Suzanne Pinckney

Cultivate : Self, Community, Food :: I cultivate my own learning and growth and that of the communities of people and the planet around me. This has manifested through founding a community enabled agriculture project in Portland OR, Four Door Farm, and getting my hands dirty at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in Pocantico Hills, NY.

Coordinate : Events, Resources, Strategies :: I've always had a knack for organizing, from a messy closet to 500 strangers. I love making systems more efficient, finding ways to work better, easier, more intuitively. I have had the pleasure to work with Parmarth Niketan Ashram for the International Yoga Festial, Green Empowerment, Mercy Corps' Global Citizen Corps, and numerous corporate clients with Sustainability Partners, Inc. I evolved my strategic business experience into storytelling through an Associate position at brand innovation studio, BBMG, and video production with corporate clients. Today I am co-founder & owner of sustainABILITY simplicated (sAs), where we make sustainABILITY playful, practical, and profitable.

Collaborate: Ideas, Values, People :: People are powerful creative forces especially when we recognize each other for our entire potential. We cannot create solutions to our current challenges by checking our values at the door and disregarding ideas because of pre-judgement. I received my MBA in sustainable business at Bainbridge Graduate Institute because I see the infinite potential in collaboration, bringing together of one's values and ideas for the benefit of the world.