Two threads that weave a constant in my life are Christian Science and a love for languages, writing and media. I’ve been blessed to have my career directly support the cause of Christian Science three times across the last 35 years – first as the Africa Affairs editor for The Christian Science Monitor; secondly as the New Mexico CS Committee on Publication and then the Media Training Manager for the Office of The Manager of The Committees on Publication. Lastly, I am currently the Community Relations Manager for The Principle Foundation, which provides temporary financial assistance to Christian Scientists in the US.
In between and, sometimes, concurrent with my earlier career, I spent 20 years in the field of sustainable agriculture and wildlife management. I’m a co-founder of the Savory Institute and the Africa Centre for Holistic Management, and a long-time colleague of Allan Savory.
Through my work for The Monitor and with Savory, I’ve traveled and worked extensively in the US, Mexico, Canada, Africa, Australia, northern Europe and New Zealand. I have an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University’s School of Languages and Linguistics.
I live in an extended family community on a small farm in the South Valley of Albuquerque. We raise children, adults, and a variety of plants and animals. My favorite pastimes are fly-fishing with Taylor, my best friend and partner for almost 40 years, or spending time with our two sons, a daughter in law and two grandchildren.