Our Story

Every Last Story was inspired by Adam Darby, who wanted to capture his stories on video as a living legacy for his friends and family.

Adam was diagnosed with cancer on June 11, 2018 and passed away at home surrounded by love on June 17, 2019.

Adam is survived by his three children and his wife Sarah Darby, a midwife, nurse educator and writer, devoted to helping everyone know their legacy.

Bill Mitchell is a journalist and teacher who worked for the Detroit Free Press, TIME, the San Jose Mercury News and Universal Press Syndicate before joining the Poynter Institute, where he taught and ran poynter.org, a resource for journalists. Since moving to Boston in 2013, he has done freelance writing and taught journalism ethics as an adjunct at Northeastern University. He recently began a new job as climate editor of the National Catholic Reporter. 

Carol Mitchell, PhD, was trained as a clinical psychologist at Wayne State University in Detroit and later trained as a spiritual director at Mercy Center in Burlingame, Ca. After moving to Boston, she and her husband, Bill, lived for two years at the Beacon Hill Friends House, a Quaker intentional community. These days, they live across the hall from their daughter, Kate, and her family near Coolidge Corner in Brookline. Carol is the director of a training program for spiritual directors in downtown Boston, sees people for spiritual direction and does retreat work.

Gary Moos, a graduate of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in Media Studies, has worked as a videographer, lighting director, and scriptwriter on educational and healthcare videos to help AIDS patients, young burn survivors, families staying at the Ronald McDonald House and other people at challenging moments in their lives. Gary grew up in Rye, New York and currently lives in Alexandria, Virginia with his wife Julie.

Julie Moos is executive director of the National Press Club Journalism Institute. She joined the Journalism Institute in January 2019 from McClatchy, where she was most recently managing director of news, trained newsrooms, and ran a real-time reporting team. Before that, Julie worked for 11 years at the Poynter Institute and seven years at WRAL-TV. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia with her husband Gary.