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My self-summary
Perpetual dreamer, endlessly drawn to nature, culture, and new experience. Immensely grateful for a few moments of consciousness and what I think is free will, but probably isn't.

My interests are diverse and deeply rooted: sustainability, education, science communication, pharmacology, integrative health, ecology, interactivity, food systems, climate science, food science, nutrition, social justice, botany, fermentation, renewable energy, alternative transportation, percussion, canoeing, backpacking, hiking, biking, trail running, backcountry skiing, ski racing...I am liking of the things.
What I’m doing with my life
I am a social entrepreneur, scientist, communicator, skier, coach, yogi, foodie, gardener, photographer, and conservationist - lover of fun things - a champion of sustainability and all that is good.
I’m really good at
Playing w/ my food, taking photographs, dressing for anything, nerding out, connecting people and ideas, and finding beauty and awe in the everyday. Oh, and spoiling the hell out of my dog Ursa Major.
The first things people usually notice about me
My fantastic ability to reach items off the top shelf in the grocery store.

I can be a bit passionate and get carried away, so please stop me before I go down the rabbit hole of science in civil company. I don't see the blank stares of, WTF is he talking about.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Things I Like.

Trees: Quaking Aspen, Monkey Puzzle, Sugar Maple, Western Red Cedar, Western Juniper

Edible Plants: Hops (don't even get me started, unless you REALLY want to know about the diverse and novel bioactivities of Humulus lupulus L.), the whole damn genus Brassica, Nasturtiums, Turmeric, Lowbush Blueberry

Books: Cradle to Cradle, On Food and Cooking, A Sand County Almanac, Gratitude, Small is Beautiful

Inspirations: Carl Sagan, Stephen Schneider, Aldo Leopold, Oliver Sacks, Margaret Mead, Ferran Adrià, Rachel Carson

Music (according to my last.fm for the past month): Big Grams, Peter Ostroushko, Massive Attack, Punch Brothers, The Apples

Accessory Noise: On Being, Design Matters w/ Debbie Millman, Tara Brach, RadioLab, random animal/nature sounds on http://macaulaylibrary.org/ ...

Shows: Horizon, Cosmos, The Daily Show, John Oliver, GOT

Movies: Mononoke-hime, O' Brother Where Art Though, anything Wes Anderson.

Food: I'll consume and enjoy just about anything, but whenever possible I think it's important to cultivate my own ingredients or at a minimum support local producers who promote and practice ecological agriculture.

Beverages: Tea, Craft/Homebrewed Beer, Cider, Wine, Whiskey


“It is almost banal to say so yet it needs to be stressed continually: all is creation, all is change, all is flux, all is metamorphosis.” - Henry Miller
Six things I could never do without
Pencil & Paper | Nook | Waterproofing | Laughter | Adventure | Water In All Its States of Matter
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to bring compassion, health, and adventure into my life and that of others.

What's for dinner, honestly, I think about food a lot.

Urban ecology, green building, Passivhaus, and how we can live BIG, while building SMALL.

Mountains, gosh I spend a lot of time thinking about mountains, and the forces that create and sculpt them.

Trying to appreciate and understand the web of molecular and quantum interactions that make up our perceived experience. Chaos.

Lately, being disillusioned with the progress that we as a society are making towards sustainability, equality, peace, and justice.
On a typical Friday night I am
Friday's could find me anywhere. But, there are a few common themes; adventure, beer, fire, biking, cooking, music, play, deep conversation, reading, and making.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I am constantly finding myself at odds between my desire to be a global citizen and early adopter of new technologies, and my commitment to a low-carbon future.

Antiques, particularly cast iron pans, beer steins, and camera equipment are a weakness.
You should message me if
You made it all the way through my beast of a profile and still want to share an adventure, big or small.

You should be:

Down w/ feminism
Unafraid of getting dirty
Comfortable w/ sharing your opinions
Accepting of yourself & others
A steward of the Earth
Looking for an equal
A keen observer

Honestly, adventure is everywhere and I'm looking for good people to revel in this brief and wondrous stellar dance we all find ourselves a part of. Forged from nothing, you, me, and everything we know are gaining entropy, constantly changing and being rebuilt. Let us build something awesome.
The two of us