Our Crew

Jim Schwab is the immediate past chair of HMDR, the principal of Jim Schwab Consulting LLC, and adjunct assistant professor for the University of Iowa School of Planning and Public Affairs. He is overall coordinator for the project as well as script writer and primary grant writer.

David Taylor is the lead videographer. A Purple Heart Vietnam veteran, he has produced numerous videos for veterans organizations and projects, but in recent years has diversified into community and environmental projects such as The Making of a Microforest.

Kim Taylor, David’s wife and a former Canadian broadcaster, lives with David in Florida. She assists with videography and film narration.

Anthony Clark began working with HMDR as a graduate student intern from the University of the District of Columbia, developing database resources such as sources of archival footage and information about local contacts and organizations that may become involved in the film. 

Our Volunteers

HMDR has received help with the video project on several fronts. Regional volunteers have assisted us with preparation for specific film site visits, such as the one in the Florida Panhandle. We generally identify people in regions where we think the stories to be told will augment the larger themes of the movie, but we are happy to hear from anyone willing to assist. Others are involved in budgeting, fundraising, and promotion. In addition, our advisory council has been meeting quarterly to review progress and provide knowledgeable input on the film’s goals and objectives. There is room for more people willing to serve, but current members include:

  •         Jose Bodipo-Memba, Sacramento Municipal Utility District
  •        Julie Dennis, OVID Solutions
  •        Eugene Henry, AICP, retired
  •        Jeff Henson, JEO Consulting
  •        Jamie Hicks Masterson, Texas Target Communities, Texas A&M University
  •        Molly Mowery, AICP, Community Wildfire Planning Center
  •        Robert Olshansky, FAICP, professor emeritus, University of Illinois'
  •         Darrin Punchard, FAICP, Punchard Consulting
  •        Niek Veraart, Michael Baker International
  •         Stacy Wright, AICP, Atkins

Interested in Volunteering?

Those willing to volunteer in any capacity may contact us directly at apa.hmdr@gmail.com. Let us know your interests and skills, and we will respond as quickly as possible.