Executive Director My spiritual journey began amidst the beauty and serenity of family farms in Iowa where I also graduated from Central College. I studied abroad in Uberlingen, Germany and Merida, Mexico and received a post graduate fellowship in Managua, Nicaragua. I then taught English in Japan a couple years before returning to the U.S. Following seventeen very fulfilling years in higher education administration at Cornell University’s International Living Center, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, I found myself moved by several incredible retreat experiences including “Hidden Treasure”, a spiritual and personal development program at Light on the Hill Retreat Center in New York. Inspired by this transformative experience I began listening with the ear of my heart and found myself preparing for and embarking on what I called “my adult gap year”. Although little in my gap year went the way I had planned—I particularly love the Yiddish saying “we plan, God laughs”—everything went the way I needed. I was especially blessed with the opportunity to provide end-of-life care for a dear friend in Maryland, and subsequently completed a six month karma yoga program with Kripalu Yoga and Retreat Center in Massachusetts. I was also blessed with the time to travel for six weeks visiting retreat and spirituality centers in the Northeast and Midwest prior to beginning my two year service with ARC (Action, Reflection, Contemplation) Retreat Center in Minnesota where I was part of its residential leadership team. Most recently I have come to Las Vegas via Phoenix where I managed sales and outreach for Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center. I first learned of Stillpoint nearly two years ago when visiting a close friend in the Valley and, after admiring its programs from afar, I am grateful and thrilled to now share in the opportunity, along with its dedicated board and staff, to serve the Las Vegas community and further Stillpoint’s mission. I look forward to meeting the many people connected to Stillpoint and hearing how Stillpoint touches your life and the community.