Environmental Engineer, Permaculture Instructor, LEED Accredited Professional, Organic Farmer/Natural Builder/Designer/Filmmaker/healer/actor/musician and world-wandering wordweaver, im has been sojourning, building, planting, writing and teaching for over 30 years.
In 1991, prior to the dawn of Certification Madness, im created SimPL as a short-contract and volunteer organization which seeks out and assists individuals and communities towards arriving at a self-reliant lifebase, amidst the growing apathy and consumption-fetish now gripping the general human population.
SimPLife is the practice of natural living, with the intention of supporting and preserving the purity & sanctity of sensible lifestyle: project builds and life-skills courses (permaculture & biodynamics-based), organic farming, natural building & life masterplanning.
To date, there have been SimPLife builds or courses in Ladakh, Turkey, Spain, USA, Thailand, Ecuador, Korea, Phillipines, Guyana, England, Nepal, Indonesia, and Saipan.
im's professional certifications include:
BS Electrical Engineering
BS Civil Engineering
LEED Accredited Professional
Solar PV Designer/Installer, SEI
Reconnection Healing Practitioner/ Reiki Master
Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician, SOLO
Wilderness Guide Educator, NOLS