Victoria learned finance and management skills through work experience in small non-profits and owner-run businesses. Leadership she learned as she joined groups of people creating intentional communities, cooperative schools, multi-town recycling initiatives, and mother-daughter groups. Her family lived in Chicago where her mother was an activist and her father was an advertising executive. Victoria learned both skill sets and applied them as she lived in a community of dancers/anarchists, practiced spirituality in circles, raised children by the frequent art-project theory, and studied Non-Violent Communication. She has been involved with Windhorse since 2000. Currently, for fun, she volunteers at a small town library, borrows young children (art projects) and reads many books per week.