Ralf Bartels, born 1963 in Oberstreu/Franconia
Like many other freshly graduated teachers in 1992 he ended up with one of the new private TV broadcasters. After 6 years as a reporter, senior duty editor and head of the RTL studios in Kiel he worked as a free author, filmmaker and producer, accompanied the foundation of a Croatian TV station as a consultant, trained young journalists and managed various editorial departments. His favourite projects, though, are NaturNah (close to nature) contributions for the broadcaster NDR. He lives with his two sons on the Baltic coast close to Hohwacht.