Rachel Lyn has a passion for practical social change. She went to Seattle for a master degree in Applied Behavioral Science focused on leadership and organizational development because she facinated by social systems and change. After finishing her thesis, Regenerative Leadership: Core Values work in a Cooperative, she discovered Transition Towns, a movement responding to climate change, and peak oil using permaculture desig. It brought profound coherence to her sense of personal agency and pursuit of a useful life. She was determined to work in the domain of complex adaptive challenges and Transition was just the transformation she weanted to be a part of. Moving back to Maine, she entered the permaculture space in earnest, where she has been for 13 years, learning new skills and forming new relationships with the land and ancestors. Following synchronicity she has buily a consulting practice working with schools, municipalities, non-profits and businesses. Rachel Lyn facilitates participatory action research, designs learning events and trainings, develops place-making projects with ecological design, and activates creative community resilience projects.
She has a regenerative view of leadership that balances power, love and justice through social innovation. She has partnered with Transition US, Cooperative Development Institute, Resilience Hub, Women's Permaculture Guild and the Center for an Ecology-based Economy toward this end. Now she is the Executive Director of 207Permaculture, a low-profit company, dedicated to education for ecological leadership development, resilience planning and regenerative systems design in Abenaki Territory.
She serves on local town committees including Planning Board, Community and Economic Development Committee, and Resilience Committee and help to start both the Wild Blueberry Festival in Gray, and started the Gray Village Farmers' Market.
Rachel Lyn enjoys, singing, yoga, cooking, playing ukulele and homesteading. She resides with her partner Mike and their son Ryan, and two very cool cats in New Gloucester.
If your project requires mapping skills and network weaving, we have that. If your are placemaking, or have multiple stakeholders to weave into the design process. We are learners first, never the expert.