The Team

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Chris Kassar

Chris is a conservation biologist, guide and writer with a reverence for nature and a desire to leave the world a little bit better. She now works as Senior Editor of Elevation Outdoors Magazine and is a freelance writer. Chris plans to continue working to protect wild places and sharing them with others.

Craig Childs


Craig Childs has published more than a dozen critically acclaimed books on nature, science, and adventure, including The Secret Knowledge of Water.  He is a commentator for NPR’s Morning Edition and his work has appeared in The New York Times Times, Outside, and Orion. His words will be used to create a piece on the global impact of dams and will add depth and perspective the documentary.

James Q Martin

James Q Martin (aka “Q”) is an acclaimed adventure photographer whose work has appeared in publications worldwide.  He will use his expertise to make photos that illustrate the beauty of the area, the value it holds and the threats that it is now facing.

Jeremy Collins

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Jeremy Collins is an artist that defies genre; from the cover of National Geographic, to award winning soul adventure films to cutting edge first assent climbs around the globe. He has shown a commitment to Rios Libres with his powerful and thought provoking imagery by providing us with graphics for the film and powerful artwork for the project.

Montana Johnson

Montana Johnson
Montana Johnson is a student at Northern Arizona University studying Environmental Sciences with a minor in Spanish. Her love for Chilean Patagonia developed in early 2012 when she studied abroad in Santiago, Chile and helped film ‘Streams of Consequence’. She works as Campaign Coordinator for Rios Libres.

Rob Jackson

Rob Jackson
Rob Jackson is a documentary filmmaker who made his first film by bike and raft in the Aysén Region of Chilean Patagonia after teaching English there for a year. That experience and his subsequent grasp of Gaucho Spanish made him a natural fit to co-produce and edit Streams of Consequence. Rob is proud and thankful to be a part of the enduring Patagonia Sin Represas movement, a campaign that grows stronger by the day.

Timmy O’Neill

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Timmy O’Neill is a well-known sponsored athlete and comedian who has served as a spokesman for many timely issues.  He has starred in award winning outdoor adventure films as well as television features such The Discovery Channel’s Forbidden Zone.  Timmy’s creativity and experience make him uniquely suited to act as narrator and give voice to the river.