Board of Directors

The people who drive Citizen-Powered Media

  • Dave Gardner - President
  • Phillip
  • Stephanie Gardner
  • Karen Shragg
  • Dave Gardner - President

    Dave Gardner - President

    I live in Colorado and enjoy frequent mountain hikes in the summer and skiing in the winter. After a long and successful career producing and directing a PBS series and then a series of business films for Fortune 500 companies, I decided to apply my filmmaking skills to making the world a better place. Since completion of the documentary, GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth, I’ve been devoting more time to writing, public speaking, launching the media monitoring website Growth Bias Busted in 2013, and the radio series Conversation Earth in 2015.

  • Phillip

    Phillip "Wink" Winship Davis

    My commitment to working for a sustainable future is grounded in my love of my children and my desire for them to enjoy rewarding lives. Over the course of a varied career this commitment has found expression in:

    • Persistent advocacy for clean, renewable energy;
    • Designing and building resource efficient and solar homes;
    • The practice of environmental law with am emphasis in land conservation;
    • Grassroots organizing and providing technical assistance to public interest organizations.

    These days my wife and I work toward a sustainable, local food system from our family farm in western Colorado. At Mesa Winds Farm we understand that healthy food begins with our stewardship of a healthy farm ecology. We are also committed to education: of ourselves, our helpers, and fellow farmers to better understand ways to work with nature and to grow the best fruit of which we are capable; of our customers, that they appreciate the importance of healthful foods in their lives and their role in this “revolution” in agriculture.

  • Stephanie Gardner

    Stephanie Gardner

    I wanted to become part of this project because of my passion for all things outdoors. I have an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth in Environmental Studies and a masters in environmental law and policy from Vermont Law School. I’m currently working on energy conservation programs for a utility in Boston. In my spare time I love to hike, backpack, camp, and snowboard. I’ve also tried caving, climbing, rafting, sea kayaking, waterskiing and wakeboarding. I also enjoy travel immensely. I’ve been to Spain, Mexico, Costa Rica and Belize in recent years.

  • Karen Shragg

    Karen Shragg

    I have been an overpopulation activist for decades because I see this issue as the most core and most ignored “upstream” issue which fuels so many local and global problems. I am on the advisory board of World Population Balance (WPB). Several years back I created a talk called, “Why 7 billion Matter, Putting Our Numbers Back on the Table”, and I am invited to speak to civic and church groups all over Minnesota. I have been a naturalist for over 30 years and direct the City of Richfield’s Wood Lake Nature Center in Richfield Minnesota.

    I am a writer and poet. A few titles include, “Lucy’s Hero, Remembering Paul Wellstone,” and “Grieving Outside the Box, Stories of Hope and Resilience”. My favorite past times include bird watching and kayaking.

Our Work

A New Radio Series:

A New Radio Series:

Insightful conversations with brilliant, visionary thought leaders, exploring our place on the planet.
A Documentary Film:

A Documentary Film:

One man takes on City Hall, Wall Street, presidents and prime ministers, as he questions society’s most fundamental beliefs about prosperity.
A public education project about sustainability

A public education project about sustainability

Explore the forces that fuel our worship of growth everlasting.
Media monitoring project

Media monitoring project

Spotlighting pro-growth bias in the media.

Organization Information

  • Mission Statement:

    Citizen-Powered Media will bring its communication, filmmaking and media relations expertise to bear on important viewpoints under-represented in the public debate. We’ll particularly focus on environmental, sustainability, and population issues, and where profit-making entities dominate the discussion.

  • Organization:

    Citizen-Powered Media (CPM) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded by Dave Gardner, who serves as its full-time president. A number of volunteers and hourly staff around the world provide assistance in production, outreach, and research. We operate on a shoestring, depending on donations and foundation grants to fund our work.

  • Accomplishments:

    CPM was incorporated in November, 2006 when Dave Gardner was already two years into producing GrowthBusters. The documentary was released late in 2011. Since the film’s completion, Dave has appeared at numerous film festival, college campus and community screenings. He is frequently interviewed on television and radio, and is available for public speaking. The project releases several new short films every year. Over 100 titles can be found on the GrowthBusters YouTube channel. In 2013 the Growth Bias Busted media monitoring website was launched, and in 2015 the Conversation Earth radio series debuts.

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