I am a workshop leader and educator with over 35 years of experience designing programs which inspire and build deep connections to ourselves, each other, and the natural world. With 40 years of Buddhist meditation practice and 25 years of yoga practice, I use mindfulness and movement techniques to increase awareness and connection to our inner knowing.
As a facilitator of the “Work That Reconnects”, I use my theater background and deep nature connection to create powerful experiences for participants. Having studied with Joanna Macy for over 20 years I am steeped in the Work and able to design and deliver workshops which address a wide range of issues; climate change, racial wounds, relationship to money, elderhood and aging. I am also a yoga and mindfulness teacher bringing the wisdom of these ancient practices into the modern world.
For 18 years as Education Director at the Marin Agricultural Land Trust and then at Marin Organic, I built connections to the food and farms of West Marin as well as expanding awareness, memberships, and funding. I co-founded the Marin Agriculture and Education Alliance in 1998 which created Marin's first Agricultural Institute for Teachers and launched the Farm Field Studies program, providing hands-on and magical experiences on farms for thousands of K-12 students, as well as starting the Indian Valley College farm and garden. MAEA also created a blue print for collaboration across sectors to build a local healthy food system which has been very successful in Marin County.
Designed, initiated, and managed seven successful education programs.
Founded and/or managed six non-profit and community organizations.
Generated substantial funding from private and public sectors.
Designed and managed two productive volunteer programs.
Produced and raised funds for hundreds of public events.
Designed and ran two training programs for school teachers.