Creating a World That Works for All
I've enjoyed six or seven years as an active member of the World Café Community and over the last 18 months worked in a more official capacity as a core team member of the World Café Community Foundation (WCCF), primarily managing World Café Services, the professional hosting and consulting division of WCCF to benefit the community-at-large.
I am a former founder/publisher/editor with 20 years experience leading the Hollywood based company L.A. 411 which publishes an annual professional reference guide for the film and television production industry in Los Angeles. I successfully sold the company in 1998.
About 12 years ago, I began my work in the non-profit world offering my time and skills to Bay Area based organizations like the Just Think Foundation, developing media literacy curriculum for middle and high school students; Children Now, shaping public policy for working families through the media; the Global Children's Organization helping children in the Balkans heal and connect through conflict resolution and mentoring programs and then ultimately developed my own learning program offering young adults ways to learn and practice different styles of dialogue as a component to a conference produced by the Rockrose Institute on Justice, Religion and Conflict (and oh, how I wish Larry Dressler had already published his book "Standing in the Fire" by then!)....and that's where I learned about the World Café and began my own hosting work specifically bringing generations to learn together.
I am excited to bring my experience, creativity and passion for the publishing arts as well as group dialogue and collaborative learning in multi-generational spaces to the BK community.