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In Good Company

In Good Company

We truly are In Good Company - blessed by the many creative, inspiring Rockfordians whose good works enrich our lives. It is our hope that Nels Akerlund Photography + Video's dynamic environmental portraits celebrating these good people help to bring to life the unique and authentic nature of our great region. Below you will find their stories and you will get a glimpse into how each one of us help to make a community a destination.

 

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Don Miller
Director of Nature Education, Severson Dells Nature Center

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Louis Mateus and Frank Mateus
Coaches and Founders, Rockford Raptors FC

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Larry Morrissey
Mayor of Rockford, IL

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Anqunette Parham
Community Services Grant Administrator, Crusader Community Health

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Fred Young
CEO, Forest City Gear

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Doc Slafkosky & Jerry Kortman
Owners, J.R. Kortman Center for Design

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David Anderson
Founding Family Member of Anderson Japanese Gardens

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Frank Schier
Editor & Publisher of the Rock River Times, 
and Founder & Coordinator of the Rock River National Water Trail

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Daniel McMahon & Miles Nielsen
Musicians and composers for the Oscar-winning documentary, Undefeated

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Jim Julin
Visual Artist (deceased)

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Michael Webb
Producer and Managing Director, Starlight Theatre

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Jarrod Hennis & Britney Lindgren
Owners, Rockford Art Deli and Pirate Ninja Print Shop

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Mary Gulbrantson
Owner, Urban Farmgirl

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Richard Spanton Jr. & Chrissie Spanton
Owners, Copperstone Inn and the Pavilion at Orchard Ridge Farms

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Andrea Hazzard
Owner and Operator, Hazzard Free Farms

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Duncan Geddes
PGA Professional and Director of Golf, Rockford Park District

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Mary McNamara Bernsten
Founder, I HEART ART, Inc. and 4hooligans, 
and Winnebago County Forest Preserve District Commissioner 

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David Sidney
Transform Rockford

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Coronor Sue Fiduccia
Winnebago County

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Roma Hailman
Owner, Mrs. Fishers Inc.

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Dan Jarrett
Owner and General Manager, West Rock Wake Park

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Sunil Puri
Founder and President, First Rockford Group

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Sarah Wolf
Executive Director, Discovery Center Museum

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Betsy Youngquist
Visual Artist

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Jody Deery
Owner, Rockford Speedway

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Philippe Forcioli (deceased)
Chef-Owner, GreenFire Restaurant Bar & Bakery

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Chris Wachowiak
Owner, Kryptonite

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Robb Sinks
Owner, Kegel's Bicycle Store

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Phantom Regiment
Rockford's Ambassadors and Two-Time World Champion Drum & Bugle Corps

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Emily Bear
Pianist and Composer

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Jack O'Neil
Competitive Athlete

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Maceo Rainey
Former Principal, West Middle School

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Dr. Michael Roh
Spine Surgeon, Rockford Spine Center

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Zina Horton
Owner, Zammuto's Drive-In and Carry-Out

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Scott A. Williams
Director of Science and Exhibits, Burpee Museum of Natural History

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Timothy Hanson
Executive Director at Rock River Water Reclamation District

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Tim Gruner
Garden Curator & Head of Horticulture at Anderson Japanese Gardens

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The Most Reverend David Malloy
Bishop of the Rockford Diocese

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Rick Nielsen
Lead Guitarist of Cheap Trick

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SwedishAmerican Hospital

Henry C. Anderson M.D.
Family Physician; Medical Executive, SwedishAmerican Health System

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