Lead Permaculture Instructor & Designer
Deep reverence and connection with nature has lead Gregory down a winding path to find himself teaching Permaculture and Ecovillage Design courses, as well as offering design and consulting services for clients from the tip of South America to Alaska.
Gregory has studied marine and terrestrial ecology and evolutionary biology in the Galapagos Islands, translated for Amazonian rainforest guides, fought wildfires in the wilderness of Alaska, lived in established ecovillages, founded a successful work-live cooperative, studied the nuances of ecology and ethics, and founded a direct trade chocolate business to help reforest tropical Latin America through regenerative trading relationships while providing right livelihood for farmers, chocolate makers and everyone in between. Gregory has B.S. in Environmental Science and Ethics from Oregon State University, and M.S. in Regenerative Entrepreneurship and Design from Gaia University.
In his current work, Gregory is a founding member of the Terra Genesis International permaculture design firm, Director of Regenerative Development for Nova Monda Cacao and Chocolate, and an advisor for Gaia University International. His teaching emphasizes social and economic facets of permaculture design. Gregory embraces the practical aspects of regenerative ecological design by being a permaculture farm owner, member of local and multi-local intentional communities and seasoned permaculture designer.