Archangel Ancient Tree Archive
Ian Ashken is a co-Founder, Vice Chairman and CFO of Jarden Corporation (NYSE:JAH), a leading provider of a diverse range of consumer products with a portfolio of over 100 trusted, quality brands sold globally, including; Ball®, Berkley®, Bicycle®, Coleman®, Crock-Pot®, First Alert®, K2®, Marmot®, Mr. Coffee®, NUK®, Rawlings® and Sunbeam®. Mr. Ashken also sits on the boards of a number of other businesses and charitable organizations.
Frank Ettawageshik lives in Harbor Springs, Michigan, with his wife Rochelle. He has four adult children and five grandchildren. He is a traditional storyteller and potter, believing that native people need to be rooted in their traditions in order to be prepared for the future. He served in tribal elected office for sixteen years, fourteen as the Tribal Chairman of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians in Harbor Springs. During his tenure as Tribal Chairman he was instrumental in the adoption of the Tribal and First Nations Great Lakes Water Accord in 2004.
Now serving as the Executive Director of the United Tribes of Michigan, he is also the Chairman of the United League of Indigenous Nations Governing Board. Frank’s 40 years of public service have included serving on the Executive Board of National Congress of American Indians, the Historical Society of Michigan board, the Chippewa Ottawa Resource Authority, the Michigan Indian Education Council, the Michigan Climate Action Council, the Little Traverse Conservancy, the Michigan Travel Commission, the Public Interest Advisory Group for the International Joint Commission’s Upper Great Lakes Study, the Michigan Great Lakes Offshore Wind Council, and the Michigan Ground Water Conservation Advisory Council.
Dana King is an award winning veteran journalist. She has traveled extensively and reported on war, natural disasters and inhumane conditions in Afghanistan, Rwanda, Ghana, Kurdistan, Kosovo, Turkey, Jordan, Honduras, El Salvador and Taiwan. King is the founding chair of MarinKids, a non-profit created to advocate on policy issues surrounding childhood obesity, the academic achievement gap and healthcare. She is also on the advisory committee for Dominican University’s School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences as well as an honorary board member of Sunnyhills Services, a non-profit designed to meet the needs of emotionally and mentally disturbed, neglected and abused children and youth. King is the proud mother of two young adults.
Jared Milarch grew up in the green industry, learning traditional growing methods from his father and grandfather. In 1996, Milarch and his father, David founded the non-profit, Champion Tree Project International, with the mission of preserving, propagating and planting old growth forest genetics. Following college, Jared helped collect, propagate and plant champion trees around the country.
In 2004, Jared decided to continue his family’s growing tradition into the fourth generation. He purchased the family farm and established Milarch Brothers Nursery and Landscaping. In 2008, Jared Milarch co-founded Archangel Ancient Tree Archive. He was formerly the Vice President of Propagation Operations and currently serves as Executive Director and Chairman of the Board.
Celina Spiegel, Publisher and Senior Vice President of Spiegel & Grau, founded Spiegel & Grau with Julie Grau as an imprint of Random House with the mission of bringing to readers new voices and stories that help shape the way people understand the world.
Among the books that Spiegel & Grau has published in the past few years are Jim Robbins’s The Man Who Planted Trees, Jay-Z’s Decoded, Suze Orman’s Women and Money and The Money Class, Wes Moore’s The Other Wes Moore, Blake Mycoskie’s Start Something That Matters, Matt Taibbi’s Griftopia, and Barbara Demick’s Nothing to Envy.
Before launching Spiegel & Grau, Spiegel was Vice President and Publisher (and founding editor) of Riverhead Books, where she edited Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, James McBride’s The Color of Water, and bestselling, award-winning books by writers including Harold Bloom, Alex Garland, Anne Lamott, Chang-rae Lee, Kathleen Norris, ZZ Packer, Dan Pink, Gary Shteyngart, and Judith Warner. She received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.A. from U.C., Berkeley, in Comparative Literature. She is the editor, with Christina Büchmann, of Out of the Garden: Women Writers on the Bible and, with Peter Kupfer, of the book (and app) Great First Lines. She was born and raised on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, where she lives today.