I live at the intersection of arts, activism, & spirituality.
I previously co-founded two intentional communities, and spent a total of fifteen years living in them. The first was a Buddhist practice community; the second was an urban homesteading community.
In Missoula Montana, I co-founded the Open Field Artists performance art collective and the collectively-managed Tipu's Tiger Café. In Portland Oregon, I served on the collective management team of People's Food Co-op, chaired the board for Tryon Life Community Farm, and worked in the Community Rights movement.
I'm an ordained teacher of Buddhist meditation & practice through the Triratna Buddhist Community, and trained to guide wilderness rites of passage through the School of Lost Borders. As an author, playwright, and theatre director, I'm also a former member of LineStorm Playwrights.
I've taught Contact Improv since 2005, and trained with some of the most amazing teachers in the field, including Martin Keogh, Nita Little, and Andrew Harwood.
I've done freelance building & handyman work for many years. I love to use my hands as well as my head & heart. I've done some fun projects, some of which you can see on my services page.
I've published my short stories, plays & poems in magazines & anthologies. Much of my writing focuses around issues of social justice.
I try to blend the creative, the reverent, and the righteously angry. I believe deeply in the possibility of a better world through the design of intelligent systems that allow people to be more fully human. Go here to read more about the informing myth for my life & work.