Jamie K. Reaser, PhD
Jamie K. Reaser has a deep fondness for the wild, intimate, and unnamable. She received a BS in Field Biology, with a minor in Studio Art, from the College of William and Mary and her doctorate in Biology from Stanford University. She has worked around the world as an ecologist, communication psychologist, international policy negotiator, leadership trainer, and wilderness rites-of-passage guide. She is also a practitioner and teacher of eco-psychology, nature-based spirituality, and various approaches to expanding human consciousness, as well as a writer (poetry and prose) and artist.
Jamie has a passion for bringing people into their hearts, inspiring the heartbeat of community, and, ultimately, empowering people to live with a heart-felt dedication to Mother Earth. Jamie‘s award-winning writing explores the inter-relatedness of Nature and human nature. She has published 13 books and over a hundred articles in scientific and literary magazines. Most recently, her book, RidgeLines: A View of Nature and Human Nature received a Nautilus Book Award gold medal in lyrical prose and Conversations with Mary: Words of Attention and Devotion received a Nautilus Book Award silver medal in poetry. She is a Fellow of the International League of Conservation Writers. She is tended by the Rockfish River in central Virginia.