Collapse Club is...

Our Conveners

David Baum, Collapse Club meeting convener and host of Collapse Club Youtube channel.

David Baum

David B. is the host of the Collapse Club video channel on YouTube. He went to Harvard for three semesters, majoring in "turn on, tune in, and drop out." Subsequently, he worked in the theatre, animal sheltering, and neighborhood emergency preparedness. He was a volunteer for the Deep Adaptation Forum from 2019 to 2021. He writes on Substack. Email David.

Wendy Freeman, Collapse Club meeting convener.

Wendy Freeman

Wendy is a volunteer for the Deep Adaptation Forum and does research on Personal Transformation and unlearning processes. Email Wendy.

Susan Porter, Collapse Club meeting convener.

Susan Porter

Susan is an artist with 27 years recovery in Al-Anon and a desire for connection with the collapse-aware community. Prints of Susan's artwork are available at FineArtAmerica.

Matthew Painton, Collapse Club meeting convener and sensemaking coach.

Matthew Painton

Matthew’s lifelong environmentalism and social activism did not prepare him for the sudden collapse awareness that completely unravelled him in 2017. Since then he has been working closely with fellow coaches, therapists, facilitators and educators to upgrade our sensemaking practices in order to help others get to grips with what is transpiring on earth and to respond with virtue. He coaches Deep Adaptation and full-spectrum sensemaking one-to-one and in groups, does photography to transmute his anxiety into beauty, and lives in the UK. Email Matthew.