I am a facilitator, 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 transformational workshops which address a wide range of issues; climate change, racial wounds, elderhood and aging.
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 ( MAEA ) 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.
EDUCATION & TRAINING M.A., Education/Theater (double major), New York University, 1976 B.A., Child Development/Drama (double major), Hampshire College, 1974 Non-profit management certificate, Hartford Foundation, 1981 Secondary school teaching credentials (permanent), New York and Massachusetts Permaculture Design Certificate, Regenerative Design Institute, Bolinas CA, 2007 Ecology of Leadership - Regenerative Design Institute, 2009 Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training - The Mindful Body, San Francisco, 2012 Community Dharma Leader - Sukhassidhi Foundation, Fairfax CA, 2015 Certificate – Transforming business, society, and self. Ulab MITx , 2016 Transformational Resilience Train-the-Trainer - International Transformational Resilience Coalition, 2018
Designed, initiated, and managed eight 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.
Designed and co-facilitates the Spiral Journey a Facilitator Development Program in the Work That Reconnects, The Elder Action Networks Foundational Course; Empowered Elder Webinar.