Lakshmi Narayan, Founder, Creative Director
I have 30 years experience in various print and digital media, including branding and corporate identity systems, Wordpress web development, collateral design, magazine design, direct mail, ads, packaging, and scriptwriting. I am passionate about transformation of consciousness and culture. For the first part of my career I worked in and for major corporations in healthcare, finance, and lifestyle, including EHS Hospitals in Illinois, Arthur Andersen, Encyclopedia Brittanica, and NOAA. In 2010 I shifted my focus to alternative health and counterculture clients as my own spiritual growth and interest in holistic health expanded. I worked with MAPS, the leader in the psychedelic medicine movement, and helped brand their PS2013 conference. I also worked with WVC (Women's Visionary Congress), and with dozens of solopreneurs and small businesses in California and elsewhere to help them build a foundational brand and web presence, and print collateral and videos. DOWNLOAD BIO
Elizabeth Thomas, graphic designer, book designer
As a graphic designer, I’ve worked with varied audiences. From symbols and logos, brochures, and books for urban readers, to developing and testing teaching aids for village health workers and exhibitions about women’s struggles in village Panchayats. Worked with a team of designers and editors on quality books for the US and UK markets. In Goa worked with Bookworm, an NGO, teaching children in schools and village communities. Daily Social Media posts for a Dubai based company.
Eric Swenson, writer, editor, event planner
After teaching writing for several years at colleges and universities in Washington and Oregon, Eric Swenson became a writer himself. He has (co)authored six books and written more than 200 articles on subjects as diverse as commercial fishing, forensic DNA, child development, legal education, and baseball. He also served as an editor at Microsoft and Ernst & Young and as the communications director for an environmental organization promoting ocean health and for a genetics-testing lab. Eric now focuses exclusively on psychedelic-assisted healing. He edits an ayahuasca website, https://kahpi.net, and an iboga public information campaign, https://awake.net. His other major interest is children, and he volunteers at Head Start and at a center for traumatized children.
Thierry Denis: corporate videos, commercials, full service production and post-production
Whether it is a cap, a beret, or a fedora, Thierry wears all the hats (literally). Not only a leader to his team at Helium Films, San Diego but a mentor, Thierry goes out of his way to fulfill customers’ needs in the most elegant and creative ways.
Stefanie Cohen, freelance journalist, ghostwriter, and copy writer
My interests include plant medicines, mental and spiritual health, and storytelling. As a former Wall Street Journal reporter, I bring the highest level of journalistic integrity to each of my projects. As a person walking a path led by plant medicines, I bring my heart, and a wish for the highest good, to those same endeavors.
Eric Thiermann, Social Impact Documentarian
Film director, cinematographer, producer, screenwriter, and founder of a Santa Cruz-based media production company Impact Creative. During his 40-year career, Thiermann has made numerous documentaries covering a wide range of socially and politically relevant subjects, from domestic violence to environmental stewardship. In 1986, he shot “Women for America,” which received an Oscar for best short documentary. Currently co-producing the Iboga Saves movie and movement with Lakshmi Narayan.