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Our People

The global TreeSisters team lives in the UK, the USA and Canada, and is supported by a remarkable circle of dedicated team of volunteers that literally wraps around the planet; from Italy to La Réunion, Australia to Denmark. Together we live the experiment and discover how to call each other forth into the gifts that we are all here to give.

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Board

We are led by a highly skilled and experienced Board of Trustees, each committed in their own way to the restoration of the feminine principle and the re-greening of our world.


 

Leslie Danziger

Leslie Danziger
Chairwoman

Leslie Danziger brings to TreeSisters 40 years of experience as a serial entrepreneur, executive, documentary filmmaker, women's advocate, and student of indigenous mind and ways of living in harmony with the earth.

She was one of the first women entrepreneurs, Co-Founder and Chairman of a solar energy manufacturing company. She cofounded two solar companies: LightPath Technologies, in 1985, which as Chairman and CEO, she later repositioned as an optical technologies developer/manufacturer and took it public in 1996; and Solaria Corporation in 1999, which is a developer/manufacturer of advanced solar modules and systems solutions. While active, her companies raised a combined total of over $300 million from private and public markets and employed hundreds of people.

Leslie began her career as a documentary filmmaker working with Alaskan indigenous people to protect their subsistence resources and rights. She produced films with funding from Corporation of Public Broadcasting (PBS), Alaska Humanities Forum, US Department of Interior, State of Alaska, and the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission.

Leslie holds two patents, was named the New Mexico Inventor of the Year in 1997 for the invention of GRADIUM glass, and was featured in many periodicals including Business Week and the Wall Street Journal. In 2004, she participated in the creation of the Solar Circle, a network of solar energy experts and key influencers.

From 2000-2002, she served as Chairman of the Worldwide Indigenous Science Network which is dedicated to preserving and furthering the wisdom of the indigenous mind held by a global network of Elders. In 2000, she also co-initiated Equal Access which was created to bring information access to the most remote and underserved regions.

Currently, Leslie serves as an advisor to: Ethical Markets Media, BlueEnergy Solarwind, and WorldBlu. She is a member of the Solar Circle and the CareFirst Innovation Network.

Leslie's lifelong career interest has been to serve the transition to renewable energy as our primary energy source to enable a peaceful, just and sustainable world. Her lifelong personal interest has been to learn to live in harmony with the natural world. She is a longtime meditator and lives in the mountains of Crestone, Colorado.

 


 

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Wendy Stephenson
Treasurer

Wendy brings 15 years of experience working in the field of energy and climate change both at a technical and strategic level. This includes applied experience of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, UK Climate Change Agreements (another trading mechanism) and extensive knowledge of the carbon trading sector both regulated (CDM/JI) and non-regulated markets.

She has extensive experience of managing large teams, both project- and employee- based, and extensive stakeholder engagement in a UK and international context. She is CEO of The Converging World Group including two renewable energy development companies, one in the UK and the other in India, Director of Climate Action West – a CIC based in West Somerset, Director of programmes for the Pontin Charitable Trust, special advisor to the Executive LAG for Western Somerset responsible for processing project applications that deliver a low carbon economy, and author of the bid that provided them with £2.25m funding (2008).

 


 

TraceyTracey van den Brand
Trustee

Tracey's passions include helping to raise global consciousness and rebalancing the Divine Feminine and Masculine.

She has the ideal combination of skills working from her heart as well as her head whilst also having the motivation to contribute to a more beautiful world.

The head skills come from her 20 years at a senior level in multi-national companies as well as running her own successful businesses. She graduated as a Brennan Healing Science Practitioner in 2010 and uses her extensive heart skills of listening and compassion to help clients over the emotional obstacles that keep them from realising their dreams.

Tracey is an Honours graduate in Economics and also trained in Paris' prestigious Business School, INSEAD , in Advanced Business Management. She has worked around the globe leading teams in: mergers and acquisitions, business and marketing strategy, supply chain, sales, new product development, corporate and product branding and Corporate PR.

Her extensive experience and training at a multi-national level has been further enhanced by running her own businesses. In one of these she and her partner created an entirely new market throughout Europe for a new South African product. They achieved over £1million of sales in only 4 years. Whilst financially successful, her main motivation was to support the South African economy post-apartheid and especially women. Over 200 women were employed in South Africa as a result.

She is a visionary and lateral thinker who also possesses the ability to work through the detail.

Her cultural awareness and sensitivities have enabled her to successfully work with employees and customers across many cultures and countries. She managed teams in 26 countries throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Tracey chose to leave the corporate world in 2006 to focus on socially oriented organisations including Non-Profits and Social Enterprises.

