Steward | Tracy is guided by a passion for building capacity for conscious leadership, deep connections and wise action. She guides public, private and nonprofit organizations & communities through complex challenges. She has an affinity for working at the intersection between people, land, and water. For 10 years, Tracy co-created a nonprofit sustainability education center based on permaculture, nonviolence, social entrepreneurship, and community resilience, following a decade in environmental education & leadership development. After 4 years as Program Director of MSLS (M.Sc. in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability) in Karlskrona Sweden, she is now based in Duluth, MN and owns her own training & consulting company, Co-Nexio.
Apprentice / Harvester | Nelle hails from Duluth and will apprentice on the team as a graphic harvester. She is honored to serve the AOH gathering in Cloquet, and looks forward to meeting all those who are meant to attend. When she is not using sharpies to capture salient points, Nelle can be found in her garden, with family, or in her role as a career counselor for youth for the City of Duluth.
Host | Jamie is an innovative systems thinker working at the leading edge of institutional and organizational change. Jamie offers a collaborative leadership style and practice which has resulted in highly successful national and local collaborations. With training in the Art of Hosting and practice with the Work he brings an understanding and experience in both inner and group development work. As an improv coach, actor and community ceramic muralist he is skilled at engaging the imagination and creative self of others to engage their whole person. Jamie is driven by a passion to help us fall in love with our shared humanity and a reconnection and realignment with earth wisdom. In his free time he can be found hiking or skiing through the woods. www.jamieharvie.com
Host / Harvester | Viola harvests conversations and collaborative processes, supporting groups and organizations that go through complex changes and diverse processes of strategic planning, inquiry & reinvention, and/or building leadership capacities. Through her practice of graphic facilitation & recording she surfaces, captures, and mirrors learning and outcomes and makes them visible and usable. She is also a coppersmith creating singing bowls, bells, and chimes in co-creation with people, place, and nature.
Currently in a fellowship with www.co-nexio.com
Organizer | Kristine, an enrolled member of the Couchiching First Nation of Ontario, Canada, holds a BS in Accounting, with a background in administration, human resources, and project management. She is a self-taught artist who is driven by her activism and involvement with social justice and women’s rights within her community. Kristine has a passion for leading with integrity, working from spirit and joy, and is currently contributing to Co-Nexio's work as a Project Manager, with hopes of expanding. She will participate in the training as well as offer her skills as an organizer and harvester.
Host | A master practitioner of the Circle method, Quanita isn't new to hosting meaningful conversations, only to the Art of Hosting practice. She is an international teacher, speaker, author, and professional life coach. In 2016 Quanita presented at the NAACP National Convention on Community/Police Relations and served as the Keynote Speaker for The National Diversity Conference in Brazil. Using Integral Theory and the Dagara Medicine Wheel, she blends ancient wisdom with today’s cutting edge discoveries in service to healing individuals, communities, and organizations.
Steward | Wendy has been growing and sharing her understanding of the nexus of collaboration, creativity, culture, and systems change for 20 years. An internationally recognized facilitator of learning and leadership, she has worked with dozens of organizations and thousands of changemakers from cultural communities, government, philanthropy, higher education, corporate, and non-profit sectors in Asia, South America, North America, and Europe. Two highlights of her career have been stewarding the successful pilot of Creative CityMaking – an innovation initiative to advance racial equity in the City of Minneapolis; and co-founding the Creative Community Leadership Institute – a cross-sector leadership program that she co-facilitated for 17 years and developed into a collaborative network of 240+ changemakers forging partnerships across public, private and creative sectors in the Upper Midwest region.
Location: Cloquet forestry center, 175 University Road, Cloquet, MN 55720
About Our Venue
The Cloquet Forestry Center, located 135 miles north of St. Paul campus, AND JUST 30 MINUTES FROM DULUTH, offers a beautiful setting and holding for our work together. It's home to trees of many ages, sizes and species. The northern Minnesota location is also the natural habitat for diverse wildlife. It’s not unusual to see moose, wolves, bears, lynx, bobcats, porcupines, pine martins, hares, goshawks, deer, and ruffed grouse.