Gwendolyn Alley teaches writing at Ventura College with an emphasis on environmental problem solving. An avid blogger, she writes about wine for her Wine Predator blog and about life and health on her Art Predator blog.
A lifelong learner, Gwendolyn earned her undergrad degrees in literature and environmental studies at UC Santa Cruz; she has graduate degrees in education, English, and Ecopsychology; she completed yoga teacher training with Erich Schiffmann and Bryan Legere (Iyengar); and she has studied health and wellness with Dr. Barbara Doreo where she learned about ozone therapy for teeth whitening and how to make mouthwash. Gwendolyn has taught workshops and private sessions on many subjects from creativity to yoga to using ozone to making mouthwash; she’s taught people how to make their own mouthwash at Lucidity in 2016 and 2017, and at Burning Man in 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Gwendolyn’s many accomplishments include being one of the first women to complete the Pacific Crest Trail, receiving a public art poetry commission about water for Pasadena, being awarded an Opus Archive grant for a performance about the Thomas Fire, and leading the Climate March in Ventura in 2018 and 2017 where participants created human banners depicting unity, climate change, and spelling out RISE and VOTE.
Look for Gwendolyn in the Sierras camping in her VW van and hiking or skiing with her son Reed and husband Marshall.