She has worked with the several charities for over 10 years, including setting up and managing every aspect of a UK organisation for an overseas charity. She is also currently the Trustee of two UK charities and runs her own social enterprise, Conscious Business Coaching.

Tracey acts to create social change as a "social entrepreneur."

 

Team


 

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Clare Dubois
Founder 

Clare is an Earth loving social entrepreneur and inspirational speaker who worked internationally for 18 years facilitating groups, coaching business leaders and creating behaviour change processes within the personal growth sector.

As a Be The Change Symposium facilitator and freelance writer, she worked for three years as the UK co-ordinator for a massive agro-forestry initiative in southern India called Project GreenHands (PGH) before initiating TreeSisters. Through her work with PGH she has distilled the social mobilisation strategy deployed with great success in India, and now turns it towards the mobilisation of women within TreeSisters.

Clare is leading the campaign, but TreeSisters at all levels is jointly held and developed within the circle of core team members. Her passion has always included exploring how patterns of consciousness manifest as behaviours and her primary work is in the creation of processes, tools, courses, and messaging that can access the nature connected essence of woman and activate new forms of leadership. She works on network development, ethos and principles, organisational culture and strategy as they relate to the Map of 5 Choices and behaviour change materials.

She is committed to the creation of an evolving system that learns as it goes and continually models itself upon the flows and forms of living systems. In her own life, her aim is to reclaim balance, to revel in freedom and health and to be 'walking permission' for those who are fed up of being held back, and just want to have a go.


 

amrita-smallAmrita Khalsa
CEO

Amrita's life mission is seeding humanity's evolution into Reverence for Life, love-consciousness and awakened relationship with Nature.  Amrita holds a unique blend of inner wisdom and grounded practicality. Service-driven, aligning work with purpose is something she knows intimately. Exploring spirituality and meditation around the globe, Amrita was drawn to discover new ways of working that express her own freedom and creativity.

This journey led Amrita to a role as CEO of a mid-size internet marketing company, where she increased top-line revenue 336% in her first year and tripled it again the following year. Following that she consulted hundreds of business owners on revenue growth through online sales campaigns, accumulating over $3million success in campaigns she either managed or closely guided. Through these experiences, Amrita has honed a strong intuitive knowing of how to reach audiences with messages and media that convert into action.

TreeSisters mission is closest-to-heart in Amrita's priorities, as it merges feminine spirituality, humanity's collective awakening into a consciousness of reverence for life, and tangible action for trees. She holds the TreeSisters CEO position as a great honour and path of service.

Amrita considers servent-leadership to be at the core of everything she does: holding space for the highest growth path of all those who give gifts into this mission; and handling resource-allocation & strategic planning from a place of deep listening to the inner guidance of the Soul of TreeSisters.

Amrita is a child of nature and this is where she feels most at home. She loves travelling to remote locations and working from yurts, treehouses and rainforests. She is a Yogini at heart, and surrenders into her role within Great Mother's movements and the bigger picture of planetary healing.

 


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Chief Financial Officer

Louise is TreeSisters Finance Mama and has been involved with TreeSister's journey since the beginning, becoming an active volunteer in 2015. She brings with her 20 years' experience as an FCCA accountant having worked as a senior executive and Chief Financial Officer in global engineering and marine organisations. She also brings extensive charity experience from her work as a volunteer and trustee with Arts and Disability charities. She is an experienced manager of global finance teams as well as having broad operational experience including HR and Compliance.

Louise is committed to demystifying finance and to bring money back to its rightful place as servant rather than master. She is also keen to develop creative and innovative ways of exploring our relationship with 'giving' and has recently gained a Master's Degree (MATP) that explored the Transpersonal and its relationship to Creativity and Innovation.

She is above all else a Priestess of the Goddess and a wild soul woman who is passionate about life, the planet, the trees, and in particular being a water protector. She believes that when we are in deep connection with our passions and life purpose that we come into right relationship with our community and the wider environment, and that living our passion is the birthright of all.

 


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Sophie Jane Mortimer
Communications Director 

Sophie is a Tree-Hugging, Goddess-Worshipping, Marketing-Geek. She has gained extensive experience in the not-for-profit marketing and communication world over the last ten years and is thrilled to be able to bring her knowledge to help grow the global treesisterhood.

Before joining the TreeSisters team she worked as a film producer and social media consultant and is proud to have successfully crowd-funded several environmental and social issue documentaries as well as building large, engaged social media followings for a variety of organisations and films. She has BA Hons in English Literature and French and is also a Yoga Instructor, Massage Therapist and Women's Temple Leader in the Yogini Tradition established by Chameli Ardagh of the Awakening Women Institute.

