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Creative – Productive – Problem Solver – Opportunity Seeker

Accomplished communicator, speaker, writer, and educator


  • Writing, editing, publishing
  • Program development, implementation, and evaluation
  • Social policy analysis

Conservation/sustainability, development, natural resources, land use, local government, municipal planning, forestry,green economies/earthtrepreneurship, alternative energy, rural life

 In the past 11 years

  • 2 books and a major website
  • 29 book chapters, book reviews, articles
  • 103 Daily Yonder essays
  • 11 research and policy reports
  • 6 classes taught
  • Testified twice before the House Agriculture Committee
  • 8 Western Illinois University Environmental Summits, 1 mini summit
  • About 120 multidisciplinary Sustainability Brownbagger seminars
  • Illinois Department of Natural Resources Advisory Board – Helped organize Conservation Congress
  • Chair, Prairie Land Conservancy

 Core Values

  • Supporting enduring values to adapt to change
  • Providing empathetic consultation to build community assets
  • Seeking secure, healthy, and vital communities

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