Emert started Rainmakers after having seen so much great work done by so many people to help make the world a better place. Emert lives in Seattle, Washington, USA, and found that the Seattle area was home to some of the most prolific success stories in all of global development.
Through Rainmakers, Emert helps to give a voice and platform to people causing change at all levels of the economic pyramid.
He has hosted and produced over 1,500 live half-hour community television shows; hosted over 100 live radio shows; spoken on corporate social responsibility before the American Film Institute, World Bank, and other venues.
In 2012, Rainmakers and The Post Harvest Project became affiliated. The Post Harvest Project is an entrepreneurial NGO that focuses on economic sustainability. The plan is to supply proven and appropriate technologies to help fishers, farmers and ranchers increase yield and decrease food loss. This should help alleviate hunger and poverty in Impact Countries. For more information, visit: www.tphp.org. More
J. Coleen Brooks is a veteran educator and worked with students of all ages and many native languages. As a youth, she lived around the world, and grew to respect people of all cultures.
Brooks graduated from Carson-Newman College with a BA in English and went into education shortly thereafter. Additionally, she became involved in fine arts.
She often writes for regional publications in her beloved Calhoun, Georgia (near Atlanta). Her favorite writing subject is people. Brooks sees wonder in what some may see as ordinary life, and her writings reflect a deep respect for people. Her trip to Ireland has been particularly good fodder for her writing. More
Maureen E. Ellis, PhD, joins the RainmakersTV board from the global health field. She worked nearly 40 years in the academic arena — medical and health research — and often joined colleagues from around the world.
Ellis earned a doctorate from the University of Utah in Behavioral Neuroscience and has published refereed journal articles in neuroscience, pharmacology, and environmental toxicology. “There are so many things good for us in our natural environment, and so many ways that humans can damage the benefits of our planet,” said Ellis.
An avid birder, Ellis has tracked the progress of many species and subspecies of birds since the late 1960’s. She notes that the activities of birds are often predictive of impacts on humans in response to environmental conditions. More