Who We Are

Glenn Robinson, New York, NY

Glenn Robinson achieved his BA in communications from Chapman University in Southern California and since then has purveyed the world of arts, culture, food, sustainability, and society. In 2004 he created and published an online culture zine that featured undiscovered artists, musicians, writers, and places of interests. Soon after, he found himself directing a small art gallery with a focus on emerging artists. After transplanting to New York, Glenn’s experience in the art world culminated in his position as Artistic Director for a boutique advertising agency; however, with the abundance of all his accomplishments his fulfillment was lacking. Because of this he dove head first into the local food systems of New York, working closely with organic farms and farmers, he acted as a conduit to the accessibility of healthy food to the public. This led him to face the issue of plastic bags due to the prevalence of their use at the New York City farmers markets, resulting in the creation of BFTP.

Leslie Henkel, New York, NY

Leslie Henkel received her BA in Visual Arts Media from UC San Diego, where she also worked as an Arts Bridge Scholar, teaching art history and practice to children at the on-campus charter school. Post graduation, she continued teaching via after-school science and art programs in the San Francisco Bay Area, and in 2004, travelled to Japan to teach English to both children and adults for nearly a year. After relocating to New York in 2005 to attend New York University’s Summer Publishing Institute, entertaining thoughts of becoming a book editor, Leslie instead found herself attracted to the world of publicity and marketing. She has since worked as a publicist for three major publishing houses; Macmillan, Penguin, and Abrams, where her work with the STC Craft imprint fortuitously introduced her to Bags For The People. Leslie is pleased to be able to offer her publicity and marketing experience, as well as her interest in the arts, teaching, and community-building to the Bags For the People team.

Nora Killoran, New York, NY

Nora works in fim and tv production where waste runs rampant.  Her passion for the environment lead her to work on such shows as “Big Ideas for a Small Planet” where she made sure the production office was “green”.  Having assistants use reuseable bags when going to do runs is just one of the things Nora is infamous for in the production world as well as working to ban plastic water bottles.  Nora was first introduced to BFTP at a Sweatshop Social event where she inspired the BFTP crew with her self made repurposed umbrella bag, starting a partnership in which she helps plan and lead events and workshops with the organization.