My work is diverse. I am currently growing an on-line and off-line network for young ecological farmers called Young Agrarians. I regularly photo-document farmers, ecological farming and permaculture. I nurture social collaboration and community-building through arts-based facilitation practices, and in 2011, I began teaching permaculture.
I have been taking photos for more than half of my life. I use both digital and analogue film. To see more works please visit my collections on FLIKR.
I began working on farms in 2006 and in 2008 completed the Linnaea Ecological Garden Programme on Cortes Island. The program teaches a broad spectrum of organic farming methods and permaculture design.
In 2010 I participated in a Permaculture Teacher Training at Seattle Tilth and began teaching in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside in 2011.
I am a trained arts-based facilitator. I work with collaborative games and creative facilitation to guide large groups in the connecting, visioning and doing process. It is powerful to see how groups having fun together are that much more able to collaborate and create positive change.
TRAINING & EDUCATION
Permaculture Teacher Training, Seattle Tilth 2010
Trained permaculture teacher
Community Choir Leadership Training, Shivon Robinsong and Dennis Donnelly 2010
Trained community choir facilitator
Heart of Facilitation, Power of Hope 2009
Trained arts-based facilitator
Linnaea Ecological Garden Program 2008
Certificate in permaculture design, organic gardening and small-scale farm management
Concordia University 1998 – 2002
B.A., Double Major: Communication Studies and Liberal Arts
Producer / Coordinator: Young Agrarians
November 2011 – Present
• 20 years experience as a photographer
• 15 years experience working in both an administrative and project management capacity with non-profit youth and arts organizations
• 15 years experience coordinating volunteers and staff
• 10 years experience fundraising, development and strategy
• 8 years experience in creative group facilitation and workshop creation
• 5 years experience as a permaculture designer, gardener and organic farmer
• Intermediate level French and Spanish
SELECT VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
Power of Hope
Facilitator at youth empowerment programs, working with song, permaculture and photography
2007 – 2011
Volunteer on organic farms in BC and Mexico
2005 – 2010