Meet Our Team
Ever since seeing his first Indiana Jones movie as a child, Thornton Giese (Thor) has had a one-track mind to study, understand and appreciate the world around him and his place in it. With a degree in anthropology from the University of Colorado in Denver, Thor has worked as an archaeologist on numerous digs and excavation sites, as well as served as a resident educator at Dinosaur Ridge, an outdoor museum in Colorado known as one of the world’s most famous dinosaur fossil localities. Easily educating over 200,000 museum guests in his time, Thor learned how to make science come alive and connect with others.
Combining his love for science with a passion for education, Thor is currently developing a series of experiential science videos, Thor’s Outdoor Science Academy, where he will tackle the elements of earth, air, fire and water. Exploring these elements through science, history, language, food and great stories, Thor is entertaining and educating viewers of all ages on our great big world of yesterday, today and tomorrow.
For the past 30 years, Buddy has worked in the entertainment business as a professional stand-up comedian, actor and director. Working in film and television, Buddy recently appeared in an episode of Stephen King’s new miniseries, Faces (also referred to as Lisey’s Story), on Apple TV+. He also co-wrote, starred in and produced a 2020 film, A Wrestling Christmas Miracle.
A business owner, author, speaker and producer, Anne Thornton owns MSI Plumbing & Remodeling in Hunterdon County, N.J., and produces her company’s TV, radio, print and digital content. One of her books, Anne Thornton’s Insider’s Guide to Home Improvement, is based on the tips and tricks she’s learned in over 25 years in business. Anne also turned the content of her book and the story of her life into a video and live presentation that she shares as an invited speaker with a wide range of audiences and organizations.
Susan has been teaching science in both the public and private sector for the past 25 years and achieved National Board Certification in Early Adolescent Science in 2011 and recently renewed her certificate in 2020, an accomplishment earned by less than 10 percent of teachers nationwide. Susan was also selected as a finalist for the California Presidential Excellence Award in Math and Science Teaching and received a Herbst Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence for inspiring the joy of learning in her students.
Gregory Koziar, Adam Laskowitz and Jake Sundt
Gregory is President of CA Media Development, a full-service advertising and video production agency in business since 1989. Using state-of-the-art equipment, the team produces a wide assortment of video and advertising campaigns for TV, radio, web and digital outlets. CA Media has worked with hundreds of clients on the local and state level, as well as charitable organizations.