My connection with the world is deep and individual. I strive to learn and teach and constantly seek out the latest and greatest. I bring an open and inquisitive mind while remaining a calm and grounding force. I intuitively determine what works effectively and what will not. Straightforward in my communication, my nature tends to get to the point. I establish direct contacts and lay foundations for future cooperation. At the same time I immerse myself in research and know how to break out of general conversation. I seek impressions and new people.
I am an elder dwelling on the traditional lands of the Wiyot people, Humboldt Bay, California (Arcata). I have taught about bioregions and watersheds for decades, and have worked on land trust boards since the early 1990s. Currently that means serving as president of the Jacoby Creek Land Trust, exploring mapping and relationships to other-than-human (Kin) members of the watershed. I am also active with Pachamama Alliance: a global organization with the mission of living on the earth through environmental sustainability, social justice, and spiritual growth. Other commitments to community show up by living in cohousing (currently at Arcata Marsh Cohousing) and singing in a Threshold choir.
I have been retired for 12 years having taught architecture and environmental planning for 28+ years at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.