Category Archives: People

  • Jim Baxter – Executive Producer

    Creator of Becoming California and co-founder of the California Environmental Legacy Project, Jim Baxter has long been an outdoor enthusiast and advocate for our natural environment. A professor of biology at Sacramento State University, he has over 20 years of experience as a scientist and educator, with expertise in biological diversity, human impacts on ecological systems, and […]

  • Jeffrey White – Executive Producer

    Co-creator of Becoming California and co-founder of the California Environmental Legacy Project, Jeffrey White’s career in teaching and learning about the natural sciences was deepened by work in Brazil conducting ecology studies and surveying human impacts on rainforest systems. He has taught in California public schools and is currently a biology professor at Humboldt State University. He […]

  • Kit Tyler – Producer

    Producer, director, and award-winning photographer, Kit Tyler’s career spans more than 25 years of stage, film, and broadcast experience. He has held positions as director, evening news producer, and chief photographer for large-market television stations in California and worked for every major television network, including The Discovery Channel. Kit has won three Bay Area Emmys […]

  • David Scheerer – Producer

    David Scheerer is an independent filmmaker and professor of film production at Humboldt State University. He has directed and produced award-winning feature films and documentaries that have aired in all the world’s principal broadcast venues. He co-founded and was director of Montana State University’s MFA in Science and Natural History Filmmaking before moving to California […]

  • Pat Metheny – Musician / Composer

    “I’m excited to find a musical language to give voice to the great assembling of California.” – Pat Metheny Click below to hear Pat describe the main musical theme for the project.   Award winning jazz guitarist Pat Metheny’s body of work includes compositions for solo guitar, small ensembles, electric and acoustic instruments, large orchestras, and ballet […]

  • Jane Fonda – Narrator

    “We’ve changed California’s natural environment in so many ways that it’s putting us at risk. We need to find a solution, a balance between nature and civilization. The Legacy Project is working to do just that.” – Jane Fonda As an award winning actress, fitness revolutionary, activist and best-selling author, Jane Fonda has and continues […]