Staff Biography for Gene Dilworth

Gene Dilworth is Operations Director for the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP).

Prior to joining SWEEP in 2008, Gene served as Academic Administrative Director of the Environmental Studies Department at Naropa University, where he taught courses in ecology, ecopsychology and related topics. Prior to that, Gene worked in the City of Boulder Environmental Affairs Office, where he managed all sustainability education and outreach efforts, and coordinated the creation of the multi-agency Boulder Area Sustainability Information Network. He also worked with the Peak to Peak Healthy Communities Project, where he coordinated a community-based master planning process for open space, parks and trails.

In addition to his sustainability work, Gene is committed to helping people find meaningful connection with wild nature, and has been leading transformative nature-based personal growth programs since 1986. He guides wilderness outings and workshops through the Wild Heart Center, Animas Valley Institute, and other organizations.

Gene holds a MA in Environment & Community from Antioch University-Seattle, and a BA in Ecology from Prescott College.