Wendy K. McKenna, Founder & President
Wendy has provided her unique services as an holistic healer for over four decades. Her services are multi-faceted while addressing body, mind, emotion, soul and spirit. wendymckenna.com
Wendy's daily personal disciplines to maintain her balance are meditation, yoga, toning, hiking and facilitating energetic balance for her family and four-legged companions.
Elizabeth Sullivan, Vice President of Public Relations and Volunteer Administrator
Elizabeth has had a lifelong interest in healing and metaphysics and continues to feed that interest daily through research and meditative writing. She enjoys keeping up with the latest information in her fields of interest, and happily shares her wisdom, energy and light with clients through her private Energy Healing business as well as with the public through Lightshare clinics and programs. Additionally Elizabeth fulfills a leadership role as Vice President on the Lightshare corporate Board of Volunteer Administrators, where her activities are many and varied.
Elizabeth received a bachelor’s degree in Business and Marketing, after which she worked in corporate communications for several years. In 1998 she began extensive healing services training and education, and in 2003 opened her private Energy Healing business where she happily serves clients at the Lightshare Center in Santa Margarita. Visit Elizabeth’s website at www.elizabethasullivan.com or call 805-459-3409 for more information.
Elizabeth looks forward to the next chapter of life’s journey after raising two wonderful sons and relocating to a new home in Atascadero that is a stone’s throw from the Lightshare Center.
Elizabeth's personal practices to maintain balance are meditation, toning, yoga, writing, time in nature, facilitating and receiving energy balancing, and communing with Source.
Brianne McKinley, Volunteer Administrator, Team and Center Manager
Brianne was born and raised on the Central Coast of California. She currently provides services of massage therapy and energy healing in Santa Margarita. For private sessions, please call her at (805) 234-2144 or check out her website at massagebybrianne.com
Brianne graduated in 2002 from Atascadero High School. She immediately went on to Cuesta College with aspirations in Physical Therapy. In 2004 she graduated from the Hirudaya School of Massage Therapy with a certificate for Massage Practitioner and then went on to finish her Massage Therapist program in 2010 from the California Holistic Institue. Brianne is a California State Certified Massage Therapist and has been working professionally since 2004. Brianne has also had extensive studies and training in Reiki, Energetics, Kinesiology, and Nutrition. She is also a Certified Watsu Practitioner and provides people with Aquatic Therapy in the spring and summer.
Brianne has been involved in the field of healing arts her entire life. Her mother, Wendy, directs and presides over Lightshare. Brianne has volunteered at the Lightshare headquarters office in California since its inception and frequently aids the Lightshare Team trainings and events. She helps organize the Lightshare Team for serving at clinics and host communities; she volunteers on the Board of Directors and attends meetings regularly; and she manages the Lightshare Center located in Santa Margarita.
When Brianne is not volunteering with Lightshare or serving humanity through her private business, she enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, snowboarding, wakeboarding, and traveling. Brianne maintains her balance by toning, meditating, yoga, gardening, being in nature, receiving bodywork weekly, spending time with family and being with her kid and dogs.
Keith Dillon, Logistics Engineer for the Lightshare Team
Keith helps out with logistic issues and provides all engineering and construction supervision for the Team and at the Center. And he designed the interior of the Lightshare Center in Santa Margarita, California.
Keith has worked in the building industry for over 40 years and currently operates Lunasea Design and Luna Sea Mods in Santa Margarita, California where he lives with his family. His current creative design is metalsmithing eclectic objects from recycled materials, designing and building vaporizing mods and cooking in his brick oven kitchen.
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Keith also builds fine cabinetry and artistic free-standing furniture, and plays music for fun.
Keith studied Energetics in 2003 through Comfort Zone for Balance and Healing in California after studing metaphysics and writing on similar topics for the previous decade.
Keith's personal disciplines for maintaining his balance are meditation, listening to music and playing music, playing his drums and writing and designing and building stuff.
Kathleen Schaefer, Recording Secretary
A California native, born and raised in the Los Angeles area, Kathleen has lived on the Central Coast of California in San Luis Obispo County since 1979.
Kathleen's career background has included medical offices and Academic Administrative Support at Cal Poly University and Cuesta College, in San Luis Obispo, California. An avid traveler enjoying the outdoors, hiking, cooking, gardening, yoga, art and music, Kathleen's dedication to her volunteer support of Lightshare is a joyful service.
