Jokai Carolyn Cavanagh has been a residential practitioner at San Francisco Zen Center since 2000. Prior to entering formal practice she worked as an environmental geologist and artist. Her affinity for working intimately with the land led to acting as garden manager at Tassajara and Green Gulch Farm, where she trained students in the cultivation of native plants and organic gardening. Carolyn has served as guest student manager, Ino (head of the meditation hall) and garden manager at Green Gulch Farm, and she is now the director at Tassajara. She was ordained as a priest in 2007 and was shuso at Tassajara in 2010 with Tenshin Reb Anderson.