Peter Bradley is the executive director of the Island Institute. Peter joined the organization in 2013 and has since lead the organization through its first leadership transition after spending a year working with outgoing Founding Director Carolyn Servid. He moved here after working for six years at a community radio station in Guelph, Ontario, where he also hosted a books-focused radio show and was involved in a publishing initiative, among many other community and arts-based initiatives. His time at the radio station instilled a belief in the power of story to strengthen community. Peter has experience in various forms of journalism, most notably radio and print media.
Hannah Guggenheim is the coordinator for the 2017 season of Our Alaskan Stories, our film-based storytelling program for students at Mt. Edgecumbe High School. Hannah is a documentary filmmaker bringing years of experience in the film industry. With an MFA from San Francisco State University’s film production program, her work ranges from independent to industrial, with an emphasis on shooting socially conscious films. She has worked on a diversity of projects, including content for HBO, PBS and ZDTV. Recent projects include making films for The Sitka Tribe of Alaska about Tlingit language revitalization and shooting “Rain Power", a documentary filmed in the Tongass National Rainforest, made in collaboration with the Sitka Conservation Society. It debuted at Anchorage International Film Festival.