Natalie works in the nation's capitol (Washington D.C.) as a creative but often frustrated federal bureaucrat. Yet, she lives among the trees, quirkiness and diversity in Baltimore. To Natalie, love lies in all, but speaks more through her strawberry blonde Cairn terrier. She feels happiest when with her inquisitive daughter and when hiking, kayaking or bicycling in newly discovered places. Natalie has a graduate degree in policy, and experience in land conservation, sustainability, performance measurement and budgeting. However, it's the unfolding relationship between spirituality and environmentalism that ignites her passion to make the universe a better place for all of us.