Laura Baldwin – Treasurer is the owner and manager of Garden in the Koop, Inc., which produces the “Incredible Edible Garden in a Box,” the “Giggling Garden” and a line of children’s books, including Harry [(a lovable dog)] Loves Carrots by Laura, promoting healthy eating and relationships with nature. She is also the proprietor of Gardens by Laura, Inc., a green landscaping business. In an earlier career she held several positions in financial management at IBM Garden Way, Inc and Fanny Farmer. She received her BA from University of California, Berkeley and her MBA from California State University. email@example.com
Herman Greene – President, Director is the founder of CES. He was the Founding Executive Director of the International Process Network, an association promoting process-relational philosophies, and continues to serve on its Board of Governors. He is on the Board of Advisors of the Center for Process Studies and for the Institute for the Post-Modern Development of China, both in Claremont, CA. Further, he carries on a part-time practice in corporate, tax and securities lawyer at Greene Law, PLLC. He holds degrees in Spirituality and Sustainability, DMin, United Theological Seminary 2004; Law, JD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1979; Ministry, MTh and MDiv, University of Chicago Divinity School 1969 and 1970; Political Science, MA, Stanford University 1967; and Political Science, BA, University of Florida 1966.
Sandra Payne Greene – Administrator has managed the administrative services of CES from its beginning. Sandi has a life-long interest in and relationship with animals. She is co-founder of K9 Kindness, for which CES serves as fiscal sponsor. K9 Kindness is devoted to humane education and positive-training of companion animals. For over 20 years, Sandi served as Administrator of Carolina Seminars, an interdisciplinary faculty seminar program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She currently provides dog walking and training services through In Good Hands Dog Walking and Training. She enjoys training horses and dogs and participating in dog sports. Sandi received her BA in history from the University of North Carolina at Greenville.
Ann Loomis – Director is an experienced teacher, workshop leader, and author. She has twice served as President of the C.G. Jung Society of the Triangle Area and is currently vice-president of the Triangle chapter of the Association for Psychological Type. Her interest in CES spans almost from its inception as a way to serve the ecological community. Ann is the author of Celtic Cycles: Guidance from the Soul on the Spiritual Journey, a book that describes the soul’s affinity for the natural world. Ann received a BA in Spanish from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro; MA in English from Northwestern University in Natchitoches, LA; and a Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.
Alice Loyd – Vice President, Director has been active in CES since its beginning. Her primary work has been with CES publications. Following retirement as Director of NC Interfaith Power & Light in 2008, she founded Food Is The Key, a project promoting home food gardening and food preservation. She has also served as Board Chair for NC WARN and is co-founder of the Care of Creation Adult Sunday School Class at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, which has been meeting continuously since 1999. She received her BA degree in English, Spanish and Secondary Education from Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth, Texas.
James Peacock – Director is Kenan Professor of Anthropology and Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His fieldwork is primarily in Indonesia and Appalachia. He also serves as Co-Director, Duke-UNC Rotary Center on Peace and Conflict and Chair of the Board, Worldview. He has worked with CES since 2004. Jim has served as President of the American Anthropological Association and Director of the University Center for International Studies. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and recipient of numerous grants and awards. His publications include The Anthropological Lens: Harsh Light, Soft Focus (2009), Grounded Globalism: How the U.S. South Embraces the World (2007), and Identity Matters: Ethnic and Sectarian Conflict (co-authored with Patrick Inman and Patricia Thornton, 2007). He received his B.A. from Duke University and his Ph.D. from Harvard University.
William Peck – Director is Bowman and Gordon Gray Professor of Religious Studies Emeritus, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has served as a director of CES since 2009. Peck writes in German as well as Spanish and English and reads eight other languages. His area of research, conducted primarily in Guatemala where he lived in the highlands until the age of 13, and also Honduras and Mexico, has been Mayan religion. He has published a number of works concerning the life and work of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. He received his B.A from Yale University and his Ph.D. from Harvard University. He also received a B.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary.
Tim Watson – Director is an architect specializing in eco-restorative design advancing the capacity of humans to address environmental health issues affecting all the children of Mother Earth. Tim has been an active member of CES since 2005 and a Board member since 2007 His inspiration is to actively pursue educating people about our time in Earth’s journey and the prescient challenges awaiting the human/natural world dynamic. Tim also serves as President of EarthWalk Alliance and is the Sacred Pipe Keeper of the Appalachian Cherokee Nation. He received his Master’s Degree in Urban Design from Rice University.