LEAD PEOPLE & STORY WEAVER
Debra Amador Delarosa is a veteran communications professional (Story Gardener) who’s cultivated meaningful connections and relationships in a wide variety of gardens–entertainment, education, food, hospitality, social venture, civic, and nonprofit–for decades. Growing a new idea or movement for good is her favorite soil. From translating the art of digital filmmaking at George Lucas’ Industrial Light & Magic to launching the Modern Elder Academy with lifestyle visionary Chip Conley, she has harvested changes with an impact.
As Lead People & Story Weaver at Blue Zones Project Petaluma, Debra trades her garden tools in for a lofty loom that enables her to weave a strong tapestry of homegrown purpose, engagement and collaborative action. By engaging Petalumans and telling the stories of this community–shining a light on the changemakers doing the hard work every day toward a healthier Petaluma–she’s realizing a higher purpose in her own hometown. Her mission is to weave these distinctive fibers together to create something beautiful for generations to come.
Debra is devoted to her family, pets, friends and community, is a passionate kindness advocate, and a member of Rancho Compasión’s “farmily” (plant-based maven Miyoko Schinner’s animal sanctuary). She is a graduate of New College of California’s School of Social Justice and serves as a Board Director of the Chip Conley Foundation.