Abbey Nova is an author living in Manhattan. Trained as a design historian, she has been published in Anthology Magazine, The Magazine Antiques, and the Journal of the Archives of American Art. She also writes a personal blog, Design Scouting, that has been featured in The New York Times and Page Six Magazine. Prior to her career in design, Abbey was an executive at Fleishman-Hillard, the public relations firm. She holds a Master of Arts in the History of Design from Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and The New School. She holds a BA in History from Dartmouth College.




Courtney Faye Powell is a producer, director, and editor working in television and film. She graduated from Harvard University with a degree in Visual and Environmental Studies and is a Creative Director at Comedy Central Digital and previously worked as a director, producer, and editor at Logo. She is a creative leader, with fifteen years experience across every aspect of production, from writing to post. She has produced and directed GLAAD, CTAM, and Creative Arts Emmy award-winning work for clients such as Absolut, Levi's, Expedia, Red Bull, & Orbitz. The Surf Report is her first fiction film. She is a terrible but enthusiastic surfer. 



The Surf Report is an adaption of Tate's feature length script, Aloha, which recently won the bronze award for best horror script in the Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest. When she is not writing, she is a member of the Directors Guild of America and works as a 2nd Assistant Director. She is the editor of and a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, where she studied writing.