Our Production Team

William R. Howard, Executive Director bill-balloon 160

Bill is involved in each Downstream production, from beginning to end, organizing, scheduling, and ensuring that each project is of the highest quality and completed on time, and within budget.

David Lillard, Special Projects Managerdlillard

He has served as president of a local land trust, was a founder of the American Conservation Film Festival, and the founding executive
director of the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship. He is the publisher of a monthly periodical serving Clarke County. David joined The Downstream Project in 2016 as special projects manager for client services in website technologies and social media development.

Tom Taylor, Graphic Designer

Tom is a guiding creative force in Downstream’s graphic productions. Tom has worked in all facets of advertising including creative director, art director, graphic designer, and partner of a advertising agency.David Lillard, Project Manage

Amy Mathews Amos, Science Writer


Amy has spent her career at the interface of environmental science and public policy as an analyst, advocate, consultant and now writer.  She draws on years of conservation experience to inform her feature writing and commentary in a compelling combination of professional knowledge and personal passion.

Mike Murdock, Videographer/Editor


Mike Murdock brings over thirty years experience as a still photographer, videographer, editor, and producer/director to The Downstream Project. Mike has won several regional and national awards including 3 ITVA Awards, 12 Telly Awards, 2 Videographer Awards, a Cine Golden Eagle, and EMMY nominations for editing and cinematography.

Studio 105

Tom Conant and Jared Scheerer of Studio 105 bring their award-winning marketing communications team to the Downstream production mix, providing graphic design, Web design, and strategic marketing services.


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