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Hutch's Timeline | 2000 - 2020

Hutch's Timeline | 2000 - 2020

An overview of key events in Hutch's career 2000 - 2020. Please note dates are accurate to the month. If on phone, click full screen and turn phone sideways.

2001-09-11 00:00:00

September 11

Seminal event in move to the Middle East

2002-06-01 00:00:00

Home in Cairo, Egypt

Earned MA at American University in Cairo, Middle East Studies

2003-06-01 20:00:00

Principal photography for documentary The Art of Flight

Shot footage of internally displaced people, forced migration in Khartoum, Sudan and Nubian Desert

2003-09-01 00:00:00

Freelance journalism from Wadi Rum, Amman

Amman, Jordan

2003-12-01 00:00:00

Recorded elements for Art of Flight soundtrack

Istanbul, Turkey; Cairo, Egypt

2004-12-01 00:00:00

Home in Dubai, UAE

Launched Nomadsland Films at Filmworks producing documentary, Dubai Film Festival coverage and corporate films

2005-11-01 00:00:00

Official selection AFI Fest

Los Angeles, California

2005-11-14 00:00:00

Official selection International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2006-02-06 00:00:00

Official selection at Bangkok International Film Festival

Bangkok, Thailand

2006-11-06 00:00:00

Home in Washington, DC

Moved with wife and newborn son to DC because of love of politics and world affairs.

2007-08-01 00:00:00

On-site broadcast media training for Internews, US Gov't

Ramallah, Palestine and Jersualem, Israel

2008-01-14 00:00:00

Covered 2008 Election for ANP

Produced documentary and viral videos earned millions of views on HuffPost, hired and trained staff

2008-10-14 00:00:00

Financial Crash

ANP loses most of its funding in the downturn, lays off staff

2009-04-09 00:00:00

Re-booted NomadsLand

After ANP layoffs, I pivoted to digital consultancy providing service to Aspen Institute, Conservation Fund, ecotourism and more.

2009-09-04 00:00:00

Advised local media professionals for US State Department

Damascus, Syria

2009-10-05 00:00:00

Director of PBS IndiesLab

Advised PBS, ITVS, indie filmmakers how to navigate online streaming and secure revenue streams.

2011-01-14 00:00:00

Arab Spring breaks out in Tunisia, Egypt

Historic moment convinces me to recommit to international journalism

2011-01-25 00:00:00

Joined Voice of America at BBG

Directed radio and digital coverage during Arab Spring across Middle East

2011-04-23 00:00:00

Launched Middle East Voices

Launched Middle East Voices; Directed radio and digital coverage during Arab Spring across Middle East

2012-07-20 00:00:00

Joined MBN at BBG

Launched the Middle East Broacast Networks Digital Divisions, co-designed award winning apps

2012-09-25 00:00:00

Earned Online News Award

VOA’s Middle East Voices website wins Online News Association award

2012-10-17 00:00:00

Led newsroom and reorganization

Coordinated coverage for 27-member newsroom during Arab Spring and rise of ISIS

2013-07-17 00:00:00

Launched new digital products

Product manager of Al Hurra news app, Radio Sawa music app and responsive web redesign

2014-07-17 00:00:00

Personal concern over climate crisis

Worried about climate impacts, privately began researching climate and links to Middle East, national security and oil economy

2015-05-05 00:00:00

Joined Greenpeace

Led on strategy and engagement for several global Greenpeace offices and global food-climate campaign

2016-02-10 00:00:00

Began biking, telecommuting to work

Six-months out of the year, biked 30 miles round-trip to Greenpeace, DC offices twice weekly, work from home 3 days

2016-05-10 00:00:00

On-site training in Tokyo, Japan

Led campaign strategy, digital and engagement workshops with Greenpeace Japan

2016-07-12 00:00:00

On-site training in Johannesburg, South Africa new

Led campaign strategy, digital and engagement workshops with Greenpeace South Africa

2016-10-11 00:00:00

On-site training in Istanbul, Turkey

Led campaign strategy, digital and engagement workshops with Greenpeace Mediterranean

2017-01-03 00:00:00

Trained by Al Gore for Climate Reality Project

Became Climate Reality Leader, began organizing in Fairfax, Virginia with local chapter

2017-01-03 00:00:00

Food Climate Strategic Planning In Amsterdam

Strategic planning to bring 15 offices into global food-climate campaign

2017-01-17 00:00:00

Community climate organizing - Washington, DC area

Organized rallies, lobbying, documentary screenings and rock concerts for climate action

2017-02-11 00:00:00

Created efficient smart home

Bought first single-family home, installed LEDs, Nest smart thermostat, wind RECs service and Google Assistant voice activated controls

2017-07-11 00:00:00

Solarized home with Tesla

Installed 10 kW solar system on home, installed LED lights and smart thermostat. As of Jan. 2021, it has generated 28 mW of solar energy, equivalent of 22,000 lbs. of coal.

2018-01-09 00:00:00

Launched Less Is More Campaign

Co-led digital, engagement strategy, website launch for Greenpeace global food climate campaign

2018-05-15 00:00:00

On-site training in Eberswald, Germany

Networked and conducted volunteer training on open campaigning with Greenpeace Germany’s Greencamp retreat

2018-07-10 00:00:00

On-site training in Zurich, Bern, Switzerland

Networked and conducted volunteer training on open campaigning with Greenpeace Germany’s Greencamp retreat

2018-09-11 00:00:00

Less Is More planning in Paris, France

Planning global pushes for Less Is More food-climate campaign with 15+ offices

2019-02-12 00:00:00

Bought Chevy Volt EV

Purchased first plug-in car powered by the sun after Prius was totalled

2019-07-10 00:00:00

Volunteer for Warren, Biden Presidential Campaigns

Canvass captain, volunteer trainer, texter and door knocker for presidential primaries and general election

2019-09-10 00:00:00

Future Leaders Training in Sao Paolo

Selected for Future Leadership Retreat with Greenpeace Americas colleagues in Sao Paolo

2020-01-04 00:00:00

Adopted e-mobility commute

Began using a solar-powered HiBoy Max e-scooter instead of Toyota Corolla for Metro commute

2020-06-04 00:00:00

Rapid response COVID, Global Fires

Designed dashboards and strategic guidance for global projects during peak of coronavirus outbreak

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