Liona Rowan: Founder and Priestess in Residence of 10K Sanctuary Goddess Temple and Retirement Community. Liona Rowan completed a traditional year and a day apprenticeship in Ecclectic Wicca in 1995 and was initiated as a priestess in July of that same year. Ms. Rowan has a master’s degree in Humanities with a Women’s Studies emphasis from Dominican University in San Rafael, California and a terminal master’s degree in Philosophy and Religion with an emphasis in Women’s Spirituality from California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, California. She is a co-founder of OCHRE Journal of Women’s Spirituality http://www.ochrejournal.org . Ms. Rowan has participated in planning and priestessing both public and private rituals for over 18 years. She is currently General Manager at Round Rock Honey in Round Rock, TX and also has eight hives of her own.
Nadirah Adeye: Nadirah is an ordained priestess with over 15 years experience in service to The Divine. She has a Master’s Degree in Women’s Spirituality from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. She is a student priestess of the Iseum of Black Isis, a student of Feri, and a devotee of Auset in Her many names and forms. Her spiritual work emphasizes self-mastery and contact with the Core energy found at the center of the world’s most powerful and loving traditions (www.nadirahadeye.com). In addition, she has over eight years of study and experience in personal organization and releasing stuff-attachment. She has four years of study and training in doula services and three years of study in personal finance management.
Mahlon E. Arnett, II: Mahlon brings extensive experience in mixed use commercial development, business and property management, marketing, and journalism. In addition he is fairly knowledgeable concerning animals, both domestic and native wildlife (he is a certified wildlife rescuer), and has experience with large vegetable gardens. He also taught school for ten years, primarily 7th and 8th grades, is a non-denomination minister, and has served on the boards of a number of non profits and civic organizations. Mahlon is a solitary practitioner who follows a natural path.
Mahlon passed through the veil October 16th, 2016 at about 3am. He will be missed by many. What is remembered lives.
Dailey Little: Dailey is an ordained Reverend & Priestess through the Temple of Isis Geyserville, and the International Fellowship of Isis. She founded Sanctuary of Isis Iseum, which offers private in-person mentoring in Egyptian Magic & Alchemy. The Iseum honors the Egyptian Neteru and encourages both shamanic & reconstructionist work (however we are called, right?). As a Reikimaster and natural intuitive, she runs Healing Heart Reiki in Santa Rosa, CA (www.santarosareiki.com) geared towards helping people work through their spiritual & emotional blocks with joy. Dailey has been teaching magick in some form or another for over a decade. She has presented at Pantheacon and has published articles on Egyptian alchemy.
Randy Bumgardner: Director of Electronic Infrastructure and Chief Lackey. Randy is a product of the University of California, Berkeley where he earned a couple of degrees in Engineering, as well as taking several graduate courses in Solid State Physics. He is currently a Senior Software Engineer at GXS, Inc. and is an avid aircraft modeler. He specializes in all types of aircraft, although he does prefer Luftwaffe aircraft from 1939 through 1945. What does this have to do with his current position on this board…? Nothing. He brings a rational, level-headed approach to life and spirituality. He often likes to challenge people to look at themselves and banish the chip from their shoulder. And, he pokes fun at them, too. Really, no one should take themselves that seriously…
Mary Tufts: For as long as I can remember I have always felt a deep sense of peace outdoors, immersed in the plant and animal communities from which modern humans have grown so disconnected. Growing up I was lucky enough to spend a week each summer at Pioneer Farms in Austin, where my longing to be a subsistence farmer began. After moving to Jonestown to care for my grandmother during the end of her life, I began working on our local organic farm, Angel Valley, where I spent the next six years learning how to grow food crops in our challenging central Texas environment. When the owners suddenly sold the farm in 2012, I began working as a contractor for Hill Country Natives, a local nursery specializing in native and permaculture plants, where I am currently in charge of propagation and maintaining the kitchen gardens. My focus as a farmer is on pursuing systems that are diversely productive, self-sustaining, and Earth-healing, and I love sharing both food and knowledge with anyone interested. Did you know that a mere 2% increase in the soil organic matter of an acreage equivalent to what is currently used for agriculture would sequester enough carbon to counter all of the CO2 emissions released since the burning of fossil fuels began? With proven, sustainable methods such as no-till pasture-cropping, intensive rotational grazing of “flerds” (mixed species herds), and the traditional 20-30 year milpa (“Three Sisters” evolving into a hardwood food forest then beginning the cycle again after those trees reach harvest maturity) this will be easily achieved. Let’s start now!