FOUNDER / DIRECTOR
Louise Hogarth is the founder and director of the independent documentary company Dream Out Loud Productions. Her documentaries have dealt with issues such as AIDS, human rights and poverty. She co-produced the Panama Deception, which won an Academy Award for Best Feature Length Documentary and her work includes projects for such major studios as Universal, Paramount and Disney.
Louise passionately believes in the power of films that touch hearts, change attitudes and foster positive change.
She is a member of the International Documentary Association, the Independent Feature Project, the Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers, and Women in Film and The Writers Guild.
Beth Stone holds Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of Puget Sound, and is a Certified Geriatric Mental Health Specialist, Geriatric Care Manager & Washington State Certified Professional Guardian. She lives in Tacoma and works with vulnerable women, children and chronically mentally ill adults and older adults.
Alan Martiny brings a wealth of experience to Dream Out Loud Films. His experience spans cloud computing, augmented reality, software development, blockchain, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, journalism, entrepreneurship, and research. He worked as a journalist in the Middle East for ten years, and currently manages five companies in the US and Europe. Alan has studied at numerous schools, including the University of Michigan, MIT, , the University of London, and the University of Roehampton. He has lived in over 40 countries; he enjoys travel and experiencing diverse cultures, and speaks several languages. Alan is passionate about socio-economic development, ethics, equality, social responsibility, inclusion, and sustainability.
Charlene Bebko brings a background of both business and academic experience to her work in services marketing and nonprofit /social cause marketing. She received her M.B.A. from Temple University and her Ph.D. in marketing at the University of Pittsburgh. Among other marketing courses, she teaches Non-Profit Marketing at the university level for undergraduates and M.B.A. students.
Dr. Bebko’s research has appeared in The Journal of Services Marketing, Journal of Health Care Marketing, The Journal of American Academy of Business, Cambridge, and The Journal of Non Profit and Public Sector Marketing.
Lee Ann Knodel
Jill of all Trades and Master of some, my name is Lee Ann Knodel. I have been a teacher at Santa Barbara High School/ROP since 1989.
I teach and deeply believe in social entrepreneurship, which I have integrated into my classes and have seen amazing life changing results through this method. The Dons Net Cafe was the first high school program to attain an ITIN from the IRS, which allows us to successfully eFile tax returns for low-income people in our community. We complete an average of 600 returns a year and have been doing this since 1994. Dons Net Café was named Community Partners of the Year by our local United Way and were also chosen as the west coast “Agents of Change” by MTV. We have the highest scholarship rate and our students are going on to college with the highest scholarship rate in the county of Santa Barbara, 91%. Each student runs a venture that helps people, our planet, or animals, a Jane Goodall tenet.
I became involved with Do Ubuntu Bracelet Campaign because it fit exactly what I wanted to teach my students and they have so deeply adopted this program that graduates continue to wear their bracelets and support the cause. I love my life and what I have done with it and hope to inspire others to follow their dreams as well. Our slogan is “doing some good in the world” and we mean that.
Kari Collins is committed to being an Agent for Change; creating systems that support transformation to help end suffering of all sentient beings. Kari is currently attending Upaya’s Socially Engaged Buddhist program in Santa Fe, NM under the tutelage of Roshi Joan Halifax and Sensei Alan Senauke. Upaya translates to “Skillful means” and is dedicated to the development of the relationship between traditional Buddhism and compassionate engagement with our world. Kari is honored to be a part of the Dream Out Loud team.