Raised in Montana surrounded by clear cut mountainsides, Megan Offner experienced the devastating effects of logging on the environment. As a set designer in NYC for 10 years, what she built lasted only days before being discarded. Connecting this wood waste to unnecessary deforestation inspired her to move upstate and co-found New York Heartwoods – a Kingston-based sustainable wood products company that mills urban and fallen trees, sells lumber and slabs, and fabricates custom furniture and retail displays. Megan studied at Lewis + Clark College (OR); has certificates in Permaculture from the Center of Bioregional Living, Sustainable Building + Design from Yestermorrow (VT), Reiki II, and ReUnion Process Kinesiology from the School of Humanity and Awareness; and has written articles for Dirt Magazine, The Diner Journal, and Mother Earth News.