By day, I am a sustainable business manager with a particular passion for green building and a thirst for social justice. I write extensively in my professional role and to keep it real on a personal level. I have been lucky/ foolhardy enough to experience traveling from the unique view of a touring musician in foreign lands. Our band chronicled the adventure of singing our way from points A to Z in a Portland weekly newspaper. I have written several children's books based on the true life of my extraordinarily intelligent yet stubborn dog. My other work includes topics such as: sustainability, real estate, minimalism, economics, surfing, hipster culture, gardening/ urban homesteading, overcoming malaise, anti-consumerism, personal/ professional productivity and goal setting, and crucial advice for dealing with dreary, soggy Pacific NW winters. I have even been known to indulge in some sci-fi once in awhile, but remain completely grossed out by fan fiction.