Up Close and Personal

Elizabeth (Beth) Ely is the Editorial Director of Princeton Green Publishing.

Beth takes great pride in connecting people with ideas — your ideas, new-paradigm, 21st-century ideas. Her first assignment was to edit a newly revised edition of Ann Emerson and Bo Lockwood’s excellent guide to 21st-century living, ESSENCE.

“Helping authors polish their beautiful writing about vital ideas is the dream of a lifetime,” she says. “So many ideas go unheard because of unprofessional presentation and lack of attention to promotion, and I am committed to helping every author communicate their passion and their greatness.”

Beth’s career has spanned Dallas and New York City in legal assisting, freelance writing, alternative-health Podcasting, public/media relations, and financial editing.

Beth holds a master’s degree in journalism, allowing her to indulge her curiosity about the world. In 2016, she returned to her hometown on the shore of Lake Huron, where she is a fourth-generation member of a small, post-industrial community moving surprisingly rapidly into 21st-century ideas of economy, spirituality, and culture.


Bo Lockwood is the Founder of and Publisher of Princeton Green Publishing. 

Bo LockwoodBo’s own challenging journey to awaken his sleeping Soul inspired him to found, with Peter van Geldern,, with a mission to assist humanity in the kind of regeneration that the 21st century is requiring of all of us. Rebellious, seeing through the veil of illusion, discovering his truth, finding his voice, and regenerating his life in a very meaningful way, he co-authored with Peter his own first book, Regenerating America, in October 2013. He is also co-authoring, with Peter’s mother, Ann Emerson, and others, a trilogy series in 2017, which includes an updated version of ESSENCE as the foundational book of the series:

  1. ESSENCE, to relaunch July 11, 2017.
  2. Regenerating Humanity, to launch October 11, 2017.
  3. The 21st-Century Alchemist, to launch November 11, 2017.

There’s no better way to spread transformational change than through written and spoken words,” he says. “I follow my heart and trust my intuition. I resonate with those who are taking inspired action, carrying out their piece of the Divine plan.”

For more information or to engage this dynamic entrepreneur for motivational speeches, visit his personal website:

Bo’s two Millennial-generation daughters are his pride, his joy, and his inspiration for a better future.


Peter van Geldern is a Co-founder of and the Director of UnFOLD Talent Agency.

Peter van GeldernPeter is the director of UnFOLD Creative Agency, which works with Princeton Green Publishing to build branding platforms and providing marketing services for authors and speakers.

As a serial entrepreneur, Peter has started and run several businesses such as Idea Agents, an innovation agency; Synergy Group, a new media and event production company; Eco Smart Homes LLC, a green home design/build firm; and Peace University, an online education portal — to name but a few.

With over 25 years of experience in innovation and design, Peter has become a multidisciplinary leader in fields such as event production, documentary filmmaking, intellectual property, startup incubation, investor relations, branding, Web and graphic design, social media marketing, strategic business planning, the green building and energy efficiency industry, building information modeling and integrated design, town planning and project pitching, community-supported agriculture, and cause-based organizational development.

“I was born on December 31, 1964, in the evening,” Peter says. “This makes me one of the last of the baby boomers.” This unique position has prompted him to dedicate his design and marketing skills toward transitioning our post-consumer society into a more just and sustainable way of functioning.

He leads the Shades of Green Network in spearheading that mission by creating a meeting place on the Web and in person for leading green professionals to network and create deal flow, access investment and funding sources, and offer human resources for growing green companies which, when combined, stimulate the new green economy. In addition to leading the community within, he encourages the next generation of innovative designers in his positions as a high school teacher in fine and digital arts at Bridgeport International Academy and a professor at the University of Bridgeport.