Chad Kister
4592 Bessemer Rd.;  Nelsonville, Ohio 45764
Phone: 740-753-3888 or 740-707-4110;;

Published Books:

Arctic Quest: Odyssey Through a Threatened Wilderness Area; Common Courage Press, 2003

Arctic Melting: How Climate Change is Destroying One of the World’s Largest Wilderness Areas; Common Courage Press; 2005

Against All Odds: The Struggle to Save The Ridges; Columbus Free Press and the Columbus Institute for Contemporary Journalism, 2007


Produced Film

Caribou People: an exciting documentary mostly in the words of the Gwich’in and Inupiat peoples with stunning wildlife footage.

Education:  Masters of Science, Environmental Studies, Ohio University, March 2010 3.5 GPA
Ohio University, Honors Tutorial College, School of Journalism, Bachelors Degree, 1993, 3.6 GPA, graduated with high honors
 Upper Arlington High School, Class of 1989, 3.6 GPA
 SAT score:  780 math; 560 verbal

Web page design, search engine registration, writing, editing,  event organizing, group consensus-building, meeting facilitating, 
  digital photography, desktop publishing and fundraising

Computer skills: 
MacIntosh and PC proficient.  Fluent in the following applications: Pagemaker, Quark Express, Word 3-7, Excel,  Adobe Premier Elements, Corel Suite, Quatro Pro, Frontpage, Powerpoint, Picture It, Photoshop, email configuration, web design, web promotion and much more

Civic Activities: 
Participated in the United Nations Conference on Climate Change 
    in the Hague, Netherlands as a Greenpeace International delegate, November 2000
Coordinator, 50-day, 846 mile Walk for A Green Ohio that reached 
     4 million people through television, radio and print media, September-October 1994
 Athens Coordinator, Walk for Justice, June, 1994, "The best 
   organized of all" stops on the 5 1/2 month, 3,600 mile walk, 
    said American Indian Movement co-founder Dennis Banks
Speaking Tour, Japan, March - April, 1993
 Helped organize more than 200 peace and environmental 
  events instrumental in winning a recycling campaign at Ohio 
  University and preserving 671 acres of public land, 1989 to present
 Participated in more than 250 peace and environmental actions, 
  1989 to current
 Ohio Coalition for First Amendment Rights, secretary, 1988-1989

Work Experience: 
Public Speaker: More than 1,000 presentations around the United States , Canada , Japan and Europe 1992 to current

Campaigner for Ozone Action on Global Warming issues, June, 2000 to November, 2000
Web Page Designer, 1997 to current
  Editor, Book by Professor Richard Edgar, Athens Ohio, 
      May, 1997 to current
 Researcher and organizer, Campaign to Save Dysart Woods, Ohio 
  University Administration, June to December, 1997
 Assistant Editor, Countdown Magazine, October, 1991 to June 1992
 Staff Writer, Suburban News Publication, 1989 to 1990

Activities: Environmental Activism, four years
 The Post  (OU paper), copy editor, reporter
 Earth Speaks, environmental journal, Editor

High School
Activities: Arlingtonian, In-Depth Editor - 1988-1989
 Arlingtonian, Investigative Reporter - 1986-1988

National Awards:
  USA Today All Academic Team, 1992
  Gannet Freedom Forum Award, 1991 and 1992
  Scripps Howard Scholarship, 1990 and 1991
  National High School Journalist of the Year,
   Journalism Education Association, 1989
  National Bicentennial Competition on the Constitution and Bill 
    of Rights, Member of Top Ten Team in Nation, 1989
  First Place, Newswriting, Quill and Scroll
  First Place, Single Subject Presentation, Columbia University, 
   New York, 1989
  First Place, Cover Design, Columbia University, New York, 1989
  Third Place, Health Reporting, American Medical Association, 1989
  Excellence in Newswriting, National Journalism 
     Association, Washington D.C., 1988

 Great Lakes Region Awards:
  First Place, In-Depth Reporting, Great Lakes 
   Interscholastic Association, 1989
  First Place,  Newswriting, Great Lakes 
   Interscholastic Association, 1989
  First Place,  Feature Writing, Great Lakes
   Interscholastic Association, 1989
  First Place, Feature Writing, Great Lakes
   Interscholastic Association, 1988
  First Place, Newswriting, Great Lakes
   Interscholastic Association, 1988

 State Awards:
  Ohio High School Journalist of the Year, 1989
  Ohio First Place Team, National Bicentennial Competition on 
   the Constitution and Bill of Rights, 1989
  First Place, Newswriting, Ohio Press, 1989
  First Place, Feature Writing, Ohio Press, 1989
  Second Place, Editorial Column Writing, Ohio Press, 1989
  First Place, Newswriting, Kent State University, 1989 
  First Place, In-Depth Reporting, Kent State University, 1987

 Local Awards:
  Best Leading Citizen of Athens County, Athens News vote, 1998
  Best Media Figure in Athens County, Athens News vote, 2000 and 1998
  Kennedy Leadership Award, Ohio University, 1990
  Arlingtonian Journalist of the Year, 1987-1988

Boy Scout
Eagle Scout, 1988;  3000  Hour Award, Camping, 1988
 Philmont Trail Crew Staff,  New Mexico, Summer, 1987
 World Conservation Award, 1987; Order of the Arrow, 1987
 Nagatamen Leadership Award, 1985