I have been a farm worker, and then a vegetable farmer, for my entire professional career. My musical education and experience is deep, and I participate in a variety of ensembles. My unpaid work has been in community building and education around privilege and oppression.
Flexible time management
Community-oriented leadership style
Spanish fluency; intermediate Arabic and beginning Hebrew skills
Bass player and violinist
Song leader, both with hymnals and in the oral tradition
Mennonite by birth, baptism, and belief
Started a vegetable farm
Facilitate "Our Whole Lives" sexuality education curriculum for many ages
Cultivate community through leading song
Violinist11/2014 to CurrentOneota Valley Community OrchestraDecorah, IAPut my 18 years of violin lessons to use in an orchestral setting.
Farmer03/2013 to CurrentHumble Hands HarvestDecorah, IABuilt a vegetable farm from bare land and a lot of reliance on community. Supply CSA, farmers market, and restaurant customers with seasonal, fresh, clean vegetables. Incorporate my local community into the running of the farm, with paid workers, volunteer shares, and work parties.
Bass player12/2010 to CurrentMaritzaDecorah, IARegionally perform an extensive repertoire of Eastern European instrumental folk music, including balkan, klezmer, and romany music.
Bachelor of Arts: Mathematics2009Carleton CollegeNorthfield, MN, U.S.Graduated Magna cum Laude and itching to do something real.
Practical Farmers of Iowa member
Land Stewardship Project member; part of transformational narrative development process and the racial justice cohort
Christian Peacemaker Teams Circle of Care member
Decorah Friends Meeting member and treasurer
Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center board secretary