Burning Man is a social experiment, a temporary city fueled by 10 principles including Radical Self-Expression; Civic Engagement; and Leave No Trace. My passion for the values it extends—and creativity it inspires—has brought me back every year since I first attended in 2005; over which time I’ve held several official volunteer roles.
Black Rock Ranger
12 years volunteering to provide compassionate peer counseling; non-confrontational community mediation; and incident management. 6 years as an official Mentor as final step of training and selecting new Rangers.
NYC Regional Contact
Contracted role, along with 3 others in the City, to represent the interests of the central Burning Man non-profit organization locally, and help fuel community activities. Organize weekly happy hours, since 2012; including annual art showcases; volunteer information sessions; and other themed meet-and-greets.
Theme Camp Organizer
Planned, oversaw, and helped build The Whiskey and Whores Saloon for six years, and helped build several other major camp projects originating from NY, LA, and Northern California.