Following a recent snafu – notable in media outlets far and wide – with the filming of a truck commercial on a local Humboldt County beach, two Link members found opportunity to reconcile their respective missions. Cassandra Hesseltine, Humboldt’s Film Commissioner, and Jennifer Savage, a local representative of both The Ocean Conservancy and Surfrider Foundation, were able to have a very amicable discussion about this quandary. When Jennifer went to find Cassandra in an office downstairs from her own, she was relieved that she didn’t have to call or email to schedule a meeting; she just had to poke her head in the door and ask for a brief meeting. The two were able to quickly discuss the issues important to their work, face-to-face rather than over phone or email, and found new allies in each other.
Another connection made possible at the Link!