Lisa Bellows recently completed HMI’s Certified Educator Training Program. Lisa began the program in the spring of 2012, taking Holistic Management courses in Goal Setting, Financial Planning, Grazing Planning, Land Planning, and Biological Monitoring from Holistic Management Certified Educator, Kirk Gadzia, as part of the work to complete HMI’s rigorous Holistic Management Certified Educator Training Program. This program requires that each trainee complete various aspects of the Holistic Management curriculum including financial plans, grazing plans, land plans, biological monitoring, and goal setting and decision analysis. They also have to create a learning portfolio of their experience teaching these modules and the evaluations they received from their clients.
Lisa is a science professor at North Central Texas College (NCTC) in Gainesville, Texas and serves as the director of the Thomsen Foundation in Montague County. The Foundation is the recipient of the Texas Parks and Wildlife 2013 Lone Star Land Steward Award. Lisa is also involved in the PACE Project, a partnership among NCTC, The Noble Foundation, Texas Agrilife Extension and the Gainesville Independent School District using school property to provide a learning environment focusing on ecologically and financially sustainable initiatives to educate others on how to improve land health, social and economic impact. She is also the Director of the recently endowed Josey Institute for Agroecology at NCTC.
Congratulations to Lisa for her completion of this program!