Dyami Nason-Regan – Principal, Project Manager Dyami is an educator and passionate permaculture designer. A strong naturalist, Dyami holds a B.S. in Nature-Based Mentoring and an a M.S. in Eco-Social Design from Gaia University. She is the lead instructor of Permaculture Design Courses from Vermont to the Virgin Islands, and brings the core routines of nature connection into the permaculture toolkit.
Ethan Roland – Principal, Lead Designer Ethan is a permaculture designer, teacher, and researcher based in the Hudson river valley. He studies and practices regenerative design in all corners of the world, from the wild apple forests of Kazakhstan to the tropical monsoon ecosystems of Thailand. He holds an M.S. in Eco-Social Design from Gaia University. Keep up to date with Ethan’s research on carbon farming and ecosystem investing over at the AppleSeed Permaculture Blog.
Michael I. Roland – Landscape Architect Michael has been practicing landscape architecture for 30 years. Working for the NYS Department of Public Service, the USDA Forest Service, and JK Fraser & Associates, he has taken on residential, commercial, and industrial design projects of scale. Planning and environmental review projects include Waterfront Revitalization Plans, Environmental Impact Statements, and Town Comprehensive Plans across New York State. Michael is a long-time environmental advocate who combines his years of public service with extensive design experience to create ecologically and socially vibrant landscapes.
Tama Jackson – Designer, Soil Foodweb Specialist
Tama is a thoughtful designer and mentor who works to grow participation in living systems so that humans reclaim their role as conscious keystone species in our global ecosystem. Tama was certified as a permaculture designer at the Regenerative Design Institute, as a Non-Violent Communication leader and trainer at BayNVC, and organizes eco-social and regenerative agriculture events including the 2012 Carbon Farming Course and the annual Northeast Permaculture Convergence. At AppleSeed, Tama is the lead naturalist, tracker, and soil biologist on all design projects.
Jessica Bohn – Designer, Forestry & GIS Specialist
Jessica is an ecological designer, specializing in participatory community planning and GIS-enabled regenerative forestry management. Through her NGO Peace Trees, she works with communities in Central and South America to develop agroforestry systems that build soil, preserve native plants, and sustainably produce cacao. Jessica holds a BS in Forest Biology and an MS in Ecological Engineering from the College of Environmental Science and Forestry, is a Research Associate for the State Universities of New York, and continues to work on ecological restoration projects and environmental education while leading the forestry design team at AppleSeed Permaculture.
Alisha Mai Frank – Designer, Social Systems Architect