Behind the Scenes - Meet Our Team
Jennie GarlingtonJennie Garlington was exposed to environmental issues at a young age, thereby launching a lifetime commitment to stewardship and sustainability. An accomplished television producer, Jennie parlayed her passion for the environment in to her career. From 1994 to 2001 she served as an associate producer at CNN Environment Unit's EARTH MATTERS. She produced stories on such timely issues as the proposed mine on the Okefenokee; the fate of Ossabaw Island; the future of Cumberland Island; the migration of Right whales in Florida, and the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone National Park. Environmental stewardship is central to Jennie's community involvement as the executive producer and host of EcoSense for Living, a television show and Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaign she created to promote sustainability beyond our homes and educate consumers about other earth-friendly choices that lessen our environmental footprint.
Suzan SatterfieldSaltRun Productions, Inc.
Suzan Satterfield has been an environmentalist since she scoured her own neighborhood picking up trash after seeing the "Don't be a Litterbug" campaign as a child. As cofounder and president of SaltRun Productions, Inc., she co-created and executive produced 66 documentary-style episodes of "The Natural South", an environmental adventure series for Turner South (Turner Broadcasting). "The Natural South", which featured the work of environmentalists all over the southeast, won 15 Tellys and received 4 Emmy nominations. Suzan is also a Managing Partner of Picture Window Productions, LLC, which produces national television series for HGTV and DIY networks. She continues to look for opportunities to entertain viewers while imparting environmental wisdom.
Allen FacemireSaltRun Productions, Inc.
From the beginning of his career as a free-lance journalist and cameraman to becoming a directing partner of SaltRun Productions, Allen's experience has spanned thirty years of film, television, and music production. Whether shooting for the big screen on films such as "The Buddy Holly Story", to dramatic television series and documentaries, Allen approaches all projects with clarity and determination. He was co-creator and director of the environmental adventure series, "The Natural South" on Turner South (Turner Broadcasting) from 2000 to 2003. His devotion to telling these environmental stories was obvious as he hiked far into remote swamps and backwoods carrying his bodyweight in camera gear. Allen's work has been honored with four Emmy nominations, over a dozen Telly awards, and the Videographer's Award of Excellence.
Mary Grace HiggsMary Grace Higgs is an Emmy nominated producer who has worked closely with SaltRun & Picture Window Productions on numerous projects since 2001.
With Saltrun, she produced the award winning environmental documentary series, The Natural South, for Turner South. With Picture Window, she produced Fresh from the Orchard, for DIY Network; and Ground Breakers, for HGTV.
Recent documentary projects include Herren's: A Sweet Southern Spirit, an Emmy nominated doc about the first Atlanta restaurant that integrated in the 1960's; and The Hiker Diaries, a very real account of a young couple's hike of the Appalachian Trail. Mary Grace also produced The Making of Dumpster Baby, a behind the scenes documentary about the Troma Films feature, and The Killer Next Door, a feature film that she co-wrote, starring Billy Dee Williams.