Susan Davis Moora is the innovator of KINS Innovation Networks, who helps people manifest their life missions collaboratively with others. She left a Division Administrator position for Harris Bank’s Personal Trust Group after nine years to start Capital Missions Company (CMC) in June of 1990. CMC created an innovation method highly effective in social investing and other niches of sustainability using principles of generosity and trust.
Ms. Davis used these experiences in business and finance to create this unique networking innovation method now proven successful with 35 networks created over a 35-year period. This method, called KINS Innovation Networks, uses nature as a model for innovation following a simple 7-step method anchored by 30 people from 30 diverse constituencies.
In 2007, Susan took a health-required 3-year sabbatical in Vilcabamba, Ecuador, where she and her husband, biodynamic farmer Walter Moora, used KINS and funding from FlowFunding.org to model how a town’s leaders could help take their town green and resilient. Susan also wrote a book, The Trojan Horse of Love, to teach others how to start KINS networks through telling the KINS stories. Susan gifts this book from her heart rather than selling it and it has been downloaded free 16,600 times.
After a traumatic attack and beating by armed commandos in their home in 2009, Susan and Walter decided to become global nomads for a year, traveling pro bono to U.S. towns to teach KINS and biodynamic farming to help the towns go green, sharing the Vilcabamba story. Today they continue to advise such groups, speaking and giving workshops. Meanwhile, they have developed Sacred Land Farm, “Finca Sagrada,” into a non-profit offering various educational programs provided by partners and associates. The Farm’s mission is to develop a globally conscious farm-based community good for all Life.
Susan received a B.A. cum laude in Russian from Brown University in 1963 and did graduate work in anthropology at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1965-66. Her entrepreneurial tutoring came from her father, who grew the Bancroft Racket Company from a small to a large enterprise. Susan and Walter have daughters Eve, Blake and Julia and a son, David.
Biodynamic Farm & Community, Ecuador
Biodynamic farm and community near Vilcabamba, southern Ecuador