Non-profit making self-governance accessible through sociocracy trainings and video resources.
Jana Lussier Chinese Medicine
I have been practicing Chinese Medicine for over 20 years, working with people in this healership capacity. From giving comfort through touch via massage to more subtle work with acupuncture needles, I have helped many people have more ease, more choice, more mobility, and less pain; physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
I originally studied acupressure with Iona Marsa Teegarden in 1992. It was then that I fell in love with the philosophy of Chinese Medicine and decided to further my studies formally at the Maryland University of Integrated Health. I graduated in 2000 with a Masters Degree in Acupuncture and finished 480 hours of post graduate Chinese Herbal Medicine studies in 2002.
In 2006 I began my four year apprenticeship with Lansing Gresham studying Integrated Awareness. I studied with him mainly in California where his primary teaching center is located, and worked with him in Maine, Florida, Utah, and New Hampshire.
OHI Engineering, Inc.
OHI Engineering, Inc. was founded to provide comprehensive environmental and engineering services to industrial/commercial, public and private sector clients. Our mission is to create and develop a consulting firm based on the client's needs and expectations; consistently deliver more than expected while treating our clients and employees as we ourselves would like to be treated; build long-term relationships with our clients and employees based on results, not promises; and, deliver turnkey solutions designed to save our clients time, money and effort. Lyons Witten, PG, LSP leads the Western Massachusetts OHI branch via offices here at Pioneer Valley Cohousing.
Fitch Architecture & Community Design
Fitch Architecture & Community Design (FACD) specializes in cohousing and sustainable design. Over the past 20 years, principal architect Laura Fitch has worked with over two dozen communities across North America. She has helped refine a proven participatory process that brings enjoyment and efficiency to the hard work of group decision-making. As pioneers of green architecture, FACD designs zero net energy buildings and low ecological-footprint communities. Laura has lived at Pioneer Valley Cohousing since 1994.
Hosted by one of our Associate Members who lives across the street, The Maple Mob comes to life early each spring to tap trees and make maple syrup.
Jay Mankita is an American songwriter, guitarist, and recording artist. His touring van runs on recycled vegetable oil.
Jay writes and performs songs for kids about animals, ecology, and healthy food, in schools, libraries, fairs, and festivals. Jay sings for adults about life, love, baseball, dogs, and social justice, in coffeehouses, house concerts, and other folk and Americana venues.
Rob Peck is a former professional juggler who's become an award winning motivational speaker, stress management trainer, and creativity consultant -who still defies convention (and gravity!) ZESTWORKS high energy- and highly interactive programs on flexible thinking, humor in the workplace and creative team building are individually designed to help leaders and their teams reduce Burnout and regain a better Life Balance.
Karen Gracie Kowles, Freelance Indexing. I create indexes for publishers and authors, specializing in the subject areas of philosophy, the social sciences, cultural and literary theory.
Henry Lappen performs two shows: "Henry the Juggler" and "A Passion for Birds"