What is KINSHIP Earth?
We empower heart-centered leaders using the proven KINS methodology for social change. Our founders live and work on a biodynamic farm named “Finca Sagrada” (Sacred Land Farm) in Vilcabamba, Ecuador, in a living model of harmony and sustainability with Earth.
KINSHIP Earth is a non-profit in service to the KINS method of high performance and values-driven action networks.
Our mission is to share the KINS methodology with the next generation of heart-based leaders as we champion the networks of innovators who are ushering in the era of conscious collaboration for a regenerative society.
We take a “whole systems” approach to transformation. Our networks connect key innovators from a variety of sectors to accomplish daunting missions, including:
- Greening the global economy
- Financially empowering women and BIPOC populations
- Creating local living economies
- Members helping each other manifest their life destiny paths of generosity
Meet Our Founders & Board of Directors
Susan Davis Moora, Founder & President
Susan’s visionary leadership has earned her the recognition as “The Godmother of Social Investing.” She has championed over 40 networks with her proven KINS network methodology for innovation. Learn about her story here, and get her book, “A Trojan Horse of Love,” here.
Walter Moora, Co-Founder & Center Director
Walter is a certified Biodynamic Farmer with over 40 years of experience. He leads educational programs on the essentials of living in harmony with Earth at Finca Sagrada (Sacred Land Farm) in Vilcabamba Ecuador. His book, “A Farmer’s Love,” is available here.
Stephen L. Gomes, Co-Founder and Chair, Board of Directors
With over 40 years of international business consulting, Stephen is a Co-Founder and Senior Director at Global Transformation Corps, as well as President of Corporate Governance at Microstrada Research LLC, and Founder and President at Gomes and Company.
Meet Our Team
Lauren Archer, Executive Director
Lauren is a Mindfulness Trainer, Hypnotherapist and HeartMath Coach whose mission is to elevate consciousness for a harmonious world.
As a trained group facilitator with over 30 years of experience leading consciousness raising groups, she mindfully holds space for individuals and groups to experience deep and profound personal transformation.
With a background in project management and corporate communications and start-up leadership, Lauren was instrumental in the design and development of the KINSHIP Earth website, and assisted Susan in the development of the KINS Step-By-Step Guidebook.
George Orbelian, Advisory Committee Chair
George Orbelian is a Principal in Orbelian Holdings, L.P., a San Francisco-based firm multi-family real estate company. He remains active in citizen diplomacy in which his late father, Harry Orbelian, was a community leader. George is co-founder of Ojingo Labs, Inc., a company creating social / mobile / web technology. George was appointed to the San Francisco Mayor’s Ocean Beach Task Force, served as a member of the Board of the Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association, is an advisor to San Francisco State University School of International Business and works closely with San Francisco Department of Building Inspection’s Community Action Plan for Seismic Safety (CAPPS) and Earthquake Safety Implementation Program (ESIP) programs.
A Bit of History
KINSHIP Earth is the culmination of the life’s work of Susan Davis Moora, the “Godmother of Social Investing,” whose proven method of networking with groups of heart-centered innovators has more than 40 years of proven success achieving maximum impact with minimum expenditure to raise consciousness and to influence social justice and environmental sustainability.
In 2001, Susan married Walter Moora, a biodynamic farmer, and they have been weaving their work together ever since, hosting networks for social investors, philanthropists, and innovators to better steward the Earth.
They moved to Vilcabamba, Ecuador in 2007, where they purchased a farm they named “Finca Sagrada,” which means Sacred Land Farm, where they host gatherings and ceremonies with Indigenous leaders, local villagers, and foreign experts. They have a robust volunteer program for eco-travelers and aspiring organic farmers. Walter leads workshops on the importance of nutrition in the food we eat using biodynamics, and how to treat the Earth with respect and love.
Stephen Gomes has been working with Susan since 1988 when they met at a social venture investment session in Boston. Later they traveled together to Crestone, CO, to meet with Maurice Strong (Convener of the Earth Summit in Rio in 1980) and his wife Hanne, Founders of the Manitou Foundation in Crestone. With the help of J.E. Rash and Ira Kaufman at the Legacy International Nonprofit in Bedford, VA, Stephen co-founded the Global Transformation Corps to address the immediate training needs for entrepreneurs focused on sustainable and regeneration economics.
When the time came to form the KINSHIP Earth Non-Profit, Stephen introduced Lauren Archer to Susan and Walter to help carry their message forward and preserve Susan’s lifelong legacy.
Today, the Finca Sagrada Center in Vilcabamba has received grants and is in the implementation stage of becoming one of the first global bioregional models of sustainability using SEEDS regenerative currency.