On a personal level, I have core values and beliefs that not only drive my life, but also my business and client choices.  I believe in creating a more economically, socially and environmentally sustainable world. We all need to simplify our lives to help reduce our impact, and better enjoy, the amazing natural world around us. We need to  shift our thinking to help preserve and protect the planet we all love so much. At the same time, we must invest time, money, and energy into our communities, both locally and globally, to improve the lives of the people and places around us. I continue to be optimistic and inspired by the passion, ingenuity, and resiliency of human nature as well as the natural world itself.

One Percent For the Planet

I’ve been a personal business member of 1% for the Planet since 2006, having donated over $14,000 to causes and non-profits I believe in. A few of the organizations I have supported through the years are listed below, check them out for more info.  Whatever your passion, find a local, national, or global cause you can support!

  • Friends of Family Farmers
  • Depave
  • Leave No Trace
  • First Descents
  • Center on Sustainable Communities
  • Tillamook Estuaries Partnership
  • Buffalo Field Campaign
  • Rural Renewable Energy Alliance
  • EarthShare of Oregon
  • Backcountry Hunters and Anglers
  • SOLVE Oregon
  • Green Empowerment
  • Oregon Small Woodlands Association
  • International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA)
  • Bicycle Transportation Alliance
  • Mercy Corps
  • Breast Cancer Fund
  • Environmental Working Group (EWG)