Alice Oldfather is a communications consultant focused on environmental and sustainability issues. A speechwriter by trade, Alice has held several positions in New York State government, writing for the New York State Comptroller and the Chancellor of the State University of New York system, as well as state legislators and electoral candidates. Alice is active in the permaculture movement in the Northeast and she co-founded the Capital District Permaculture Guild that serves the Albany, NY area where she lives. She holds degrees from Grinnell College and Syracuse University.