River has 20 years of experience in the renewable energy, energy efficiency, carbon management, and business sustainability sectors. Working with state and national NGOs, private businesses, and governmental organizations, he provides design, system integration, research, software development, intellectual property, and business development services. River serves on the board of directors of the Vermont Natural Resources Council and the Intervale Center. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. He is a published writer of both fiction and non-fiction, as well as an instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School, the Adirondack Mountain Club’s Winter Mountaineering School, and the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Mountain Leadership School. He lives in Amherst, MA with his fun, gorgeous, and inspiring daughters, Aviva and Pearl.