Current Projects

This page is updated seasonally.

If you are not getting a timely response via email or social media, please forgive me. It’s likely that your inquiry simply doesn’t fall into the handful of areas of focus for me right now. I receive a fair amount of requests from folks both locally and afar, but I need to reserve my time for my projects listed below. Thank you for understanding.

Here’s what I’m working on right now, in the summer of 2023…

After the last few years of widespread wildfires in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and California, massive flooding in places like Texas, hurricane tragedies in the Caribbean and Southeast, and of course the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, the ever-growing response to my Prepared Neighborhoods book continues.

IAEM trio
Anne LeSage, Emergency Manager City of Bainbridge Island. Scott James, Founder and Board Chair Bainbridge Prepares. Jared Moravec, Chief Bainbridge Island Fire Department.

After speaking at the biennial FEMA National Preparedness Symposium a few years ago, I’ve taken that same message nationwide, presenting my book’s unique perspective of looking at preparedness through a lens of love and community-building, rather than fear. I also continue to spend a significant amount of time on my related nonprofit Bainbridge Prepares. Our innovative partnership with a municipality and a fire district was awarded the Volunteer Organization of the Year in 2022 by the International Association of Emergency Managers.

I have deep gratitude for the opportunity to also take care of my amazing clients (capped at five or less at any given time) who are directly bringing benefit to this world…folks like these.

In addition to these new exciting projects, I continue to focus on building resilience into my family’s life, as well as in our community. Right now that specifically looks like us doing loads of work in the evenings and on weekends with our permaculture micro-farm. My wife and I love spending time with the two super-neat human beings who are our young adult children, as well as a pair of German Shepherds and a barn cat.

H/T to the always interesting Derek Sivers for the idea of a NOW page.