At TreeSisters she is passionate about weaving sacred feminine teachings with Nature's wisdom to develop 'feminine marketing' principles that attract sales and opt-ins through heart-stoppingly beautiful poetry and imagery. Following these principles, she has build a global following of over 130,000 women for TreeSisters, led our 2015 Indiegogo campaign to a successful $95,000 and has most recently been managing our Million Trees Launch.

Sophie is committed to 'being the invitation' that TreeSisters is calling women into. She is dedicated to the sacred feminine spiritual path of honouring Nature's cycles both within and outside us as our teacher, mentors and healers. She dreams of a world of millions of enlivened, resourced, connected women who gather together to re-create our relationship with our precious Earth.

 


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Kenya Ference
Director of Business Development

Kenya has a background in filmmaking with a wide variety of experience in online buisness, content and marketing. Kenya graduated from the Met Film School in London and went on to co-found a video production company in Boulder, Colorado. Serving as Siren Vid's creative director, she focused her talents on telling the stories of local brands, non profits and initiatives supporting both women and the environment.

Kenya's passion for social change has deepened in the past few years, serving as the Online Business Manager at The Woman's Network and now the Director of Business Development at TreeSisters. Kenya brings her passion for technology, creativity and healing into one place to serve the Mother who mothers us all. She is most interested in systemic change and catalyzing a new way of being for future generations.

 


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Terra Canova
Network Relations Manager

Terra has always been passionate about the Earth both in celebrating it's beauty as well as actively working to heal the planet and treasure it's many unique species including plants, minerals and animals.

From her years as a nature photographer specializing in landscapes to her current handcrafting of gemstone pendants, she has strived to showcase the beauty of nature in all she creates. She took an active part in a large invasive plant removal project then headed by Marc Imlay, PhD of the Anacostia Watershed Society and focused on one of the last biologically diverse rivers that was a tributary to the Anacostia River. Her passion for that park extended and she became the leader of a local watershed group that not only continued to remove invasives but also focused on trash removal, riverbank erosion, water quality, public education and tree planting.

At TreeSisters, Terra is the Network Relations and Service Manager. She assists in hosting webinars, communicating with all the wonderful people who write in, manages the Gift eTree card and WaterCarriers as well as a variety of other tasks. Her place here has become a soul purpose and she wants to help other women find their connection to nature in the way that TreeSisters has helped her deepen her own.


 

JennySmithv2Jenny Smith
Programme Director

Jenny has many years of experience of setting up services in the 'Not for Profit Third Sector'. She has created local and national services in the UK in the fields of addiction, mental health and women's self-harm. She has a deep capacity to be with what is marginalised and outcast in our world, and a steady earthy energy that offers grounding and reassurance to those that she supports.

She is also a very experienced facilitator having trained multiple teams to work on front line services; being a facilitator of Joanna Macy's Work that Reconnects and co-facilitating the annual Eartheart Women's Initiation with Jewels Wingfield.

Jenny is the outward co-ordinator of the Groves project – the groups through which local Treesisters gather. She supports women to call Groves into being and to help grow themselves and each other through the process.

Her own relationships with women have been integral throughout her whole life. As the youngest of three sisters and having been part of women's circles from very young, she is extremely familiar with the joys and challenges within women's dynamics. Jenny is committed to supporting women to rise up through limited perceptions of ourselves, rooting down instead into our powerful and deeply knowing natures, and resting back into the interconnected field of love of which we are all unique expressions of.

 


 

Photo-LaurianeLauriane Cayet-Boisrobert
Reforestation Director

Lauriane came to TreeSisters with an expertise in Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing, as powerful tools to develop new insights and recommendations for better governance of the forests. She has conducted several research projects such as assessing forest degradation and analyzing the protection status of the world's forests. She has over 10 years of experience working for international think-tanks and non-profit organizations, as well as consulting.

She joined TreeSisters feeling that solving the environmental challenges would need more than sound studies and smart mechanisms. It also needs a more connected, intuitive and creative approach for leading the changes it takes to protect the last intact forests, re-instate a more sustainable forest cover, and serve our planet.

To serve TreeSisters, Lauriane has chosen to develop and manage its reforestation projects portfolio, as well as bring the best knowledge in forest ecology and reforestation. She started by co-developing TreeSisters' forest strategy and project selection process.

Lauriane is passionate about the many cultures on Earth. She tries to live in harmony with the Earth; so the Earth must stay wild and generous too us all. She feels deeply sad when the Earth is been abused at all prices, and mostly at the expenses of the people who rely on it.

