Max (he/him) is a Black, queer, kinky, trans man who has been on a life-long journey of learning and re-connecting to his body. He has been fascinated by the body, the spirit, and culture, and more particularly, the ways in which these meet, interact, and connect. He has a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, and a Certificate in Theological Studies from Pacific School of Religion. He started a Buddhist meditation practice in 1990. He has been trained in a wide variety of embodiment modalities, including Authentic Movement and classical Tantra. He has spent his vocational life in a wide variety of endeavors, from academia, to non-profit technology, writing, and most recently, teaching mindfulness, emotional awareness, consent, and embodiment.
He also explores the topics of body, culture, and spirit as a multi-genre writer, publishing fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction. He lives and works on a ranch in unceded Kashia Pomo territory, also known as Cazadero, California.