with his sensual mix of Latin, jazz and pop sounds for more than fifteen years.   Having recorded albums for PolyGram and Sony, he is now represented by the Verve record label.  Born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, in 1957, he took flute lessons at age 12 and went on to study both jazz and classical music at the Mannes School of Music in New York and the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.  “Music and culture inspire and empower; they soothe the human heart and enlighten the spirit,” Torres has said.  “I have made it my prime point to create music and live my life as an artist and a human being in a way that does just that.”  Torres has worked with everyone from Tito Puente to Gloria Estefan. He still performs at benefit concerts all over the world and in his adopted hometown of Miami.

DAVE MURPHY (Recording Engineer/Composer) has been a part of the music industry since an early age.   While growing up in a family owned music business, Dave began performing and teaching music as a teen and was a recipient of the John Phillip Sousa award.  After becoming involved in recording technologies, Dave honed his engineering and production skills under the tutelage of legendary music producer Jim Dickinson and has recorded many artists over the years including Allman Brothers Dickey Betts and Warren Haynes, blues band The Nighthawks, drummer Artimus Pyle and guitar virtuoso Shawn Lane.   As an early adaptor of digital recording technologies, Dave helped create some of the first commercially available interactive CD titles for Phillips Electronics and was a founding partner of Illuminactive, Inc., a multimedia development and e-learning company.   In his collaboration with film composer Charles Engstrom, Dave recorded the musical scores for several feature films including Victor Nunez's " Ruby in Paradise," "Ulee's Gold" and "Coastlines".  Dave recently contributed his talents to the PBS documentary and Sundance best documentary candidate " A Lion in the House" by filmmakers Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert.

JULIANA PARRONI (Consulting Editor) has a special expertise in long-form documentaries.  Her credits include  "New York: A Documentary Film" (for which she won an ACE Eddie Award from the American Cinema Editors for outstanding editing) and "Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film," both helmed by Ric Burns, as well as "Reporting America at War: A Film by Stephen Ives" about the the role of journalists in times of war.  Much of her work has been shown on PBS, both the American Experience and American Masters series.  Julie has taught documentary filmmaking and editing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and and now teaches at Howard University.