The best way to describe myself professionally is to say I’m an Applied Environmental Anthropologist. I study the intersection of human socio-culture and the natural world; learning about the relationships humanity has with our planet. I am interested in applying my skills to foster change towards a mutually beneficial (for people and planet) sustainable future. I am passionate about playing my part in helping to create a sustainable society in which we value each other and have reverence for our earth. I am a graduate of Naropa University with a master’s in Environmental Leadership where I received training in environmental justice, deep ecology, living systems theory, and authentic leadership. I served as an Environmental Education and Awareness volunteer in the U.S. Peace Corps for two years in Zambia where I worked with community farmers to create sustainable farming practices. Currently I work as an Urban Farmer in Las Vegas and as a field biologist in the Mojave Desert.
"How can you buy or sell the sky, the warmth of the land? This idea is strange to us. If we do not own the freshness of the air and the sparkle of the water, how can you buy them? Every part of this earth is sacred to my people. Every shining pine needle, every shady shore, every mist in the dark woods, every clearing and humming insect is holy in the memory and experience of my people. The sap which courses through the trees carries the memories of the red man... We are part of the earth, and it is part of us..." - Chief Seattle, 1854