Lowell Blank ‘18 (Santa Barbara, MFA in Writing) recently formed a production company with writer/director Lane Michael Stanley, called Secretly Famous Productions. They will begin production on their 2nd Independent Feature in October. Their first feature, Addict Named Hal, was an official selection at the 2021 Santa Barbara International Film Festival and won Best Narrative Feature at the 2021 Big Bear Film Summit.
Jonathan (Joc) Clark ‘09 & Janet Rechtman ’08
Jonathan (Joc) Clark ‘09 (GSLC, PhD) and Janet Rechtman ’08 (GSLC, PhD) ran into each other by chance at a Chico, California Farmers’ Market about eight years ago. They reconnected four years after Janet moved to Chico to be near family. As Janet’s Chico mentor, Joc has organized connections with like-minded consultants, local nonprofits, and most recently, the North Valley Community Foundation in Chico, California. With the Foundation, they helped organize and deliver LEAD; a week-long leadership development program focused on increasing collaboration and capacity building for nonprofit leaders. They’ve partnered on several projects with local nonprofits focusing on leadership,