2009 Nicholl Fellows
A gala dinner was held for the six new Nicholl Fellows in Beverly Hills, featuring a keynote address by Nicholl Committee chair and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Susannah Grant. The winning screenplays ranged from a drama about two childhood best friends placed at odds in war torn Zimbabwe to a Black golf phenom breaking the race barrier to two girls coming of age in colonial India, to a thriller about ambulance drivers trying to save lives and survive in Gaza to a romantic comedy about a dreamer who literally falls for the man in her dreams.
Hometown: Norwich, Vermont
Conducts extreme wilderness leadership sessions for the National Outdoor Leadership School–recently trained a NASA shuttle crew. Has traveled and worked in India, East Africa and Antarctica. Received his undergraduate degree in Biological Anthropology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.