Stephen Buxbaum has more than twenty-five years of management experience in the non-profit and public sectors focusing on community and economic development programs and policy. He has worked at local, state and federal levels of government both in Washington State and Washington, D.C. He believes deeply in experiential learning and multi-disciplinary education and has been an active sponsor of Evergreen State College interns in his work in the Pacific Northwest. Stephen served as an Evergreen Resource Faculty member in 1984 and 1985 and also was an Adjunct Faculty member at Prescott Center for Alternative Education in 1975 and 1976. He graduated from the Evergreen MPA Program in 1988. In 1998 Stephen went to work for the Washington State Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development, serving as the Assistant Director for Housing and as Managing Director of Community Development Programs-responsible for resource allocation decisions for a diverse set of infrastructure, public facility, housing and capital projects across the state. Currently he assists non-profits and local governments with strategic planning and organizational develpment. His recent clients include the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on issues of homelessness, Common Ground of Washington and the Office of Rural and Farm Worker Housing.