Meet the RandomGood Team
Founder & CEO
After a 30 year business career, Randy created RandomGood with the vision of improving quality of life and environmental conservation around the world, sparked by his passion as a wildlife photographer. Before launching RandomGood, Randy was an entrepreneur and consumer behavior expert. He co-founded Quantum Health, a Coordinated Health/Care company that uses behavioral science to help patients navigate the healthcare system. Randy spent 18 years as an international business strategy consultant and has co-authored two university textbooks on consumer behavior and marketing.
Co-Founder & President
Christopher is a leader in using storytelling to drive social impact, applying a strategic framework he developed at his impact agency/consultancy Stir and while serving as Participant Media's EVP for digital, brand, and business development. At Participant, he led the creation of digital communities and created impact agency/consultancy Tag, which had clients Disney, Intel, American Express, MacArthur Foundation, and Gates Foundation. Prior to Participant, he was a pioneer in branded entertainment at Pepsi, Ogilvy-where he was the head of emerging technology and innovation—and as co-founder of Integrated Entertainment Partners. He was also a consultant at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and has an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School. He is an Edmund Hillary Fellow and a fellow of the RSA. He teaches at UCLA’s Anderson School and served as Chair of the Ad Council Issue Advisory Board.
Peter J. Hudson FRS
Co-Founder & Science Advisor
Peter is the Former Director of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences and Willaman Professor of Biology at Pennsylvania State University. He is an internationally recognized research biologist and Fellow of the Royal Society. Peter’s love of biology, wildlife, and wildlife photography started at a young age. His research focuses on the ecology of wildlife diseases, especially those transmissible to humans. His research group uses a mixture of fieldwork, laboratory studies, and mathematical modeling to explore disease dynamics. Peter’s work has implications for the control of wildlife diseases and emerging zoonotic spillovers into the human population.
Director of Impact & Activation
Megan is responsible for managing RandomGood's digital and impact strategies. Megan works closely with RandomGood's filmmakers on conceptualizing campaigns meant to drive impact, awareness and systems-change, and build communities around critical issues. Megan has dedicated her career to fighting the climate crisis, protecting wildlife and natural places, and advancing environmental justice. She’s an expert environmental communicator, activist, storyteller, and strategic thinker. Megan spent 5 years developing advocacy campaigns around environmental and public health issues for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Before that, she worked at Participant Media where she managed a NGO partnership program of 160+ orgs, developed creative ways for storytelling to drive impact, and planned large-scale events including a slam poetry salon and an event around stopping the dolphin slaughter in Japan. Megan has done freelance writing for Billboard Magazine, the LA Weekly, and the Huffington Post. She’s an avid scuba diver and received a grant to do underwater climate research and sea turtle rehabilitation work on the Great Barrier Reef. Megan is an aspiring beekeeper and is passionate about seeing live music, writing poetry, practicing yoga and meditation, and traveling. She’s fluent in French, and studied International Affairs and Philosophy at George Washington University.
Board Member, RandomGood Foundation
Angus is an ecologist with over 20 years of international experience leading and delivering multidisciplinary environmental management projects across culturally and ecologically diverse landscapes. Originally from Papua New Guinea, Angus has worked in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Australasia. He is passionate about environmental stewardship and the complexities associated with achieving conservation outcomes through the lenses of traditional owners, environmental managers, project sponsors, regulatory agencies, and other key stakeholders. As a photographer, Angus strives to capture the mood and character of people, habitats, and wildlife by exploring their relationships through imagery.
Emil Benjamin is a writer, director, producer, cinematographer, and editor based out of New York City. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, he received his BFA in Theater Arts from Boston University and MFA in Film Directing & Screenwriting from Columbia University, where he also taught undergraduate screenwriting as part of a highly-selective fellowship. Emil's feature documentary, OYATE, premiered in competition at Big Sky and is currently running the festival circuit. His short films WHITE PEOPLE, WE CAN DO IT, and THE BREAKDOWN PARABLES have screened and earned prizes at dozens of festivals around the world. Emil attended the Cine Qua Non Revision Lab with his feature, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN ENOUGH, and won the Austin Film Festival Pitch Competition with his pilot, HOPELESS. He is serving as co-writer on "The Untitled Sam Project," an upcoming documentary directed by Nadav Kurtz and produced by Oscar-nominated producer Diane Quon. Emil is the founder of Irrelevant Media.
Harry Bartle is an award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker born and raised in New York City. His short films and music videos have premiered at the New Orleans Film Festival, Indie Memphis and VICE. He completed an MFA in Screenwriting in 2021, where he received faculty honors for his feature script “The Last Electrician.” His pilot script “Jason” won Columbia’s 2020 Alfred P. Sloan Screenplay Award. He lives in Brooklyn.
Filmmaker & Photographer
Filmmaker and photographer David Wright has worked in over 65 countries on projects commissioned by National Geographic, PBS, and the BBC, as well as streaming services such as Apple, Disney and Netflix. Originally from the United Kingdom, he started out producing natural history content at Oxford Scientific Films. Since then he has spent extended period working in Norway, Australia and finally settled in the US. David was the recipient of National Geographic’s 100th Emmy for his work on a polar bear film and has since won two more for BBC science and wildlife shows. He also received BAFTA and a Jules Verne award for his work in the Arctic. David also works for charitable organizations covering environmental and humanitarian stories across the globe, from the mountains of Tibet to the deserts of eastern Senegal.
