I never intended to be in the sustainability field. Sure, I knew about climate change. But it wasn't central to my life, professional or personal. After a serendipitous turn in my career, I found myself researching how we teach youth about climate change. Through it, I came to believe that the climate emergency impacts every aspect of health and well-being on the planet and therefore we all have a role in this story.
Regardless of the roles I've held since, whether it's dad, teacher, researcher, cross-sector convener or ISSP-SA certified director of sustainability and reslience, I work to empower others to reimagine their connection to life on Earth so that together we can build a cleaner, safer, healthier, more vibrant world where all can thrive.
Professionally and personally, I'm driven by deep curiosity, a spirit of playfulness and an ever-growing sense of connection and gratitude to all the inhabitants on this this wondrous blue dot.
Credit: Peter Thomson | La Crosse Tribune