Sandy Wiggins

I currently serve as Chief Learning Officer for Future Tide Partners, an initiative of Rising Tide Capital that equips individuals and institutions to shift consciousness, culture, and capital towards an inclusive, flourishing future economy.

Since 2004, I have also been Principal of Consilience LLC, a national consultancy with a mission to foster inclusive and sustainable communities. And I am also a co-creator and faculty with the Choosing Earth Project, an initiative to foster understanding of the magnitude, speed, and depth of the challenges confronting humanity and the creative opportunities for transformation.

In the past, I’ve served as a national leader in the fields of Social Finance/Impact Investing, Local Living Economies, and Green Building. As a Sr. Advisor to RSF Social Finance and a member of RSF’s Field Building Collaborative, I founded and co-facilitated the Local Economy Foundation Circle, an initiative that helped philanthropies shift their corpora into place-based impact investments. Through my consultancy, Consilience, I’ve helped birth institutional impact investment strategies, regional sustainability public policy, corporate sustainability plans, community redevelopment plans and sustainable master plans in communities around the U.S. During my prior career in the real estate industry, I was responsible for the development of over sixty LEED certified commercial projects, one of the nation’s first Living Building Challenge projects, and one of the first Living Community Challenge projects.

I was also co-founder and Chair of e3bank, a triple bottom line bank focused on redirecting the flow of capital toward a sustainable world. I served for 10 years as Chair of BALLE (Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, now Common Future), and I was a past Chair of U.S. Green Building Council and the Founding Chair of Green Business Certification Inc. I was also Founding Chair of the Philadelphia based Green Building United, and a co-author of LEED for Neighborhood Development

I live in Washington, DC with my wife and daughter. I am a lifelong meditator and a certified Integrative Breathwork practitioner, certified GROF® Breathwork (holotropic) facilitator and Mindfulness Meditation teacher.

Gary Foresman

Permaculture designer and mostly residential landscape construction in that field for about ten years with a passion for most all things water: Rainwater harvesting, greywater systems, natural building and earth works, irrigation systems…
I have added interest in local politics, community building and art, and food and water resiliency.

Azoulas Yurashunas

I am the environmental coordinator for Havenroot, a campground and event venue in Veneta, OR. I manage a 219 acre forest that surrounds a stretch of a perennial creek, which is among the headwaters of the Long Tom River. Myself and my associates are attempting to democratically self-govern a community that is founded on the stewardship of the land.

Ron Milam

I grew up in Southern California and attended college in the Pacific Northwest, where I first fell in love with Cascadia. I later returned to Los Angeles and lived in an intentional community, the Los Angeles Eco-Village, which practiced community-decision making, permaculture and climate resilience in an urban context. I started a nonprofit bicycle advocacy coalition and later launched my own consulting practice, serving numerous networks as a facilitator. After a short stint working on affordable housing related issues in New York City, I spent a summer bicycling from Vancouver, Canada to Los Angeles, connecting with leadership working on a broad array of sustainability oriented issues along the way. My wife grew up in Seattle and for the last 15 years, we’ve spent time in Cascadia visiting her family. In late 2020, we made a big pandemic move to Seattle, where we are now raising our three children. I’ve fallen back in love with the bioregion and am looking for opportunities to deepen my engagement here.

Seth Bunev

I’m a writer and outdoor educator, I teach survival skills and experiment with appropriate technology.

Robert Oppenheimer

I am a retired psychologist with experience in conflict resolution and prevention programs for youth.

Michael Ip

Part-time social worker. Years of volunteering in digital marketing for a small farm. Completed a master degree with a research project on successful factors for making community gardens thrive in Greater Victoria

Maria Jett

Farmer. Academic. Appalachian. Human rights champion.

Robert Bunge

4th generation Tacoma area resident. Active in outdoor recreation. Looking for community projects as I transition to retirement.

Robert Bunge

4th generation in the Tacoma area dating back to the 1880s. Teaching information technology at North Seattle College. In the past couple years I got very interested in metamodern/integral/liminal thinking. Work closely online with figures such as Lene Rachel Andersen, Gregg Henriques, Brendan Graham Dempsey, and Brandon Norgaard. Robin Lincoln Wood mentioned this organization in the context of his Regenovation project. My interest in Regenerate Cascadia is a global thinking to local action move.