The Ossining Documentary & Discussion Series presents the screening of HOPE ON THE HUDSON .
Brooke Pickering-Cole, Director, Hudson Valley Farm Hub. Prior to becoming the Farm Hub’s Director, Brooke was the Associate Director for Community Relations for the Local Economies Project of the New World Foundation, serving on the team that developed the non-profit Farm Hub from its inception in 2013. With a background in community development and local government, she is a former town supervisor and town board member in Marbletown, New York (Ulster County) where she has lived for the past twenty years. During this period she worked on local initiatives in multiple reams including agricultural and open space protection, visual arts, historic preservation, and rail trail and municipal infrastructure improvements. Brooke currently serves on the board of the Near Eastern Art Research Center, the O&W Rail Trail Commission, and the Live-Well Kingston Commission. She is a graduate of Oberlin College
Eli Schloss , Tideline Program Director, Clearwater. Eli develops and delivers all of the educational programming that is not related to the sloop, such as classroom visits and field programs on the shore of the Hudson. He grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana. After graduating from New York University with a BA in Art History, he began working in shipboard education. He crewed on Soundwaters, and the HMS Bounty, was the first mate on the Lettie G. Howard at South St. Seaport Museum, and spent time on various boats in Baltimore Harbor as part of Living Classrooms Foundation. With Living Classrooms, he was the director of the Customized Job Training department. He has worked at Clearwater since 2005. When not on the river, he enjoys cooking, soccer, and hiking with his family and dogs.
Erin Doran, Staff Attorney, Riverkeeper. After five years of representing non-profit organizations and community associations as an attorney with Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, Erin joined Riverkeeper in 2016. Erin’s work with the Environmental Law Clinic focused primarily on Clean Water Act enforcement and compliance in the Chesapeake Bay region. She supervised student attorneys in all phases of litigation, from case development to appellate arguments. Her experience also includes evaluating and commenting on environmental permits, analyzing the implementation of environmental laws, and developing educational trainings for local watershed advocates.
Erin earned her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in 2011 with a Certificate of Concentration in Environmental Law. During law school, Erin clerked for the Animal Legal Defense Fund and the Maryland Office of the Attorney General. She also served as the Manuscripts Editor of the University of Maryland Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class, and the Co-Executive Director of the Maryland chapter of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund.
Erin received her B.A. in political science, magna cum laude, from the State University of New York at Geneseo. She is a member of the bar of the State of Maryland.