About Us

Resident bios

We range in ages from fortysomething to 79.

WM: 40 something, she/her; project manager and women’s movement instructor. Spends free time dancing, hiking, kayaking, meditating, reading. Comes with one cat, Naia.

MB: 70 she/her, teacher, writer, musician

YD: From Senegal, designer and maker of modern West African influenced clothing.

Jon: works with rural villages in the Dominican Republic to develop innovative participatory, environmentally positive solutions to chronic poverty and marginalization.  He spends about three months a year at the Ashby Avenue house.

TL: 60s, she/they – Nonprofit manager working to provide access to financial resources that help people overcome hardships and pursue their dreams. Yoga enthusiast, farmers market aficionado, writer (memoir/creative nonfiction), radical therapy practitioner, mother of two young adult children.


The house once belonged to Jon’s parents. Current ownership is shared between Jon and his three sons.

Owner bios:

Jon: (see above)

Dan: an ecologist who lives in upstate NY; he visits the house approximately once a year.

Dmitri: an human-centered digital health researcher and lives in Berlin, Germany.

Jason: lives in Boston, MA