Gigi was the dreamer, vision keeper and team leader before, during and after the 2009 journey. Today she continues in partnership with all who see themselves as part of this local and global community.
Will was an aspiring agent of change and a student learning all he could about how to rebalance human systems on the planet. Today he continues to learn, and also teaches much of the same.
Aaron joined the Beyond Boundaries journey in 2009 after 10 years developing an off-grid island-based leadership and ecology education school-driven to transform the human-nature relationship from extractive to regenerative. Today, Aaron works with institutions, investors and startups addressing social and environmental challenges using dialogue and a dialogic approach, a close-cousin to the Council practice of Beyond Boundaries.
Emilia was an adventurer, hopeful gardener, and touring songwriter who was tired and searching for more connection, which she found. She’s now a mother, change agent, and teaching artist who still writes/performs songs and tends the earth and relationships.
Sam was bright eyed and bushy tailed, aspiring farmer/cowboy, poet, and mentee…now farmer, guide, less bright eyed, poet and community organizer/organizee in Denver,CO.
In 2009 Win was grateful to be exploring intentional community, ancestry & roots, nature divine, and “what is my give-away?”… listening deeply to a wider circle. Now, he’s feeling angry, grieving, selfish, afraid, open, loving, and still grateful… feeling communion, song, and the divine in all things–still in service, learning life/death. Yearning to awaken from the script of the cultural trance, he wants to better listen to Mother’s voice.
Siri was the wildcard who joined last minute, jumped all-in, fell in love easily and kept the pilgrimage going for many years, returning to beloved watering holes many times. These days she is slowing down, dancing frequently, and bringing her inquiry and love towards justice, healing and regeneration with the places, networks, organizations and individuals she serves.
Shay was a student of the human-nature relationship timing out on a decade of being a younger working with younger youth for social and community development, empowerment and connection. She is now married, mother to a toddler, and living, loving and working for all ages with and for The Ojai Foundation, an essential watering hole on our pilgrimage.