Client List


In the past two decades, Kavana Tree Bressen has worked with more than 200 organizations: nonprofits, businesses, government agencies, cooperative living associations, faith congregations, activist troupes, educational institutions, conferences, and assemblages of every sort. Her experience has been roughly half facilitating issues and half providing trainings. The following is a partial list.


  • Breitenbush Hot Springs
  • Dungarvin Oregon
  • Growers Market Food Cooperative
  • Hummingbird Wholesale
  • Morning Glory Restaurant
  • Mother Tongue Ink
  • Organically Grown Company
  • PFS Medical, Inc.
  • Physical Therapy Services
  • SellerEngine Software
  • Sperry Tree Care

Events & Conferences

  • Alt Blues Dance Recess
  • Beloved Festival (& Inspire Truth)
  • Bioneers Oregon
  • Canadian Cohousing Network
  • Communal Studies Association
  • Creating Change conference
  • Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC) “Art of Community”
  • International Association of Facilitators (IAF) national conference
  • Local Food Connection
  • Metamedia Cooperation
  • NASCO Institute (North American Students of Cooperation)
  • National Association of Housing Cooperatives national conference
  • National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation national conference
  • Nexus for Change conference
  • North American Cohousing conference
  • Nonviolence as a Way of Life conference
  • Northwest Intentional Communities Association
  • Oregon Mediation Association conference
  • Public Interest Environmental Law Conference
  • Reuniting America Transpartisan Citizen Town Hall
  • Twin Oaks Communities Conference
  • Village Building Convergence
  • Western Worker Co-op Conference
  • Women’s Opportunity Worldwide

Government & Interagency Collaborations

  • Building Bridges
  • Mending Natural Systems
  • Oregon Citizens Initiative Review
  • Oregon Department of Human Services
  • Oregon Pathways Academy
  • Oregon Public Health Division
  • Safe & Sound Collaborative

Faith Congregations

  • Friends of the Dhamma
  • Sophia Sanctuary
  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Vancouver

Educational Institutions

  • Blue Mountain School
  • Heathcote Center
  • Lane Community College
  • Lewis & Clark College
  • Lost Valley Educational Center
  • Portland State University: Leadership, Ecology, Culture and Learning program
  • University of Oregon
      • Campus Safety Forum
      • Conflict & Dispute Resolution program
      • School of Public Policy, Participation & Management
      • Sexual Wellness Advocacy Team
  • Wellsprings Friends School


  • Aprovecho Research Center
  • Camas Educational Network
  • Center for Story-Based Strategy
  • City Repair
  • Cohousing Association of the United States (Coho/US)
  • Co-Intelligence Institute
  • Community Supported Shelters
  • Confluence Environmental Center
  • Ecovillage Network of the Americas
  • Eugene Permaculture Guild
  • Fellowship for Intentional Community
  • GreenLane Sustainable Business Network
  • Healthy Democracy Oregon
  • Heart of Now
  • KSOW Radio
  • Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts (MECCA)
  • Meaningful Movies
  • Middle Eastern Belly Dance Guild of Eugene
  • McKenzie River Gathering
  • Network for Reproductive Options
  • New Culture Institute
  • Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides
  • Occupy Medical
  • Oregon Country Fair (Community Village)
  • Oregon Midwifery Council
  • Oregon Women’s Land Trust
  • Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon
  • Rogue Farm Corp
  • School Garden Project of Lane County
  • Square One Villages

Cooperative Living

More than 70 intentional communities (cohousing, land trusts, student co-ops, etc.) throughout North America, at all stages from early formation to decades after move-in, including:

  • Columbia Ecovillage (Portland, OR)
  • Corvallis Cohousing (Corvallis, OR)
  • Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage (Rutledge, MO)
  • Daybreak Cohousing (Portland, OR)
  • Dharma Rain (Portland, OR)
  • FrogSong Cohousing (Cotati, CA)
  • OUR Eco-Village (Shawnigan Lake, BC, Canada)
  • LA Eco-Village (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Santa Rosa Creek Commons (Santa Rosa, CA)
  • Shannon Farm Land Trust (Afton, VA)
  • Sunward Cohousing (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Tryon Life Community Farm (Portland, OR)
  • Twin Oaks (Louisa, VA)
  • WindSong Cohousing (Langley, BC, Canada)

Small-Business Organization Development
Sperry Tree Care (2013-2015)
Family-run business with 20 employees. Led group in looking together at current issues, including business succession and cross-departmental cooperation. Facilitation of bi-weekly management team meetings, monthly family meetings, occasional all-staff sessions. Recommendation Letter.

All-Levels Training for Employee-Owned Business
Organically Grown Company (2015 & 2016)
Developed and led trainings for meeting leaders within a company of 250, attended by all levels from CEO to truck drivers, to increase skill leading all kinds of meetings from shift change to financial review. Assisted in drafting guide to healthy meetings, supported implementation of improved meeting practices.

Church Discernment and Goal-Setting
Unitarian Universalist Church of Vancouver (2013)
Using Appreciative Inquiry and World Cafe methods and the services of a graphic recorder, facilitated full congregation in discernment and selection of priorities to focus on for the next few years.  

Community Facilitation Intensive Series
British Columbia, Canada (2009-2011); California (2005-2007)
Students designed and led real meetings on host communities’ toughest issues, supported by coaching and teaching from Tree. In depth training and learning with eight 3-day workshops in each series. Aimed at regional capacity-building among cohousing groups, which are self-managed condo associations of one to three dozen households, run by consensus and sharing the work.  

Conference Keynote
Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon (2011)
Keynote presenter at annual conference of 60+ support group leaders for people with Parkinson’s disease. Led interactive training with table practice to address skills such as supporting people to go deeper and stepping in when someone talks too long.


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