Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Born in Mexico City, oceanologist Frey has used kite aerial photography (KAP) since 2004 to document humpback whales, gray whales, whale sharks, and fragile coastal and offshore marine environments in Mexico.
From work at the Smithsonian to her present status as Director of Advancement for the Alaska Wilderness League, Fujino continues her 20 years with the Drachen Foundation by serving on Drachen’s Board of Directors.
Courtesy of Whitney Richardson
An artist, teacher, writer, designer, and civic engagement organizer, Richardson directs Whatever Lab, an environmental arts project that focuses on creative reuse, play therapy, and engaging with the environment, community, and the self.
With a Master’s of Education from the University of California in Santa Barbara, Skinner has been an 8th grade science teacher for 12 years, and also teaches classes in American History, Health, and Digital Media Yearbook.
Courtesy of Scott Skinner
A former Air Force instructor pilot, Drachen’s board president has flown and designed kites for three decades. Today, Skinner is known as a world class, visionary kite artist.
Los Angeles, California
With 35 years as a successful graphic artist at a global advertising agency, Yuengling- Niles now works as a printmaker, assisting students at Scripps College Press in the creation of art books and serves as an art docent at the Getty Center.