I've been wandering off the beaten path ever since I found out I could. I gravitate toward exploration; I love travel, new ideas, creating, and seeing things from multiple angles. I'm driven, hard-working, and unapologetically unsubdued and outgoing, and I love to listen and connect with people.
I'm excited about food, creative projects, music, humor, going somewhere, and coming back.
What I’m doing with my life
My MA is in Expressive Arts in Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding, and I work as a Dialogue Facilitator, Arts Facilitator, and Program Officer with multiple local organizations. Arts-based Peacebuilding is a new and emerging field, and there's really no set path. This is so exciting for me, and I'm passionate about what I do, even if it takes a lot of work.
I also work part-time at a marvelous food cooperative with lots of amazing opportunities for people who feel strongly about local and organic food, the cooperative movement, and the solidarity economy.
I’m really good at
Cooking (both the making and the eating part), being open and connecting with different types of people, reading people, thinking out of the box, listening, singing, and making art.
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably my sense of humor, capability, cleverness, and resourcefulness.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Man, I haven't read for fun in such a long time. I do love the classics: Austin, Dickens, etc.
Movies: Classic slapstick comedies like films with/by Peter Sellars, Mel Brooks, anything with Christopher Guest, witty comedies, old classics like Alfred Hitchcock films, anything well-made. I like the oldies.
TV: Jeopardy, Drunk History, Broad City, Sherlock (the BBC one).
Music, Music, Music: Bad Company, Free, CSNY, Neil Young solo, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, The Doobie Brothers, Steve Miller Band, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Simon and Garfunkel, The Beatles, Queen, David Bowie, America, Journey, U2, Soundgarden, Audioslave, STP, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Aerosmith, Boston, Gordon Lightfoot, The Who, Pink Floyd, The Doors, Billy Squier, and the Guess Who. I also love Classical, Opera, some New Age things here and there, Musical Theater, Jazz, etc. Anything at a Karaoke Bar. Anything.
The six things I could never do without
2. The opportunity to travel
3. A creative outlet
5. The opportunity to be in nature
6. My family
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Things that I have to get done day to day, or things that I want to accomplish day to day.
On a typical Friday night I am
Either out with friends, or at home with comfy slippers, a mug of
hot tea, and a good movie.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
On a website?
You should message me if
You are are creative. If you're honest, genuine, and down to earth. If you're curious about the rest of the world. If you seek out opportunities to learn. If you like to wander. If you have a favorite word.