Owner & Developer of R2 Society 

I developed this project to provide multi-dimensional support to those individuals and small orgs that are working hard to transform society from where they stand. I’ve mentored community leaders, small NGOs, impact-based project developers in the US, Mexico and Honduras. 

Graduate of Cornell University 

As a Development Sociology major, I took courses on international development, international economics, social movements, inequality studies and many others. I received the Societal Solutions Scholars Award, offered by the Dyson School of Business, for a microfinance project I developed in a remote village in Honduras.

Self-taught Abstract Artist

I’m a self-taught artist. I began painting a few months after returning from my life-changing journey to Chiapas (see below). In the studio I have committed to painting the truth, no matter what. I also learned to listen to the subtlety of my intuition. This is a skill that I used in many other areas of my life and has led me to the right people, places and opportunities which have led me to where I am today. 

Self-taught Abstract Artist

I’m a self-taught artist. I began painting a few months after returning from my life-changing journey to Chiapas (see below). 

In the studio I have committed to painting the truth, no matter what. I also learned to listen to the subtlety of my intuition. This is a skill that I used in many other areas of my life and has led me to the right people, places and opportunities which have led me to where I am today. 

Indigenous Rights Activist

In early 2001, I volunteered as security for the Zapatista commanders in the historic caravan, Marcha del Color de la TierraI became one of the “captains of security” for an extremely intense 3 weeks, where I had to manage several crises. (At the end of the 3 weeks, we arrived at Mexico City and a new team took over.) I spent the rest of the year in rebel camp the jungle of Chiapas. The time spent there was packed with experiences, growth and awakenings which resulted in me coming back to the States with a deep sense of purpose.

Indigenous Rights Activist

In early 2001, I volunteered as security for the Zapatista commanders in the historic caravan, Marcha del Color de la Tierra. I became one of the “captains of security” for an extremely intense 3 weeks, where I had to manage several crises. (At the end of the 3 weeks, we arrived at Mexico City and a new team took over.)

I spent the rest of the year in rebel camp the jungle of Chiapas. The time spent there was packed with experiences, growth and awakenings which resulted in me coming back to the States with a deep sense of purpose.

My sisters and I when we were sent to live in Sonora, Mexico. I am the smallest.

Cult Survivor

I was born and raised in a dangerous, polygamist cult of which my father, Ervil LeBaron, was the leader. I was not allowed to experience the world nor attend public school until I was 20 years old (the cult was disbanded). At this time I was on my own to figure out my new life and reality, and later, heal my emotional trauma and PTSD. 

Cult Survivor

I was born and raised in a dangerous, polygamist cult of which my father, Ervil LeBaron, was the leader. I was not allowed to experience the world nor attend public school until I was 20 years old (the cult was disbanded). At this time I was on my own to figure out my new life and reality, and later, heal my emotional trauma and PTSD. 

Cult Survivor

My sisters and I when we were sent to live in Sonora, Mexico. I am the smallest.