 


 

AlyssaWrightBio2017Alyssa Wright
Philanthrophic Advisor

 Alyssa Wright is a proud Millennial TreeSister from Maine with a great clam chowder recipe and a beautiful orange cat named Izzie. An award-winning artist and creative social impact strategist, Alyssa serves as a philanthropic advisor within the TreeSisters community, designing systems & structures to support the sisterhood in authentically giving all of their work, wealth and wisdom back to the forests and feminine.

An accomplished consultant in the fields of social change and philanthropy, Wright has collaborated with dozens of organizations and companies over the past decade, bringing together artists, activists, and philanthropists who desire ways to powerfully and creatively accelerate social change.

Her collaborations have been in communities such as Women Moving Millions, Resource Generation, and New England International Donors, where she worked with and learned from some of the most sophisticated and values-driven philanthropists and activists in the world.She believes that when we place dignity and love at the forefront of our change-making efforts and collaborate to fuel & fund each other's work, there is nothing that we cannot accomplish together on this Earth, for the Earth.

 


 

Elizabeth Solis

Elizabeth Soltis
Director of Partnerships

Elizabeth Soltis brings a passion for women's empowerment, environmental stewardship and culture transformation to the TreeSisters team.

As a possibility-thinker and change-maker, Elizabeth is committed to the art of healthy relationship-building with self, others and the earth. At the heart of this effort is collaboration – the delicate skill of holding all needs with care. Her purpose is fostering inner growth and outer service to co-create a world where everyone thrives.

Elizabeth is the founder and director of Bridges Global, a social enterprise that supports leaders and teams to do and be their best. She delights in watering the seeds of empowered leadership within all.

For over twenty years, Elizabeth has contributed to all sectors as an organizational development practitioner. She enjoys connecting with visionary leaders while facilitating game-changing, mutually beneficial partnerships. When serving in Africa, Elizabeth coached multi-stakeholder teams to enhance capacity, further results and deepen impact on issues related to climate change, poverty reduction and gender equality.

For the past decade, Elizabeth has facilitated United Nations teams to strengthen their processes of learning, change and effectiveness. Self-described as a global citizen, Elizabeth has had the privilege of travelling to, working and/or volunteering in over 78 countries.

Elizabeth loves facilitating groups in unleashing creative potential. As a space-holder, she sees the magic of people moving through resistance, expanding perspective, exploring innovative ideas and becoming fully expressed. In particular, she feels a calling to deeply connect with the voice of nature.

 


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TreeSisters Australia and New Zealand Coordinator

TreeSisters holds a piece of Pollyanna's heart and she has been involved since it was a tiny seed. Pollyanna is all about living a fulfilled, joyful life. She's an intuitive coach, mother of four boys, award-winning author, singer, passionate Earthlover, women's empowerment facilitator, and loud laugher. All of her work is focused on helping women to make strong connections to their empowered wholeness so they can live deeply satisfying lives and create their deepest longings - always with an eye on sustainability, unity and giving back to the Earth. She is dedicated to helping women live bigger and have significant impact on the future of our planet and the one people that inhabit it.

Pollyanna's earliest memory was of lying on a warm concrete paver under a plum tree, in conversation with the snap-dragon flowers. She has a small (!) and not-so-secret vision to reforest her home state of Queensland in Australia using cutting edge sustainable agro-forestry principles that generate clean healthy soil, vibrant food, education for vulnerable young people, low cost housing solutions, build social capital, and above all benefit the beautiful planet that sustains us.

Pollyanna is available throughout Australia to speak about TreeSisters, assist Australian TreeSisters to participate more deeply, and create connections throughout the region. She can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Advisory Board


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Janice Rous

Janice is the founder of Body Dialogue, a technique that allows one to listen to the messages of the body/ mind and respond using tools that bring one back to the present moment. She lives part time in NYC and Florida and teaches in the US, Israel and Ireland.

She graduated from the Body Soul rhythms program lead by Marion Woodman and has been facilitating women's retreats since 2001. Her training as a dancer led her to investigate how to teach leadership from an embodied perspective and uses her tools to help activists with self care and personal sustainability.

Janice is a former member of the Board of Trustees of TreeSisters, which she served because of her belief that it is women now that need to be empowered in community to take on the issues of sustainability and particularly climate change. 

TreeSisters is her primary focus now outside her practice. She has degrees in education and the Alexander Technique but her most important learning is about the breath. It is that work that enables her to work with her one practice and to help others bring heaven down to Earth. "The secret to change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new."


