Joseph Rotella is a musician, small business owner, activist, and lover of life. As a small business owner he has used this position in society to advocate for a better world. He has been vocal on various social justice and environmental issues and has had letters to the editor published, spoken on the radio, and testified at the MA state house. He has studied with Joanna Macy numerous times, is a member of the Interhelp Council in the North East and has been facilitating the Work that Reconnects since 2011. He lives in Watertown, Mass with his wife and enjoys spending his spare time making kombucha and hard cider, keeping bees and growing and preserving vegetables. I use he or they pronouns.