Mark Norwine works full time, doing school outreach for CHADS Coalition (Communities Healing Adolescent Depression and Suicide), which is a mental health advocacy group based in St. Louis, Missouri. He is certified as a Peer Specialist and as a Olweus Bullying Prevention Trainer. Mark’s walk across Missouri was inspired by his passion for CHADS successful work in St. Louis’ schools and his hope for their work to expand to the rest of the state.
Eric studied at the University of Missouri's Journalism School and the University of Southern California. After graduating with a degree in Cinematic Arts, Eric worked as a Coordinating Producer on several projects for Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, and Judd Apatow's comedy website, Funny or Die, including an original TV pilot and the viral hit, Hoverboards are Real, which has amassed 16 million views. Since then, Eric was the Associate Producer on Lifetime's feature film, Bad Blood, and has worked on a variety of national commercials with clients that include Samsung, Izze Soda, and LUVO.
After graduating from Columbia College Chicago's film school, Salzberg began his career interning with directors Ridley Scott and Alexander Payne. He went on to co-edit Blood Equity, a documentary about the physical and mental health tolls of professional football. Since then, Salzberg has worked in post production on several movies, including Step Brothers, The Other Guys, Funny People and This is 40. Most recently, he edited Ass Backwards (2013 Sundance Film Festival Selection), Shira Piven's Welcome to Me (2014 Toronto Film Festival Selection), and Paul Feig's TV show Other Space.
Director of Photography
Jonathan Nicholas grew up in Lubbock, TX, and after graduating from Texas Christian University (2006) in Dallas/Ft.Worth with a BS in Communication, and awarded the highest honor, "Production Person of the Year" by the TCU Radio/TV/Film Collage, he immediately moved to Los Angeles working from the ground up. Today, Jonathan has the distinction of shooting with such networks like Discovery, History, NatGeo and Science Channel, while at the same time focusing on narrative storytelling through independent productions, and multiple high end shorts with FunnyorDie.com. Jonathan currently has his first TV pilot in production, produced by Funny or Die.
Michael Hofacre has been part of the editing teams of over 30 feature films, working with directors Milos Forman, Michael Mann, Judd Apatow, Adam McKay, Danny DeVito, and Jodie Foster. Most recently, he edited the indpendent films Shelter, Frankie Go Boom, and Winter in the Blood. He also edited and co-produced the award-winning documentary Surviving Friendly Fire narrated by Ian McKellen. Michael studied theatre at the University of Nebraska, most recently directing for five seasons at the Central Coast Shakespeare Festival.
Like Josh and Eric, Collin Pittier originally hails from the Midwest. The Lawrence, Kansas native first met Josh at Columbia College Chicago, hatching a bromance that has spanned a decade and several states. Now based in LA, Collin has worked in the film and television industry for seven years, working in the editorial department for film trailers, TV commercials, documentaries, comedy shorts and several studio films, including the 2013 Sundance selection Ass Backwards. As an Editor for Walking Man, Collin is excited to share the Norwines' inspiring story with a national audience to spread its message of hope.