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Meet The Team

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Hello

About Marcia
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Marcia’s passions in life lie mostly in two camps- animals and art. These were reawakened in 2015. After 12 years of dry corporate work in the environmental engineering industry and almost a decade supporting a struggling nutrition consulting and education practice, with her husband’s help, Marcia was able to fulfill a lifetime dream of traveling to Africa. This trip opened her eyes to the ways animals and people are challenged to coexist. She observed many good people working hard to overcome these challenges in a way that benefits people and animals.

 

Two years after that life changing Africa trip, Marcia debuted her creation, BeProvided Conservation Radio, a podcast showcasing people who love our wild world. The people interviewed are working hard to educate others about the importance of coexistence with nature though conservation, art, writing and animal rescue/rehabilitation. The podcast is now in its fifth season and going strong.

 

Marcia has also picked up her paint brushes and pencils again to paint the wildlife she loves. She is a proud member of the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW), an organization that encourages the production of creative work of professional standards in art, letters and music and provides activities and educational, creative and professional support to non-members in those fields via outreach. 

Conservation Articles

Marcia collaborated with Wild Hope Magazine, Raptors are the Solution and photographer Vishal Subramantan on an article about the collateral damage of rodenticides (rat poison). This article is Volume 8 of Wild Hope Magazine. This and other volumes are available online or in print form. Please check out this publication, it offers beautifully written and visual accounts of people protecting our wild world. The article below contains a portion of my interview with Lisa Owens Viani, cofounder of Raptors are the Solution. 

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ASSOCIATIONS 

Profressional Artist Member in the National League of American Pen Women, Santa Clara County Branch 

The National League of American Pen Women is made up of women who have demonstrated creative talents in art, letters and music composition.

 

There are over 78 branches of Pen Women throughout the United States. In some states there are State associations of affiliated branches. This branch, Santa Clara, California, started March 23, 1922.

 

The mission of the League is to encourage the production of creative work of professional standards in art, letters and music and to provide activities and educational, creative and professional support to non-members in those fields via outreach. The league is a not-for-profit organization. The League is strategically headquartered near the center of the nation's capital in the Pen Arts building, a historic home once occupied by the son of Abraham Lincoln.

 

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