Aaron Dennis, founder of Stone Hut Studios, creates films for good-for-the-world causes, companies and campaigns. He has worked across the globe to tell the stories of non-profit, environmental and humanitarian organizations.
A graduate of the University of Michigan’s Film program, Dennis has been a part of several national PBS documentaries and specializes in filming, editing and motion graphics. He lives in Traverse City, MI with his wife Chelsea.
Jacob Wheeler is a Minneapolis-based independent journalist, editor and videographer. Wheeler edits the cutting-edge video news website TheUptake.org in the Twin Cities, is a contributing editor at the progressive political magazine In These Times, publishes the Glen Arbor Sun in northern Michigan, and authored a book about the Guatemalan adoption industry titled Between Light and Shadow.
Wheeler’s stories have appeared in such publications as the Utne Reader and the Earth Island Journal, and newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle and the Christian Science Monitor. He speaks fluent Spanish, German and Danish.
Vivien Sansour is a lifestyle writer and photographer.Trained in the field of Anthropology Vivien has worked with farmers in Honduras, Uruguay, and Palestine on issues relating to agriculture and independence. Vivien has been a contributing photographer for several magazines including Organic Processing Magazine, Specialty Food, Fair World Project, and This Week in Palestine, and Danish Fair Trade Magazine among others. Vivien has both a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Theatre Arts, and an M.A. in International Studies with a focus in Anthropology from East Carolina University.
To find out more about the Runners and support team, check out their bios on the On The Ground Run Across Palestine page.