peace though music
While originally trained as a research psychologist in developmental psychobiology, I have developed and taught courses in ecopsychology, peace studies, and social entrepreneurship for more than 20 years. I play music and have released several self-produced albums of original songs as a solo artist and with the folk ensemble, The Emancipators as a means of exploring personal and social environmental issues and raising awareness and funds for two nonprofit organizations — Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Center and the Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance. Among the ways I work for peace is serving on the board of NRELC, participating in OREPA actions and events, and promoting public policy changes for social justice through organizations such as Friends Committee on National Legislation. In addition to walking, canoeing, and gardening, I have participated in more intentional ecopsychology experiences including Vision Fasts and the Council of All Beings. I am a member of the Religious Society of Friends and several Quaker-related organizations (Quaker Earthcare Witness and Fellowship of Quakers in the Arts).