A Bay Area native, Zach Pine, MD, is board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and was on the Faculty of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons before moving back to the Bay Area in 1998. For eleven years, he directed an art program for people with and without disabilities in Berkeley. His current work as an environmental artist includes leading groups of children in nature-based creative activities; he includes social and emotional learning techniques as a means to strengthen connection to each other and to the natural world.