Sheila has worked across the spectrum of the environmental and food system movement for more than two decades. A successful nonprofit leader and scientist at heart, her work has focused on the belief that hope for the world lies in the intricate web that ties us all together and our ability to nurture and care for each other, the soil, and our fellow living beings. Through her experience nationally and internationally, she has seen that one of the greatest avenues for creating a thriving world is through the principles and values of biodynamic agriculture. A mother and a fan of walking anytime she can, Sheila spends whatever free time she has enjoying her daughter, walking in the woods and connecting with her local community. She lives in Southern Oregon, on lands that have been stewarded since time immemorial by the Takelma, Latagwa, and Shasta peoples.