Sicco Rood is originally from The Netherlands, and has lived in the United States since 1992.
He began exploring spiritual ideas in his teenage years and was drawn to those who followed a path of understanding, kindness, compassion and non-separation. This led him to Zen Buddhism and the practice of meditation. Rood is an active member of the Zen Center of Spokane.
He hopes that people regardless of faith, persuasion, and wisdom tradition, will come together to help heal the divisions among people and the systems created, as well as animals and the earth. He believes that authenticity, compassion, tolerance and the realization we are not separate, are essential in understanding each other and as responsible caregivers to the planet, he said.
He is married to Kristina and together they have three rescued dogs.