I live in Portland, OR, on the traditional village sites of the Multnomah, Wasco, Cowlitz, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Bands of Chinook, Tualatin, Kalapuya, Molalla, and many other tribes who made their homes along the Columbia River, and I work as an Urban Planner for the City of Seattle, on the unceded ancestral lands of the Duwamish and Coast Salish peoples. I like to consider myself a resident and steward of the Cascadia Bioregion.
My interests include urban planning, ecological restoration, sustainable design, queer culture, psychology, teaching and facilitation, storytelling, social justice, animal liberation, and ritual art. I would like to devote more energy into my work in community, urban, event, space, and ritual design, but I struggle to find sustainable ways to do this work in a capitalist framework. My hope is that participation in this group will help me to realize my dream of a more compassionate and interconnected society.