A: A resident for over five years, I am married to Judy and have two wonderful girls, Reilly and Zoe. My current role is Director of Business Operations and lead the Accounting, IT, and Product Sales divisions. It’s also my pleasure to serve on the Himalayan Institute Board and represent our organization as a member of the Honesdale Rotary Club. I attend Central United Methodist Church and am active as the Trustee Treasurer, choir member and cancer care ministry assessor. My hobbies and likes are singing, hiking, playing the piano, and solving complex business problems.
Q: How did you find the Himalayan Institute?
A: My wife Judy found the Himalayan Institute. She worked as an assistant to Blair Lewis in Dallas, TX and began attending the Living Tantra series of seminars at the Institute. After witnessing Judy’s growth, I became interested in seeing what the Institute was about and took a sabbatical from work to join the Self Transformation Program for a month. Upon my return to Dallas, the seed was planted for our move.
Growth is tremendously supported by the environment that is cultivated here.
Q: What inspired you to join the community?
A: Inspired is a great word and very indicative of our decision to move. Judy and I weren’t inspired by the work we did in Dallas. Being in such a large city, it was difficult to feel a part of the large whole there. We felt that a move to a rural and small community would be a great environment for the kids to grow up in. Working for the Himalayan Institute would in our minds be a way to “get small” and be better connected to each other and the community.
Q: What have you learned during your time here?
A: A better work-life balance for sure, though I have to admit I still have a lot of work to do on that. But, I’d say I am more emotionally grounded and am better able to express myself than I have been in the past. Compassion and understanding in all situations is my goal.
Q: If there was one thing you could share about the Himalayan Institute, what would it be?
A: The Himalayan Institute is many different experiences for many different people whether you be a guest passing through, a seminar attendee, or resident. I have been them all at one point or another. But, I think, if there was one thing that I’d share, it’s that the Institute can be a destination for change—when arriving with that intention. Growth is tremendously supported by the environment that is cultivated here. Eliminating old bad habits, starting new good habits, it’s all possible.