It is what we all crave when faced either with our own mortality of that of our loved ones. It is what we all covet when illness overwhelms us and once-small tasks become insurmountable obstacles. It is what we can offer one another as we face the transitions that mark our passage through life.
- Dan Hodul
- Luena Pearson
- Vickie Butler
- Tracy Durland Strawbale
- Bailey Robin Burnside
- Mauricio Gonzalez
- Janna Kinkade
- Ruth (Mina) Bennett
- Virginia (Moonstone) Mazzetti
- Rhoda Jacobs
- Greta Green
- Sharon Morris
- Mary Miller
- Laurel D’Angelo
- Pamela Sher
- Pamela Vantress
- Mary St.John
- Penny Jackson Spade
- Deborah Parrish
- Kit McSweeney
- Consulting Doctors: Dr. Bill Nation, Dr. Alejandra Pena
- Bereavement Counselors: Dan Hodul, Sharon Morris, Gail Bosch, Leslie Crane, Robin Austin* (see below), Claudeane Marie
- Associated with Enfermeria de Guadalupe, Ricardo Zamora Orozco, Pescadero
- Assessors: Luena Pearson, Sharon Morris, Wendy Rains
- Valma Brenton
- Leslie Crane
- Sandra Sutphen
- Nancy Chacon
- Pattie Nicastro
- Janel Beeman
- Ramona Ray
- Barbara Holman
- Garth Switzer
- Leslie Allen
- Janelle Palma
- Diane Sheffield
- Martha Lockwood
- Catya Weill
- Marion Zimmerman
- Kathleen (Kat) Fallon Cavanagh
- Valerie Webb
- Lisa Niehaus
- Arlene Eige
- Charlotte Herring
- Kathy Zeiser
- Jenelle Aubade
- Charles Shipman
- Anslyn Ryan
- Meg San Fillipo
- Pamela Ambrose
- Marjolein Brugman
- Sandra Gonzalez
- Robin Winter
- Eileen Bailey
- Angelina Wolfe
Team Bios (under construction)
Holistic Health Advocate, Holistic Health Diploma (HHP), Nursing Diploma (RN), Business Administration Diploma, and recently earned her Death Doula Certificate and BA in Holistic Health. Full time Todos Santos resident.
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
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.
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.
Registered Nurse/Neuro, Certified Nurse Assistant Instructor. Willing to teach peri-care to others, among other practices. Part time Resident December-May.
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.
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 Geriatric Care. No heavy lifting or bending, or overnight stays. Full time Resident.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA). Spiritual, interested in end of life care, and would like to help grant any last wishes/desires. Full time Resident.
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 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.
Bi-lingual, LPN Hospice Nursing, Social Science & Arts degree.
PhD in Geochemistry, Professor and Researcher. Willing to drive.
Francisco Cota Romero
Experienced ambulance driver, willing to drive and sit with patients, take care of oxygen tanks, administer meds.
*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 was 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.
Chuck Cimino: We are also mourning the death of Chuck Cimino, who we lost this July, 2020. Condolences to his loving wife, Angie.