Deborah Parrish Snyder 

 

Exec. VP and shareholder, Global Ecotechnics Corporation.

 

Positions

1994 – Present

Exec. VP and shareholder, Global Ecotechnics Corporation, a Nevada corporation owning and managing several ecological and cross-cultural projects including: a pasture regeneration project in NW Australia (5000 acres); a rainforest enrichment project in Puerto Rico (1200 acres); a center for artists from around the planet in Central London; a conference center and organic farm in the south of France; and Silver Hills Properties (350 acres) near Santa Fe, New Mexico. GEC’s Biospheres Division is designing and building advanced biospheric systems and semi-enclosed biomic systems.

1994 – Present

Member of the Board, Planetary Coral Reef Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation. Coral reef studies first conducted in Belize on Turneffe Atoll. Currently designing and installing marsh waste treatment facility in Akumal, Mexico and chartering the R/V Heraclitus for it five year expedition (1995-2000) to study previously unstudied ecologies of coral reefs in the Indian Ocean and South East Asia, and help to develop a scientific technique to utilize satellite imagery in monitoring the health and vitality of reefs worldwide.

1984 – Present

Publisher, Synergetic Press, founded in 1969, now a division of Global Ecotechnics. The press specializes in ecology books with focus on the biosphere, as well as works from the vanguard in fiction, poetry, management and drama. The publishing division is also creating educational programs and seminars for schools and universities in biospherics; and producing books, videos, and multi-media information on biospheres. www.synergeticpress.com

1985 -present

Director, Institute of Ecotechnics, a UK registered ecological think-tank which has organized and hosted over twenty international conferences on global trends and in the field of closed ecological systems. It conceived and set-up a range of ecological research and demonstration projects including: a pastural regeneration program in the NW Kimberley of Australia; a rainforest enrichment program in Puerto Rico; a high desert orchard near Santa Fe, New Mexico; built and owns an 82′ ocean going research vessel; and during the start up years of the Biosphere 2 project put together the scientific and applied research team that designed and built the unique facility for global ecology.

1988 – 1994

Director of Publications and Educational Programs, Space Biospheres Ventures, a research and development company engaged in design, development, and implementation of closed ecological systems for Earth and space applications. SBV designed, built and operated the Biosphere 2 experimental research facility north of Tucson, Arizona. In 1992, created and became Publisher of The Biosphere Press, a publishing imprint of Space Biospheres Ventures, and produced over twenty book, video and educational curriculum titles in ecology, biospherics, and nature.

1984 -1985

Editor-in-Chief of The Biosphere Catalogue, an environmental science publication taking an interdisciplanary approach to the study of the Earth’s biosphere with contributions from some of the world leading figures in biological and technological fields.

1981 – 1982

Manager of 15 acre organic farm at Les Marronniers Conference Center, Aix-en-Provence, France. Member of managerial staff of the Conference Center responsible for hosting a wide variety of workshops and conferences in the arts and sciences.

 

Education

1980

Graduated with Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Major in Economics; other studies included Business, Marketing, Accounting, History, and French. (3.5 of possible 4.0 cumulative grade point average.)

1979

Second semester, Jr. year studied in Paris at the Institute d’Etudes European on a University of Massachusetts exchange program. All classes were conducted in French.

Agricultural Field Studies

January to August 1993

Apprentice, Institute of Ecotechnics program at Savannah Systems Pty., Ltd., a pastoral development project in the semi-arid savannahs of Western Kimberleys, Australia. Successfully completed the program and developed skills in land clearing (hand and machine); land cultivation; heavy equipment opeation including third echelon mainetenance )up to John Deere 4280 dual tread tractor and D4 Dozer); seed processing and marketing; tropical orchardry, fencing, construction of tropical housing.

Spring 1981

3 month apprenticeship with Remi Coombe, the largest organic agriculturalist in the Luberon Valley, France. Studied organic agriculture techniques from sowing, to harvesting, all the way through to marketing the produce at the open markets in Manosque and Marseille.

Presentations

The Future of Information Publishing, paper presented at Institute of Ecotechnics Conference, 1986.
Biosphere 2 Project Overview, speech for the Prescott Dinner Club, February, 1992.

Languages

Fluent French.

Memberships

Member, Publishers Marketing Association
Previous Member, Women in Publishing Association
Previous Member, Tucson Book Publishers Association