Certified Offers and Needs Market Facilitators

Crystal Arnold

Crystal Arnold

Education Director & Facilitator

Crystal is the founder of Money-Morphosis and two online webinar courses. Since graduating from Southern Oregon University in 2007 with a degree in international economics, she has designed and facilitated workshops, community events, and discussion panels about money. In 2016 Crystal began the “Money-Wise Women” podcast, and has interviewed nearly 100 women on the show. She has inspired thousands of people to have a healthier relationship with money. Her courses serve to illuminate the individual’s relationship with money and value. As a financial coach, she encourages people to live their potential. Her written work has appeared in journals, magazines, and in the book called Reinhabiting the Village. She lives in Oregon with her husband and two children. She is experienced in virtual and in-person facilitation. You can contact her at: crystal@postgrowth.org

Donnie Maclurcan

Donnie Maclurcan

Executive Director & Facilitator

Donnie is a facilitator, author and social entrepreneur, passionate about all things not-for-profit. Originally from Australia, Donnie moved to the U.S. in 2013, from where he coordinates the Post Growth Institute.

A dynamic facilitator, Donnie has worked with community groups in Egypt, Australia, Europe, and the United States and is the creator of the Offers and Needs Market process. An Affiliate Professor of Economics at Southern Oregon University and Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, Donnie holds a Ph.D. in social science and has helped more than 500 not-for-profit projects start, scale and sustain their work across more than 30 countries. He is experienced in virtual and in-person facilitation. You can contact him at: donnie@postgrowth.org

Björn Michael

Björn Michael

Certified Facilitator

Björn is a life coach and facilitator, who believes that fulfilment and contentment make people peaceful and generous. He is passionate about creating save spaces for sharing vulnerability. As a mentor, Björn enables people to feel comfortable and serves them to achieve a sustainable life transformation. Originally from Germany, he moved with his wife and daughter to the UK in 2015.

Björn aims to make people happier and more confident. He also writes about personal development on his blog. He is an advocate for empathic communication with his podcast Eine Dosis Empathie (A Dose of Empathy) and the Empathy Lounge he founded in 2020. He is experienced in virtual facilitation.

You can email him at: bjorn_michael@outlook.com
Vanessa Michael

Vanessa Michael

Certified Facilitator

Vanessa, a trained packaging engineer with a background in nutritional science, is passionate about sustainability in the context of business and consumer goods, and truly believes that a shared, prosperous future within planetary boundaries lies beyond the growth dogma. Vanessa is also a director of NOW (No Other Way), an organization working towards a humane ecology through education and business. A practitioner of systemic sustainable living, she publishes articles, delivers talks, and provides support to help people live a more ecological and conscious life. Vanessa is originally from Germany and based in the UK. She loves to leave-no-trace wild camp and wild swim with her husband and daughter. She is skilled in virtual meeting facilitation. You can contact her by email at: vanessamichael@postgrowth.org

Katie Epstein

Katie Epstein

Certified Facilitator

Katie Epstein is a human geographer, social scientist, and trained mediator and facilitator. Passionate about the power of social gatherings and connection, Katie works closely with individuals and collectives to design and lead innovative and meaningful events and group processes, both in-person and virtually. Katie holds a PhD from Montana State University and loves sharing mutual-aid activities and practices like the Offers and Needs Market with her research community. You can contact Katie at: kathleenepstein@montana.edu

 

Lynn Benander

Lynn Benander

Certified Facilitator

Lynn Benander is a community entrepreneur, facilitator, and economic justice activist.  She partners with low income and BIPOC communities to build community-owned solar and community based enterprises that bring quality jobs, sustainable products and services, and valuable assets to local communities.  She has worked with non-profits, governmental entities, community development corporations, planning commissions, businesses, academic institutions, and cooperatives on sustainable energy projects and business development efforts.  She believes people have the knowledge and power to make significant changes in their lives  and brings a lot of love to help them manifest their dreams. Contact her at lbenander@gmail.com if you'd like to bring an O&N Market to your organization or community.

Dani Leonardo

Dani Leonardo

Certified Facilitator

Dani is a facilitator, youth mentor, writer & musician, passionate about community building and the role of art & music in healing & justice work. Dani got connected with the PGI through the Offers and Needs Market and now works as part of the OANM team. Since September 2020, Dani has been working doing mutual aid work following the Almeda Fire. Dani was born and raised in Ashland Oregon & loves to snowboard in winter, plant seeds in spring, explore rivers in summer, jump in leaf piles in fall & admire the color purple all year round. You can contact Dani at: danileonardo@postgrowth.org.

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