ERICA RUCH

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.
Follow Erica at ericaruch.com and follow her travels at thoughtfullyawesome.com

FEATHER RAE

A native of Southern California and self-proclaimed cat lady, Feather Rae lives with her husband and two cats at the base of the Angeles National Forest. Although she grew up with a love of nature and spending time out doors, it was her move to her new home that sparked her drive toward living a more sustainable and low-impact life. When she isn’t tending to her cats she can be found rescuing animals, making home-made cleaning products, hiking, camping or curled up reading in her home library. Having grown up in and out of the film and television industry for over 25 years, Feather knows the importance of balance and draws her inspiration from the natural world, spirit world, and the cosmos. A firm believer in the power of meditation, Feather continues to expand this practice, helping share her knowledge while continuing to be a student of life herself.
Follow Feather |@feather.rae

GINA MINARDI

Gina currently works as a Psychotherapist at The Stable, Saltwater Sessions, Resolutions, and her private practice. She obsessively surfs, hikes, loves her friends, her partner, her dog Lou, and has a more moderate relationship with wine, and pushing her fears/boundaries. Because she believes life is about love, lessons, and growth.
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HELENA VISSING

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.
Follow Helena www.allthingsmaternal.blog

JACQUELINE SUSKIN

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.
Follow Jacqueline @jsuskin | jacquelinesuskin.com

 

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.
Follow Lulu: @ladyluofthewolves 

MARY GRISEY

Mary Grisey is a clairvoyant tarot reader, jewelry/textile designer and fine artist based in Ojai, California. She has been connected to the unseen world ever since she can remember and works closely with her Spirit guide, Ruth. She also draws from a variety of esoteric systems including astrology, numerology, mythology and Jungian symbolism to conduct her readings. Her psychic approach is heart-centered, therapeutic and always in the highest good of the client. In addition to her intuitive practice, she has a fine art background that provides a unique approach to her readings as they tend to foster creativity, inventiveness and imagination.

McKAYLA ROBBIN

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 InternationalThe 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.”
Follow McKayla www.mckaylarobbin.com

MEGAN GURULE

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.
Follow MEGAN: www.herbalmoonapothecary.com Instagram: @herbalmoonapothecary @wildwomenherbschool

 

NAHA ARMÁDY

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.
Follow Naha @naha99 | 22teachings.tumblr.com

OBI KAUFMANN

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.
Follow Obi @coyotethunder www.coyoteandthunder.com

RACHAEL DAY

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.
Follow Rachael @rachday_ | www.rachaelday.net

SHANLEY KNOX

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.
Follow Shanley @shanleyknoxwww.olivia-knox.com

WILLIAM SIFF

With over 20 years of experience in plant-based medicine, Goldthread Herbs founder William Siff uses his knowledge as a clinician, educator, herbal products formulator, and public speaker to show people how to incorporate herbs into everyday life as the foundation of self-care and optimum health.
A seasoned ethnobotanist, William’s extensive travels have allowed him to cultivate medicinal projects all over the world whilst he infuses the wisdom of the ancient healers with modern practicality. William’s ultimate mission is to bring plants to the people. To fulfill this, he has formulated a plant-rich tonic line and created a grass-roots educational program called “Plantventures” around Los Angeles. William is an expert in the Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese medicine systems and is considered an innovator and champion of the herbal lifestyle.
Follow William www.goldthreadherbs.com |  @goldthreadherbs