I’ve been captivated by the intersection of land and culture since I was thirteen years old when a long summer road trip through Mexico lit a fire that has never gone out. I’ve dedicated myself to creating right-brain (artistic) responses to left-brain (scientific) questions, expressed in writing, photography, and activism. Some of my stories are historical, some practical, some wishful, and some imaginary, but all are united by a restless curiosity, a deep sense of place, and a desire to be a compelling storyteller.
My nonfiction focuses on the frontiers of archaeology, collaborative conservation, regenerative agriculture, ecological restoration, and the radical center. In my nonprofit work as cofounder of the Quivira Coalition, I advocated for economic and ecological resilience in working landscapes with an emphasis on carbon ranching and other low-tech solutions to pressing global challenges.
My new endeavor is fiction. The Sun Ranch Saga is a mystery series set on modern-day cattle ranch in northern New Mexico. Upcoming: Consilience – a contemporary love story about time-travel, an uncertain future, and resistance.