- Ph.D., Environmental Studies, Antioch University New England
- Master of Arts, Environmental Studies, Prescott College
- Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences, Colorado State University
Research and Writing Interests
- Conservation psychology
- Sustainability education
- Place-based leadership
- Linking local natural phenomena to global environmental change processes
I am involved with the Sustainability Studies program because I believe in the transformative power of this unique interdisciplinary program to empower students to create positive change. My career has been devoted to sustainability education and social entrepreneurship in a variety of venues. I am the founder of Walking Mountains Science Center and the former Director of the Graduate Program at Teton Science Schools. I served on the founding board of directors of the Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability and have taught in the Environmental Studies and Sustainability Education graduate programs at Prescott College.
My current involvement in the Vail-Eagle Valley community includes serving on the board of directors at the Vail Leadership Institute and at Walking Mountains Science Center and serving on the Environmental Committee for the 2015 World Alpine Ski Championships. As a coach and mentor, I use the creative essence of nature, as a model to help people of all ages realize their purpose, create the positive changes they envision, and achieve success in their lives.