Gigi Coyle | California, USA
Gigi lives in the Owens Valley and has been focused in many ways on the connection to water – the care of, the teaching of, the protection of, throughout her life. For forty-five years, she has served in various roles from director to consultant, student to teacher, working with different communities, organizations, and cultures, helping to build bridges “between the worlds.” She has organized and co-led journeys to the rainforest, the oceans, and the desert–journeys dedicated to witnessing and learning through the great suffering and abundant grace found on this planet. She is a leader of Beyond Boundaries, an inter-generational pilgrimage of service, and a response team for our times. She serves today as a wilderness rites-of-passage guide, trainer and council carrier, a community facilitator and mentor.