The Team

Who are we? Meet the Moving for Monarchs Team!

We are a group of artists, scientists, and conservationists from various backgrounds who share a common sense of stewardship.

Moving for Monarchs team members Gabriella Garcia-Pardo, Gwynedd Vetter-Drusch, and Jaime Schirmer after an exciting (and windy!) two days filming on the Konza Prairie.
Moving for Monarchs team members Gabriella Garcia-Pardo, Gwynedd Vetter-Drusch, and Jaime Schirmer after an exciting (and windy!) two days filming “Moving for Monarchs: The Awakening” on the Konza Prairie.

M4M Team and Contributing Artists

Director, Gwynedd Vetter-Drusch

Production Director, Jo Vetter

Project Coordinator and Social Media, LynMarie Berntson

Scientific Advisor, Chip Taylor (Monarch Watch, University of Kansas, USA)

Scientific Advisor, Pablo Jaramillo-Lopez (UNAM, Morelia, MX)

Project Conceptualization and Costume Design, Maureen Trotto (Thin Air)

Project Conceptualization and Design, Duane Langenwalter (Thin Air)

Director of Photography, Gabriella Garcia-Pardo

Editor, Holly Buechel

M4M Team: “Moving for Monarchs: The Awakening”

Director Gwynedd Vetter-Drusch, Producer Jo Vetter, Director of Photography Gabriella Garcia-Pardo, Cinematography Jaime Schirmer with additional footage by Carolina Pardo, Scientific Advisor Chip Taylor (Director of Monarch Watch) Costume/Wing Design Maureen Trotto, Costume Fabrication Arnold Levine, Music Gabriel Anderson (“First Flight”), Technical Advisor Duane Langenwalter, Production Coordinators LynMarie Berntson and Mark Drusch.

The M4M team poses on the hill the team nicknamed "Mona the Monarch Hill." The team hiked up the steep hill many times while filming in Kansas, and later discovered that "Mona" means "little noble one," very appropriate for "monarch" butterflies.
The M4M team poses on the hill the team nicknamed “Mona the Monarch Hill.” The team hiked up the steep hill many times while filming “Moving for Monarchs: The Awakening” in Kansas, and later discovered that “Mona” means “little noble one,” very appropriate for “monarch” butterflies.

M4M Team: TEDx Plaza Melchor Ocampo “La Danza de la Vida”

Director Gwynedd Vetter-Drusch, Production Director Jo Vetter, Puppeteers Pilar Garcia Sussman and Mark Drusch, Director of Photography Gabriella Garcia-Pardo, Editor Holly Buechel, TEDx PMO Content Director Rodrigo Sanmar, Music Zoë Keating, Poetry Homero Aridjis, Translations Betty Ferber, Pablo Jaramillo-Lopez and Mariana Ramirez, Audience Participation Leaders Centro Educativo Morelia

M4M Team: “Moving for Monarchs: The Meaning of a Monarch Butterfly”

Director Gwynedd Vetter-Drusch, Producer Jo Vetter, Director of Photography Gabriella Garcia-Pardo, Editor Holly Buechel, Music Zoë Keating

M4M Team: “Moving for Monarchs: A Reading of ‘About Angels’ by Homero Aridjis”

Director Gwynedd Vetter-Drusch, Producer Jo Vetter, Director of Photography Gabriella Garcia-Pardo, Editor Holly Buechel, Poetry Homero Aridjis, Translation Betty Ferber, Music Zoë Keating