Rob Holmes, Founder & President
Rob is responsible for overseeing the overall strategic direction of Green Living Project, along with supervising sales, marketing, and business development opportunities. Rob has a unique and diverse background in media production, responsible tourism, international conservation, and business startups. He also knows first-hand how to successfully build, promote, and sell businesses to corporate partners, media, and consumers. Rob brings over 18 years’ experience within the outdoor retail and travel industries with companies such as R.E.I., E.M.S., and Trails.com. As co-owner of Trails.com, Rob helped build, manage, and sell the company while becoming the #1 outdoor and adventure travel website in 2006. Rob has also worked and consulted with over 20 leading international conservation organizations, including The Nature Conservancy, International Snow Leopard Trust, Appalachian Mountain Club, and Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo. Lastly, Rob is a well-known photojournalist and adventure traveler with over 200 multi-media presentations on expeditions to over 70 countries. He received a BA in Environmental Biology & Wildlife Management from Hobart College in 1992 and an MBA in International Business, Environmental Management, & Marketing from University of Washington in 1999.
Matt Weatherly, Production Supervisor
Matt is responsible for supervising all video editing and post-production for Green Living Project, along with creating design elements to support each video and supplement the website. He carefully crafts each story to maintain a fluid pace that naturally showcases the project at hand. Matt has been fully involved in film and video production for over 10 years. He possesses a multitude of skills within the field including videography, multimedia production, graphic design, and web development. Throughout his career, he has developed a wide range of projects including films, music videos, commercials, and television shows. Matt received a BA in Communications, with a concentration in Film and Video Production from the University of Memphis in 2003.
Jason Esler, Director of Events
Jason is responsible for all facets of the Green Living Project Mobile Tour. He has a strong background in environmental mobile marketing and mobile tour operations within the green industry. From his childhood days exploring in the forests, lakes and rivers of the Midwest to his cultural anthropology studies in rural Alaska, Jason has maintained a profound interest in our environment and the ways in which we interact with it. The confluence of human behavior and the natural world led Jason to green marketing, and through his work with Volkswagen and Chevy’s clean fuel programs and Kashi Foods, he has helped promote healthy and sustainable living for both clients and customers alike. In the winter months, Jason can usually be found on his skis in knee-deep powder, near his home base of Salt Lake City.
Laura Knudson, Education Program Manager
Laura is responsible for managing Green Living Project’s Education Program, including curriculum development, distribution, and outreach. She has diverse experience working with kids, from serving as a mentor at the Boys and Girls Club to coaching youth basketball and tutoring elementary students. Her environmental interests flourished with her involvement in conservation research at the School for Field Studies, Kenya, in 2006, where she realized the connection between community development and environmental protection. In 2008, Laura examined American culture and its effect on the environment in her thesis documentary, Second Nature. As the co-founder for the Change Lives Foundation, Laura manages a nonprofit that provides funds for education, sports and sustainable gardening programs in Africa. Laura received her BA in Environmental Studies and Creative Writing from University of Redlands in 2008.
Jenny Ersbak, Project Manager
Jenny is responsible for identifying and fostering production collaboration opportunities between Green Living Project and various global and domestic organizations. She also oversees the development of the GLP Membership Program including building strategic partnerships with key sponsors and writes GLP’s monthly eNewsletter. Jenny brings a strong background in tourism and marketing to the GLP team through her previous work in the adventure travel industry. There she discovered a new appreciation for responsible travel and ecotourism, a passion she continues to cultivate through her work at GLP. Jenny started her undergraduate career at UC Santa Cruz and received a B.A. in Media Art (Photography) from UC San Diego in 2006. She now lives in Hawaii where she enjoys hiking and sharing her passion for nature and travel with friends and family.
Josh Lampe, Graphic Designer
Josh is responsible for Green Living Project’s, graphic design, branding and multi-platform communication efforts. He has worked as a designer for more than 14 years. From Men’s Health and Backpacker magazines to Universities and Hospitals, Josh’s award-winning designs have helped Corporations and Non-Profits develop strong brands, imaginative campaigns and stunning presentations. Josh’s entrepreneurial spirit and imagination drives him to consistently push boundaries while keeping message and marketing strategy at the forefront. A singer and songwriter, Josh works hard to balance work life while recording and playing music as much as possible. Josh received a bachelor’s degree in Integrative Arts from Pennsylvania State University in 1999.