Born and raised in the rural heartland of southern England by an architect and urban planner it was no surprise I ended up a geographer – fascinated by how the world around, both seen and unseen, shapes our lives. By way of Kuwait and Los Angeles, I landed in San Francisco where I now make my home.
I have spent much of the past 20 years advancing environmental protection in California. I have advocated for clean water and beaches in Los Angeles with Heal the Bay, and worked to protect the redwoods and build a network of parks for people to enjoy while running Save the Redwoods League. At their root, these complex environmental challenges had social issues affecting the lives of the people involved. I’m now fortunate to turn my attention to that through my work with Fair Trade USA — seeking to improve the lives of the working poor and protect the environment through market-based solutions that create shared values for producers, business and consumers.
The views in this blog are mine alone.