Kobe Biederman is originally from the Northwest and grew up spending his summers exploring the four corners region through a northern Arizona-based summer camp. Kobe graduated with a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Oregon and went on to receive a Masters in Recreation Administration from Aurora University and a Masters in Education from Northern Arizona University. His career has spanned a wide range of outdoor education, adventure program, and summer camp administration. Kobe’s first experience in sustainability was as an intern at the Solar Living Institute in Hopland, CA. Kobe’s passion for sustainability led him to pursue a Ph.D. in Sustainability Education through Prescott College, where he is currently in the last phase of his dissertation. His doctoral work focuses on applying Regenerative Development and Design principles to place-informed educational design. Kobe currently serves as the Director of Sustainability and Higher Education Programs at Pacific Pathways and enjoys living in Durango with his wife and two children. Kobe is excited to contribute to regional sustainability efforts as a SASCO board member.
What you are currently doing to make a difference? I am currently engaged in academic research in the Durango area to deepen my understanding of the cultural and ecological dynamics of this particular place.
What I want to do? I hope this research can inform the design of a regenerative education program for young adults that leverages existing organizations and regional resources to contribute to the health, vitality and sustainability of this region.