Welcome to Wild & Scenic Film Festival Producer– Jorie Emory!

We are thrilled to introduce you to Jorie Emory, who joined our team this month as Producer of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Jorie will provide leadership and management of our flagship Festival each January in Nevada City and Grass Valley, as well as oversight of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour program and other related events such as Wild & Scenic On Tour San Francisco.

Jorie joins the Wild & Scenic Film Festival following 10+ years in development, events, and communications with arts and environmental nonprofits across the U.S., most recently as Director of Community Strategies with River Network. She is passionate about facilitating and researching creative intersections and collaborations across art, environment, and social justice, and she is experienced in elevating these themes in her professional work, community activism, and creative life. Jorie earned a B.A. in Art from Humboldt State University and M.A. and Ph.D. in Arts Administration, Education, and Policy from the Ohio State University, where she researched environmental art and critical social theories and practices that help explain how people teach and learn in public spaces, leading to critical consciousness and community transformation. She is a textiles weaver/dyer and water issues artist who has been awarded residencies and exhibited her work nationally. In the studio, she is a citizen scientist-artist, collecting water samples and making botanical dyes to talk about water pollution and climate change.

After many cross-country moves, Jorie is happy to be back in California, in proximity to such an amazing array of public lands and wild rivers. Her love for wilderness and wildlife inspires her to connect people and share the stories that move us toward action, conservation, and protection. She’s thrilled to now be doing this work with the Wild & Scenic Film Festival!