We are excited to get to know you so here is a little bit about us.  
Artemis A.W. Joukowsky III, Founder and CEO
Joseph Steig, COO and co-founder
Artemis Joukowsky is the founding visionary behind Learning to Learn Forever.

Artemis is also Co-Director and Co-Producer, together with Ken Burns, of the acclaimed PBS documentary that premiered in September 2016. “Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War” tells the story Waitstill and Martha Sharp and their daring rescue missions that occurred on the precipice of World War II. Artemis Joukowsky, the grandson of Waitstill and Martha, spent decades researching his grandparents' story.

Artemis has also devoted much of his life's work to improving the experience of those living with multiple disabilities and promoting community services since he was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, type III ("SMA") when he was 14 years old. He is the co-founder with Larry Rothstein of No Limits Media, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to demonstrate the value and abilities of people with disabilities through a variety of media. NLM helped support “Ice Warriors,” a film produced by WGBH-TV Boston about the 2014 U.S. Paralympic ice hockey team. It was named best documentary of the year at the Savannah Film Festival and one of the six best sports films of the year by Sports Illustrated.

Artemis was a member of the United States Paralympic Team 2002-2004 and won National Championships in table tennis (2002) for class 6 and the Silver medal in the Mexico City Games (2003). He served on the boards of a number of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations including No Limits Media, The American Community School of Beirut (1996-2000), and the Greyston Foundation (1992-2000). He has a B.A. in Social Ecology from Hampshire College, and an M.A. in Psychology from Goddard College.
Joseph went to Hampshire College, in Amherst, Massachusetts because it offered a program anchored in independent learning. Since Hampshire College, Joseph has collaborated with LTL team member Artemis Joukowsky on numerous entrepreneurial endeavors and investments.

Joseph has served as a venture capital CFO and as Controller and CFO for numerous startups in a wide range of industries. He currently consults to startups in climatetech, forestry and agtech. 

Joseph is a Director at ecosVC, developing curriculum and programs for STEM innovators and “tough tech” ventures. He also serves as CFO of FruitScout, an agtech startup company. Joseph has run 20 startup accelerators in sectors ranging from healthcare to agriculture to cleantech, in North America, Africa and Europe. He lives in Vancouver, Canada.
Dr. Larry Buell, Advisor and co-founder
Dr. Gregory Prince jr., Advisor and co-founder
Larry Buell is founder and former director of Earthlands, an Earth-centered intentional community and ecological study center and the University of the Wild, an alternative higher education curriculum with its “Semester-on-Earth” living and learning program.

Larry received his BS from Springfield College, his Master’s Degree in Outdoor Education from Penn State, and his EdD from UMass Amherst. He established and directed the internationally recognized Outdoor Leadership Program at Greenfield Community College, MA. He retired as a full Professor Emeritus of Human Ecology. Larry served on the 2019 successful UMass Alumni Committee of Divest UMass from fossil fuels. He has taught at a number of schools and colleges, including Friends Academy, Locust Valley, NY; UMass/Amherst; Fitchburg University; and the Audubon Expedition at Lesley College, Boston. He is a consultant to numerous schools, colleges, universities, community agencies, and Indigenous Native American groups.

Larry has an extensive background in international travel and work-study, including a trip around the world with the Springfield College Basketball Team as cultural ambassadors in 1965 and a solo trip to Russia and Siberia in 1991. His special interests include creating Earth-based Community, “Sense of Place” Teachings, and alternative student-centered learning.

He is the author of several books, including, The Outdoor Leadership Competency Manual; The 24-Hour Experience: An Outdoor Adventure Program; Human Ecology: Roots of Our Worldview and Foundations for a Sustainable Future. His latest book is about to be published, The University of the Wild: Vision, Practice, Promise: A New Roadmap for Earth-based Living & Learning. Larry lives in central Massachusetts in a WECHI, an international networked community.
Greg Prince is the former President of Hampshire College. During his sixteen year tenure as president, he also held the position of professor in the School of Social Science and taught courses on conflict resolution and historical analysis. Prior to his time at Hampshire, Greg held various administrative positions at Dartmouth College. He began his academic career teaching abroad for two years with the Yale-China Association at the Chinese University in Hong Kong and then in a U.S. high school where he also served as Director of Guidance and College Placement before returning to graduate school at Yale University where he earned his Ph.D. in American Studies.

Among his numerous leadership roles in civic and community activities, Greg has served for various periods as president of Five Colleges, Inc., chair of the board of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts (AICUM), chair of the Board of the Yale China Association, chair of the American Council’s Commission on Credentialing and Life Long Learning; vice-chair of the Council on Racial and Ethnic Justice of the American Bar Association, an organization he continues to serve as special counsel, on the board of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the American University in Bulgaria, and the European Humanities University, a Belarus university in exile in Vilnius, Lithuania. He currently is vice chair of the board of Friendship Public carter School in Washington, DC, an eight campus, fourteen school system serving 5% of all District of Columbia public school students.

He is author of Teach Them to Challenge Authority: Educating for Healthy Societies, published in 2008 by Continuum Press International.
Bob Dunham, Advisor and co-founder
Michael Patron, Advisor
Bob Dunham founded the Institute for Generative Leadership (IGL) in 1993 with affiliates in the US, Latin America, Asia, and the UK. Bob is a leading authority on Generative Leadership and Generative Coaching in Organizations, and is co-author of the books The Power of Owning Up, with Sameer Dua, and The Innovator’s Way, the Essential Practices for Successful Innovation with Dr. Peter Denning. IGL offers development programs in leadership and coaching in organizations - see www.generateleadership.com. Prior to founding IGL Robert was a VP in Motorola Computer Systems, COO of Action Technologies, and a VP of Business Design Associates. He has been a guest lecturer in the Executive Certification Program as well as Executive in Residence in the Sustainable MBA program at the Presidio Graduate School, and a guest lecturer in the Leading by Design Fellows Program for the California College of the Arts. He actively consults with client companies on innovation, management, and leadership development.
Michael Patron has been a professional educator for 40 years. He is currently the Compliance and Regulatory Officer for Mastery Charter Schools - the largest charter network in Pennsylvania serving over 14,000 students and 26 schools in Philadelphia and Camden, NJ. Before that he built and served as Head of School at the Crefeld School in Philadelphia - a progressive private school serving grades 7-12. Michael earned a Bachelors in History and in Ethics and Political Philosophy from Brown University as well as a Masters in Teaching from Brown and has completed extensive graduate studies in Educational Leadership as well as Special Education at The University of Pennsylvania.
Paxton Roper, Administrator and co-founder
Paxton is a recent graduate from Bentley University. After receiving his BS in finance in the spring of 2021, he began working with the LTL team from the beginning stages. As a recent college graduate, he understands the value of higher education as well as the importance of preparing for college early. As a high school student, Paxton was a part of the promotional team for Artemis Joukowsky and Ken Burns’ Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War. In this position, Paxton gained valuable, hands-on work experience and he believes that every student should have an opportunity like this before they graduate from high school. He sees LTL as the perfect pathway for students to realize this opportunity and is passionate about growing the program and helping young students reach their full potential.