Your trainer/facilitator bio
I was one of the original Transition US Trainers, trained by Sophie Banks and Naresh Giangrande in 2008. I also started the 12th Transition Town in the US, in Ashland Oregon.
I facilitated Transition Trainings throughout the US for years, coached new TI communities throughout their efforts, helped design workshops, and participated in trainer groups, committees, etc.
On Nov 19th, 2018, I hosted an International Network Call (on Zoom) with Rob Hopkins and Don Hall (of Transition US) that was attended by about 150 Transition Initiatives worldwide. After it officially ended, a group of about 30 initiatives were so engaged in the topic, that they asked me to continue for another hour. It was a magically collaborative discussion!
Last year, I also designed and presented a 3-month series of webinars introducing Prosocial tools to Transition US initiatives. I’m also a Certified Permaculture Instructor, Prosocial Facilitator, Open Space Facilitator, Dynamic Facilitation Facilitator, and have studied many other methodologies. I was a professor for a global University, teaching and coaching MS degree students in EcoSocial Regenerative Design and have lived in several countries. I’ve also written several books.
I have been serving on the Transition US Collaborative Design Council and several other national committees for the last 3 years. It has been exciting to watch the Transition movement evolve over all this time!