Martin Ping is the Executive Director of Hawthorne Valley Association, a 501(c)3 corporation promoting social and cultural renewal through the integration of education, agriculture and the arts. Martin has been at Hawthorne Valley for more than 25 years. During that time he taught practical arts in the High School, was Director of Facilities and served as project manager on new construction projects. For the past 13 years as Executive Director, Martin has balanced his time developing the working relationships amongst the Association’s diverse enterprises and 190 co-workers with cultivating collaborative relationships between Hawthorne Valley and other organizations in the Hudson/Berkshire region as well as initiatives nationally and globally. Martin is co-founder and storyteller for The Magical Puppet Tree and serves on the boards of several not-for-profit organizations.