Shannon Welles

Shannon Welles is a thoughtful arts professional who has worked with deep passion for 25 years in the live music sector. She is a visual artist with a love for study and writing. Her work weaves art and ecology together, always rooted in place and community. Shannon has studied systems thinking, warm data, permaculture, earthen building, herbalism, Pacific Northwest native plants and ethnobotany, and ecological design.

Shannon has 20+ years of experience in community organizing, advocacy, and service in Seattle. She founded Hypha, a collaborative free plant nursery project to grow community networks of plant sharing, and Friends of The Showbox, a community coalition to save Seattle’s iconic music venue. She currently serves as a Mayoral appointee on the Seattle Music Commission.

Shannon holds an MFA in Arts Leadership from Seattle University, with a focus on the intersections of art, artistic citizenship, and ecology. She recently completed a Masters in Ecological Design Thinking at Schumacher College in the UK. Her research inquiries explore the role of artmaking in the Anthropocene and an ecological approach to collective imagination through collaborative making practices.

Julie Wolf

I’ve been on the board and working with Northwest permaculture convergence since 2018. I live on 10 acres of forested land in Tahuya Washington with stream and lake that connects to the Tahuya river and the Hood canal on the Olympic peninsula in Washington. I’ve come to Earth to serve heaven on Earth evolution of humanity and the thriving of life. I have some techie skills and love connecting people and organizing things. Let’s work together towards the new in ancient ways of this beautiful world.

Paul Cereghino

I am a cartographer, bureaucrat, gardener, ecologist, organizer, and activist, working in the Puget Sound restoration industry. I am cultivating mobile bio-cultural restoration field stations, a regional natural resource governance wiki and original works in bioregional cartography in addition to working for pay on restoration funding, ecosystem service quantification and providing technical assistance to local, tribal, state and federal restoration partners. Before that I worked in landscape construction and agroforestry.

Frank Sanborn

Tech Nerd to Disaster Nerd to Regenerative Responder. Site Steward in training, host of fossil fuel free group camping infrastructure classes.

Erin Crampton

I’m a Canadian prairie farm kid turned grocer turned regen ag accelerator. I owned a seasonal grocery store whose focus was on local, in season regenerative and organic foods.
I kickstarted the savory institute hub in Manitoba and then spent the last 3.5 years living in New Zealand working with a start up who was seeking to “make regenerative action valuable”
I’m a regen ag enthusiast and am interested in how bioregional economies (social capital, financial capital, knowledge etc) can bring abundance.
I like being outside, walking in forests, swimming in rivers, gardening, food, people, music, and doing the doing.

Whatcom Permaculture

Whatcom Permaculture

A loose knit network of people and organizations interested in Permaculture moving forward and Whatcom County. How can we best showcase and implement regenerative design strategies throughout the county. Providing food, fiber, medicine, and resilient social systems while restoring the ecosystem.

Salish Seed Guild

Our members grow, select & store seeds from plants that express genetic strengths adaptable to our soils & changing weather, or unique heirloom qualities that could enhance the resiliency of our local food system.

We advance our mission through a regional Salish Sea network of seed-saving gardeners – farmers & advocates, through organizing & attending regional seed swaps supporting open exchange of seeds, through workshops and educational demonstrations at public events, and by researching, building and acquiring appropriate-scale seed processing equipment and storage facilities.

Kurtis Howes

Business Owner, Consultant, Ecological Land Designer + Student of Water Stories on route to becoming a Water Restoration Practitioner based on Quw’utsun Territory in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island / Check Out