Jacob is a writer, freelance journalist and Dad. He’s been a writer since Wordstar and monochrome screens bathed him in orange. He’s been a geek since the 80s, and has been witness to the evolution of computers, cell phones and all things electronic. These days his early adopter energies go towards green and eco living, sustainable homes and villages.
He’s been into ecovillages since reading the Anastasia books by Vladmir Menge. It wasn’t until he found a facebook group of people from Winnipeg that the idea of ecovillages.ca entered his mind. He brings nearly twenty years of computer and web experience to the team. A co-founder of Winnipeg Gamers–a LAN party group–in 1999, he is very familiar with volunteer groups, project management and communication.
Email: jacob at ecovillages dot ca
“Be the change you want to see.”
Anton is a freelance writer, father of three amazing kids and husband of an awesome wife. Actually the writing is just a good excuse to indulge his habit of reading everything he can lay his hands on. He started his working life as a waiter but quickly got a job as one of a two-man Internet Service Provider back when digital lines were almost like science fiction and some customers still had 2400 modems.
After that he progressed through a colourful assortment of careers including candidate attorney, laser cutter operator, manufacturing jeweller, pourer (2300 degree iron alloys), grinder, web designer and an assortment of customer support positions. Capitalizing on 8 years of legal writing he finally decided to strike out on his own as a freelance writer.
He got involved with ecovillages.ca after meeting Jacob. After several discussions on everything from permaculture and it’s growing influence in modern society to their favourite computer games, he agreed they could provide an invaluable service to people who were looking for a more meaningful community experience.
Anton brings a variety of skills to the table, but in terms of ecovillages.ca is responsible for reviewing and editing content the team creates and helping to run the WP back-end.
Email: anton at antonroder dot com
“Monkey see, monkey do.”
Alyssa is the mother to an active two year old son and the wife to a hardworking husband. She graduated from the University of Winnipeg Faculty of Education. However her goal is to home-school her son. She is passionate about incorporating nature, life skills, social/emotional skills, and ecological awareness to into her curriculum. She believes that hands on learning is how information is best acquired. In her spare time (when her son is sleeping), Alyssa writes. At the moment she is working on creating a science fiction magazine with a friend and is also working on a novel.
It was her husband who introduced her to the concept of minimalist and self-sufficient living and together they hope to eventually buy land and build a passive home of their own. Investigation into communities who share the same ideas brought her to ecovillages.ca. Alyssa hopes to share her passion for educating young minds in a way that encourages both the teacher and the learner to by the beauty of nature and the simplicity of life.
Email: kyeandceranon at hotmail dot com
“Educating with mind without educating the heart is no education at all” – Aristotle
If you are interested in joining the team, visit our opportunities page. We are looking for help!