What I am into lately:
Positive Play Centers
Community Building Edutainment Structures
EYE OF HORUS
A Ten Year Experiment in Reclamation and Alternative Construction
SUSTAINABLE HOME PROJECT
Single Family Home Retrofitting and Remodeling
Small Home Community Projects
and Practical Healing
Land Reclamation Logistics
Tree Planting, Food Production, Harvesting, and Storage, Herbs, Essential Oils, Yoga, Massage Therapy
Dancing the delicate threads between nothing and everything. I tap into light that shines through those cracks in everything. My current building projects are heavily Influenced by Nader Khalili (1936-2008), founder of CalEarth and inventor of SuperAdobe; Michael Reynolds, founder of the Earthship Academy, Steve Kornher and flying concrete, SunRay Kelly, and many others who have bravely forged their own paths, doors, and windows
Background & Expertise
STORYTELLER, SPEAKER, VIDEOGRAPHER AND PHOTOGRAPHER
1990 to present
I have been a hobbyist photographer and storyteller since I started college. My undergraduate studies were in photography, ceramic sculpture, and storytelling. Ultimately my first degree was titled Patterns of Earth and Man, with a double minor in Storytelling and Creative Writing. I started working on my performance anxiety with video around 2010, and then decided to 'get seriously silly' about my YouTube channel in 2016. I have uploaded over 1500 unedited, unscripted, 'life-real' videos to YouTube, a growing number to FB, and counting...
SINGER, SONGWRITER, MUSICIAN, PERFORMING ARTIST
Sometime before 1981-Present
I currently get to sing and play rhythm guitar with many fine musicians, sometimes in the original Rock band, 1000 Words, and sometimes in various cover bands. I also sometimes play in an acoustic duo called Alturnation with my good friend and bandmate, Wayne Waltz. I have been writing songs and strumming the guitar off and on since at least 5th grade.
You can find some of my music and the music I co-wrote and produced with 1000 Words on Reverbnation, Spotify, Google, and iTunes.
OWNER OPERATOR OF SLEEPING DRAGONS COMPANY
Coherence and Heart Centered Healing Botanical sand Creativity Supplies, we are a Shamanic and Pagan gift and supply shop. We've been shipping to your worldwide doorstep since 2000. You can find us on eBay, Etsy, and Facebook.
I have published a series of short booklets on Practical Healing with Herbs which I hope to continue to improve and expand.
What I’ve Done
THE HEAD HUTT AND FOO DOG MEGASCULPTURES
The Head Hutt and the Foo Dog Root-Cellar Dog Cave, are both one of a kind Megasculptures which I built in my backyard in the city. I started them in 2010, with very little knowledge or experience with the materials or the scale/size, mainly to learn about building with recycled materials, I was dealing with a lot of anger and a sense of trauma from the news of the Gulf Oil Spill, among other things, and so they were also my therapy, my outlet, and my guides into a journey of self exploration and expression.
My picture book, The Head Hutt, will be available at Amazon soon.
EYE OF HORUS
I started this 1 Acre Agrisculpture in 2015 with a 10-20 year plan in mind. I have made some progress, however getting trees to take root and survive even one year out on the land I affectionately call "Windy Flats", has proven more of a challenge than I anticipated. I do not give up easily though, when I have a vision for something, and so I continue to work on this at least a few times a year, awaiting more time and money in my budget for it...
For more examples of my work, don’t hesitate to reach out.
I am at the start-up phase of building teams for a Global Network of Positive Play Community Centers. Contact me if you are interested in volunteering or in becoming an integral part of a founding team.
Select Clients, 6 Month Programs Available
Alternative Construction Planning and Design, and Peaceful Conflict Resolution are two areas I shine. Let me know if you think I can help you.
GROUP COACHING AND TEACHING
My published books and courses are available on Amazon and on this website. Contact me if you have any questions.
What I’ve Learned
MA ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT
UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX
I especially enjoy conflict resolution and evolutionary leadership.
MA SPECIAL EDUCATION
UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO
I believe we all have a unique learning style, and that gamification is the way of education's future.
ALTERNATIVE CONSTRUCTION AND ARCHITECTURE
I studied hands-on with two different work crews with the Earthship Biotecture Internship program as a volunteer, and have studied many architects and building styles on my own over the past 8 years.
What I Do
No matter the role or project, I’m confident in the skill set I bring to the table. Take a look below to learn more about my specific abilities, and feel free to get in touch if you’d like to learn more.