Co-Founder | Director of Sustainability & Community Development
Adam's passion lies in the potential that he see’s for nature, education and health to create positive social change throughout our world. A yearning for adventure started in the wilderness with a learning mind since his youth. He has made it a point to quiet his mind to learn from patterns of nature and bring these lessons back into his work, including his focus on ecological systems design and research at Terra Cura.
At The University of New Hampshire he studied Civil Engineering. Not having a sustainability route at the time, Adam created his own path taking classes in Environmental Engineering, Water Management, Sustainable Engineering, Natural Resources and Wildlife Ecology. He finished his engineering degree conducting a senior project on the research and design of a Zero-Energy apartment building for a campus development.
Adam saw a missing link with mainstream engineering practices and the overall social and environmental issues that our country and world face. Seeing education as solution to these issues, he took a position as a Trip Leader to high school students with Adventures Cross Country. Becoming certified as a Wilderness First Responder through NOLS, he lead youth groups of 18 students on month long educational and community service oriented trips throughout Costa Rica and China. While helping to build bridges, sidewalks, and waste systems in small towns, he focused on integrating his students into diverse cultures while dealing with the logistics of travel, budgeting and emotional shocks of his groups. Adam continued his cultural awareness and expansion with service and travel throughout Australia and small villages of Rwanda, Africa.
Returning to the United States Adam earned a teaching license in Science while working as a high school Teachers Assistant in the Autism Spectrum Disorder department. Upon earning his license he took a position as a Counselor and then Middle School Science Teacher at Milestones Therapeutic Day School. For 3 years Adam gained skills in Special Education including; psychology, executive functioning, de-escalation and non-violent communication. Designing his own curriculum to meet MA state frameworks, Adam was able to advocate for, build and maintain a school garden, create an experiential based learning system and use the park next-door as an educational playground.
While teaching Adam attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition after recognizing the connection between diet and stress management of his students. He became a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner and has helped many individuals reclaim their health through his intuitive eating program that cultivates individuals awareness and inner landscape.
Adam Co-founded Life’s Epiphany, a regenerative living business offering Holistic Health Coaching and Edible and Therapeutic Landscape Design. He has also worked part time with a solutions based non-profit, The Marion Institute as Youth Coordinator for the the Connecting for Change Conference centered around youth empowerment, environment, social justice, and currently as the Grow Education garden design and manager.
His interests extend into herbalism and the healing power of food and soil for individuals and our communities. Becoming a Certified Permaculture Designer has connected many dots of Adams experience. He is able to use these principles while designing edible landscapes, holistic health programs, youth education curriculum, his business dynamics, economics, and personal life.
In his free time he is working in one of his many garden and farm projects, exploring the woods, cooking healthy food and serving as a mentor to his ‘little brother,’ youth from his therapeutic garden service and the foster children that his parents take in from the surrounding cities.
Get in touch with Adam at firstname.lastname@example.org