 

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Nicole is author of The Heart of the Labyrinth (http://nicoleschwab.com/books), the story of a young woman who goes to the Andes in search of her lost connection with Mother Earth. Part spiritual parable, part initiatory adventure, the book invites us into a world that values and honors the sacred feminine and is rooted in our connection to the Earth as a living being.

Facilitator and social entrepreneur, Nicole co-founded a number of non-profit organisations active in the environmental and gender fields, including EDGE Certified Foundation, a global label certifying organisations for closing the gender gap in the workplace. She blogs on the nature of reality at: http://nicoleschwab.com.    

Nicole is a passionate and committed treesister, and has accompanied the organisation since its early days, first as Trustee, and now as Advisor.


 

Mark DuboisMark Dubois

Mark Dubois, a student of rivers since his youth, has advocated for our precious waters & Sacred Earth ever since. His passion is shining a light on and exploring how to further catalyze the Great Global Emergence – humanity's most profound, deepest evolutionary shift, living more from love than fear, remembering the magnitude of who we truly are, our interconnectedness, and the tremendous opportunity of our historic times.

He worked with The Pachamama Alliance's global awakening work coordinating Organizational Alliances, Youth Liaison and 4 Years Go! ('07-'11).

Earth Day 1990 and 2000, as International Coordinator, his team collaborated with thousands of groups in 184 countries outside the US co-creating the world's largest grassroots environmental event with hundreds of millions people actively participating. He & his colleagues received the 1990 Beyond War Award for organizing the 'largest peace event in history.'

He co-founded International Rivers Network ('84), Friends of the River ('73) and Environmental Traveling Companions ('72). He founded and directed WorldWise ('90), supporting grassroots campaigns for World Bank & IMF policy reform, and coordinated annual grassroots lobby efforts with Bank Executive Directors for 10 years.

He has supported & consulted with a wide variety of groups & individuals working for elements of a flourishing sustainability, social justice, equity, peace, spiritually fulfilling, world that works for all, including Ocean Voyages Institute (cleaning up the ocean's garbage patches), Future 500 (getting the 50 largest brands to make a difference for our forest, oceans & climate), the Salish Sea Marine Sanctuary (the first inland sea marine sactuary), and a film to protect India's rivers & transform the nation's energy policy.


 

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Elisabet Sahtouris is an internationally known evolution biologist and futurist, speaking on all five continents. With a post-doctoral degree at the American Museum of Natural History, she taught at MIT, the University of Massachusetts, contributed to the NOVA-Horizon TV series, is a fellow of the World Business Academy with an honorary Chair in Living Economies, and an advisor to Ethical Markets. Currently a Professor in Residence at Chaminade University in Honolulu, she has convened international symposia on Foundations of Science in Hokkaido and Kuala Lumpur.

She is the author of EarthDance: Living Systems in Evolution, A Walk Through Time and Gaia's Dance: The Story of Earth & Us. Dr. Sahtouris is also a co-founder of the WorldWide Indigenous Science Network, a Fellow of the Findhorn Foundation, and has appeared in numerous films.


 

CyrilCyril F. Kormos

Cyril is Vice-President for Policy at the WILD Foundation, where he leads WILD's work on primary forest conservation and wilderness law and policy. He also serves as IUCN-WCPA Vice-Chair for World Heritage, chairs the IUCN-WCPA World Heritage Network and sits on IUCN's World Heritage Panel, which reviews nominations for inscription on the World Heritage List. Cyril is also a Lui-Walton Innovator's Fellow at Conservation International, a member of Project Drawdown's Scientific Advisory Board (www.drawdown.org) and a member of the Steering Committee for IntAct: International Action for Primary Forests (http://primaryforest.org/). He is also an associate editor for the International Journal of Wilderness. Cyril was a Visiting Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management in 2015-2016.

Cyril has edited several books, including A Handbook on International Wilderness Law and Policy (Fulcrum Publishing) and, most recently, two books in the CEMEX Nature Series: Earth's Legacy: Natural World Heritage and A Geography of Hope: Saving Primary Forests. Prior to moving to WILD, Cyril was Senior Director for Program Management at Conservation International.

Cyril holds a B.A. in English from the University of California, Berkeley, an M.Sc. in Politics of the World Economy from the London School of Economics and a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School.


 

richard-z-donovanRichard Z. Donovan

Richard Donovan has led the Rainforest Alliance's forestry programs since April, 1992.

Today he is also actively engaged in our agriculture and climate programs and is a senior advisor/leader for multiple high-profile initiatives. He represents the Rainforest Alliance on the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA) 2020, the High Conservation Value Network, the Consumer Goods Forum, the High Carbon Stocks (HCS) Steering Group, the Forest Guild, and other organizations.

