JESSE HERNREICH was graduated from Prescott College with a degree in Environmental Studies emphasizing Ecological Design, and earned her Masters from the New School in NYC, where she received an MS in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management. Jesse received a Permaculture Design Certificate in 2004, and was trained as a Permaculture Teacher at CRMPI (Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute) in Basalt, CO, 2008. She began teaching Permaculture at both Prescott College and The Ecosa Institute in 2009-Present. She recently completed her Post Masters Certificate in Water Resource Management and Engineering from Columbia University in New York City. Jesse’s professional experience includes gardening instructor for Waldorf schools, owner of Oakhaven Landscaping LLC, Naturalist/Permaculture Teacher for numerous institutions, student coordinator and office manager at the Ecosa Institute, Research and Development for WTRMLN WTR™, and hydroelectric regulatory consultant for the Recurrent Group™. She sits on the board of directors for the Ecosa Institute, a regenerative design institute in Northern Arizona, as well as Performance Space 122 (PS122) a theater company in New York’s East Village. As an Earth and Climate scientist she has acquired a diverse skill set including optimization, data analysis, feasibility analysis, FERC and EPA regulatory licensing and compliance. As a natural scientist her skill set includes herbalism, farming, alternative construction, and aboriginal living skills. As a managerial professional her skill set includes, brand identity, fundraising, and project management. Her passion and understanding of water management and engineering has carved out a strong future for her in Natural Resource Management.
Kevin Joyce is an enthusiastic skier, golfer, fly-fisherman, rock climber, mountain biker, river runner and farmer. Kevin attended Prescott College where he harnessed his skills in expeditionary leadership. Trained as a carpenter and builder, Kevin’s attention to detail and highly developed skill set enables the production of beautifully built homes and remodels. In 2014 as foreman for Environmental Designs out of Mancos CO, Kevin spearheaded the remodel of The Kennedy Grain Elevator, one of Colorado’s “most endangered historic places”. An artist at heart, his passions include fine furniture construction and bespoke wood work. As a farmer he has received training in Keyline Design with Owen Habultzel among numerous agricultural endeavors. With an affinity towards Allan Savory’s Holistic Management, Kevin has turned Oakhaven Permaculture into a high desert oasis.