Linda Buzzell-Saltzman, M.A., M.F.T. is the founder of the International Association for Ecotherapy (IAE) and the editor of this Ecotherapy newsletter. The IAE brings together therapists, educators, students and clients who are interested in the field of applied ecopsychology and healing the human-nature relationship. She has been a psychotherapist in private practice for over 25 years, and specializes in helping people with career issues and lifestyle choices. She is a Fellow at For the Future, a think tank founded by Dr. Richard Bruce Anderson that deals with sustainability and recovery from consumerism. She is the originator of For the Future's Sustainable Small Cities project. She teaches classes at Santa Barbara City College Continuing Education on ecopsychology, ecotherapy and career opportunities in the emerging sustainable society. She and her husband Larry are the founders of the Santa Barbara Organic Garden Club and they have created an edible "Backyard Food Forest" on their city lot, growing vegetables, herbs, tasty flowers and over 60 fruit and nut trees.
Linda also has a background in the media. She worked on documentaries with Capt. Jacques-Yves Cousteau and also served as a production company Vice President at Columbia Pictures and Lorimar. She is the founder of the International Documentary Association, the professional organization for documentary filmmakers, and the author of How to Make It in Hollywood (HarperPerennial), a career guide for entertainment industry professionals."