Donovan was instrumental in the development of the FSC, as a founding member and co-chairperson of the original FSC Principles and Criteria Working Group. He is a lead auditor for forest management, with extensive field experience in tropical, temperate, and boreal forests. He is an advisor to the World Wildlife Fund's Global Forest & Trade Network (GFTN) globally and for North America. Examples of his recent work include senior oversight for the Rainforest Alliance's evaluation of Asia Pulp and Paper's (APP) Forest Conservation Policy, a co-author of the Rainforest Alliance's position paper on deforestation and sustainability, and constant interaction with pulp and paper and palm oil companies and major retailers/brands on issues related to deforestation and sustainable sourcing.

Prior to joining the Rainforest Alliance, Donovan was a Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay, a natural resources specialist with the ARD, Inc. consulting firm, and a field project director for World Wildlife Fund-US and the Neotropica Foundation in Costa Rica. Donovan has a Master's in natural resources management and administration from Antioch New England Graduate School. He is based in the Rainforest Alliance's Vermont office.


 

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Rosalinda Sanquiche is the founder of Well Written Consulting—Writing and Editing for Social Purpose. Rosalinda's childhood years hiking through Puerto Rico's El Yunque National Forest informed her belief that we must engage in sustainable behaviors to preserve the magnificent world we inhabit. She is the marketing manager for the Centre for Sustainability and Excellence and former executive director of Ethical Markets Media. She volunteers as managing director and is on the advisory board of the EthicMark® Awards for advertising that uplifts the human spirit and society. She is vice president of the board of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals and holds the ISSP-SA credential.

Her sustainability career began with the American Wind Energy Association in Washington, DC, in research and communications. She has contributed chapters to numerous books, written on the construction industry for Builder/Architect and on the economy for outlets including The Guardian, CSRWire, and JustMeans. She has taught communications, environmental policy, and team-taught ecology and policy. As a program manager for the North Florida Land Trust, she focused on protecting environmentally significant places through B2B, educational and private/public partnerships.

Rosalinda served as treasurer for the Northeast Florida Green Chamber, advised Collins Capital Management in developing the first SRI portfolio specific to northeast Florida from where she transitioned to SRI Advisor to Synergy Asset Strategies, Inc. She serves on the board of Tree Sisters and continues as a speaker on sustainability issues, focusing on socially and environmentally responsible behavior from corporate and finance perspectives.



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Lena Cole is a deeply impassioned advocate for women and men alike to weave the language of subtlety into their daily lives. This subtlety comes from a harmony with the earth's narrative, one far more aligned than our own. If we may listen, she believes, we may course correct and once again be aligned with each of our unique paths.

She studied Media Studies at Pitzer College, which ended up casting her at the other end of the spectrum and researching the possibility of decolonization from those forces. As both a physical and emotional journey, it may well be done, but she found that in order to move forward we must be plugged into both lines of communication. A happy medium...one that garners both the mother's whispers and the electricity lines that send information as fast as lightning.

She feels incredibly grateful to be working with TreeSisters as it is undoubtedly a completely parallel partner on this beautiful journey, whose work ripples and touches not only the earth but many women and men globally.



Volunteers


Lori BioLori Niemann Wallace

My name is Lori Wallace and I'm a new transplant to the desert and ocean landscapes of light filled San Diego, California. I have joined the volunteer team as a grateful steward of TreeSisters' Twitter feed. It's fun to weave warmth into this vast ocean of sharing! I joined TreeSisters volunteer team because she opened her arms and said, "Will you come and seed hope and love with us in the world?", and I said, "Yes! yes! With all my wild heart and soul, Yes!"

 


Loran Hills Bio picLoran Hills

My name is Loran Hills and I live very close to the beautiful Big Horn Mountains in Wyoming. I'm weaving visual wonders with poetry on the TreeSisters Instagram feed. I joined the volunteer team because it gives me great solace and joy to give back to our Mother Earth through TreeSister's visionary efforts.

http://www.loranhills.com: A Guiding Light for Sublimely Brazen Aging Women

 


Sara Steffey bio picSara Steffey McQueen

My name is Sara Steffey McQueen and I'm from the heartland of the U.S.A. living in the woods of southern Indiana. I'm so inspired and affirmed to be part of the TreeSisters Facebook Team. I have felt totally embraced by TreeSisters as a volunteer team member, and am constantly enriched by these authentic and caring women who have taught me directly so much about feminine leadership and Nature's Spirit. It is a joy to give and be a part of this global gift to the world.

