To innovate, create, and execute ideas & strategies that help heal the human/earth relationship.
Founder, Marketing Consultant, Designer, Photographer
Barbara is a passionate warrior for mother earth whose life changed dramatically upon reading "Oil & Honey" by Bill McKibbon. It was then that she began keeping bees, took a personal vow to heal the human-earth relationship, and joined the local sustainability movement. For the past 7 years, Barbara has served as Director of Marketing & Outreach for the Emerson Waldorf School, where she merged her high-tech marketing experience with her teaching experience in Benin, West Africa and put her International MBA from the American Graduate School of International Management (aka Thunderbird) and BA in Economics and German from UNC-Chapel Hill to good use. Barbara also enjoyed recently serving as Managing Director of Ecoheal for 4 months when she rebranded them, created their website, and developed a loyal following. She now continues to work with Ecoheal through her Board involvement. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Go Conscious Earth, where she passionately helps to preserve 1 million acres of pristine Rain Forest in the Democratic Republic of Congo from the Chinese loggers for the indigenous people. GCEarth is empowering the local tribes to be powerful stewards of the conserved land through sustainability programs that enhance the quality of their lives, including bringing safe drinking water, schools, and medical clinics to this critical region surrounding Lake Tumba where the only surviving Bonobos live. Apart from her Board activities, Barbara may be found building delicious websites and rebranding entities aligned with her life mission. She might also be found building a farm in Saxapahaw with her partner, walking cross-country with her dog, enjoying the company of her 4 children, doing yoga, and indulging in good food & wine. But mostly, she just likes witnessing the miracles of nature quietly unfold throughout the seasons.
Timothy Dowdall combines creativity, 30 years of industry experience, and a relentless passion for the art of photography. Fine art black and white is his signature style, and it shows in all aspects of his work. Fluent in film formats from 35mm to 4x5, Timothy has embraced the digital image and the ever changing environment of photography in the current technological age.
“I love finding new and interesting ways to approach photography – it drives me creatively. I consider portraiture a real art. Each person brings their own unique dynamics to a setting. My style of shooting is laid back, quiet, and intimate, but very focused. I strive to create a connection with my subject that is then communicated to the viewer. Why black and white .. for me captures the feelings that lie beneath the surface”.