Head of Development & Strategy
Charlie is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and an experienced game developer. He developed games with Disney and VR. Charlie cocreated and distributed the Heart Centered Technology Awards in Silicon Beach. He is an advocate of creating games that connect humanity to nature and to purpose.
Syrissa is the founder of E Lūmīna Energetics- putting her tools in service as a trauma informed facilitator, ceremonialist, herbalist, chef, mixologist, voice artist, & certified reiki one & two practitioner. She has always believed that variety is the spice of life & enjoys watching all of her acquired skills come together in her offerings. Syrissa lives on a farm and supports the farming community.
Indy Rishi Singh
Indy is certified in Mental Health First Aid and is a leader providing mental wellbeing experiences to organizations and communities around the world. He is a board member with the nonprofit Cultivating Self, which is reimagining healthcare by focusing on the wellbeing and resilience of caregivers. Indy actively studies political and community psychology while hosting a podcast called Political Hope.
Vinata Prachi Murarka
Vinata is a trained Ayurvedic Practitioner, author, and workshop facilitator. She taught at the Waldorf School for many years and is a life-long student and educator. Vinata has always focused her time and energy to improve policies that effect education and connecting nature with curriculum.
Sustainable Systems Director
Mick Lorusso is an interdisciplinary artist who has 10 years of teaching experience in STEAM, art, and mindfulness both in independent schools and at the collegiate level. He’s currently the STEAMWork Design Studio assistant at the Westridge School for Girls in Pasadena, CA. He has spent the last seven summers teaching high school students at the UCLA Sci l Art Studio + Lab, and he worked as the STEAM Coordinator for unserved populations at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles. He earned his MFA at San Francisco Art Institute and BA at Colorado College. He is a Kundalini Yoga instructor and teaches Art and Awareness Yoga classes to the homeless. He’s a member of the Cosmic Labyrinth and the Mexican interdisciplinary cooperative XOCIARTEK. He speaks English, Spanish, and Italian.
Chief Mystic & Astrologer
L'lia is an entrepreneur with the company, Soul SiSTAR Mystique featuring Aromachaura, building community around astrology, essential oils, and social justice. She is also a professor, teaching the Arts at various universities, including Cal State Long Beach. L'lia is deeply focused on improving the education system and empowering those who do not have access to the wisdom in nature and community.
Builder & Upcycle Expert
Ross Martin Wyngaarden
Ross is a skilled builder and craftsman. He regularly develops waste management and recycling systems for festivals and gatherings. Ross is also an upcycle artist, recently creating housing for the houseless using unused or discarded materials. His skills and effort are vital to building a free and conscious world.
Trauma Powered Leader
Harpinder is a seasoned yoga teacher and mindfulness coach focused on creating accessibility for the knowledge and experience. She is a regular presenter in organizations and festivals, and she also makes time to share her knowledge with communities without the resources. Harpinder also has an upcoming book, Liberating Yoga: From Appropriation to Healing that will be published in the Fall of 2024.
Bennett is an educator focused on producing and transforming school gardens so they support residential communities. He is a student of Residential Environmental Education. Bennett has created a movement around composting in residential communities with his app, Urban Anchors.