www.facebook.com/sarasteffeymcqueen/
www.sarasteffeymcqueen.com

 


Alexa Major Bio PicAlexa Major

My name is Alexa Major and I'm in lush, green, rainforesty Maryland, home to so many wonderful trees, wildlife species and the magnificent Chesapeake Bay. I'm part of the Tree Scribes transcribing team. I joined TreeSisters volunteer team because I love the Earth and this is one of the most brilliant and empowering movements on the planet, I couldn't not be a part of it!

www.facebook.com/alexa.108.major

 


trina bio picTrina Dillon

My name is Trina Dillon and I'm from England and I'm part of the Facebook Team. I joined the TreeSisters volunteer team because I believe we need to remember our sacred connection to our beautiful Earth, especially the trees, and come back into a conscious relationship of love, care and respect for all life. Xx.

https://www.facebook.com/wildkind

 


Ursula bioUrsula Dutkiewicz

My name is Ursula Dutkiewicz and I am from Melbourne, Australia. I joined TreeSisters volunteer team because I wanted to contribute and participate in positive action for the planet and for the empowerment of women.

http://ursuladutkiewicz.com/
www.facebook.com/thefloweringheartproject

 


Amanda bio picAmanda Bond

My name is Amanda Bond. I live on the island of Jersey. I'm a member of the TreeSisters Research team and Talking Tree Admin team. I joined the TreeSisters volunteer team as I wanted to share and pass on the vital healing work that I have been party to since my initial call to TreeSisters.

www.facebook.com/AmandaBondNaturaltherapies/

 


Hildur bio picHildur Pálsdóttir

My name is Hildur Pálsdóttir and I'm from Iceland. I am a part of TreeSisters Research Team. I joined the TreeSisters volunteer team because I witnessed how their work heals, it is in collaborating not competing that we heal our relationship with Mother Earth.

 


Reeta bio picReeta Maria Palomaki

My name is Reeta Maria Palomaki and I am from Finland, living by a beautiful lake and a magical forest. I am assisting in weaving together beauty and poetry in the TreeSisters Blog and also in the Instagram Team. For me being a TreeSister and doing this volunteer work is a powerful and nourishing way of reconnecting with myself, my sisters and our Mother Earth.
www.instagram.com/dragonseyelash/

 


Terra Bio PicTerra Canova

Hello, I am Terra and I am roaming the wilds of the East Coast in the USA. I am the New Moon Transcriptionist and on some projects Transcription Coordinator. I have always been passionate about the Earth. The reason I am so passionate about TreeSisters is because of their twin approach...they are working to save the planet through reforestation and they also empower women to find their worth and grow into their beautiful true authentic wild selves. The knowledge they have and the way it is shared can enhance and heal all women and the planet. Come join us!

www.naturehavenshop.webs.com/

 


Heather Smith Bio PicHeather Smith

My name is Heather Smith I live in the Golden State of California among the Towering Ancient Redwood Groves, Talking Blue Eucalypts and Cool Coastal Fog. I have joined TreeSister's Research Team as a Volunteer to deepen my relationship to Gaia. Tree Sisters serves to follow the path of Global Restoration in the context of Ecological Maturity while Empowering Women and Feminine Leadership. I feel honored for the opportunity to serve both Nature and Humanity.

www.facebook.com/hsmith233

 


gloriaGloria Lynn

My name is Gloria Lynn. I reside in the Laurentian bio region, the driftless bio region of Wisconsin. I volunteer as coordinator for the TreeSister's Facebook and Pinterest pages. Treesisters has helped me to embody and deepen myself as a daughter of the earth.

http://www.gypsygrovearts.com

 


Tatiana Tatiana bio picVecchiato

My name is Tatiana Vecchiato And I'm from Italy...and I'm part of the Research Team. I joined the TreeSisters volunteer team because I want to offer my gifts on behalf of Women, Trees and Nature for their beauty and unconditional wisdom.

www.artienatura.net

 


Freia bio picFreia Luminka

My name is Freia Luminka. I'm originally from Finland, but I've been living, working and traveling in various countries. I'm volunteering for Treesisters' Research Team and creating women's circles as well. I joined TreeSisters, because it speaks straight to my Heart! To empower and celebrate the feminine and revitalise our mother earth feels like the most necessary and wisest things to do in this time. And it is the most precious thing to do it united with such lovely sisters around the globe.

 


maura bio picMaura Ryan

My name is Maura Ryan and I'm part of the TreeSisters Launch Team in the role of Vision Holder which I feel privileged to do. I joined the TreeSisters volunteer team because my heart and soul is deeply connection with TreeSisters work and vision and I want to contribute in whichever way I can.

