Finn has been actively involved in permaculture education, community development and facilitating change throughout Aotearoa New Zealand since 2003. His particular interests and skills are in social permaculture, the realm of social ecology, social innovation and social design. He is co-founder of Auckland Permaculture Workshop, Resilio Ltd., CommonGround Community Gardens, Transition Pt. Chevalier, and Grey Lynn 2030. Finn also works for Auckland Council as a Partnership Facilitator for the Sustainable Catchments Programme.
Finn brings to APW a thorough understanding of teaching pedagogy and practice, dynamic facilitation and accelerating learning practices, a love of human cultures and a breadth of experience and exposure to indigenous knowledge and sustainable practices from around the globe.
Finn teaches on the Philosophy and Design, Living Communities, Economics For People, Urban Design and Living, Empowerment and Resilience and Living Locally in the Auckland Bioregion modules of the APW PDC.
Bachelor of Anthropology and Bachelor of Psychology (University of British Columbia, Canada); Post Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Victoria University, New Zealand); Permaculture for Third World and Indigenous Peoples (Erda Institute, NSW, Australia); Advanced Permaculture Design training (Earthcare Education Aotearoa and Holmgren Design Services); Diploma of Permaculture (Permaculture in New Zealand).