Raines Cohen is a Northern California Regional Organizer with Cohousing California, a regional umbrella group fostering the creation of green intentional neighborhoods (ecovillages) throughout the state.
He has spent a quarter century launching grassroots nonprofit organizations and helping them manage their growth. He served two terms on the Cohousing Association of the United States national board and currently is a Fellowship for Intentional Community board member. He is a Certified Green Building Professional and Certified Senior Cohousing Facilitator, helping people create new choices for retirement, and a member of the National Aging In Place Council and founding member of The Elders Guild.
Raines majored in Geography at the University of California at Berkeley, and co founded the Berkeley Macintosh Users Group (BMUG) while enrolled. He worked in the newsroom at MacWEEK magazine, editing and writing, and later was Founding Editor of NetProfessional magazine, a trade publication.