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Experience and Activities
Ecological Design and Permaculture Teaching
Peer counseling assistant instructor
"Reflective Designing for Teaching and Learning"
Rural and semi-rural Ecological Design
Urban Ecological Design
Living Culture Gathering
Cob & natural building
Building material salvage & re-use
Advanced Dynamic Governance Facilitation - six-session webinar/teleclass taught by John Buck/Governance Alive, April-May 2010.
Dynamic Governance - Introduction to Principles and Facilitation - six-session webinar/teleclass taught by John Buck/Governance Alive, January-February 2010.
Natural Decision Making - two-session introductory Dynamic Governance teleclass sponsored by Natural Building Network, December 2009.
Non-Violent Communication introduction - two-day NVC workshop taught by Christa Morf, May 2nd-3rd, 2003.
Joy and Grief - Good Grief Rituals®, tools for self care and compassion (half day workshop), taught by Elaine Childs Gowell, ARNP, PhD; Seattle, WA, May 2002.
Healing Sexual Issues using Energy Systems - Meridian Tapping, Accupressure, Brain Gym (full day workshop), taught by Joan Casey, MSW; Seattle, WA, March 2002.
Advanced Permaculture Design & Keyline Water Management course (10 day residential intensive), taught by Tom Ward & Randy Carey at Seven Seeds farm; Williams, OR, Summer 2001.
Master of Arts in Whole Systems Design.
Boundaries - Where You and I Meet: a workshop for creating healthy boundaries and relationships that work (two days), taught by Joan Casey, MSW; Seattle, WA, May 1999.
Shamanic Journeying workshop (half day), taught by Joan Casey, MSW; Seattle, WA, March 1999.
Permaculture Design Certificate course (two week residential intensive), principal instructors Brock Dolman & Penny Livingston; Occidental Arts & Ecology center, Occidental, CA, Summer 1997.
Biointensive mini-farming workshop (three day intensive), taught by John Jeavons and Ecology Action staff; Willits, CA, Summer 1997.
Cob & Natural Building workshop (one week residential intensive), taught by Ianto Evans of Cob Cottage Company and Elke Somers; Sooke, Vancouver Island, BC, Summer 1997.
Sustainable Selective Forestry workshop (two day intensive), taught by Merv Wilkinson at the Whidbey Institute, Whidbey Island, WA, Fall 1997.
Ecotherapy: The Place of Nature in Psychotherapy and Counseling (two day intensive), taught by Elizabeth Roberts and Elias Amidon (sponsored by Antioch University Seattle Graduate Psychology program), 1997.
Nuat Thai, Level One - Thai medical massage workshop, taught by Anthony B. James, Ph.D., Hilo, HI, 1995. Repeated as assistant instructor, 1996.
Level I Reiki training and initiation, Hilo, HI, 1995.
Bachelor of Arts, Computer Science at the University of California, San Diego, 1985.
Outdoor recreation teaching and leadership clinics and workshops in snow sports (nordic and downhill skiing and snowboarding), sea kayaking, whitewater kayaking, rock climbing and mountaineering.
Internationally recognized Professional Ski Instructors of America snow sports instructor certification, multiple disciplines.
Teaching Experience & Activities
Outdoor Recreation classes/clinics/workshops in snow sports, kayaking, climbing, mountaineering, backpacking.
Community College and Adult Education in computer literacy, business graphics and publishing, educators' in-service training.
Individual tutoring & consulting (computer technology)
Articles and Publications
"From Ecotourism to Grunt & Grow in Hawai'i" - The Permaculture Activist #69, Autumn 2008
"How a Hawai'i community rescued a marimba studio from the bulldozer" - Communities journal of cooperative living #139, Summer 2008
"PolyCultural Ponds, Hawaiian Style" - The Permaculture Activist #52, Summer 2004
"Culture out of Daily Life" - The Permaculture Activist #48, Fall 2002
"Towards Clarity and Honesty - part II" - Communities journal of cooperative living #114, Spring 2002
"Towards Clarity and Honesty - part I" - Communities journal of cooperative living #113, Winter 2001
"In a Hawaiian rainforest - living the good life" (w/sidebar "Using water wisely at Malu 'Aina") - Communities journal of cooperative living #111, Summer 2001
"Designing for Sovereignty" - The Permaculture Activist #42, December 1999
"Natural Building and High Winds" - The Permaculture Activist #41, May 1999
"Use It Again, Sam: salvaging building materials" - Communities journal of cooperative living #99, Summer 1998; reprinted in Utne Reader, Jan.-Feb. 1999
"The Most Efficient Engine" - originally published in "Affordable EcoTransportation Sourcebook," a publication of the Big Island Electric Vehicle Association, 1994; on-line at http://eco-living.net/writings/writings.html
"What is 'Natural' Building?" - on-line at http://eco-living.net/writings/writings.html
"Inside a Bamboo Conference" - on-line at http://eco-living.net/writings/writings.html
Assorted snow sports articles and columns in periodicals and newspapers, 1990-1992
Information Technology Experience
Fourteen years' combined experience in industry and academic contexts - see Eco-Living Technology Services for details.
Antioch Open Mic Coffeehouse - co-founder, facilitator and performer in this student-driven coffeehouse-style performance venue, open to the public, which offered a forum for poetry, prose and music performance in a supportive and informal environment (1998).
Music/storytelling - guitarist, singer, songwriter
Youth Shelter Volunteer - University District Youth Shelter, a grassroots operation offering a safe place to sleep for homeless/street youth in Seattle, WA.
All-purpose handyman & Jack of all trades - carpentry/framing, electrical, plumbing, tile/concrete, cabinetry, appliances, auto repair, mechanical design & repair, creative salvaging & repurposing, etc.
Speak, read and write Swedish fluently.