PURVEYOR OF ALL THINGS LOCAL

For the love of local business, local food, and the community

YOUR SERVICE GUIDE TO LOCALISM

For the love of local business, local food, and the community

GROWING LOCAL

For the love of local business, local food, and the community

LOCALIST, WRITER, AND CULTIVATOR

For the love of local business, local food, and the community

IT’S ALL IN WRITING

For the love of local business, local food, and the community

THE LOCAL, VIRTUAL HOTSPOT

For the love of local business, local food, and the community

Speaking Engagements

I’m no stranger to the stage and love speaking to audiences of any size. I’ve designed workshops, keynote speeches, and retreats on various topics about the local economy movement that inspire localists to action.


Starting a local network

How to start a local network for businesses, entrepreneurs, sectors


Leveraging Your Localness

Talks for businesses, employees, startups, and social entrepreneurs


Localizing Food Sectors

Distribution, markets, sectors, identifying gaps in the value chain,


Key Notes

Workshops and retreats to inspire transformational leadership in localists.

Full list of workshops I’ve given in the past:

Media Appearances

2015

Columnist, Elephant Journal, since 2013
Columnist, The Local Voice in Green Fire Times, since 2010

2009-2011

Radio Host, Local First Radio, Hutton Broadcasting TALK 1260AM

Trainings, Speaking Engagements

2015

Arizona Food and Finance Forum – Keynote; Panelist

2014

Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce Business Luncheon – Keynote
New Partners for Smart Growth, Denver: Advancing Healthy Food Systems, panelist
Mid-Region Council of Governments – Ag Collaborative, Albuquerque: Distribution in our NM Food System, panel coordinator and moderator

2013

Arizona Food and Finance Forum – Keynote; Panelist
New Green Chamber of Commerce Sustainable Business Summit: Localism and Food Systems
Taos Pecha Kucha Food Event
Business Alliance for Local Living Economies: Network Leaders Day, facilitator

2012

Albuquerque Sustainable Business Summit: Leveraging Local In Your Community Panel
New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce: How-To-Build a Network day-long training
Business Alliance for Local Living Economies: How-To-Build a Network day-long training

2011

Business Alliance for Local Living Economies: How-To-Build a Network day-long training
Business Alliance for Local Living Economies: Key Note – BALLE Fellows Program
Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce: Key Note – BALLE networks – stronger together

2010

Permaculture Credit Union Summit: Plenary – Sustainable Economies
Slow Money National Gathering, VT: 3-Minute Pitch – Food and Fuels Project
Institute of American Indian Arts Food Security Conference: Key Note – Food and Fuels Project
Business Alliance for Local Living Economies: Network Leaders Exchange Coordinator and Host
Business Alliance for Local Living Economies: Panelist – Government contracts for networks
White House Office of Social Innovation: Presentation on Local Economies, BALLE Fellows
American Independent Business Alliance: Key Note – Farm to Restaurant Project, Plenary – Funding
Boulder, CO Eat Local Week: Key Note – Local Food Systems in Your Community
Boulder, CO Eat Local Week: Workshop: Food System Collaboration

2009

Slow Money National Gathering, NM: Food and Fuels Project Spotlight
Business Alliance for Local Living Economies: Panelist – Food and Fuels Project
Business Alliance for Local Living Economies: Main Stage – Network Leader Spotlight
American Independent Business Alliance: Panelist – Network Development
Petaluma, CA Local Economy Summit: Key Note – Living Wage, Living Economy

Professional Awards

2011-2013

Edible Santa Fe Local Hero Awards, Olla Award Nominee

2010-2012

BALLE National Fellow

2011

Santa Fe Community Foundation, Pinon Award – Visionary Nonprofit

2010-2011

Regional Hub Leader for Business Alliance for Local Living Economies
Sustainable Santa Fe Commission Award – Best Food Project: Farm to Restaurant Project

2009

40 Under Forty, New Mexico Business Weekly
Edible Communities Best Nonprofit in the Local Food Movement

2008

Business and Professional Women’s Association Nonprofit of the Year
Green Values In Action Award, Green Party of Santa Fe County
1st Place, Business Alliance for Local Living Economies “Back of the Napkin Business Plan”

2007

New Mexico Voices for Children Business of the Year

2005

Young Careerist of the Year, Capital City Business and Professional Women’s Association