Mondrian ShumateMondrian was born in Seattle and raised in central Massachusetts. She worked at a daycare in high school and eventually graduated from Fitchburg State University with a B.S. in Developmental Psychology.

While in college she lived in Sydney, Australia for a semester abroad. She has driven across the country several times and camped in most of the major national parks.

She has also received her teaching certificate in R.I.E. methods and practices while in California. Her interest in alternative methods of education led her to travel back to Washington State for a farming internship. The farm neighbored an intentional community of 10 plus families; whom had built their own school based on the Sudbury Model.

She moved to Maine in early 2011 to live and work on an off-grid farm in Montville. The farm owners had two small toddlers whom they were homeschooling. She stayed on with that farm for 2 years until the children were school age, and then together with some other families, she volunteered to help the Water Street Learning Center in Liberty get on its feet. The center offers programming for children who have been homeschooled to get together for focused activities around nature, music, reading, math and science.

She bought 10 acres in Belfast from MOFGA in the fall of 2012. She joined the ReVision Energy team in April 2016. She continues to homestead in Belfast with her two dogs and cat. Outside of work she enjoys traveling, yoga, biking and camping.