I live in the Upper Columbia Kootenay bioregion and also spend time in Victoria. I have been involved in bioregionalism , sustainability, climate education, public engagement and community animation since the 1980's.both in grassroots and academic spheres. I also have been an Integrative Body Psychotherapist practitioner and teacher for many years. My MSc is in Holistic Science focused on Deliberative Democracy and my PhD focused on Commons Governance and Economics. After working for many years trying to understand why we seemed so challenged in making the choices that would help us overcome the challenges which faced us I began to study adult cognitive development and methods of scaffolding collective evolution. I have been active with Earth Regenerators for almost 3 years.