I am a seasoned archivist & documentarian who cares deeply about the permaculture principles of people care, earth care, & fair share. I am the co-founder of the Story Connective and help Story Connective bring these principles to life through filming stories of resilience & sharing them with the world. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Texas Tech University, I began teaching and have been doing so for over seven years. I have traveled abroad extensively & am fluent in Spanish. Being a GNU/Linux geek (yes, I has a Linux beard), I choose to use Free Open Source Software & Hardware whenever possible. I am excited to contribute to the Creative Commons by using my passion for storytelling (In Spanish the word for history & story are the same after all) to spread solutionary ideas.
My partner, Rebecca Rhapsody (story weaver) is a performer, educator, and social artist work evokes resourceful authenticity and solutionary thinking in individuals and groups. She is the co-founder of the Story Connective. Deeply influenced by her place of birth and upbringing, the island of Maui, Hawai’i, Rhapsody's passion is to connect people to themselves, each other and the earth with Aloha. She has a degree in theater from Northwestern University, and has over 11 years of teaching artist experience as a champion of creativity and self/group connection. She is co-developing a culinary permaculture education program, and using story performance as an awesome community foundation building tool. Also, she has a huge sweet tooth for chocolate. To learn more about The Story Connective journey, and other upcoming projects, follow Rhapsody on social media.
We both got certified in permaculture in 2013 and have been practicing permaculturalists (before and after certification) for many years. Currently we produce content for our media project, the Story Connective, on our YouTube channel and our podcast feed and we teach permaculture courses. We have both been inspired and influenced by Paul's work, as well as by many in the community here, and we hope to contribute to the ideas and conversations here at permies.com!!!