As a lifelong learner with interests in the healing arts and metaphysics, Kathleen expanded her studies in 2003 with Comfort Zone for Balance and Healing in Santa Margarita California, earning certificates in Energetics in 2008, Light Frequencies in 2009 and 2010, and Reiki Usui degrees I and II through Healing Waters of the Central Coast in 2010. Kathleen facilitates energetic balance through her work as a member of the Lightshare Team, and as Recording Secretary for the corporate Administrative Board of Lightshare based in Santa Margarita California.
Mindfulness, simplicity, gratitude and living from her heart are key elements in Kathleen's daily practices. Her daily personal disciplines to maintain balance are meditation, yoga, toning, giving and receiving energy balancing, enjoying the outdoors, music and movement.
Bianca Matejcek, Community Yoga Coordinator
Bianca is a San Luis Obispo County native living in Atascadero. She began her training in alternative healing modalities in 2002 when she completed her Reiki Master Teacher certification.
She started her private practice after becoming a licensed massage therapist and subsequently completed the two year Qualitative Healers Training. She has received certification in Energetics and Light Frequencies as well as receiving further training in various massage techniques.
Located at Bliss Massage and Body Therapy in Atascadero, Bianca incorporates a variety of modalities including Energy Balancing and Facilitation, Massage Therapy and Raindrop Technique®. She can be reached at (805) 459-8744.
Bianca's personal disciplines to maintain her balance are toning, meditation, receiving and giving energy balancing's, listening to meditative music, sun gazing, journaling, and daily gratitude expression.
Lynley Ewen, Young People's Forum Coordinator
Lynley grew up on the Central Coast of California and left the area to persue a college degree. She returned to live in San Luis Obispo after earning Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Sanoma State University in 2002 and Master's Degree in Psychology from Chapman University in 2010. She began receiving energy balancing and holistic healing services in 2008 and this has since lead her to obtain her certifications in Reiki I and II. She uses these alternative therapies as an aid to her work as a Marriage and Family Therapist.
To maintain her balance, Lynley continues to receive regular energy balancing and healing sessions, and practices daily meditation, walking, Reiki, toning, dance, and yoga.
Meg Bourget, Lightshare Artisans Coordinator
Meg is a native Californian who grew up among orange and olive orchards in the Sacramento Valley. The combination of a rural lifestyle and a creative family background provided fertile ground for her imagination to soar and encouraged deep thought and spiritual openness. As a teenager Meg became acquainted with Edgar Casey and Nostradamus and thus began her metaphysical pursuits.
In the 70s, Meg was told she needed surgery. Believing there was an alternative, she visited the Hippocrates Health Institute in Lemon Grove, California, to address her health challenges. Along with learning about fasting and healthful eating, she learned how meditation and visualization could aid her healing. In the process, her health issues were resolved without surgery and she became convinced of the power of the mind to heal both herself and others. Since that time she has become a talented vegetarian and raw foods cook, studied Reiki and continued on the metaphysical path.
Meg was introduced to Lightshare in 2004 where she was able to seek more of the practices that sparked her interest in energy balancing. She earned her certification in Light Frequencies, a 40-hour intensive course offered by Wendy McKenna through Comfort Zone for Balance and Healing in 2007.
Meg is an artist of mixed media and mosaic; currently focused on creating mystical decorative spheres. She lives in Grover Beach, California with her dog, Jake, and her cat, Vincent.
Meg's daily personal disciplines for maintaining her balance are expressing her gratitude for everything, expressing love of and for herself and others, sun gazing, meditating, breathwork, drinking water, toning and prayer. Meg also engages a visualization of lightning entering through her crown and anchoring her to the Earth.
After growing up on the Central Coast of California Serena ventured to the Bay Area to study Public Health where she received her first BA degree at Berkeley in 2006. She spent her junior year studying in Singapore and traveled throughout Southeast Asia where she was exposed to different forms of bodywork and healing arts. It was there that Serena discovered her true passion; working with women and families while concluding that Midwifery might become her career goal.
After finishing her degree she earned a certification in Massage Therapy in May 2007 from the Massage Therapy Institute in Santa Barbara (SBBTI), California; eager to use her hands to connect and communicate with others.
Since then she has pursued additional courses in Reflexology and Prenatal Massage from SBBTI in 2007, Thai Massage from Michael Gibian in 2008, Energetics with Wendy McKenna in 2008, and Craniosacral Therapy with Milne Institute in 2010.
Through long travels overseas and, most recently while living in Colorado to pursue a BS Nursing degree from Regis University in 2011, bodywork and energy work have been a constant source of inspiration and rejuvenation for her.
