Bio: Hailing from NYC, I am a curious child and a loveable hermit, carefree and always hopeful. I attended McGill University for three years (Classical Studies & Political Science) but left the world of academia during my fourth year in order to follow my passion-- aided by the skills I developed in school and the will to break free from what I "should" do. At this point in my life, I am a business partner, an artist and a writer. I work in visual aesthetics, including drawing, painting, videography, and now digital modelling/animation. And despite having written countless pages of academic babble over the years, I still love writing, both as some fun mental gymnastics and as a way to express myself. Moving forward with my life, I know nothing for certain nor what the future will hold. My interests and my disposition keep changing, but one thing's for sure: I will always run where my happiness leads me.
Favorite Quote: "It might be true that there are six billion people in the world, and counting. Nevertheless - what you do makes a difference. It makes a difference, first of all, in material terms. It makes a difference to other people, and it sets an example. And in short, I think the message here is that we should never simply write ourselves off and see ourselves as the victim of various forces. It's always our decision who we are." - Professor Robert C. Solomon in the movie "Waking Life"
Random Fact: I can read ancient Greek and Latin.
Email: sandra [AT] valhallamovement.com
Favorite Quote: "Simplicity is the ultimate sophiscation." - Leonardo Da Vinci
Email: nick [AT] drumsfordevelopment.org
Resource Coordinator, Content Creator, Yogi & Chef
Bio: Traveler, teacher, lover and chef. I'm driven by the fire in my core. I gravitate towards truth and passion. While our lives are complexities perhaps not worth understanding one thing is for sure I know that I can not know for sure what I know... because after all what would be the fun in that :p
Favorite Quote: "Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity." Paolo Coelho - 'The Alchemist'
Random Fact: I was once stranded in the Amazonia with nothing but my best friend, a 2" LED flash light and a bag of half rotten bananas
Email: lawrence [AT] valhallamovement.com
Bio: I like studying science and philosophy. But I'd always rather be outside.
Email: hiltonsimmet651 [AT] gmail.com
Groundskeeper For Land + Content Creator For Movement
Favorite Quote: "The Best Time to Plant a Tree Is 20 Years Ago; The Second Best Time Is Now" John 14:6
Random Fact: I am you
Email: GERMDEE [AT] GMAIL.COM
Bio: I'm just a simple introverted dude. Nature is my hobby; weight lifting is my meditation; web developing is my skill; and quiet thinking is my pleasure.
Favorite Quote: "All the world's problems can be solved in a garden." Geoff Lawton
Random Fact: I shot a man in Reno.
Email: greg [AT] valhallamovement.com
Co-Founder - Chief Editor & Outreach Specialist
Bio: The person I aspire to be is the better version of the person I was yesterday!
Favorite Quote: "Through intent we are the architects of the universe" - Myself
Random Fact: I dance like nobody's watching every Monday morning to celebrate the fact that I don't work a 9 to 5!!
Email: marc_coppola [AT] hotmail.com
Bio: Hey! I love to connect with people and learn about their various philosophies on life. I love to ponder and spend a lot of my time questioning things just to get a better understanding of it. I believe that exploring who we are on a personal level creates a greater change in the world than anything else.
Favorite Quote: "I am that thorn for whom simply to be is an act of praise. Near the rose, no shame...!" Rumi
Random Fact: Listen to hours of Trance music on a daily basis and practices Reiki
Email: marthad.nasralla [AT] gmail.com
Co-Ordinator, Content Creator & Editor
Bio: My strength is that I love to love. Majored in the field of Recreational Therapy, I strive to help others find their light so that this world can shine brighter. I am currently in India, documenting Social Initiatives to bring light to simple solutions and demonstrate examples of strong & beautiful human beings.
Favorite Quote: "Don't adjust their brains, adjust their hearts" Nelson Mandela
Random Fact: I have a twin.
Email: sheilambarranqueiro [AT] gmail.com
Bio: I'm a musician, environmentalist, gardener, wild food and medicine lover, documenter, and active dreamer. I'm a student at life and I love all things that live. My path has brought me to Valhalla to help manifest the beautiful reality of freedom culture that I know in my heart is achievable. My mission is to grow, co-create, expand my understanding of the universe, and to heal all things: myself, the soil, the water, the air. Hopefully lending a glimmer of hope for the people around me, as they do for me everyday.
Favorite Quote: "Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds" - Bob Marley
Random Fact: I'm constantly doing headstands, I love them.
Email: vivika [AT] valhallamovement.com