Here’s why I’m good at what I do, and why I’m confident I can help you achieve your goals.

I taught middle school physics, cell biology, and science fair, as well as resource math and English.  I know how to tease out important information, summarize complex topics, provide necessary background, and make it all compelling.

I worked for the Bureau of Land Management, writing field guides and NEPA documents. I’m familiar with agency procedures and fluent in land management jargon.

I have an interdisciplinary master’s degree in conservation biology and communication. I “speak science” and I know how to talk about values. I have a solid natural history knowledge base, and I’m comfortable with both qualitative and quantitative information.

I’m a graduate of Martha Beck’s Life Coach Training and the Wings Seminars core series. I design learning opportunities, facilitate groups, and coach individuals, in addition to writing about the environment. Here’s more info about teaching, coaching, and facilitation.

I walked the Camino de Santiago. That means I know how to accomplish big goals. (Here’s more Camino information.)

Also, I live in Bend, Oregon with my husband. We get outside a lot!




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  1. Hi Barb,
    The first pieces that I read by you were your comments on the Americans on The Camino website. Loved those. I asked, and was accepted, as your friend on FaceBook and have enjoyed reading your posts. (Do you ever sit still??)
    We have much in common: I am an AZ native and am now retired in Cave Creek. I am an Episcopalian and attend Trinity Cathedral. I walked a potion of The Camino last September. And Martha Beck is one of my favorites.
    I look forward to receiving your blogs via email and exploring this journey with you.
    Pam Davidson

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