Here is my CV http://gaiacraft.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/CV-2016.pdf
I was borne in the damp cedar rainforests of British Columbia's mossy west coast which is protected from the open Pacific by Vancouver Island. Growing up in the misty woods and
snow capped peaks that are the traditional lands of the Coastal First Peoples, my mother inspired in me a love for nature. After running an
ecological gardening business for 7 years to pay my way through university I discovered permaculture and it was love at first sight. Dedicated to life long learning I have continually taken regular permaculture classes, courses,
workshops, and teacher trainings since
that first day of class. I am inspired explore how nature is designed, and how we can become sustainable designers ourselves. My first PDC
course in 2002 was through April-Sampson Kelly's online Permaculture Visions course with a local group of plant people on a small working permaculture farm in the tiny mountain village where I still live.
Soon after this with Ainsley Krone under the incredible support of Marilyn Magas, we got funding from the Federal Canadian government to set up a full time year long youth program bringing permaculture into the elementary schools in our bioregion. The curriculum included giving 26 young adults permaculture design
certifications through two different online courses that I co-facilitated. The youth program built community gardens to grow food for the food bank, week long permaculture campaigns at elementary schools in our region, and built demonstration sites in a number of public locations. For this two year work intensive I was
awarded a Permaculture Diploma in Education and Community Service from Bill Mollison. Over the next five years I completed a my Masters Degree in Permaculture Education with Bill Mollison.
I have brought permaculture to people of different ages and educational backgrounds including children from Homeschool, Waldorf and Elementary/Highschool systems as well as students from alternative school programs,
college, university and elder college.
This schooling included advanced teacher trainings with the Bullock Brothers on their homestead in the San Juan Islands, as well as with Tom Ward and Jude Hobbs at Aprovecho in
Oregon. In 2012 I completed a second Diploma through the Permaculture Institute. As part of this process I coorganized a planetary permaculture
pilgrimage with Annaliese Hordern and
Tamara Griffiths to do advanced teacher trainings with Rosemary Morrow, Geoff Lawton, David Holmgren and Robyn Clayfield at key Permaculture sites across Australia.
During this time I became an accredited teacher through the Permaculture Research Institute.
With my friends Tamara Griffiths, Annaliese Hordern, Kym Chi, Jacob Aman and Lunaya Shekinah I have cocreated a series of free open source learning and teaching tools, a workbook of worksheets and a permaculture social networking platform on the gaiacraft website. During my second Diploma I took a fourth PDC with Toby
Hemenway including guest teachers Tom Ward, Jude Hobbs, Mark Lakeman, Michael Becker and Larry Santoyo and convened a permaculture teacher training led by Larry Santoyo and Scott Pittman. From this work I became a Field Mentor for Diploma students through the Permaculture Institute. I am now in the mist of a long period of
intensive permaculture work, teaching and media development as part of a Doctoral Study with Larry Santoyo as my mentor. So far this has included courses with Toby Hemenway, Starhawk, Michael Becker, Scott Pittman and Larry Santoyo.
In 2015 I have co-organized a Planetary Permaculture Pilgrimage to the UK, taking a series of courses including a teacher training with Rosemary Morrow and Looby Macnamara, a dynamic facilitation course with Robin Clayfield and Looby Macnamara and a Social Permaculture Course with Robina McCurdy, Starhawk, Robin Clayfield, Looby Macnamara and Peter Cow. Through this entire process of 13 years I have been interviewing the Permaculture Pioneers and writing articles for magazines, while co-creating
a Permaculture Workbook and Permaculture Card Deck, an on going process to share core curriculum and insights from all the studies I have taken freely on the web. I offer free introductory days each month, as well as year long permaculture design certificate courses, two and a half year advanced courses, and mentor people through Permaculture Diploma
processes. I have started a new Diploma through the Permaculture Association (UK) with Looby
Macnamara as my mentor and taken a PDC with Rosemary Morrow in Greece to start the new program.