Marilyn Loy Every is the owner of Sagessence, LLC, a company with a mission to develop programs that inspire women and men to re-envision aging in the second half of their lives. She holds a Doctorate of Ministry in Wisdom Studies with a focus on aging. She is certified in Spiritual Direction from Wisdom University in San Francisco, CA. She also holds a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and a Master of Science in Audiology. Marilyn specializes in aging issues, communications abilities, life transitions, loss and grief, and spiritual companioning with individuals, in sacred circle groups and pastoral care ministry.
Valeria Young Vogt is a Certified Spiritual Director, having studied under Joan Borysenko at the Claritas Institute in Inter-spiritual Mentoring and Inquiry. She served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer and lived internationally for 25 years. Valeria brings a rich perspective of the honored status of aging as a integral part of many global cultures including Peru, Ireland, Denmark and Japan. Her cross-cultural understanding, experience and wisdom provides unique insights into shared human concerns from the Amazon to Asia and Europe to the Americas.