While teaching high-school economics, Alison became driven by the need to combine coherent communication and design-thinking to tap into students’ natural compassion, curiosity, and creativity. In 2017, Alison founded Peace Profits to teach peace and design for the ReGeneration. Peace Profits has developed into an education, research, and design organization with partners all over the world. We are focused on cultivating economic ecosystems for peace, prosperity, regeneration, and well-being for all.
He has worked on Bioregional projects and enterprises in sustainable forestry, (woodland management and products), farming (reviving the lavender industry of south London), recycling (converting tree surgery waste into biomass for energy) and real estate development.
Ray is a Principal at Regenesis, and the Founder and Principal of RenovusCollaborative, whose purpose is to collaborate with people, organizations, and communities through integrated planning and design processes resulting in transformative outcomes that increase the value of human and ecological systems.
Gil Friend is founder, chair, and CEO of Natural Logic Inc, helping companies design, implement and measure profitable sustainability strategies, and founder of Critical Path Capital, a family of funds.
Karen Brown is the creative director of the Center for Ecoliteracy where she oversees design and creative development of the organization’s materials and brands. An award-winning designer, her work has been included in the Smithsonian Institution and Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, and featured in The New York Times, Architectural Digest, TODAY on NBC, and dozens of other popular and technical media. She has lectured on design and environmental topics in many countries, and spoken on behalf of the Center for Ecoliteracy at the United Nations.
A native of Massachusetts, Susan Gorin grew up Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After high school graduation, Susan married Joe Gorin and the couple moved to Boston where Susan became sole support of the family while working for the telephone company as Joe attended M.I.T. Ms. Gorin and her family moved to Sonoma County in 1982 when Joe transferred within Hewlett Packard. They also moved their electronics business that they started in Colorado to Santa Rosa.