Serena did find her way back to the Central Coast of California and is currently working as a Mother and Baby Nurse at a local hospital. She thoroughly enjoys sharing space with the new souls, grateful to be of service to mothers and families.
Serena's daily personal disciplines to maintain her balance are yoga, toning, beach walking, hiking, journaling, meditation, and giving and receiving bodywork as often as possible.
Dena Kaigel is a native of the Czech Republic where she studied pediatric nursing. After coming to the United States she continued to work in different areas of the medical field. All her adult life she was, and is continuing to be engaged in professions that would bring a nurturing aspect into people’s lives. She currently lives in Atascadero with her husband Olan.
Several years ago Dena read a book by Dr. Deepak Chopra called Perfect Health and it ignited her fascination with the ancient approach to health called Ayurveda. After studying Ayurveda for a while on her own, she enrolled in a two year program at Mount Madonna Institute College of Ayurveda in Watsonville, California and became an Ayurvedic practitioner. Dena is now offering Ayurvedic consultations for those who are interested to find more purpose and balance in their lives through healthy eating and life style that encompasses the body, mind and spirit.
In 2010, Dena received Reiki 1 & 2 certification and uses this modality to facilitate Energy Balancing with the Lightshare Team. She feels blessed to be part of the Team and enjoys servicing humanity.
Dena’s tools to maintain balance in her life are meditation, yoga, toning, giving and receiving Reiki, energy healing, gardening, spending time in nature, eating vegetarian food, practicing an Ayurvedic life style to deepen her self-awareness and contemplating on the Divine.
Dena can be reached (805) 903-3276 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org She also has a website www.healingwithayurvedanow.com
Kimberly has had a lifelong interest in all things spiritual. In 2011, she began studying A Course in Miracles and life as she knew it began to change in miraculous ways. She began receiving Energy Balancing at the monthly Energy Balance Clinics given by Lightshare and was relieved of several long term health challenges. In August of 2012, Kimberly was certified in the Usui System of Reiki Healing. In 2013, Kimberly received 12 hours of training in Energetics and Light Frequencies, and in 2014 and 2015, 2 more courses of training in Energetics were completed. Kimberly feels blessed to be allowed to serve humanity as a Volunteer Team Member for Lightshare.
Kimberly lives in Atascadero with her 2 rat terriers, Angus and Penelope. She enjoys giving and receiving Energy Balancing, scuba diving, snorkeling, hiking, walking, traveling and learning everything she can about the lives we, as humans on Earth, live.
In order to maintain personal balance Kimberly practices meditation, sun gazing, spinning, pineal toning and grounding. Awareness, gratitude and joy are what she strives for each day, and the ability to hold the Light at all times.
Robin was born and raised in a small town outside Philadelphia (Prospect Park) Pennsylvania. She received a two year degree in the Health Care Field from the National Institute of Health Technology in Philadelphia in 1979. Robin then came to California in the early 1980’s to expand her horizons and received a two year degree in Aeronautics at Sacramento City College. In 1994 Robin then made a career with the Department of Corrections and has since retired in 2015.
In 2008, Robin had an awakening which she discovered that the healing arts and metaphysics were an unfolding interest; however, it wasn't until later that she followed her true path. She began receiving energy balancing and holistic healing services in 2014 and this has since lead her to obtain her certifications in Usui System Reiki I and II, along with the Energetics course. She has great passion for learning, especially the metaphysics and lives for the joy of discovering more and more!
Robin feels so grateful to be part of the lightshare team while being able to serve humanity. She continues to receive regular energy balancing and healing services, along with her daily personal disciplines to maintain her balance are: meditation, toning, reading, time spent in nature, dancing, attending workshops, physical exercise and clean eating, hiking, bonding with her dog "Spencer" and her horses "Max" and "Hank"
Genevieve is a Philadelphia native who moved to California in 2005 and has happily lived in San Luis Obispo ever since. She received a liberal arts degree from St.John’s College in Annapolis, MD in 1999.
Her personal health concerns and life experiences following college led her to become a certified practitioner and instructor of the energy healing modality, QuantumMTouch®, which she has facilitated since 2003. She became very interested in becoming a holistic nurse and pursued her dream in 2010. She attended Cuesta College Nursing School and graduated in May 2015.
Genevieve was introduced to the Lightshare organization when she started attending the energy balancing sessions with a friend several years ago. She feels honored and inspired to volunteer on this wonderful team of healers that help bring peace and balance into people’s lives.
To keep herself balanced, she does yoga and qi gong, prays, tones, dances, walks, and gives energy healing sessions to herself and to others.