When he is not filming documentaries in some far flung corner of Africa, David is an avid nature enthusiast who spends his time discovering the lesser known parts of the world. His favorite country he keeps coming back to is Madagascar. David is passionate about using storytelling as a tool to drive social impact while helping preserve our environment.
Eva was born and grew up in Germany but left Europe in 2004 to fulfil her childhood dream of living in the wild places of Africa. Trained in tourism she worked in places like the Okavango Delta in Botswana as a lodge manager for several years where her knowledge, love and passion for wildlife deepened. Over the years she became a strong ambassador for wildlife conservation and the last truly wild places on the continent. It is her heartfelt wish to create awareness around the importance of the protection of these wild places for all of humanity and to assist the people that live in these areas and are doing the important conservation work. Further, she would like to help deepen (or re-awaken) our relationship with Mother Nature and to get people all around the planet involved in conservation. Eva is also a professional photographer and now works as a freelance/independent producer for RandomGood, responsible for the content on the African continent.
Zander is a Cape Town-born photographer and videographer. After completing his degree in Mechanical Engineering, he started taking photos and videos professionally. Zander is excited by projects that allow him to meet interesting people and film beautiful wildlife. These human-wildlife conflict stories are important to share in the hope that the awareness that they create can help in the pursuit of a future of harmony.
As a snow leopard expert, naturalist, conservationist, and tour guide, Imran started his own travel company. He’s gathered a great deal of experience in adventure tourism for more than a decade, but with the passage of time, he also managed to become a wildlife filmmaker. Today, he is the Founding Director of Shan Production Company (the first production company, based in Ladakh, India).
Rudolph Michel de Girardier
Rudolph Michel de Girardier is a documentary cinematographer and director who specializes in environmental conservation, natural history, and social impact.
Rebecca Dreyfus is a critically-acclaimed filmmaker whose work legendary film critic Stanley Kauffman called "a testament to what film can do in the hands of a good documentarian: convert fact into truth." Dreyfus has a strong ability to cultivate intimacy wherever she is shooting and has filmed a wide breadth of subjects from celebrities to those living on the fringes of society. Her docu-series, ON MEDITATION, is about well-known personalities and their meditation practices, including David Lynch, Peter Matthiessen, Giancarlo Esposito and others. This unique project premiered on PBS and Netflix. Dreyfus is also the director/producer of the art house sensation STOLEN, a feature documentary about the largest unsolved art heist in American history. STOLEN was released nationwide and was included in the PBS Emmy-Award winning series, Independent Lens and released on Netflix. She created the TV special CLOSE UP: Photographers at Work for Ovation TV portraying notable photographers including Albert Maysles, Mary-Ellen Mark, Gregory Crewdson, Sylvia Plachy and Timothy Greenfield Sanders. She has received grants and fellowships for her work from The Sundance Film Institute, The Jerome Foundation, as The New York State Council on the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts and Women in Film.
David Berez is a Producer / Director / Editor of more than three hundred video, film and multimedia projects for broadcast, corporate and non-profit clients. Although well regarded as a video “jack of all trades,” David’s focus is on editorial and corporate messaging – how best to determine and deliver the clients message to its audience regardless of the medium. David has written, directed and edited promotional and image films for corporate clients including Pfizer Corp., LL Bean, Fidelity Investments, News Corporation, HarperCollins, Fortis Insurance and the New York Stock Exchange. He directed “Moving Stories/Moving Pictures”, a sprawling multimedia history of orthopedic surgery which won a coveted CLIO. David directed and edited Wounded in Action, a nationally broadcast PBS documentary about battlefield surgeons in World War II that is part of the permanent collection at the D-Day museum in New Orleans. David has produced and filmed from the underwater canyons of Bloody Bay Wall in the Little Cayman Islands to a combat support hospital in Balad, Iraq. His work has appeared on PBS, The Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and in numerous board rooms across the country. As principal editor for his company, David has edited hundreds of programs for his own clients as well as other independent producers.
Ricardo J. Varona
Ricardo J Varona is an award-winning filmmaker born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico and currently residing in Brooklyn, New York. Having lived most of his life on the island, Ricardo’s work constantly bounces back and forth between Puerto Rico and the U.S. His stories are centered mostly on family matters, sexuality, class, and cultural identity. With a background in the corporate video world, Ricardo also sees opportunities in disruptive ways of channeling culture, creating human-centered processes, and focusing on purpose-driven collaborations. Ricardo graduated from the Columbia University MFA Film Directing Program as a Miloš Forman Directing Fellow where, among other things, he served as the Equity Diversity & Inclusion Representative for the Film Department.
Producer/Web Design/ Social Media Manager
Amna Vegha is a true jack of all trades. She has 8+ years of experience acting, writing, producing, directing, and production designing for film and theatre in California, New York, Pakistan, Greece, The Czech Republic, and Slovakia. When not working on gory horror films, she spends her time backpacking in the wilderness, and doing film and theatre work that brings people closer to the wild.