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Clark Tate

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I’m an audio producer and nature nerd with a master’s degree in environmental science. My background draws me to fact-based stories with complex topics. I care about people and the ecosystems they depend on, and it shows in my work.
Member since 2022


  • Orono, ME




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  • Fact Checking
  • Editing
  • Producing
  • Recording
  • Reporting
  • Scripting
  • Voice
  • Writing

About Clark

I’m an independent audio producer, journalist and photographer with deep knowledge in environmental science and endless curiosity. I love talking to people and have a knack for finding the soul of a story. My style tends toward poetic, though I live for moments of levity. 

I studied environmental science at the University of Virginia and audio storytelling and podcast production at the Salt Institute of Documentary Studies. I developed, produced, reported, hosted and scored the Our Rivers podcast for the Forever Our Rivers Foundation. My work on the rise of white sharks in Maine was featured on WMPG. 

Since the natural world is often my setting, I enjoy creating soundscapes that transport you straight to the action, be it the ringing of rock hammers on a petrology field trip or the staccato pulse of a shark tracking transceiver. I strive to interview people where they live and work and am fascinated by field recording and am a proud new member of the Wildlife Sound Recording Society. I’m excited to dive into the weird and wonderful world of bioacoustics. 

While I love spending time in the field, I also enjoy scrubbing and editing audio, scoring, voice work, and sound design. With my background in writing and journalism, I also excel at penning and editing scripts, brainstorming story structure, and interviewing experts, especially in situ. 

As an independent journalist I write, edit and fact-check for online and print publications, including Hakai Magazine, Delta Sky Magazine, Penobscot Bay Press, Salt Lake City Weekly, Summit Daily, Hilltromper, and GearLab. I’ve written over 150 articles to date and managed 40 writers as a senior managing editor at GearLab.

I honed my love for nature growing up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. After graduate school, I moved to Colorado, exploring the landscape while working as a restoration ecologist focused on western rivers. Then I moved to California’s central beaches to cover the coastal and marine environment for Santa Cruz-based Hilltromper and to the Sierra Nevada to launch a mountain bike review division for I now live in Maine, where I am a certified Maine sea kayaking guide and avid outdoor fun-haver and nature observer. 

Along the way, I’ve explored many corners of the United States and traveled to over a dozen countries. I’ve studied the human environment in South Africa, fluvial geomorphology in France, sky islands in Arizona, and the limits of beauty in Nepal’s Himalayan Mountains and lowland jungles. Bike touring around the Galapagos Islands was another highlight. I can’t get enough of our world or the people in it, and I seek to share that sense of wonder with listeners. 

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Clark's Portfolio



  • Mixing
  • Tape Syncs
  • Story Editing
  • Sound Design
  • Scrubbing and Audio Editing
  • Scoring
  • Research
  • Reporting
  • Producing
  • Logistics and Coordination
  • Interviewing
  • Hosting
  • Grant Writing
  • Field Recording
  • Field Producing
  • Fact Checking
  • Budgeting
  • Booking
  • Voiceover


  • Zoom H5 Field Recorder
  • Zoom F3 32-bit Float Recorder
  • Zoom H1n Field Recorder
  • Rode NTG5 Shotgun Mic w Grip and Windshield
  • Blue Yeti Microphone w Pop Filter
  • ATHM50x Headphones
  • Pro Tools

Previous Work

  • Content Developer / Grants Manager at Forever Our Rivers Foundation (September 2022)
  • Senior Review Editor at (May 2019)
  • Restoration Ecologist and Organizer at RiversEdge West (March 2012)