Connie Baker

Sustainability is paramount to craft distiller Connie Baker. Baker and her husband founded Marble Distilling Company in Carbondale, Colorado on a foundation of social consciousness. The company’s spirits—vodka, rye whiskey, and other specialty flavored spirits—are handcrafted using local grains and pristine water from the Crystal River, which is filtered through 99.5% calcite Yule marble.

Because distilleries use a lot of water and energy to heat water. Connie and her husband were determined to design a way to recapture that water and energy in their distillery and reuse it.

Jenna Walker

Jenna Walker’s résumé is made up of a motley of endeavors. She’s worked for the U.S. Olympic Committee, Ford Motor Company, and the Pepsi Center; opened her own professional photography business; founded photo-goods powerhouse Artifact Uprising; and most recently, became general manager of the Techstars Sustainability Accelerator, a mentorship-driven program that helps tech startups grow.

Anna Karlin

Anna Karlin works across all media, and when she says all, she means it. Her studio practice encompasses everything from digital and print to interiors and set design. All her life, Anna has been drawn to the creation of objects.

“Just making stuff, decorating stuff, I always just loved it,” says Anna, who’s lived in New York for the past six years. “It’s having the energy to bounce from thing to thing and make each thing happen. It’s more about what I want to be working on, and that could be many things at one time or just one piece at a time.”