Kate Kalanick is a business professional with over a decade of leadership experience and a lifetime of interest in the health of our natural environment. Born and raised near the ocean in Central California, Kate understands the necessity of making conscious choices in one’s life. Having had her own experiences with end of life arrangements, Kate brings with her a sincere understanding of how important having the opportunity to exercise those same conscious choices beyond life can be.
Ed Bixby is the owner and operator of Steelmantown Green Burial Preserve in Steelmantown, NJ, as well as Purissima Natural Burial Ground in Half Moon Bay, CA. Ed’s extensive background in land use and development includes being a licensed New Jersey real estate broker and the owner of Fox and Fox Builders L.L.C. Ed’s experience in the development industry has provided keen insight into better land use practices and drives his passion for the natural burial movement and the benefits it provides to the present and future generations. Ed has led presentations on natural burial for numerous organizations and has provided educational training for both funeral directors and cemeterians alike.