Who and What We Are

Our Board and Staff

Shaktari March 2009

Exec. Director  - Shaktari Belew, MSc. has studied integrated eco-social regeneration and design, Permaculture, many design methodologies, Developmental Psycholody, Kinesiology, Fine Art, Communication, and Art History.  She holds an MSc degree in Organizing Learning for EcoSocial Regeneration from Gaia University, where she offered her skills as a Process Advisor in Action Learning, as an Internal Reviewer to Masters candidates, and in Admissions during their first 3 years of development.  Shaktari is also a Permaculture teacher and designer - focusing on social permaculture. 

Fascinated with HOW we perceive and the subsequent choices we make that determine our sense of reality, Shaktari's book on the subject, Honoring All Life - A Practical Guide to Exploring a New Reality , was published in 2005 with an updated version due out soon.  Her workshop, DEEP PERCEPTION, has been offered in the USA and Europe, and provides an in-depth exploration of personal perceptual filters and new ways of perceiving the possible. 

Initiator of Transition Town Ashland, she currently offers community workshops and consulting services as one of 22 USA certified Training for Transition workshop trainers, (www.TransitionUS.org) focusing on the development of re-localized and resilient community systems using the genius of local citizens.

Kim Keller Secretary of the Board and Director of the India Project - Kim Keller has been working in the field of personal growth and transformation for over 15 years. During that time she has come to specialize in the field of youth development and leadership. She has had extensive work with parents, teachers, community members and individuals. She has served on numerous non-profit boards, community coalitions and National grassroot movements. While working as an alcohol/drug counselor Kim has come to understand that without mind, body and spirit connection all other modalities lack strength. Kim's passion is helping others to feel connected and whole, and to help our world become a healthier and more joyful place to live.
Treasurer of the Board - Linda Fox
Bill Kauth Vice President of the Board - Bill Kauth is one of the original creators of The ManKind Project (MKP), a 501(c)(3) organization with certified organizational centers in 27 different communities in the United States, Canada and England. Its stated mission is to assist men in "reclaiming the sacred masculine for our time through initiation, training, and action in the world." Since 1985, more than 10,000 men from diverse races, faiths, nationalities and sexual orientations have completed New Warrior Training Adventure weekends.  Bill contributed his expertise in group processes to the original DEEP PERCEPTION workshop.