Conscious Local Living Local Face April 2012 - Verde Valley
Richard Sidy, M. Ed., President, Gardens For Humanity has lived and gardened in Sedona since 1982. He is an educator, writer and community activist. Richard served in the Peace Corps in rural community development from 1969 – 1971 in the West African nation of the Ivory Coast. He worked in the Los Angeles City Volunteer Corps establishing community gardens and food co-ops. Richard advocates sustainable education through writing and building community collaboration around the issues of food security, local economic development, and environmental education.
Conscious Local Living Local Face April 2012 - Verde Valley
Adele Seronde, - Adele is the founder and President Emeritus of Gardens for Humanity. A visionary, poet and painter, Adele’s passion for life and people directed her to bring some art form to each garden we’ve created.
Latest book release by Adele is Our Sacred Gardens - Our Living Earth
Conscious Local Living April 2012 Local Faces - Patricia Federico | Healer, Intuitive Expert & Director of the
Patricia is one of the Southwest's most trusted intuitive experts, stress-management consultants and alternative healers, director of the Retreat, listed in Phoenix Magazine “Best of the Valley” 2010, massage. Patricia offers therapeutic massage, energy balancing, intuitive readings and the ancient healing art of curandera and more.
She is also the creator of Madre Tierra Stress-Relief Mist and Nurture Lavender Body Soother, signature formulas which address anxiety and pain through their scent and molecular-nutritive properties.
A trusted advisor to leaders, achievers and people from all walks of life, Patricia focuses on spiritual comfort and insight, emotional healing, anxiety reduction, and pain management.
Her gifts and expertise (garnered over 15 years as a professional healer/empath) make her sessions with people experiencing loss, major life transitions and/or chronic suffering from illness or injury especially effective.
Conscious Local Living March 2012 - LOCAL FACE:
Christopher Wharton, PhD | Founder, Chow Locally. Chow Locally is an online marketplace for you to connect with the best local foods available. You will be amazed at the incredible variety of delicious, fresh foods your community has to offer! Healthy and sustainable eating made easy by the Chow Share program, order exactly what you want with their custom-order option.
The Rev. Liana Rowe, ordained clergy serving the United Church of Christ with Shadow Rock UCC in Phoenix, is a long-time activist and humanitarian on immigrant rights issues. Rowe has spent several years organizing for a humane and rational border environment through her efforts with Humane Borders, No More Deaths, and the New Sanctuary Movement. Most notably, Rowe led the team that derived the "Faith Based Principals for Immigration Reform" for No More Deaths in 2004. Rowe currently coordinates over 100 volunteers in the Phoenix area for Humane Borders' humanitarian efforts to maintain water stations in the desert in addition to her duties as a community organizer for Interfaith Worker Justice of Arizona's Worker Rights Center. A resident of North Phoenix for 25 years, Rev. Rowe shares her passion for justice with her husband Bryan of 27 years and three children.
Rev. Kate Lehman is pastor of St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Community, a mission parish in the Ecumenical Catholic Communion. Before seeking incardination to the ECC and starting St. Teresa’s this past spring, she served as associate pastor in two independent Catholic churches. Lehman is passionate about issues of equality, diversity and interfaith understanding and cooperation. Many priests in the ECC serve without pay, so Kate’s day job is as executive director of Academic Services in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University, where she is also a faculty associate in the School of Politics and Global Studies. She is currently serving a six-year term as senator for the western district of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. Lehman was ordained by the United Catholic Church on June 24, 2007. She is married to Ted Parker; and they had five children and now have four grandchildren.
John Dorhauer has served in ministry for 23 years: 16 as a local church pastor and eight as in Conference Ministry. Dorhauer currently serves as Southwest Conference United Church of Christ Minister. Dorhauer earned a B.A. degree in philosophy from Cardinal Glennon College, his M. Div. from Eden Theological Seminary (class of '88) and a D. Min. from United Theological Seminary, having studied White Privilege and its effects on the church. He is the author of the book Steeplejacking: How the Christian Right is Hijacking Mainstream Religion. He and his wife Mimi have three children: John, Adam, and Molly. Dorhauer loves baseball (a die-hard Cardinal fan), long bike rides, golf, hiking, kayaking, poetry and good art and literature.
Pastor Ken Heintzelman began serving the Shadow Rock Community as senior minister in July 2008. He earned a B.S. degree in philosophy from Murray State University and a master’s degree in divinity from Vanderbilt Divinity School. Heintzelman’s journey has allowed him many different work experiences that include hospital chaplaincy, social work, management of non-profit organizations, casework with persons with mental illness and persons with the challenges of poverty and homelessness. He has served three churches since 1988 and is grateful for his career path, the skills he has learned, and the people he has met along the way. Heintzelman and his wife Peg have three adult children, Joshua (who recently married Lauren), Amelia and Daniel.
May 24, 2011 Conscious Living - Diane Graham, CEO StratcoGlobal, Perfect Power Solar, Phoenix
Lynn Paige, proud owner of Arizona's fastest growing most award winning solar company, Perfect Power Solar, hosted a salutation event for moms, women business owners and women artists. Tables with beautifully displayed arts and remarkable business plans that focused on our communities filled the room at Perfect Power Solar. Guest speaker Diane Graham of StratcoGlobal shared her ambition and passion for developing equipment and products that make the world safer, cleaner and better. Her drive and dedication is now the product of STRATCO Global family of companies, a business that promotes significant benefits to the world's ecology.