P1010061.JPG Thanks for visiting!  I'm a writer, artist, and ecological design scholar-practitioner based in the Cascadia Bioregion. My area of expertise is small group dynamics and their role in the development of ecoliterate learning organizations and communities.  I hold two Master of Arts degrees: the first, in Whole Systems Design and the second, in Organizational Psychology.  I'm  nationally certified as a Sustainable Building Advisor (CSBA); in addition, I hold a certificate in permaculture design. My research interests include the psychology of the built environment, integrated passive solar design, the preservation of vernacular building methods, and applied collaborative design.