Lew came to Nevada City in 1971 and established Sunflower School, a K-8 parent coop, with his wife, Eddy. Since that time he has worked as a high school teacher at John Woolman School, Sierra Mountain HS, Bear River HS and Nevada Union HS. Lew and Eddy took 5 years off to live and teach in Romania, returning to our community to direct NCTV, the public access station, now known as Nevada County Media.
Their two children, Hannah, an artist in San Francisco and Abe, a film producer in Shanghai, China, were raised on their small organic farm near Nevada City.
Lew retired from teaching in 2006 and spent the next 10 years on the BriarPatch Board. He now sits on both the KVMR Board and the NC Media Board. He produces shows and podcasts entitled, “Where Do We Go From Here?” taking a local approach to solving global problems. Lew is engaged in community-building and takes an interview approach in his broadcasts. His programs, dating back to 2004, can be found on his Youtube channel.