Trish Malone

.Home and California Office:
655 Cherry Street
Santa Rosa, California 95404

Pacific Rim Office:
PO Box 1214
Kailua Kona, HI 96745

808-443-9445 mobile

Career Biography

Trish is a Senior Associate and Social Ecologist with James Kent Associates and a trainer with The Center for Social Ecology and Public Policy. She is currently the project coordinator for JKA projects in Hawaii that are successfully fostering citizen empowerment to create sustainable and livable communities. Trish has been involved in a number of applied social change projects over the last several years, having worked on a project in West Medford, Oregon, Comprehensive Plan for Sierra County, New Mexico, and numerous projects in Hawaii.

Previous to her focus on Cultural Anthropology and the cultural aspects of change, Ms. Malone spent over 20 years as a Transformational Counselor, Trainer, and Facilitator. She is a Certified NLP Master Trainer as well as a Certified Hypnotherapist and has taught a variety of courses privately and in the community college setting. Trish is known for her effective communication skills, and as a facilitator of change with both individuals and groups.

Trish is the first student in the country to receive a Master's Degree in Social Ecology as taught by James A. Kent and the Center for Social Ecology and Public Policy. She received her Master's degree from Vermont College, and holds a B.S. degree in Anthropology from Southern Oregon University.

Trish's Master's thesis is posted here.


Executive Profile

Cultural Anthropologist specializing in the social ecology of communities. Visionary senior associate with a strong track record of community engagement toward policy change. Demonstrated proficiency managing all levels of projects including field research, administration and budgeting through the lens of cultural sensitivity.

Professional History and Experience

April 2006 to Current

Trainer and Facilitator: The Center for Social Ecology and Public Policy – Ashland, Oregon

Client List:

May 2005 to Current

Senior Associate: JKA Group – Denver, Colorado

Client List:
Project Coordinator and Community Liaison: La'ipala Heights– Kailua Kona, Hawaii

Field Researcher: Land Use Planning for Spokane District office of Bureau of Land Management – Spokane, Washington

Project Coordinator and Community Liaison: O'oma Beachside Village– Kailua Kona, Hawaii

Field Researcher and Meeting Manager: Sierra County Department of Planning – Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

Field Research: Two Rivers Village – Dotsero, Colorado

Field Researcher and Community Liaison: County of Hawaii: Office of the Mayor – Hilo, Hawaii

The Ka'u Listening Project

Project Manager and Field Researcher: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Kaunakakai, Hawaii
Rural Microenterprise Assistance Program:

Core Accomplishments

Skills and Qualifications Highlights

  • Project management
  • Microsoft Office, Suite 2007
  • Technical writer and editor
  • Innovative community outreach
  • Market analysis
  • Ethnographic researcher
  • Presenter, trainer, facilitator
  • Team building and leadership
  • Cultural based issue management
  • Grant writing and management


M.S. Degree Cultural Anthropology - Vermont College - Montpelier, Vermont

Thesis: "The Social Ecology of Women as Transformational Leaders"

B.S. Degree Cultural Anthropology - Southern Oregon University - Ashland, Oregon


Technical writing and editing, E-Newsletter, Collaborative, Cultural Competency, Innovative Community Outreach, Event Management and Promotion, PC Competent, Team Player, Community Planning and Development, Detail and Task Oriented, Presenter, Trainer, Personable, Business Development, Project Management, Social Ecologist Researcher, Strategic Planning, Certified NLP Master Practitioner and Trainer, M.S. Cultural Anthropology, Certified Hypnotherapist, Culturally Based Issue Management, Conflict Resolution


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