Solar was born in the village of Truchas at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of Northern New Mexico. His parents, seeking a deeper connection to the land, developed a close to self sufficient farm where he fondly remembers cultivating the garden in spring time and carrying wood to heat their adobe home in the cold winters.
Like the water that flows down the mountains, his life is taking him through many diverse and beautiful landscapes on its journey to the sea. He has lived in such contrasts as the Puna jungle of the Big Island of Hawaii to within the maze of the Island of Manhattan. He now makes his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Working and sharing with The Tracking Project since 1988, he has found a community of brothers and sisters dedicated to the survival and appreciation of the Natural World on this gift of a planet we call “Home”. Following the tracks of mystery, he now finds work and joy in the diverse ecosystems of Brazil. There The Tracking Project is expanding its work and reaching more youth in their need. Collaborating with like-minded people The Tracking Project has initiated Instituto Projeto Pegadas Brazil, a sister branch of our growing tree of nature awareness. Solar is happy to see the roots of peace finding nourishment from the waters of the Amazon Basin.
As a Health Care Professional, a Teacher of Sustainability, and staff member of The Tracking Project Solar embraces our potential to become One in our diversity.