About Us

We are committed to helping our clients harness the power of new media to serve communities typically underrepresented in the environmental movement. Tamarack is a multimedia production company with expertise in documentary production, environmental education, web design, advocacy, and writing. We help you deliver a message that grabs attention of traditional supporters of environmental causes and attracts new audiences.

Our Team

Collaborators

  • Jaime Garamella

    A Brooklyn-based musician and teacher, Jaime frequently provides soundtrack music for (and occasionally stars in) Tamarack’s videos.  Learn more about Jaime and his band, the Spanish Channel, on his website.

  • Melissa Blackall

    A Boston-based photographer and filmmaker, Melissa serves as Tamarack’s affiliate video producer. Learn more about her work at Melissa Blackall Photography and Melissa Blackall: Environmental Photographer.


Our Values

  • Accessibility:  We serve a broad range of clients, from volunteer organizations to nonprofits and businesses with with hundreds of employees. We established a sliding scale for our rates to ensure we can provide high quality tools for the smallest organizations.
  • Availability: We work hard to be available to our clients. We share many of our core skills, so if one of us is out, another can assist with urgent issues.
  • Clarity: Our tech and design world is full of obscure language. We know that if our clients don’t understand the plan, they may not get what they want. We work closely with our clients to make sure the process is clear.
  • Equality: We formed a cooperative because we believe that equal ownership is good for each of us and good for our clients. Our employees are either owners or are on track to be owners, invested in delivering the best we can. We also set our compensation and benefits to be the same for all members. We all work the same amount of time and we are compensated the same for it. Simple and equal.
  • Inclusivity: We avoid divisive language and campaigns, helping our clients broaden their message at every opportunity. That doesn’t mean we’ll support anything and everything, nor that we avoid issues of conflict. We work on issues we believe in.
  • Independence: Anything we build for our clients is theirs. We prioritize using open source code so that if they need to work with someone else down the road, they won’t be stuck with a tool that can’t be transferred. If we build them a website, we’ll train them to edit it so they feel comfortable making changes without us.
  • Justice: The environmental movement is interwoven with work for justice. We believe if people aren’t empowered within their own homes, jobs, and communities, they will struggle to prioritize environmental stewardship or defend against environmental exploitation. We practice justice within our cooperative through equal compensation and decision making power, as well as consideration of how our business impacts others. We also look for opportunities to further environmental justice through our work by supporting clients who work on food security, energy, poverty, community forestry, and other issues at the intersection between social justice and environmental sustainability.
  • Passion: We bring a passion and commitment to environmental issues to each project, which we combine with experience working across the environmental movement. We know that our success can only be judged by our clients’ success.