About David Lea
Currently co-owner/operator of a small pie shop; "Sweetie Pies" in a rural/tourist oriented peninsula in Wisconsin, USA. Fish Creek is a beautiful but fragile little town. Karst limestone geology makes our water supply insecure and "condos" are continually threatening the rural atmosphere and natural beauty which we rely on for most businesses to thrive.
My wife and I live on a 5.5 acre former farm and are working to "develop" it into a permaculture showcase within a natural preserve. Our property is right on Fish Creek (the creek itself) with beautiful wild flowers and adjacent limestone bluffs. We want to promote the wild landscape that is reestablishing itself after years of vegetable and animal farming while establishing a food forest in its midst.
I grew up in California, where I became a member of the Baha'i Faith in 1968. It is the world's youngest independent religion and the most sensible and universal. I was drafted in 1970 and sent to Germany. There I met a girl from Milwaukee, WI living in Germany to help in promoting the Baha'i Faith there. We married and after living there for 4 years returned to the US to help her parents. I have worked as a music teacher as well as a machinist, hardware story clerk, and gift shop clerk before investing in our little pie shop.
My wife and I helped to found the non-profit group Sustain Door and are very active in local environmental and social organizations.