Louise Gund, Berkeley, California, is an environmental activist. She also holds an MA in Holistic Psychology and has counseled children. After receiving a BFA from the School for Visual Arts in New York City, Louise took public relations photographs of modern dance groups and Off-Broadway productions in the late 1970s and early 1980s. It was during this time that she first learned of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Louise began attending OSF productions in1984. Entranced by Southern Oregon, Louise purchased Greensprings Farm south of Ashland where she practices sustainable farming and forestry techniques. Louise is a member of the Earth Justice Legal Defense Fund Board of Directors, and works very hard with this and other environmental groups to protect endangered species, old growth forests and to help with stream restoration. Louise enjoys singing and is on the Board of the Berkeley Community Chorus.