Following are the Board of Advisors for Mountains and Waters Alliance
Beth Kanji Goldring began sitting Zen in 1995 and was ordained in 1995. She studies vipassana with Gil Fronsdal. She has also studied tonglen with Alan Wallace, and Reiki with Glynn DeBrocky. A former university humanities teacher and human rights worker, Beth lives in Phnom Penh where she founded Brahmavihara Cambodia, formerly Brahmavihara/Cambodia AIDS Project, in 2000. Brahmavihara provides chaplaincy, social work, and material support to some 500 patients with AIDS, tuberculosis and cancer in various hospitals, hospices and prisons and in their homes Brahmavihara Cambodia has received a number of awards, including the IMC Karuna award in 2009. Further information is available at www.brahmavihara.cambodiaaidsproject.org.
As Chief Marketing Officer, Robin Hackney is responsible for the Ingenious Med brand strategy and positioning, demand generation and partnerships. She joined the firm with more than 20 years of marketing experience with a focus on technology, healthcare and small and medium business. Before Ingenious Med, she was the Chief Marketing Officer at Greenway Health. Prior to that, she served in various marketing capacities at IBM as well as Equifax, multiple ad agencies and start-ups. Hackney holds an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a BSBA in Marketing and Accounting from Washington University in St. Louis.
GARETH J. YOUNG
- Gareth was born in the North of England, and after living as a child in Edinburgh, Scotland and Toronto, Canada, his family moved to Cardiff in South Wales.
- Gareth was drawn to spirituality in the late 1990’s at the height of a successful twenty-year career in finance, and in mergers & acquisitions. Shortly thereafter he left the corporate world. As an independent businessman he has been able to develop a very successful livelihood and at the same time cultivate his spiritual path.
- His business career has taken him to Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Nicaragua, Mexico and New Zealand. He has visited many of these countries on his own time and has also traveled to China, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, the Caribbean, Turkey, and throughout much of Western Europe. He has recently rediscovered hill walking (his favorite place is the West Coast of Scotland, which features on the covers of several of his books) and camping, and he is enjoying discovering natural wonders of the South.
- Gareth is very active in interfaith and social justice work. A couple of years after being ordained a Zen Buddhist priest, Gareth left formal Zen practice to co-found Red Clay Sangha, an Atlanta Buddhist community. He is the serving president of Second Helpings Atlanta, has served as president of the Faith Alliance of Metro Atlanta, and is a regular observer of Ramadan, the Jewish High Holidays, and other faith and interfaith events. He is engaged with a number of other interfaith and social justice organizations, serving on boards and participating in grass-roots activism.
- Gareth is a podcast host, a blogger, and a regular speaker and leader on topics of authenticity, intimacy and curiosity – central to a New Business Mindset.
- He has written a number of books, including two novels, and contributed to several others.
- Gareth is a father of two almost-adult children and lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
KAREN LITTLE THUNDER
Linne Jensen is a Quaker who weaves her core values of integrity, community, equality, simplicity, and peace into her daily life. Born in Iowa, Linne has lived most of her life in Minnesota and has been a member of the Northfield community since 1970.
Linne earned degrees from Carleton College in sociology and anthropology and from the University of Minnesota Minneapolis in architecture. As the merchant and craft director for various themed events throughout the United States, including a number of major Renaissance Festivals, Linne evaluated, contracted with, and provided business coaching for hundreds of craft and service businesses. A founding member of Just Food Coop, Linne worked on site selection and negotiations, the start-up capital campaign, by-laws development, the policy register, and served on the Board of Directors. As a member of Cannon Valley Friends Meeting, she helped navigate the visioning, planning, and construction of Northfield’s Quaker Meetinghouse.
Linne continues to bring both her intuitive nature and practical thinking to her current work as a real estate agent with Edina Realty. A lover of rivers, lakes, woods, and open spaces, Linne strives to work with all beings for the welfare of our earth as a writer, a mother, and a grandmother.