 


Kim Seidenwand Bio Pic Take 2Kim Seidenwand

My name is Kim Seidenwand. I am from Michigan and am part of the Talking Tree Sisterhood and Vision Holder Teams. I joined the TreeSisters volunteer team because I whole-heartedly support the twin goals (trunks) of TreeSisters: to help reforest the Tropics, and to awaken and call forth women's nature-based feminine leadership as the means by which we bring balance back to our planet.

 


Michelle McIntyre Bio PicMichelle McIntyre

My name is Michelle McIntyre, I'm from Brisbane Australia, and I'm part of the transcription Team. I joined the TreeSisters volunteer team because I was inspired and excited by TreeSisters vision, purpose, and ways of working- through TreeSisters I've fallen deeply in love with the Earth, and l am forever grateful for that gift. 

 


photo Marriott 1Marriott Little Sheldon

My name is Marriott Little Sheldon and I'm from Raleigh, NC, and I'm part of the Partner Outreach Team. I joined the TreeSisters volunteer team because I realize the urgent need to protect and restore nature and ecosystems that sustain us and believe TreeSisters' vision and strategy play a key role in that restoration.

 


Melissa Bio picMelissa Ann Stevens

My name is Melissa Ann Stevens and I'm from Santa Fe, New Mexico. I'm part of the Partnership Team. I joined the TreeSisters volunteer team because I believe the collective power of women, connection and trees can change the world for the better.

 


Alise SheehanAlise Sheehan

I am from San Diego, CA. I am volunteering in the social media, Twitter group with Lori Wallace. I am honored to be volunteering on behalf of the work of Treesisters as it perfectly aligns with what I am being called to do in this life and on this planet. As an artist and teacher I work to bring awareness, beauty, and deepest care and respect for our Mother, Gaia. Together we will plant tees and grow love.

 


Sama Morningstar 2Sama Morningstar

I am from Middletown, California. I am preparing to work with the Water Carriers to develop a system of mutual support amongst the Treesisters. My life calling is so aligned with the Treesister mission and the shape of the need fits my shape so perfectly that it feels like a homecoming celebration is in order.

 


PetraPetra Alima Mooijman

I am from Nijmegen,in the Netherlands. I am on the Transcription Team and Forum Team. What called me to be part of the teams is my longing to contribute my -digital- mite in spreading the message and work of TreeSisters.

 


Ruthe at 60Ruthe Schoder-Ehri

I am Ruthe Schoder-Ehri, an Alaskan woman living in the high desert of rural Arizona. Tree Sisters felt like home when I first heard Clare speak so tenderly to my heart, inviting my sacred activism. I volunteer as a Tree Scribe now, so that more women around the world can participate and grow, can connect and give back. I'm incredibly blessed to find this sisterhood of passion, brilliance, response and love-- reforesting our planet and re-wilding our souls.

 


NadiaNadia Victoria Lupo

Hello dear sisters, I am Nadia and I live in England. I am most connected when I am with animals or in nature - I have had this deep calling forever. Treesisters speaks to me on many levels, heart, mind, body and soul. I am honoured to be part of this energetic rising of women to help heal the great mother. I'm currently assisting with the Inner Wise Woman Council and hope to be involved in the Groves when they launch.

 


 Wanda Kurweg-SwaffieldWanda Kurzweg-Swaffield

 My name is Wanda and I live in Copenhagen, Denmark. I am part of the research team. What called me to Treesisters was the possibility to do something to restore the planet''s eco-system.

 


Victoria Rose DeAngelisVictoria Rose DeAngelis

My name is Victoria Rose and I live in Connecticut, USA! Nature is my essence, my home, and my playground! I am most happy and content when I am in the depths of the earth's richness and dancing amongst the trees! I am honored and blessed to be a part of Treesisters and the research team ! I look forward to connecting with my fellow forest goddesses on this most imperative and magical adventure! It is time to embrace our feminine warrior and protect this precious planet!

https://m.facebook.com/storywhispers/

 


Kathleen BrigidinaKathleen Brigidina

Hello Sisters, I am Kathleen, from the Chicago HeARTland. As an eco-artist, poet, healer & facilitator, Mother Gaia has always been my muse. Her nourishing beauty, limitless creative inspiration, and unconditional love, are the most precious resources we have. She has been guiding my soul's purpose for many years, and it brings me to tears now, as I walk through destiny's door, in service of her as "Artist Liaison Mama" for TreeSisters.

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