Our Leadership Team
Talina Wood, Executive Director
Talina Wood was fourteen years old in 1993 when she joined the original Bainbridge Island Girl’s Talking Circle focus group, which met each week after school for 2 1/2 hours for 2 years. The circle, which lasted two years, provided the material for the book Daughters of the Moon, Sisters of the Sun: Young Women and Mentors on the Transition to Womanhood, which sold over 50,000 copies. Talina’s story is one of the first in the book.
Over the past twenty years, Talina has participated with TTC as President of our board of directors, managing director, circle participant, ambassador, and speaker.
From 2011 -2019, she was pivotal in the management and development of Eleven Winery, directing and training staff, and founding a special events program.
Talina is an avid hiker, naturalist, art appreciator, musician, and an all around badass! In addition, she is on the board of directors of Bike Works, a non-profit which promotes the bicycle as a vehicle for change to empower youth and build resilient communities.
Heather Wolf, Program Director & Lead Ambassador
Heather Wolf and her sister, Genevieve, were the inspirations behind her mother’s, Linda Wolf, impetus to write Daughters of the Moon, Sisters of the Sun. Heather has been a participant in Girl’s Talking Circles and GenderTalks since she was twelve years old and continued through high school. In college and beyond, she has called and facilitated women’s circles. Heather is co-lead trainer for the Train the Trainer Cohort series with TTC. She currently co-facilitates the Seattle Girl’s Talking Circle, which is in it’s 5th year.
Heather has taken on nearly every role in TTC, including interim executive director and member of the board. Heather is our lead facilitator, lead ambassador, and lead speaker. Additionally, she offers workshops world-wide on wholistic health, fermentation, women’s sacred circle, and women’s moon circles.
Among her many talents, Heather is a professional Brewess, herbalist, musician, and recording artist with her group Wild Revival. She co-founded Iggy’s Alive and Cultured, and created and crafted the recipes for Iggy’s honey brew Kombucha.
Linda Wolf, Founding Director & Lead Trainer
Linda Wolf co-founded the Daughters Sisters Project in 1993, which grew into Teen Talking Circles Project in 2001. Currently, Linda leads the Train the Trainer Program, and co-leads TTC Facilitator Trainings.
Linda Wolf and Neva Welton co-authored Speaking and Listening from the Heart, the TTC Facilitator’s Handbook. Linda speaks on behalf of the organization, and is board members emeritus.
In addition, Linda Wolf is a photographer with over 50 years artistry moving seamlessly through photojournalism, fine art, street, and portrait. She is also one of the first women rock & roll photographers. Her book, Tribute: Cocker Power, will be released in 2020, published by Insight Editions and distributed by Simon and Shuster. Her artwork is collected numerous institutions, libraries and museums worldwide.
Her website is lindawolf.net.
Board of Directors
Sarah Keenan, President: Life Artistry Coaching
Linda Wolf, VP
Eric Kuhner, Treasurer
Nora Harrington, Secretary
Jean Kilbourne, Producer, Speaker: Killing Us Softly
Riane Eisler, Educator, Author: Chalice and the Blade
Jonathan Frieman, Attorney, Co-Founder, JoMiJo Foundation, political activist
Elizabeth and Gifford Pinchot II, Founders: Bainbridge Graduate Institute
Muyta Macatumpag, Artist, Creative Empowerment Director: PYE Global; IndigenEYEZ;
Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr.: Founder, White Privilege Conference
Carol Gilligan: Author, In a Different Voice
Lindsay Wagner: Actress, Educator, Founder: Quiet the Mind and Open the Heart
Elise Carlson-Rainer, Ph.D.: Sexual Minority Rights as Human Rights, Henry M. Jackson School of Int. Studies