Learning to be a hero one heart at a time, as Brownie Girl Scout helping World War 2 veterans for a day out on Lake Geneva to being one of the first women to attend the United States Air Force Academy in 1977 to sourcing currently sustainable streams of funding for charities through internet sales of sunglasses using social network sites as an Affinity Rep for HaberVision.com, I face what next is needed and take the risks to make them a reality. As Founder of TEDxHomer and TEDxVail, independently organized TED-like events highlighting ideas worth spreading, I amplify solutions for wilderness conservation through technology, entertainment, and design.. Balanced with large doses of utter joy skiing in Vail, CO and spiritual grounding, I love leading feminine leaders to living happy heroic lives, facing their local challenges to impact global change. My son, McKenzy, 18, teaches me daily what the young mindset is seeing in the world with my husband, Steve, are avid Alaskan fly fishermen and provide a solid platform from which to live a compassionate life for those separated from the wild side of Earth. I am very proud that McKenzy, for organizing TEDxHomer in Alaska, won Ashoka's Technology 4 Better World and received a Jefferson Award. Grandmothering Will, 10, and Jay, 20, are great joys. In 2014, I marched across America 3,000 miles in the Great March for Climate Action and founded a virtual Rotary Club called We Rotary. Join us online on Tuesdays at WeRotary.com. sustainable living on Earth, teen leadership, empowering girls, international wilderness conservation, TEDx finding funding for big ideas wilderness conservation, teen leadership, enviro solutions, internet communications
My Vision for the Future
Girls and boys will stand up and speak clearly and be included in decisions affecting their futures for clean, respectful living on Earth.