University of Michigan Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources, Environmental Policy concentration May 1993
University of Vermont Master of Science in Political Geography May 1997
1999-2005 Director, Inter-American Cultural and Development Studies Burlington College Burlington, Vermont
Planned and organized service-learning trips for university students to Guatemala, Puerto Rico, and Ecuador. Courses taught include: Mesoamerican History, Andean History, and World Economic Geography.
2000-present Director, Inter-American Center for the Arts, Sustainability, & Action Cotacachi, Ecuador
This small NGO supports communities and organizations throughout the Americas in their small-scale and artistic endeavors to create sustainable, creative, and more autonomous ways of living. I currently manage rural integrated development projects in Guatemala and Ecuador.
2002-present Instructor Department of Geography University of Vermont Burlington, Vermont
Coordinate and promote community and ecological tourism programs in four rural villages. Manage the training of guides and community members to receive tourists as well as the day-to-day operations of a Spanish School.
2008-present Associate Member and Coffee Exporter Agro-Artesenal Coffee Association of the Intag River Valley (AACRI) Apuela, Ecuador
Producing member of a 400-family organic, fair-trade coffee cooperative exporting to Japan, the EU, and the USA. Arrange export of AACRI coffee to the USA.