Bio: Brief

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If you’re not living life full out, I want a talk with you. It’s my mission to get people off the sidelines and into the action. I’ve been in the thick of it since I was a kid—in my teens I hitchhiked to Alaska and lived in a cabin on the banks of the Tanana River; in my twenties, I lived in Italy, crossed the Sahara and the jungles and savannas of Central and East Africa; in my thirties, I sailed around the world (alone); in my forties, I wrote novels no one would publish; and in my fifties I bicycled the spine of the Rockies from Alaska to Mexico. I’ve worked on the Alaska Pipeline, as an environmental lobbyist in the Alaska Legislature, and run a storied environmental organization fighting (successfully) to protect Alaska’s rain forests. Several years ago, I moved to New York City because I wanted more frenzy in my life–and to dig deep into leadership development  and leadership and life coaching. I now coach leaders in conservation and social-change movements as well as people who want to live exciting, full-throated, hand-crafted lives.