Founding Members



Warren Brush

Warren Brush

BOARD PRESIDENT

Warren Brush is a mentor, storyteller, a certified Permaculture designer and teacher, as well as a husband, a father and a grandfather … Read More

Cyndi Harvan

Cyndi Harvan

CO-FOUNDER

Cyndi is the nurturing wife and life partner of Warren Brush and is a mother, grandmother, and lover of the quiet voice of nature. She … Read More

Kolmi Majumdar

Kolmi Majumdar

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Kolmi was born in Calcutta, India, and spent her early childhood in her father’s culture in one of the largest cities in the world, with Bengali … Read More


Paul Swenson

Paul Swenson

NATURAL BUILDING INSTRUCTOR

Paul Swenson is a founding steward of Quail Springs Permaculture where he helped develop the site, community and its offerings for … Read More

 
 

Quail Springs Team



Janice Setser

Janice Setser

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Many years ago Janice stepped off the edge of a predictable life to one in which she can palpably feel the more primitive rhythms of life and to connect … Read More

Andrew Clinard

Andrew Clinard

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Andrew comes to Quail Springs from the far-away land of New England, and is appreciating the challenges of producing food in the desert. He is … Read More

Brenton Kelly

Brenton Kelly

WATERSHED STEWARD

Brenton Kelly was born in Lusaka, Northern Rhodesia. By his first birthday he saw the peaceful liberation and birth of the nation of Zambia … Read More


Chloe Rose

Chloe Rose

WILD SERIES INSTRUCTOR

Chloe Rose has been in love with the beautiful land, animals and people of Quail Springs since participating in the youth focused Sustainable … Read More

Danielle Brehmer

Danielle Brehmer

LAND STEWARD

In the summer of 2011, Danielle (nicknamed Willow by fellow Quail Springs community members) left her home state of Minnesota … Read More

Edith Maurno

Edith Maurno

CATERING COORDINATOR

Edith was born in the historic city of Puebla in Mexico, and traveled to the US at the age of 16, arriving in the Tampa Bay area in Florida. It … Read More


Jack Thrift

Jack Thrift

LAND STEWARD

Jack Thrift is dedicated to building mutually beneficial relationships with our environment and he strives to nurture and restore ecological … Read More

Jan Smith

Jan Smith

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Jan Smith was born in 1961 in New Orleans, Louisiana with an upbringing steeped in social activism, art, music, and culture. Jan’s … Read More

Lindsay Allen

Lindsay Allen

FARM MANAGER

Lindsay has been working on farms since she was a teenager and has many fond and formative memories of playing in the garden with her mom … Read More

Melissa Clark

Melissa Clark

LAND STEWARD

Melissa comes to Quail Springs from the Prairie lands of the central plains, where she grew up in Oklahoma. She continues to enjoy … Read More

Merilee Bradford

Merilee Bradford

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Merilee is a Seattle native who graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a degree in Psychology before following … Read More

Natalie Bartlett

Natalie Bartlett

WILD SERIES DIRECTOR

Natalie Bartlett has spent the last ten years of her life deeply immersed in land-based culture and has a passion for learning the stories … Read More


Ryan Spaulding

Ryan Spaulding

DIGITAL MEDIA

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Sasha Rabin

Sasha Rabin

NATURAL BUILDING DIRECTOR

Sasha Rabin has been practicing natural building as well as teaching it since 2002, when she began her building career with an apprenticeship … Read More

Jessenia Eisenman

Jessenia Eisenman

LAND STEWARD

In the fall of 2006, at the age of 12, Jessenia left Florida with her parents in an RV, and journeyed through the US until arriving at Quail … Read More


Victor Eisenman

Victor Eisenman

CRAFTSMAN

Victor was born in Brooklyn, NY and grew up in Clearwater, FL. From the ages of 13 to 18 years old, he worked at a small software … Read More

 
 

Board of Directors



Warren Brush

Warren Brush

BOARD PRESIDENT

Warren Brush is a mentor, storyteller, a certified Permaculture designer and teacher, as well as a husband, a father and a grandfather … Read More

Alex Vincent

Alex Vincent

BOARD MEMBER

In this time of Great Turning, Alex Vincent is one of many collaborating towards a future where our grandchildren’s … Read More

Brenton Kelly

Brenton Kelly

BOARD MEMBER

Brenton Kelly was born in Lusaka, Northern Rhodesia. By his first birthday he saw the peaceful liberation and birth of the nation of Zambia … Read More


Sasha Rabin

Sasha Rabin

BOARD MEMBER

Sasha Rabin has been practicing natural building as well as teaching it since 2002, when she began her building career with an apprenticeship … Read More

Sonia Connors

Sonia Connors

BOARD MEMBER

Sonia’s love of the natural world combined with her engineering background drew her to permaculture and natural building … Read More

Trish Stone-Damen

Trish Stone-Damen

BOARD MEMBER

Do what you love. Love what you do. For Trish, this saying guides her life’s work in the office or out in the field. Trish is particularly fulfilled … Read More