I’m the creator of The Forest Bathing Club and author of The Healing Magic of Forest Bathing (Ten Speed Press, Spring 2019).
I’m here to inspire people to reconnect to Nature as a way to heal — themselves, their communities, and our Planet. I’m on a personal journey of “rewilding” myself: I started my career as an urbanite working in tech and design and am now living in the Cascade-Siskyou National Forest in Southern Oregon learning how to live in harmony with Nature. I stand for living in a regenerative way and also offer support for people who are looking to discover their true nature.
My design process blends the shamanic with the scientific. I take cues from nature cycles and permaculture principles. I call it nature-centered design instead of human-centered design because centering humans hasn’t worked so well.
I used to think there was something wrong with me because despite having a B.A. in History from Dartmouth College, an MFA in Products of Design from The School of Visual Arts, and experience working with design luminaries at IDEO, SYPartners, and fuseproject, I could never quite fit into any of the boxes that I was supposed to go in. I felt that my purpose was to offer my creative gifts to the world but that this world was not made for me.
What I know now and wish I knew then, is that the world I couldn’t fit into isn’t the world.
It’s something we created and isn’t really working for anyone. It’s what Joanna Macy refers to as “business as usual” and what Sharon Blackie calls “the wasteland.” This is the world of capitalism, of growth at the cost of the planet, culture, and our own wellbeing.
I’m no longer concerned about fitting in and am here creating in service of Mother Earth and the world that I know is possible.
Here you’ll find my portfolio, writing samples, press page, and media kit.
Please get in touch to co-create or collaborate. One thing’s for sure — we’re not meant to work alone and community matters more than ever right now.
I design healing and transformative experiences, strategies, and spaces for individuals and corporations. You can hire me for individual support, for a transformational retreat, to lead your group through a nature-connected experience, or as a strategy and media consultant. I only work on projects that bring us closer into alignment with outer nature and inner nature and are on the side of evolution.
For the Earth!