Meet Our Volunteer Staff
We operate with an all volunteer staff based on our work exchange program. Our volunteer staff is in constant flux. However a few end up long term based on their skills and the Sanctuary’s needs. Right now there are eight of us here for the summer, with others coming and going throughout the season. Each one brings a unique energy, skill and perspective to our evolving community.
Paa Kwesi Inkumsah. Paakwesi comes to us from Ghana, West Africa. As our guestmaster, he is likely the first one you will meet when you arrive and will give you an orientation and get you settled in to your accommodation. He also an awesome photographer and – upon request – will candidly capture the various aspects of your stay at mountain light provide you with a flash drive with a ton of photos when you are ready to leave. This can be a priceless gift to take with you and it is all available on a donation basis. Just let him know when you arrive that you would like this. And in addition to his photography, you will soon realize that he is a bundle of positive vibes and very skilled in inspiring people to find and achieve their purpose in life. Check him out on facebook https://www.facebook.com/inkumsah. Here is a sample of some of his recent photos: https://www.photocrowd.com/photographer-community/145496/
Omni Sean. Omni a native of Kansas, returns to the Sanctuary after several years of travel. He is a long term student of various healing modalities with specialized training in massage and yoga. Omni is offering guests massages on a donation basis. Using sound, orgonite, passive and fluent touch, he works intuitively and caringly with the bodies energetic systems to restore balance and harmony. He can help you relax, reharmonize your body and feel unchained from pain. If interested, just ask for Omni when you arrive for details or to make an appointment. https://www.facebook.com/omnition
Nicholas Napoli. Nicholas, who describes himself as a minimalist, comes to us Washington & Wisconsin where he was deeply involved in several creative initiatives including coordinator of “MadTown Poetry” and spiritual poetry pot luck dinners. He a founding member of the Madison Mutual Aid Network and president of “Confluent”, venue for folks to work on their projects and have fun. Here at Mountain Light, Nicholas offers individual and small group Shinrin-Yoku (forest bathing) hikes by donation. These meditative walks might include visits to some of our favorite hidden gems such as the fairy falls, elf pools and ancestors cavern. Talk to Nicholas for more details or to arrange a session and check out the science of Shinrin Yoku at http://www.natureandforesttherapy.org/the-science.html You can also become better acquainted with Nicholas at his website: HowToFallInLoveWithEarth.com or facebook page https://www.facebook.com/nick.napoli.14
Jose Marina Jose, who is Cuban American, comes to us from Miami and brings his specialized skills as a certified nutritionist and nurses assistant (CNA) as well as a personal trainer. If you are dealing with chronic pain, sleep disorder, radical weight change or chronic fatigue, Jose may be able assist you in finding resources which will help. While he doesn’t diagnose or treat any ailment, he can offer guidance in helping you discover resources which may assist you holistically on your journey to better health; physically, mentally and spiritually. He is informed both academically and from personal experience in dealing with these challenges. For more information: www.facebook.com/jose.marina.54738 Offered by donation.
Tyler MacDougall (Autumn) Autumn, who is Canadian by birth, returns to the Sanctuary after a couple of years traveling. While he doesn’t offer specific services to guests, he is our stay when it comes to keeping up with repairs and the hundreds of small tasks that always need to be done. Like the other guys, he is also a musician and all round great guy. www.facebook.com/SoulandWisdom1111
Alex Guerrero. Alex, a native of the Dominican Republic, is a professional make up artist who has worked for the film industry in the DR. Having also recently finished massage school, he is with us only for the month of August this year and available for “silent massages” (unless you speak Spanish). Offered by donation. https://www.facebook.com/alexamder.alarcom
Michael Lightweaver Michael is founder and current caretaker of the Sanctuary. Michael offers Guidance session to help you understand and deal with the mundane concerns of life such as money, relationships, health, sex, family, friends, career and other day-to-day issues – all as curriculum in the larger context of soul growth & spiritual development. If you are going through a major life transition, seeking insight & understanding related to personal issues & concerns, just feeling stuck or simply seeking to deepen your connection with Divine Presence, you just ask for Michael when you arrive to make an appointment. Offered by donation. http://mountainlightsanctuary.com/guidance