The recipient of a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Film from the University of Texas at Austin, Mr. Kammerman is an award-winning filmmaker who has taught writing, directing and editing. As the President of The Good Film Company, Mr. Kammerman is focused on creating and supporting films that have the power to touch people, broaden their vision, and even change their lives. Mr. Kammerman is also a graduate of Cornell University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in American Government. He lives in North Carolina with his wife Michelle and their son Joshua.
Tim Dilworth’s childhood involvement with furniture design and manufacturing was not typical, probably abnormal and definitely border-line illegal. Most summers as a young teen, he worked for his mother, who had a thriving business transforming furniture of questionable origins into “antiques.” (It’s amazing what one person can do with a rasp, steel wool, sandpaper, wax and a bicycle chain wrapped in thick burlap). While pitching in, Dilworth learned to quickly spot the differences between reproductions and originals, and could haltingly identify most of the classic styles. Even though other collectors said he had “a good eye,” Dilworth opted not to follow his mother into the furniture “distressing” business. Instead, he became a film maker and TV producer who’s earned a wide array of credits, from Emmy-award winning Natural History shows about owls, orcas, chimpanzees and numerous other animals, to some of reality television’s iconic programming, such as “Hillbilly Handfishin’.” He made the transition from investment banking, (more akin to his mother’s business than his present career), to documentaries 25 years ago, and has never looked back. Initially interested in documentaries because of his passion for history, he realized that he’s intrigued and energized by all stories with heart and depth, and that connect with a broader audience. Through the years, he has never lost perspective on the fact that it’s a blessing to be able to do work that he loves, most especially when the content and characters are as compelling as “A Better Place.”
An expert in small-group dynamics and leadership development, and a global YPO facilitator, Mitchel Groter is the founder and CEO of Quantum Achievement Programs. Mitchel is one of a select group of globally certified forum facilitators for the YPO network. He is also an ICF certified PCC coach. His approach to inspiring others to thrive and prosper comes from over 20 years in the business trenches—real-world experience in sales, marketing, and management. Mitchel’s extensive multidimensional professional experience includes work as a New York State-licensed chemical and codependency counselor, in corporate television production, high-tech consultative sales as well as nine years as a jazz musician. Mitchel attended California Institute of the Arts, where he studied poetry and lm production. He graduated with a BS in psychology from Empire State/SUNY and was a postgraduate student at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Service in NYC. He lives in Reston, Virginia, with his wife, Susan, and has three children, Bess, Sam, and Halle.
As students navigate the complex web of social, academic and familial pressures, they’re forging their identities and establishing core values, beliefs and interests. With GFASI’s emphasis on personal growth and leadership development, students acquire critical and creative tools to communicate what they believe about themselves and the world. The program’s professional counselors and filmmakers help students discover their place in the world and develop their own unique voices.