One of the requests I made prior to accepting the Sierra job was that I be able to write profiles of extraordinary people whose lives, work, or ethnic background are of the type not usually associated with the environmental movement. That way I was able to sit at kitchen tables and hear stories that included those of a hunter, a former prison inmate, an African American who had quit talking for decades to protest environmental destruction, and a nun who took on corporate CEOs over climate change. Their voices are mostly left out of mainstream media but their stories are both remarkable and inspiring.
- "The Walking Man," a profile of John Francis
- "A Few Good Species," a profile of Marine Corps major general Michael Lehnert
- "Straight Shooter," a profile of Wyoming hunter Tory Taylor
- "Law and Nature's Order," a profile of former inmate and naturalist Ken Lamberton
- "Sister Act," conversation with shareholder activist Patricia Daly, a Dominican nun
- "The Rainmaker," a profile of Hopi activist Vernon Masayesva