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Allison's Picture   Allison Weeks-Ewoldt, Education Director, holds a B.A. in Psychology and two M.A.'s in Education. She has spent a quarter century researching and applying what is known about learning in order to help maximize her students' potential. Over the past seven years, Allison has been devoting most of her time and energy to promoting the transformational (personal, social and ecological) potential of NatureConnect activities and the Natural Systems Thinking Process through numerous local, regional, national, and international endeavors. Allison has earned a certificate in applied ecopsychology from the Institute of Global Education, and is currently a doctoral student in Applied Ecopsychology/Integrated Ecology at Greenwich University.

Dave's Picture   Dave Ewoldt, Executive Director, holds degrees in electronic engineering technology, computer science, software engineering, and psychology. He has done graduate level research in high-energy particle physics, manufacturing systems engineering, cognitive psychology and neural networks, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Applied Ecopsychology/Integrated Ecology from the Institute of Global Education. Dave is a technologist, systems theorist, and psychology researcher who has been involved with virtual community development since 1985, and he has been engaged in research in how technology can be used as an adjunct to psychotherapeutic healing since 1990. Dave has experience in community mental health and in teaching at the university level. He uses applied ecopsychology in his counseling and life-coaching practice and when facilitating Reconnecting with Nature activities, workshops and seminars. He is currently engaged in community education on the issues of Peak Oil, global warming, corporate personhood, growth management, and how local communities can effectively respond to these challenges through a concept known as relocalization.

   If you would like to schedule an introductory consultation session or arrange a presentation or workshop for your group, please contact or give Dave or Allison, co-founders of Attraction Retreat, a call at (520) 887-2502.


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Wallace Stegner


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