A 500 year vision.
Clear Sky was founded on a belief that everything we do is for the benefit of all beings. Our vision is to still be doing that 500 years from now. Our Board is helping us achieve that.
Ensuring that everything we do honours our quadruple bottom line, vision and mission, our Board is what brings our inner intentions and outer actions into alignment.
In order to achieve this, our Board members are leaders in strategic planning. And, because our Chair is a Certified Money Coach, we are pioneers in ensuring that all members have a healthy relationship with money. By bringing all organizational shadows into the light, our Board helps the Clear Sky truly shine.
After meeting our founding teachers in Japan, I managed their meditation center in Kyoto for many years. In 2003, I helped search for a site for Clear Sky, looking at around 30 properties until we found our current location in the magical Kootenays.
I am privileged to have been part of the team that took the center from self-starter to second-stage growth.
I have an M.A. in Counselling Psychology and have worked as a counsellor in the mental health and substance use field for over 29 years, including the last 18 years as the Executive Director with East Kootenay Addiction Services Society in Cranbrook, B.C.
I’m the Treasurer on the Clear Sky Board of Directors, and am responsible for the financial administration here.
Board Member at Large
I was introduced to Clear Sky through joining the Karma Yoga program (a 3-month service stay). I was instantly seduced by a new way of life – a way that my depth was seeking. I found a place, a community where people work together and accompany yogis like me in the awakening process.
There, I discovered what I’m passionate about: diving deeper inside, understanding what it is to be a wholesome, spiritual being – a being that is participating in the creation of an abundant life and that believes in the powerful ideal of service for the benefit of all. What an incredible journey! Originally trained as a social work educator, my eight years of work with youth in schools have convinced me to find a better, deeper way to teach life skills to our next generation. I am now in a 3-year university course and I intend to start my own business in the fields of life skills and second-language teaching. Now, I am on the Clear Sky Board of Directors and am on the sales team – and my love for our offerings to the world is constantly increasing. I see how what we can provide to people is peaceful and loving states of mind. Working to support that? That’s really a life worth living!