I have spent the last 15 years in all facets of sustainable agriculture: as a farmworker, food retailer, agricultural researcher, educator, farm-owner, non-profit manager, and consultant to farms of all sizes. One of my more formative professional experiences was working close to seven years at the well-respected farm incubator ALBA in the Salinas Valley of California where I developed and delivered programs for beginning and more experienced growers. I also ran a successful pastured livestock and poultry farm business called TLC Ranch for six years with my family near Watsonville, CA. More recently I have begun working as a sustainability and business consultant for NGOs, food manufacturers and family farms, helping organizations reduce energy & water use, solid waste, toxins, and natural resources degradation while improving their efficiency, profitability, and social capital. My first book, “Farms With A Future: Creating & Growing a Sustainable Farm Business” was just published by Chelsea Green Publishing in Nov. 2012. I live in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge with my little family of three and spend my free time trail running, volunteering, training oxen, and fermenting foods. Find my current resume here.