Erik Lindberg earned his Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature in 1998, began his career as a carpenter, and now owns and runs a company called Community Building and Restoration, which specializes in historic restoration. In 2008 he installed a rooftop farm on the building that housed his shop and warehouse, and within a year was operating what may have been the world’s first rooftop CSA. This project launched him into a world of sustainability activism about which he had been previously unaware. In 2009 he helped start The Victory Garden Initiative and serve as board president, and was part of the inaugural steering committee of Transition Milwaukee. He has been a frequent contributor to "Resilience." In 2011 his wife gave birth to their twin sons, Evjen and Isak; his writing and activism has, since then, become less frequent but all the more meaningful.