Nonviolence Trainer/Volunteer Coordinator, Resource Center for Nonviolence
Born and raised in Santa Cruz, Drew is an advocate for humanity and the nature that surrounds us. Along with planning and implementing projects and programs geared towards nonviolence and education, Drew designs and leads workshops and discussion forums on a variety of topics including: pollinators, social inequity around issues of race, the destruction of the environment and the criminal justice system. His life path has taught him how to cultivate a climate of connection, responsiveness, and care. Drew wants to share his experience and skills to help others realize their own potential around the world. Recently named one of Santa Cruz County's "Community Game Changers" by The Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County at their 50th anniversary, Drew is also the recipient of the 2014-2015 Rosemary Grainger Peace Activism Award for his work in community organizing. Drew is the Founder and Executive Director of Project Pollinate, sits on the Commission for the Prevention of Violence Against Women, and is the President of the United Nations Association of the United States of America Santa Cruz Chapter, a member for SCCCCOR (The Santa Cruz County Community Coalition to Overcome Racism), the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), The Coalition to Save the Beach Flats Garden, SCRAM (Santa Cruz Resistance Against Militarization) and The People¹s Democratic Club.