We express our deepest gratitude to the following people who have, in whole or in part, donated their time and talents toward creating our “tiny films” and promotional materials, helping us with outreach and nurturing Little Pearls as we become a vibrant not-for-profit organization.  Check our Sponsors pages, too!

Board of Directors 2017

Patty Levesque – Chair
Harvey Jenkins – Treasurer
Donna Ensor
Emily Tomasik
Elizabeth Clontz

with support from
Penny Bond
Gina Woods
Agnes Fox

Working closely with
Linda McLean – Executive & Creative Director

Board of Advisors (still in formation)

Debra Roberts – Founder & loving friend/supporter
Julie Savage Parker – former Board Chair, wise webmaster, dear friend
Tim Arem
David Bourne
Mark Goldstein
Paul Howey
Trish Howey
Carol Lawrence
Steven Lee
Mary Olson
Kathleen Osta
Darlyne Sahara
Ben Scales
Jim Stokoe
Vera Struck
Terri Wells
Kat Williams

Featured in Little Pearls

Tessa Aguar – Opening hand in sampler/presentations
Asheville, NC students in Child to Child
Dog: Mitch in Anam Cara: Soul Friend
Dogs: Junior, Harvey (formerly Harley) & Rosie (puppies) with Anna, a dog park dog, Freya & Laika (wise older dogs) in Do You Know Who You Are?
Dogs: Mitch & Gracie in Even More Love
Dogs: Junior, Kennedy, Kane, Strudel, Gracie, Lola, Floyd & Isabelle & Friday
in Dig into the Good Stuff!
Dogs: Mitch, Tucker, Gracie, Lucy and Lola in Coming Home
Dogs: Tucker and Lucy, with mom Dana Gatlin in Spirit Dog
Farmers from Western North Carolina – Farmer to Farmer
Sallie Ford in Special Gifts
Kayla Grace in Our Children Ask the World of Us
Clyde Hollifield and screech owls Pinkey, Little Bit and Princess in Wild and Free: a Screech Owl Named Pinkey
Nicholas Humphreys and Joan Heller in Everything is a Miracle
Great Katie Latimore in Celebrating a Century of Living and Loving
Amanda Levesque in Reaching for the Stars
Shane and Elias Peters in The Best and Most Beautiful Things…
Sallie Ford, Taya Ricker and Chloe in Special Gifts
Dr. Willie, certified pet therapist, and his students at ArtSpace Charter School
in Dr. Willie
Kat Williams, Carolyn Wallace, Tyrone Greenlee, Sue Walton and Daniel Barber
in After the Storm


Daniel Barber – Even More Love
Bob Caldwell – Farmer to Farmer
Lauren Ford – Reaching for the Stars
Clyde Hollifield – Dr. Willie
Linda McLean – Our Children Ask the World of Us and Coming Home
Chris Rosser – The Best and Most Beautiful Things…
Lynn Rosser – Special Gifts
Skye Satz – Wild and Free: a Screech Owl Named Pinkey
Jim Stokoe – Spirit Dog
Kat Williams – Dig into the Good Stuff, Do You Know Who You Are?
& After the Storm

Technical / Production / Media Professionals

Rick Aguar
Daniel Barber – New Context Video Productions
Jim Beckwith – Common Touch Productions
David Bourne – Bourne Media
Blake Butler – 72 dpi
Dominic Crain
Scott Dobbins and Shane Peters – A New Light Video
Mary Geitner – 9-Volt Productions
Carl Gibbs – A Viewpoint Productions
River Guerguerian – The Resonating Room
David Kahle – Earthlight Multimedia
Steven Lee – Steven Lee Consulting
David MacDonald – Athos Creations
Kurt Mann – Ironwood Media
Thomas Oliver – Oliver Multimedia
Julie Parker – Handwoven Webs and Western North Carolina Woman
Shane Peters – Media Cinedicate
Debra Roberts – Heron Productions LLC
Chris Rosser – Hollow Reed Arts
Vince Rutherford – Soundtrax Studio Services
David Schmidt – Acapella Audio
Stewart Andrew Young – Sayworks

