Meet Our Tribe
“… the reason life works at all is that not everyone in your tribe is nuts on the same day.”
– Anne Lamott
Ordinary people doing extraordinary things…errr, wait, actually, I mean, really more like…
Extraordinary people doing ordinary things… well, hmmm, yeah, I guess…exactly.
COPYEDITOR / PROOFREADER
Amy Suzanne Maeder
Web & Graphic Nerdette
Amy is a Creative Solutions Provider who specializes in Custom WordPress Websites, graphic design services, audio/video editing and technical assistance. She enjoys creating art, playing guitar, bowling, gardening and spending time with her Hubz and 2 kitties.
MIND BODY RESEARCHER / WRITER / COACH
Mind-body researcher, coach, registered nurse, & author who is fascinated by how thoughts, beliefs, and biofield influence our lives. Coaching allows me to use my unique blend of intuitive skills, energy work, and pragmatic, practical applications to inspire, empower, and connect people with their own authority.
Engineer / Beer Enthusiast / Voice-Over Actor
A transformational and empowering leader, presenter, and educator with an ability to see opportunities, cultivate strengths, and inspire a passion for excellence. He’s an award-winning home-brewer, national beer judge and certified beer server and an accomplished endurance mountain biker who competed in solo 24-hour races and completed the grueling Leadville 100 (with the belt buckle to prove it!)
WRITER / EDITOR
A native Los Angelian, a fact that has made an indelible mark on her writing life, having grown up in Hollywood with all its scattered palm trees, jacarandas, broken sidewalks, and blaring sirens over Sunset Boulevard at night. She took the circuitous route to her writing life.
SCREENWRITER / NOVELIST
A Midwest native and Big Ten grad who now happily dwells, writes, and teaches in Southern California alongside her fiance and two precious dogs. As a creative writing major at Michigan State University, she was drawn to the narrative freedom of prose and the drum-beat structure of screenwriting, and she refuses to believe she has to choose between them.
Author of the young adult novel, “Call Me Him”. Having gone through puberty twice and worked with a national organization assisting with high-risk LGBTQ+ youth, River feels uniquely qualified to write about the emotional turmoil that is growing up in a world where it can feel impossible to find the love and support we crave.
CEO (Curious- Excited- Optimistic) / Nurse / Writer
“…If I must fall, may it be from a high place.” —Paulo Coelho
An award winning writer and registered nurse who specialized in emergency, trauma, critical care, and hospice nursing. Drawing from her own experiences and the many lives she’s been privileged to encounter, she knows that every moment matters, there is always possibility beyond the fear, and curiosity is paramount.
“My philosophy of life is pretty simple: Be Kind. Forgive Fully. Give Freely. Love Deeply. Live a Rich Full Life and Be Grateful for EVERY Moment.”
AWARD WINNING WRITER
Trey Dowell received his BS degree (insert joke here) from Washington University in St. Louis. Despite a strong love for the written word, he artfully managed to avoid all English classes beyond E-Comp 101. For the next decade, Trey’s only creative pursuits revolved around “basic verbal storytelling,” which was often referred to as “lying.”