Deborah Rivel is an award-winning independent wildlife film producer/director who has been interested in birds and wildlife, and their conservation most of her life. Since 2004, she has been creating nature-focused products, including the first Peterson Field Guides apps for iPhone and ringtones for mobile devices via her company Wildtones.com. Raised in New Jersey, she is a longtime resident of NYC and also near birding hotspot, Cape May, New Jersey. Deb is a board member of Audubon New York and Dr. Irene Pepperberg’s avian cognition research project, The Alex Foundation. An avid bird photographer who regularly explores the wilds of NYC and the New Jersey beaches for subjects. She has traveled to six continents in search of birds.
Kellye Rosenheim grew up in Louisiana where she was surrounded by all manner of wildlife, but took up birdwatching in New York City’s Central Park. She has led walks for the Nature Conservancy and New York City Audubon where she now works.