Educator, Researcher, Writer, Community Builder, Mother...
working for the health of our
environment, communities, and families
I hold a PhD in Sustainability Education, lead the Community Ecology Institute, and teach graduate courses. My research focuses on the importance of the human connection with the natural environment for personal, societal, and environmental well-being.
My writing is focused on academic articles and professional reports on issues related the environment and well-being. I have worked as an environmental consultant for more than 13 years and am currently creating a small, woman-owned firm.
I am a passionate advocate for my social and ecological community. I created Columbia Families in Nature to connect local families with one another and with nearby natural areas and in doing so a wonder-full community has emerged.