My research and teaching is foundational to building and leading professional networks such as the U.S. Society for Ecological Economics and the Adirondack Research Consortium, as well as my commitment to social entrepreneurship and advocacy. For example, my previous coaching experience and research in environmental public health lead to co-founding Deportes para la Vida in 2006, an HIV/AIDS prevention education and youth leadership program in the Dominican Republic, now operated by The DREAM Project in partnership with Peace Corps DR.
In 2010, I co-founded the non-profit film company Bright Blue EcoMedia with Victor Guadagno and Amy Siedl. Together we have created seven award-winning documentaries recognized by four Boston Emmy nominations, two wins, and national PBS distribution. More recently I co-founded Purple Frog Productions with Jacob Smith and Kathryn Goldman, and wrote, directed, and produced the feature length film Waking the Sleeping Giant, documenting the intersection of the 2016 U.S. presidential race and rising grassroots movements for economic and social justice.
In Vermont, I have served on the Governor’s Council on Energy and the Environment (2012-2016), Vermont Commission on International Trade and State Sovereignty (2015-current), Vermont Climate Change Economy Council (2015-2016), Technical Advisory Committee of the Lake Champlain Basin Program (2007-2012), and the Burlington Electric Commission (2004).