Through my company, Global Organic Designs - Discovering Earth's Science & Spirit (GOD-DESS), I have been providing education, presentations/demos and articles since 2001. My topics include cooking, home entertaining, decor/design, travel, indoor gardening, simplification, organization, prioritization, and others. I always emphasize earth-friendliness and cost-savings.I moved from Chicago to Portland, Oregon, in 2014. Since moving, my emphasis has expanded to include food and wine pairings, since I now live in the middle of world class wine country. My approach with pairing is to start with the wine, seek its emergent properties, and then design food to go with it. There are a number of techniques that can be used to achieve a perfect, or near-perfect, pairing, rather than merely an adequate/average pairing.
Bret S. Beall, MS, PhD (Cand) is the CEO and founder of Global Organic Designs – Discovering Earth’s Science & Spirit (GOD-DESS). He offers private consultations, group presentations, demonstrations of all kinds, and articles on a wide range of topics that help people live fantastic lives with minimal time, effort or money. He has used his rigorous scientific training to synthesize psychology, sensory input, and logic, which he has applied to global cuisine, décor, lifestyle concepts, indoor gardening and travel planning to provide customized services for each individual in an easy-to-understand, easy-to-create and easy-to-maintain style.
Bret’s background is as diverse as his educational lifestyle service offerings. He was born in California’s San Francisco Bay area, and his family often took vacations to the seashore and to the redwood forests, where he first felt the great interconnectedness of all life. His family later moved to St. Louis, Missouri, where he continued his environmental interests (including growing houseplants). Soon, his family relocated to a farm in the Ozarks of Southern Missouri. He and his family raised cattle, ducks, geese and rabbits, and he worked on a neighbor’s pig farm, all of which allowed him to witness the cycle of birth, life and death firsthand. His family grew a variety of produce, precipitating his learning about growing, preparing and preserving food. It was also at this time that Bret truly began developing his talent in art, design and esthetics.