Our Teams

Team 1

    • Dan Hodul
    • Luena Pearson
    • Vickie Butler
    • Tracy Durland
    • Strawbale Bailey
    • Robin Burnside
    • Mauricio Gonzalez
    • Janna Kinkade
    • Ruth (Mina) Bennett
    • Virginia (Moonstone) Mazzetti
    • Diane Cox
    • Rhoda Jacobs
    • Greta Green
    • Mary Miller
    • Debra Parrish
    • Leslie Thomsen
    • Kit McSweeney
    • Caitrina Schoeller
    • Consulting Doctors: Dr. Bill Nation, Dr. Alejandra Pena
    • Team 1 Bereavement Counselors: Dan Hodul, *Robin Austin, Sharon Morris
  • Associated with Enfermeria de Guadalupe, Ricardo Zamora Orozco, Pescadero
  • Assessor: Luena Pearson

Team 2

  • Valma Brenton
  • Leslie Crane
  • Cathy Stewart
  • Jessica Tucker
  • Isabel Smyth
  • Lee Purser
  • Gail Guerrero
  • Christine Douglas
  • Claudeane Marie
  • Gail Bosch
  • John Holmes
  • Team 2 Bereavement Counselors: Gail Bosch, Leslie Crane, Claudeane Marie, *Robin Austin

Team Bios (under construction)

Dan Hodul: Educated and Credentialed in Psychology, NeuroFeedback, Senior Activities, Adapted Yoga, Qi Gong for Seniors, Emergency Water Safety, CPR, & Meditation. Comfortable and familiar with altered states of consciousness.  Ph.D in Psychology, Parapsychology, Certified Activities Coordinator (ACA). Prefers not to clean bodily wastes. Not a full time resident

Luena Pearson: Holistic Health Advocate, Holistic Health Diploma (HHP), Nursing Diploma (RN), Business Administration Diploma, and currently working on a Death Doula certificate and BA in Holistic Health. Full time Todos Santos resident.

Mary Miller: Former Supervisor/Trainer in Housekeeping and Certified Massage at Esalen Institute. Caterer. Does not speak Spanish. Resides in Pescadero November-March/April.

Mauricio Gonzalez Zuniga: Filmmaker/Journalist, BA degree. Fluent Spanish and some English. No peri-care. Full time resident.

Rhoda Jacobs: Speech/Language Pathologist, Certification in Clinical Competency, Certified Teacher of the Arica Institute, Inc., Senior Teacher of the School of Tai Chi Chuan, Inc.  Not willing to bathe patients or change diapers, or travel to Cabo or La Paz. Full time resident.

Greta Green: Registered Nurse/Neuro, Certified Nurse Assistant Instructor. Willing to teach peri-care to others, among other practices. Part time Resident December-May.

Deborah Parrish: Retired Educational Professional, PreSchool Teacher and Parent Educator. Advanced Degree in Educational Research and Evaluation, mostly early Childhood Education and Program Quality Improvement. Willing to do typical RN Aide tasks, but no wound care, toileting or bathing. Part time Resident November-May/June

Janna Kinkade: Artist, Cook, and Good Listener. Comfortable just sitting. Experienced Hospice volunteer. No heavy lifting. Full time Resident.

Straw Bale Bailey: Experienced Teacher of Spanish (MA Degree), History, and Music. Published Author in English and Spanish. Diploma in Medical BioMagnetism from Universidad de Chapingo, Mexico. No heavy lifting or Peri care. Full time Resident

Virginia (Moonstone) Mazzetti: Long time Organic Farmer (Perma Culture), Modern Dance and Emotional Movement, Degree in Rural Mental Health, experienced Geriatric Care. No heavy lifting or bending, or overnight  stays. Full time Resident

Leslie Thomsen: Experience in helping patients transition. Part time Resident

Ricardo Zamara Orozco: Complete Nursing Services….I.V. Therapy, Glucose Check, Wound Suture and Care, Stitches Removal, Physical Therapy, Oxygen Rental, Injections, Nebulizer Therapy, Blood Pressure. Full time Resident, Pescadero.

Claudeane Marie: BA in Psychology, minor in Gerontology, MA in Social Work, Licensed Clinical Social Worker,  7 years Hospice caregiver (5 yrs at Medicare Certified Hospice) 12 yrs worked in a hospital, 5 yrs private practice Psychotherapy, Bereavement Counselor, Caregivver.  No diapering, injections, or administering medications other than routine pills, no lifting.  Full time Resident.

Tracy Durland: Songstress, cared for aging and dying parents, great listener, teaches young children. Kindness a priority. Semi fluent in Spanish.  Willing to do shopping and helping in whatever way she can. No heavy lifting, Part time Resident November-May

Christine Douglas: B.S. in Microbiology from Long Beach State University. Graduate of UC Santa Cruz/Women’s Studies. Medical Technologist, ElderCare helper. Willing to work part time helping with daily activities….cooking, shopping, no medical care. Full time Resident

Barbara Chick: Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA). Spiritual, interested in end of life care, and would like to help grant any last wishes/desires. Full time Resident

Leslie Crane: Licensed Psychotherapist and Grief/Bereavement Therapist. Worked for a regional community mental health center as a licensed psychotherapist in the Telluride, Colorado area. Part time Resident, Nov-May.

Gail Bosch: Gail is a recently retired Hospice/Palliative Care Clinical pharmacist with extensive pain & symptom management experience. She has been involved in dementia for over 30 years and lectured extensively to both healthcare and community audiences. Winter-May Resident.

*Robin Austin: Inspired by her personal grief of having suffered 5 deaths in 6 months, Robin created 12 Steps Through Grief, and created Love Notes. Hosted a website for a grieving community for 10 years, and is planning on conducting Grief Retreats. Part time Resident. *We are all in pain over the recent and sudden death of our dear Robin…a tremendous personal loss for us all. There will never be anyone else with her spirit and energy. She brought so much light and love to wherever she went. Our hearts are hurting. I am choosing to leave her bio up for a while in honor of one of the finest women ever to walk the earth.