Team Bios

Team Bios

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, Reiki Master/Teacher..Levels 1,2, 3, and recently earned her 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. Hosts the Death Cafe. Full time Todos Santos 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.

Janice (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 in 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.  Head of Enfermeria Guadalupe in Pescadero, with full team of Spanish speaking nurses. Full time Pescadero 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.

Ruth (Mina) Bennett: Artist and Ukelele player. Not willing to do any “hands on” intimate bodily contact. Willing to sit and read to patients. Full time resident of Pescadero.

Dennis Eberl: PhD in Geochemistry, former professor and researcher. Willing to drive for someone. Part time resident, fall-April.

Claudeane Marie: Retired social worker, BA in Psychology with a minor in Gerontology. Masters degree in social work, licensed Clinical Social Worker in California, focused on hospice care. Trained hospice volunteers and developed a program to serve terminally ill patients. Bereavement Counselor. Enjoys reading to patients.