Suzanne Carlson has been committed to nonviolent activism since 1983, including various acts of “divine resistance” to weapons of mass destruction, militarism, racism, and materialism. Suzanne is also a board member of Visioning BEAR Circle Intertribal Coalition, and a co-trainer for the curriculum “Walking in Balance with All My Relations.” She also serves on the board of Citizens Awareness Network (

Hailee GalandakCochran Before her graduation from GCC, Hailee received Traprock’s Wally and Juanita Nelson Scholarship and was a Traprock student Fellow. Since then, she has co-founded and is a co-organizer of Friends For Change. This democratically operated youth and family program in Bellows Falls, Vermont, aims to break cycles of trauma and addiction in her community.

Emily Greene is a retired nurse who moved from southern climes to Greenfield in 2013 after living for 22 years in Lesbian communities. She is a key activist in several important local social justice and environmental groups, including Racial Justice RisingGreening Greenfield; the Latin America Solidarity Coalition of Western Mass.; and OLOC, Old Lesbians Organizing for Change. 

Anna Gyorgy Active in western Mass. and beyond in the antinuclear-safe energy movement, Anna was based in Germanyfrom 1985-2013, where she coordinated the Women and Life on Earth internet project. She is currently Traprock’s communications coordinator, and on the Wendell Energy Committee.

Pat Hynes A retired environmental engineer and Professor of Environmental Health, Pat worked on multi-racial and low-income issues of the urban environment; environmental justice; and feminism at Boston University School of Public Health. She has won numerous awards for her writing, teaching, and applied research, and has authored and edited 7 books, most recently Hope, but Demand Justice. Traprock director from 2010-2020, Pat continues to help build Traprock as an educational center in peacemaking. Her “From Global to Local,” monthly column in the Greenfield Recorder, is posted on our website.

Sarah Pirtle, Traprock Peace Education Coordinator, founded the Common Threads Program in 2015. In that role she launched A Long Line of Women Leaders for Racial Justice program for teens and has developed collaboration with Sierra Leone WILPF teens on The Respect Girls Project. Sarah authored Traprock booklets on sexism and ageism (free downloads), and since 1994 directs Journey Camp for young people on peacebuilding. Find her five peace education books and songs at

Dr. Martin Schotz is a retired physician living in Cummington, Mass.  He has long been active in the peace movement.  Martyconvenes Traprock’s Franklin County for Peace, and is co-chair of the No Cold War working group of Massachusetts Peace Action. 

Sher Sweet, Traprock’s treasurer, has been part of the Traprock community since 1979. An educator most of her life, she taught religious literacy, non-violence, ethics, feminism, justice, and world religions for over 30 years at the Northfield Mt. Hermon School. She is currently a spiritual counselor and works at Baystate Hospice