Erica Ruch is an artist, web designer, and chronic seeker of wild places and adventure with a fervor for living compassionately. Living in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and being an outspoken vegan, Erica’s love of nature is integrating into everything she does. Erica has acted at PETA’s Senior Web Designer & Front-End Developer for over six years.
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Helena Vissing, M.S., PsyD, is a Danish therapist working from psychodynamic, depth psychology, and somatic orientations. Besides psychotherapy work with adults, she also specializes in maternal mental health and reproductive psychology and practices in West Los Angeles. Her special focus is on the intergenerational dynamics of mother-daughter-relationships and how women’s transitions to motherhood are deeply affected by their own experienced being mothered. Helena did her predoctoral internship at the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, where she got training in depth psychology psychotherapy and Sandplay. She is faculty on the Training Committee of Maternal Mental Health Now as well as adjunct faculty at Antioch University and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
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Jacqueline Suskin is a writer, speaker and performance poet based in Los Angeles. She is the author of The Collected (Publication Studio, 2010), Go Ahead & Like It (Ten Speed Press, 2014) and The Edge of The Continent Volume One (Rare Bird, 2018). Known for her multidisciplinary work with her project Poem Store, Suskin composes improvisational poetry for patrons who choose both a topic and a price in exchange for a unique verse. Poem Store has been her main occupation since 2009 and has taken her around the world. Suskin was honored by Michelle Obama at the White House as a Turnaround Artist, and her work has been featured in New York Times, T Magazine, Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, and various other publications. She has collaborated with fashion brands Alice + Olivia and Nasty Gal, and recently created an installation for Nike in an attempt to find endless ways to bring poetry into the mainstream.
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LULU BRUD ZSEBE
Lady Lu of the Wolves, aka Lulu Brud Zsebe is the wild woman behind the influential brand OF THE WOLVES. Driven by the natural world (the quiet strength of the desert, the movement of the ocean, the pulse of the forest from wet jungles to quiet mountain), as well as ritualistic cultures and feminine archetypes in storytelling, Lu has made it her mission to bring out to the masses that which is so often overlooked and unseen. An actress (Pretty Little Liars, Ray Donovan, Entourage, Pure Genius), Interior Designer (@sanctuarymaker), writer, artist, lifestyle promoter, and influencer, Lu brings all of these different aspects of herself to the table to make a complex and all-inclusive community of thinkers and doers. Often found wandering the neighborhoods of the east side of Los Angeles with her husband and their dog, Lulu is committed in her desire to offer a space to feel inspired, informed, and ever importantly seen.
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McKayla Robbin is a poet based in Charleston, South Carolina. She earned her B.A. in English from The College of William and Mary and is pursuing her M.F.A. in poetry at The College of Charleston. Her writing has previously appeared in Poetry International, The San Diego Poetry Annual and Charleston Magazine. Her first full-length poetry collection, *we carry the sky*, was featured as one of Bustle’s “9 Feminist Poetry Collections to Read for National Poetry Month.”
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Megan Gurule of Wild Women Herb School and Herbal Moon Apothecary is a mother of three in the PNW, a registered nurse with over 15 years of healthcare experience, and enjoys merging her medical training with folk herbalism. A firm believer in the natural energies and magic of life, she loves to sprinkle her teachings with various folklore, crystal healing and other magical musings that help strengthen your connection to the natural world as well as the spirit world. Megan studied through various programs at The Herbal Academy, One Willow Apothecaries, and the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine. Currently, she in the middle of completing her clinical herbalism training through Evolutionary Herbalism’s Vitalist Herbal Practitioner Program and hosts local wildcrafting apprenticeship programs through the Wild Women Herb School.
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Naha resides in Los Angeles where she is the senior reader, healer and teacher at the House of Intuition, a metaphysical healing destination. Trained and initiated by Master Teachers in Qabalah, Alchemy, Tarot, Sacred Geometry, Reiki, Crystal Healing, Shamanic healing, Practical and Ritual Magic and Hermetic Philosophy, she works with individuals to help them to heal and develop their own intuitive gifts. In order to continue the wisdom lineages of the Western Esoteric Tradition, Naha founded 22 Teachings and supplies a yearly curriculum, which includes courses in Tarot, Developing Intuition, and Crystals and Stones. She hosts a monthly Middle Pillar Ritual in the tradition of Hermetic Qabalistic High Magic.
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Obi Kaufmann is a poet, artist, and advocate for wilderness defense and conservation. His written and visual work always makes reference to a deeper mystery where an inner world of adventure and wonder meets the outer world of evolution and natural history. He illustrates for Bay Nature Magazine, juniperridge.com, Tuleyome.org and the Bureau of Land Management. In 2016, he will participate in artist-residencies with both the Human Collective Group in NYC and the National Parks Conservation Association. He is currently working on a California Field Atlas for Heyday books which will launch in the Fall of 2017.
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Rachael Day is a graphic designer, illustrator, and fine artist born in the UK, now based in Los Angeles. She makes authentic visuals for healthy living advocates all around the world. She has a passion for creativity, authentic living, radical honesty, food as medicine, and daily exercise. Her life experiences thus far have led her down the path to believing that life feels the best when applying these practices. Having recently completed her Bachelor of Arts degree from Cal-State University, Northridge, she is our go-to graphics and art gal here at Of The Wolves.
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Shanley Knox is an entrepreneur and ethnographer who fell in love with travel at 18, in Port-as-Prince, Haiti. She has spent the past eight years working in Uganda (while residing in NYC), where she launched a manufacturing collective focused on creating sustainable economic development while working to preserve the indigenous Myankole culture, and their renowned Ankole cows. Her work has been supported by LVMH, UNESCO, Google ATAP, AGOA and the UN Global Compact. Previously, she designed innovation and brand strategy for companies such as Nike, Google, Facebook and Adidas. Shanley is a fierce sister Wolf.
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