A note: All of our facilitators offer their gender pronouns as a way of letting you know how they like to be referred to. For example, oftentimes people do not use the appropriate gender pronouns for trans people, so trans folks need to announce their pronouns, which can give the impression that they are the only people who need to share pronouns. But it’s good practice for us all to be clear in our identities! This is a practice we use to be in solidarity with trans/nonbinary people -- or because we, ourselves, hold those identities.
Marisa "Sasa" Taborga Byrne (she/hers)
13 Moons Curriculum creatrix
Rites of Passage
Kruti Parekh (she/hers)
Ecology of Power + Privilege
Sobey Wing (he/him)
Ramon Parish (he/him)
Ritual / Rites of Passage
Ecology of Power and Privilege
Somatics / Embodiment
Clement Wilson, MSW (they/them)
Rites of Passage
Queer + Trans + Gender Literacy
Siri Gunnarson (she/they)
Seeking to support youth in their transition into adulthood Siri has worked with diverse educational programs from consulting and guiding high school programs to teaching with LEAPNOW: Transforming Education and Naropa University’s Gap Year Program. A council trainer and guide with the School of Lost Borders, she is currently anchoring their Young Adult and Nature of Council programs. She is passionate about love and community, anti-oppression and equity, embodiment and movement, and permaculture and water. She is a deep believer in self-study as a way of insight into the human being and compassion for self and others. Siri currently lives in a small land based community on Southern Pomo lands in Sebastopol CA.
Darcy Ottey (she/her)
Jett Cazeaux (they/them)
Gender & Sexuality Justice
Queering Rites of Passage
SOMASOURCE® Lifecycle Practitioner
As a white, differently-abled, genderqueer of European descent, holding both oppressed and oppressor identities informs their liberatory work in the ways they engage with the world. They do their best to chronicle their experiences on Queer Odyssey.
Areas of interest & support: LGBTQ2IA+, Queer & Trans communities, Council and other social technologies, Guidance on individual initiatory journeys, Equity work in rite of passage practices, Anti-racism and anti-oppression, Rite of passage program development.