EXPERIENCE

2017-Present  Sugar Dance in Paonia, CO

2015-Present  Mil Abrazos Community Land Trust 

2012-2016  Gaia Gardens  A one-acre community urban farm in Santa Fe, NM.

2011-2012  Dandelion Ranch  A half-acre community garden in Santa Fe, NM.

2011  El Jardin de Guadalupe  A half-acre community garden in San Pancho, Mexico, using the Biodynamic French-intensive method pioneered by Alan Chadwick, a close student of Rudolph Steiner.
 
2009-2011  The Nodilus Project  An attempt to develop a social utility designed to harness collective intelligence in order to inspire and foster sustainable and regenerative culture.


2009-Present   Samurai Graphixs  Graphic Design

2008 Sabbatical  Embarked on a five-month walkabout in France, Morocco and Ghana, West Africa, then Hiked the New Mexico portion of the Continental Divide Trail to go experience the Gila wilderness.

2003-2007 Founder and Director, Gypsie Nation: an organization fostering community dance rituals for self-expression, healing and community-building. Gypsie Nation initiated a dozen weekly dances in Hawai’i, Washington, Colorado, Montana and New Mexico.

2001-2003 Board Member,Evergreen Land Trust: a community landtrust in Washington state. Helped develop Pragtri Farm in Arlington, WA, and built a house on the farm in 2002 from 50% recycled material.

2000-2001 Traveled in South America and American Southwest.

1999-2000 Director, Field Operations and Training: ServiceMagic, Inc. a start-up company, now the largest provider of home remodeling services on the Internet (now called HomeAdvisor.com). Resigned after 14 months and upon participating in the World Trade Organization (WTO) demonstrations of Seattle in Nov. 1999.

1993-1999 Founder, President and majority shareholder, Contractor Referrals Inc.: This company marketed more than 150 small and medium-size construction firms in the Seattle area. ServiceMagic Inc. purchased Contractor Referrals in April of 1999.

1994-1998 Developed custom-coded contact management software for referral businesses in collaboration with an MIT graduate and former Microsoft programmer. Initially created as the operating platform for Contractor Referrals, the software was marketed and sold to other referral services around the country.

1991-1995 President, Miranda Ltd. a company specializing in design and consulting to the food industry. Developed concepts and facilities for Seattle restaurants and food manufacturers. Clients include Gravity Bar, Plenty, Northwest Bagels, Sit and Spin, and Essential Foods.

1988-1991 Corporate Trainer, Sportsmind, Inc. Clients included such Fortune 500 companies as: AT&T, General Motors, Microsoft, and the James River Paper Co. Facilitated five-day seminars on team-building and corporate visioning.

1985-1988 Creator, owner and operator, Free Mars: an innovative vegetarian restaurant and art gallery in Seattle’s Belltown district. The business was sold in 1988.

1982-1985 Owner, Metropolis Productions: promoter of contemporary live music in medium-size venues (500 – 4,000 seats). Metropolis Productions produced more than 100 concerts over a three-year period in Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver, B.C. Owner and operator, Metropolis Club: a 300-seat all-ages nightclub in Seattle.

1978-1982 Commercial fisherman in Alaska, during summer seasons. Fished salmon, herring and halibut in the waters surrounding Kodiak Island and in the Bering Sea. Worked for Tom Nelson, Alaska’s legendary skipper.

1976-1982 Professional ski coach and instructor, French Alps. Graduate of the National Institute of Mountaineering (ENSA) in Chamonix, France.

STUDIES AND DIPLOMAS
Baccalaureat of Maths and Physics (France)
Studied biology at the University of La Doua (France)
Graduate of ENSA (France) as a professional ski instructor
Skipper’s License (France)
Pilot’s license (USA)

LANGUAGES SPOKEN
French: Native fluent
English: Fluent
Spanish: Moderate

SPORTS EXPERIENCE
1971-1981 Downhill ski racer in France and Europe. Raced the International FIS circuit.
1992-1999 In-line skate road-racing. Finished 11th nationwide in the US professional masters division (35 and older) in 1999.
 
NON-PROFIT AND VOLUNTEER ENGAGEMENT

NW Hospital, Seattle - volunteer
Bailey Boushay House (Aids Hospice), Seattle - volunteer
Seattle Men Magazine, Seattle - Board of Directors
Seattle Men Wisdom's Council - volunteer, facilitator
Eco-Building Guild, Seattle - Board of Directors
Evergreen Land Trust, Washington - Board of Directors

Santa Fe Farmers' Market Institute - Board of Directors
Mil Abrazos Community Land Trust - Board of Directors