After 15 years, I’m leaving Groundwire.
I’ll be starting a Masters in Public Administration at the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Affairs this September. I’ll wrap up my work at Groundwire in June and take the summer off to be a full-time dad to Everett and to enjoy summer in Seattle through the eyes of a fifteen-month-old.
I’ve been unbelievably fortunate to be a part of Groundwire over the past decade and a half. I’ve learned a ton, worked for hundreds of amazing, inspiring environmental organizations and have been blessed with the most kick-ass colleagues and co-conspirators this side of anywhere. I am more grateful to all of you (past and present) than I can ever adequately express. Thank you.
I won’t be going too far away. We’re staying here in Seattle. I’ll continue to serve on the boards of the Plone Foundation and Green Media Toolshed. It’s possible I’ll add a consulting gig or two to my plate once I get a handle on my academic workload.
While there’s no denying that this feels like the end of a huge chapter in my life, it also feels like a new beginning. I’m really excited to plunge into the unknown and into what I hope will be a period of creative uncertainty. While I don’t know what the next chapters looks like, I’m confident that they will remix familiar themes: public service, social change, openness, systems thinking, data-driven decision-making and smart use of technology.
Watch this space for further updates. Be seeing you.