People @ Goddard
Residency Sites: Plainfield, VT
I have twenty+ years experience working as a community and regional planner for nonprofits; community-based organizations, social enterprises and government agencies. My work emphasizes social, economic, ecological and racial justice advocacy, cultural preservation, poverty alleviation, community engagement, localism, community asset development and grassroots, community based planning. I have significant experience developing social enterprises and worker owned and cooperative businesses, regional approaches to cultural heritage development, sustainable agriculture, land and natural resource management and designing and developing specialized business incubation services including commercial kitchens, business incubators, public markets, farmers markets, cultural festivals and sector-based approaches to product, market and workforce development.
My broad professional and personal goal is to work with people to create vibrant, exciting, livable, sustainable, socially justice communities that contribute to the well being and evolution of all living things! I am very interested in using design innovation to engage citizens in multi-disciplinary community planning and social change activities, especially youth.
Progressive Community and Regional Planning, Design Innovation, Social Enterprise Development, Worker Ownership, Business Finance and Planning, Leadership Development, Community Economic Development Finance, Nonprofit Organizational Development, Teaching, Community Organizing
Educational Background: MA in Community and Regional Planning with a concentration in Rural Development, University of New Mexico; BA in Politics and English, New York University.