*** (Music credits are on the individual Little Pearls pages) ***

Special Thanks to

Rick Aguar
Tim Arem
Asheville International Children’s Film Festival
Teresa Baltzell
Ann Batchelder
Ian Blackaby – Ardent Music, London, England
Barbara Blake – Asheville Citizen-Times
Dee Blanco
Blessings Project Foundation
Blue Ridge Motion Pictures
Penny Bond
Anna Booraem – One Who Serves
David Bourne – Bourne Media
Sandra Bradbury
Mary Beth Bryman – Wild for Life
Jean Cassidy and Va Boyle – Sheville
John Charping
Bob Child
Chip Cipcic – dotsgood Interactive Promotions
Jack Conrad – Abbey Road
Lori Cozzi – ArtSpace Charter School
Elaine Lite – Critter Magazine
Perri Crutcher
Katie, Greg and Estella Cumberford
Matt Danford – Blue Mountain Pizza
Kachina Davine
Rebecca D’Angelo
Erin Doyle – Data Solutions Plus
Ada Faye Dudenhoeffer
Kristen Dusenbery
“Enduring Ties” planners, sponsors and volunteers 2004
Diane English
Joe Fishleigh – GM at WLOS-TV when Little Pearls began
Hobey, Sue, Lauren, Sallie and Louisa Ford
Priestley Ford
Dana Garber
Dana Gatlin and dogs Aslan, Tucker, Lucy
Marilyn Gatlin
Linda Gardner
Gould Killian CPA Group
Sandra Grace
Ariel Harris
Lee Hatling
Kim Hayes
Ruth Kae Hellerman
John Hochheimer
Clyde and Adrienne Hollifield
Peggy Holman
Cathy Holt
Chip and Julie Hope – Appalachian Seeds
Lisa and Mike Horak
Paul and Trish Howey
Karen Hurley
Toby Ives
Jamal Jabali
Maleah Jacobs
Harvey Jenkins
Arloa Johnson
Barbara Johnston
Bob Jones
Jubilee! Arts Team and Singers
Jubilee! Community
Cynthia Justice
Gloria Karpinski
Sally Kehnast
Terry Kirkpatrick
Shannon Knapp – Horse Sense of the Carolinas
Richard Koerber & staff at Welcome Wellness
Sudha Krishna
Sara Lavelle
Shonnie Lavender
Dianna Lee
Steven Lee
Mandy Leith
Sherry Lepage
Amanda Levesque
Patty Levesque
Ranny Levy and Ann Church of KIDS FIRST! Film Festival, Santa Fe
Dan Lockshaw of
Jill Lynch
Melanie MacLennan
MAIN – Mountain Area Information Network
Heather Mansfield – DIOSA Communications
Micah Jean Massey
Keith Mastin, Sarah Oram and Dan Clere – WNC Nature Center, Asheville
Diana Schmitt McCall
Sandy McCall
Diana McLean
Gudrun (Susie) McLean
Deborah Miles – Center for Diversity Education
Wendy Milette and Geeta Malik – MY HERO Short Film Festival, Los Angeles
Pamela Millis and Sonia
Marlisa Mills
Julia Minor and Jeremy Tarr
Mountain Bizworks
Renee Molko
Blythe Moore
Shelly Moore – Asheville Humane Society
Bruce Mulkey
Diane and Darryl Nabors
Julia Nooe
Mary Olson
Kathleen Osta – Vital Clarity
Carolyn Paden – Blue Ridge Humane Society
Kathi Petersen
Shane Peters – Media Cinedicate
Edith Peterson – Allied Vaughn
Peter Phillips – Southampton University, UK
Melissa Porter – Asheville Film Festival
Grandmother Red Leaf
Glenis Redmond
Carmen Richards
Debra Roberts
Joe Roberts
Sarah Rubin
Darlyne Sahara
Brett Salter
Lisa Sarasohn
Brett and Skye Satz
Mary Schillereff and the Randolph Elementary School Media Club
Maggie Schlubach and Charlene Scharf – S and S Special Events
Winnie Schoefer
Connie Scotchie – Mountain Valley Water
Allegra Searle-LeBel – Limber Media, Seattle
Richard Shulman – Rich Heart Music
Oraleen Simmons
James Sorrells – The Positive Observer
Grace Stahre – Versant Media, Seattle
Carlos Stewart – Twin Rivers Media Festival, Asheville
Stewart Stokes
Jim Stokoe
Pamela Stringer – intern from UNC-Asheville, Mass Communications major & puppy Lola
Vera Struck
Don Talley
The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa
The Laurel of Asheville
Larry Thompson, Beth Turner and Kim Hayes – the Justice and Outreach Ministries Group
of The Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina
Sandra Travis – Asheville Film Festival
Gordon Walton – One Who Serves
Bill Weaver, Stephen Silha and all our Media that Matters Friends
Terri Wells
Western Carolina Coalition for Social Concerns
Julie Savage Parker and Sandi Tomlin-Sutker – Western North Carolina Woman
Mica White – Mica’s Word Magic
Michael Whitney
Dawn Willard
Kat Williams
Ruth Williams
WLOS-TV, Asheville, NC
Morgen Yeakley
Luke Zeller

And many more Wonderful Volunteers and Friends