KERRY TREMAIN is a writer, editor, art director and an Associate with the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at UC Davis, where he is currently assisting Professor Arnold Bloom in creating a digital undergraduate textbook on climate change. In recent years, Kerry has focused on producing interactive, multimedia ebooks, including the 2015 Digital Book Award Winner, Yosemite: A Storied Landscape (with California Historical Society and the Yosemite Conservancy), Russian California, which was also produced in hardback (with California State Parks Foundation and Renova Fort Ross Foundation), and A Wild Flight of the Imagination: The Story of the Golden Gate Bridge (with CHS). He is a co-founder and editorial consultant to the digital publishing firm, 36 Views.
As Editor-in-Chief of California magazine, he led a repositioning and redesigning of the publication, which subsequently won numerous national and regional awards. Over a ten-year period, he also served as the executive editor, creative director, and art director of Mother Jones, where he founded an international fund to support documentary photographers (later called Fifty Crows). As a writer, one of his more rewarding experiences was a San Francisco magazine investigative report that resulted in the dismissal of the executive director of the Trust at San Francisco’s Presidio. The article was a National Magazine Award finalist.
Kerry served as editorial director for a system-wide web site of research on climate change for the UC Office of the President, and collaborated with Lisa Gansky on The Mesh: Why the Future of Business is Sharing (Penguin Portfolio 2010), a Wall Street Journal bestselling business book. He also co-wrote and edited Witness in Our Time, Smithsonian’s top-selling book in 2001—updated and re-released in 2010 by Random House—and was the principal author for Wayne F. Miller: Photographs 1942-1958 (Powerhouse 2008). He has written for many national and local publications, and served as an editor for numerous bestselling authors, including Paul Hawken, Paul Krugman, Louis Menand, and Richard Rodriguez, as well as artists and photographers, including Steve Brodner, Matt Groening, Sebastiao Salgado and Susan Meiselas. He has also curated photography exhibitions in Mexico, France, and the U.S., and was co-curator of Yosemite: A Storied Landscape, shown at the California Historical Society.
AWARDS: Digital Book Award Winner in 2015, Two-time Folio Gold Winner, Best Association Magazine; National Magazine Award finalist (once as writer, twice as an editor/art director), Best American Essays 2007, Best Science and Nature Writing 2009, and top awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Society of Publication Designers, Society of Illustrators, and the Western Publishing Association.
CHRIS BOSKIN is a former chair of the board of directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, where she chaired the Digital Media Committee. She is a highly respected veteran of magazine publishing, with a career that has included senior publishing and marketing positions with Worth Media, the Conde Nast Corporation, Hearst Corporation, East West Network, and Knapp Communications. Chris has held positions with Town & Country, Esquire, Harpers Bazaar, House Beautiful, Architectural Digest, and Connoisseur. She helped develop and launch Countryside and Bon Appetit, and served as the Pacific and Asia Manager for the New Yorker magazine. Named in 1987 by Advertising Age as one of the “100 Most Outstanding Media People,” she is currently a consultant to several media companies. Her board affiliations include KQED (PBS), College Track, Board of Directors, Educate Girls Globally Foundation, Sun Valley Adaptive Sports, and Internews; she has also served on the advisory boards of newscertified.com, care2.com, and California magazine.
CLARK KELLOGG is a partner in the think/do innovation consultancy, Collective Invention. He is an architect, graphic designer, and product designer. Clark teaches about design and design thinking at UC Berkeley in both the College of Environmental Design and in the Haas School of Business. He is a director of the international, pan-discipline Spark Design Awards. And, perhaps most importantly, every other Friday he teaches art to children in kindergarten.
JOHN YOST is an advertising and marketing executive who has launched, crafted and/or re-positioned some of the best-known brands in the world for clients such as Kraft, General Motor’s Saturn, Dreyer’s Ice Cream, and Apple Computers. He was the Managing Director of Hal Riney and Partners and the General Manager of Chiat/Day before forming his own agency, Black Rocket, where he was President and CEO. Black Rocket’s clients included Conde Nast, Morgan Stanley, and Yahoo! He also served as the Chief Marketing Officer for Francis Ford Coppola Presents. Working in partnership with the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, John is currently the chairman of Social Chocolate—a game-based company he founded to help people achieve sustained happiness by activating their positive emotions. He serves as an advisor and/or board member for several nonprofits, including KQED, Common Sense Media, and the National Institute for Play. He also worked with Kerry Tremain to redesign and expand distribution for UC Berkeley’s California magazine.