I'm a color outside the lines kind of person a social justice educator/activist who designs trainings and workshops for youth and adults. I also consult with social change organizations to help them develop an organizational culture that supports their work and their staff to have a big positive impact on the world. When I'm not working, I love to garden, cook, hike, kayak (when the weather's nice), listen to music, go see/hear live music and theater. I enjoy movies and reading good fiction. I'm close to friends and family and find community really important. I also really love to travel. I've lived in a number of different cities and states as well as a couple other countries (meaning not the US.)
I'm not just about my work and social change. I'm in an improv theater group which keeps me connected to a sense of playful irreverence and fun. I love to be silly, talk in funny voices, have paper airplane battles, and generally laugh at how ridiculous life can be.
Whenever I can, I get outdoors - hiking, kayaking, swimming, gardening, or just a walk around the nearest pond or park. I enjoy the community feel of living in a city neighborhood, but getting out into more rural and wild spaces is necessary for my general sanity. Any place with less people than wildlife will do. Something about looking up to see something untame wander by pulls me up short and brings out wonder and joy.
While I don't have children of my own, I truly enjoy spending time with young people of all ages. I welcome the opportunity to be involved in the lives of any children my future partner may have and with the right person would be open to bringing a new child into a family.