Erik Linthorst

Erik Linthorst is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and produced screenwriter with over a dozen years experience. Erik founded Pergé Productions in 2006 to make films aimed at helping families with children with special needs. He travels worldwide as an advocate presenting his film and advancing the issues it raises. As a part-time counselor, Erik works one-on-one with parents of children with special needs.

Jody Becker

Jody Becker is an award-winning documentary film, radio and newspaper journalist. She was an on-air reporter and producer at Chicago Public Radio for a decade, and her work was frequently featured on NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered, as well as the highly acclaimed business show, Marketplace. Jody’s reporting in the public interest was recognized with a distinguished Knight Fellowship at Yale Law School, where she earned a Master’s Degree in Law. Jody also holds degrees from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the University of Michigan.