P.O. BOX 22002, SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO, 87502
PHONE/FAX: (505) 982-9950 CELL: (505) 470-9740
JOHN PAULDING MEADE
WELCOME TO MY STORY
Subsequent to graduating from college, I went on to live in New York City, San Francisco, Munich, Aspen, San Diego and finally Santa Fe where I have been since 1988. I've been the primary single parent of Sarah and Jonathan, twins who graduated from college in May 2013 and are working in fields of their choice in Denver and Santa Fe, and Michael, a 2010 college graduate who is an elementary school teacher in San Francisco. All three were born at home by water-birth. Janella Moore, the mother of my children, Naraya Stein and Azlan White have been my significant life partners to date.
My love for architectural form and how it sets the context for or facilitates human activity led me to my earliest business ventures in the field of real estate development. I also found myself drawn to the medium of film with it's power to entertain, educate, inspire and transform viewers by transporting them through a vast array of multi-dimensional experiences. As the limitations of my more traditional upbringing became apparent amidst the cultural and political explosion of the 60's, I was spurred on a quest for personal evolution and began to participate in the expanding arena of transformational / personal development workshops and disciplines, eventually facilitating and producing various programs and events. My diverse career has been a weaving of these threads, each involving collaborative effort and seeking to promote personal awareness and evolution and inspire more heart-centered community inter-action and stewardship.
Welcome to my website which summarizes my work and other activities over the last 40 years. Born in New York City in 1951, I was raised in Rye, an affluent, conservative NY suburb where I was privileged to receive a good education and opportunities to participate in many wonderful recreational and cultural activities. Both my parents were avid sailors and I was fortunate to spend a lot of my summers on the water, often living on larger sailboats and exploring the New England coast. These experiences inspired in me a great love for nature and adventure. My long family heritage of public leadership dating back to the early days of this country and my participation in various community service activities through high school instilled a sense of civic responsibility.
Now that my children are mostly living away from home and my child-caring responsibilities are waning, I find myself in a phase of redefining who I am and how I want to express myself in the world. The process of creating this website has been a great life-review experience and a starting point for visioning this next chapter of my life. My purpose is to present not only a summary of what I have done but the motivations, values and sensibilities behind my choices.
MY WEBSITE PAGES
Education, Language, Travel, Sports & Other Activities, Youth Employment, Reflections by Friends & Family, Astrological & Human Design Charts
Travel photos from Burning Man, Southeast Asia, Costa Rica, Chama River Rafting, Block Island, Cross-Country Skiing, Rocky Mountain & Gila Wilderness Backpacking, etc. as well as other assorted photos - earlier photos have not been digitized or were lost in a hard-drive crash
Location Scout-Manager, Production Manager & Assistant Director Resume & References from 30 years of feature, television, documentary, commercial, music video, industrial & photography experience in Europe and Western USA, particularly Los Angeles & NM
ENCHANTED CAFE (Local Events Newsletter & TV Series)
A rousing, unconventional weekly TV series in development, produced by a collective of NM filmmakers, highlighting inspiring stories that convey the essence of the heart and soul of the Land of Enchantment interwoven through the engaging characters and activity at an offbeat cafe
Producer / Manager of concerts & theatrical productions, sacred / shamanic community events and international multi-media conferences since 1987
Life Coach & Facilitator for leadership seminars, personal development workshops and shamanic & human potential processes since 1981
OTHER BUSINESS VENTURES & ACTIVITIES
Owner / Manager of real estate development projects, a natural foods cafe & cabaret, a non-profit organization doing relief work in Kenya & Haiti and a flag sales business; Political Action Organizer; Ocean Sailing Yacht Captain
Cross-Country Skiing / Wilderness Yurt Expedition - 2009
Jonathan, Sarah & Michael - 2009