Mary Oak’s work is rooted in a love for the living Earth and a spirituality that draws from many sources. She is on the core faculty of Sound Circle Center in Seattle, where she teaches creative writing, storytelling, and nature awareness. She also works one-on-one as a writing guide. Mary holds a degree in Mythopoetics and Sacred Ecology, and an MFA in Creative Writing, both from Antioch University. She is a seventh-generation homeopath, working in a wide range of healing modalities. One of her deepest joys is having raised three sons and a daughter. She lives with her husband, David Fries, in Seattle.