About Drake

My work is driven by an understanding that the earth is currently in transition, birthing a new generation of healers, earth warriors, visionaries, artists, entrepreneurs and leaders. We are a collective seeking to make amends to our past, to better understand and care for our natural world, to actively and consciously work to be healthier people, and have more fulfilling relationships, careers, and communities.

What you see is the coalescence of my many passions, a quest towards bridging the natural world with the inner and outer workings of our everyday lives. I work with a variety of new paradigm leaders through retreats, classes and community events to provide opportunities to raise consciousness and promote community healing, as well as work one-on-one with individuals as they emerge into their innate power and purpose.

I hope my offerings serve to inspire your personal undertakings and to be a resource. You are more powerful than you realize. There is something in you that no one else can offer to this planet and I hope to help you tap into your specific calling, or to align you with others who might help to strengthen your path. Join me as we grow together, in every direction, forever.

I am a life-long learner, healer, traveler, educator, activist, artist and visionary. It has taken me many journeys, lessons and much personal development to be able to step into my purpose on this planet. After an initial spiritual awakening in 2008, I eagerly sought out diverse life experiences to develop myself as a leader for the new world I saw in my visions, a reality currently emerging from within the hearts, minds and spirits of those awakening all over the planet. My on-going work is focused on cultivating spaces that encourage self-actualization and self-authorship in the context of building healthy, collaborative and transformative community.

I have a M.S. in Sustainability Education, B.A. in Social Sciences and a Minor in Civic Leadership from Portland State University. I am a master reiki practitioner, ordained minister and a trained group and ceremony facilitator. I have worked as an outdoor and experiential educator with youth, adults, animals and non-profits for the better part of a decade, internationally, as well as at home in the PNW. On top of this, I hold a permaculture design certificate, completed an intensive, year-long shamanic mentorship with JoBeth Eckerman, have taken many trainings on Non-Violent Communication, completed Street Yoga’s Trauma Informed Yoga Certification, and received formal education as a birth doula.

Apart from being an Integrative Soul Coach, I am the Owner and Director of Urban Village Designs LLC where I design, install and educate for sustainable landscaping. I also serve on the board and am Co-Director of The Big Tiny Village, as well as am Board Vice-President for Conscious Growth. Previously I supported in the development of PDX Community Center, E.A.R.T.H. Space PDX. Follow the links below to find out more about my community work. 

Join me as we create a more holistic, innovative and heart-centered world. As I’m always learning, I’ll try and provide helpful information and resources, but I also seek critical feedback, thoughts and ideas to grow and expand my knowledge base. Cheers!

Want to connect? E-mail me at drake@urbanvillagedesigns.com.