Co-Chairs: Katherine Smart and Smith Primm
To contact Katherine or Smith: firstname.lastname@example.org
Acting Zoom Coordinator: Smith Primm
Smith Primm cheerfully helps SFF with various activities. He is serving as co-chair of SFF with Katherine Smart and as interim Zoom coordinator.
Smith can always be found very happily and enthusiastically doing whatever needs to be done to make sure our events go smoothly.
Editor/Writer and Acting Co-Program Coordinator: Katherine Smart
A lifelong spiritual seeker and student of metaphysics, Katherine Smart is a veteran SFF board member, having helped the organization restructure in 1987 and creating its first print newsletter, Lightworks. In September 2017, after about 30 years, she picked up where she left off as the SSF writer/editor and has since stepped into the co-chair role to ensure that SFF continues to shine a light on the community.
Her main role as the Editor/Writer is working with speakers and meditation leaders to prepare copy for the website and monthly flyers. She also creates and edits SFF’s Constant Contact email newsletter.
She is particularly thrilled to see that the Raleigh organization continues to thrive, using the same monthly Thursday-night speaker format that was put in place so many years ago. After a 30-year career in journalism, public relations and corporate communications with a focus on health care, Katherine is enjoying an encore career as a professional hypnotist. She helps clients become empowered to live the lives they desire through her Pittsboro-based and online business, Imagine That Hypnosis. As certified consulting hypnotist, she served as president of the Carolina Hypnosis Network for the four years (2016-2120). Her lifelong equestrian pursuits have also equipped her to give horseback-riding lessons part time.
To contact Katherine: Editor@spiritual-frontiers.com
Treasurer: Mykal Harp
Mykal Harp, who joined SFF as treasurer in January 2021, brings a financial background to this important role as well as a working knowledge of SFF, having served on the board previously. She is a personal self-recovery expert who is also certified as a master hypnosis coach. She has a thriving practice in Sanford and online that focuses on emotional, mental and physical healing, as well as spiritual awakening.
Mykal’s own journey to personal freedom started with the inward knowingness that she had to give up trying to please others, identify her own truth and learn how to listen and follow her own heart and intuition.
She demonstrates that it is never too late to reinvent oneself as she has navigated from her corporate career to entrepreneur to her heart’s calling of helping others connect to their own inner light with knowledge, compassion and fierce love.
Mykal is passionate about creating bridges between communities and is excited to work with SFF to assist in its role of bringing quality information to those that seek.
To contact Mykal: email@example.com
Webmaster and Multimedia Coordinator: Kim Kasdorf
Kim Kasdorf has been active in the Raleigh SFF chapter since joining the board in 1988. Kim developed and maintained the first website, worked with Julie Hammer to develop the second website in 2009 and has assumed a much more active role with this, our third and most extensive website. He has served as editor of the newsletter and as SFF chairperson (1992-1996 & 1998) and still does whatever needs to be done to help the chapter. He also serves as the Multimedia coordinator, helping with audio/visuals and editing and posting our talks on YouTube.
With a one time goal of being a perpetual student, Kim received degrees in teacher education (AA), social work (BA) and general social sciences (MA) and was “ABD” for a Ph.D. in sociology from NCSU. Following the non-linear path of many seekers, after a 16-year stint as a mechanical engineer, he became an architectural designer, completed a second associate’s degree in architectural technology and became a LEED accredited professional as well as a BPI certified energy analyst. He retired in 2013, although he is still available for architectural consulting and design, focusing on residential high efficiency and universal access for private clients.
A spiritual seeker for most of his life, Kim says his significant early influences include Robert Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land, Herman Hesse’s Siddhartha, books by Ruth Montgomery, the Seth books and the complete works of T. Lobsang Rampa, Carlos Castanada and Richard Bach. Balancing right and left brain activities and interests is a continuing challenge, and his passions bounce from fine art to computers; from trucks and chainsaws to acoustic guitar and Persian rugs. Helping Kim to maintain balance is his wonderful and talented wife Pat.
Program Coordinator: Eileen Genna
After a long hiatus, Eileen Genna returned in September 2021 to the SFF board of as Program Coordinator, having previously served as Event Coordinator.
Her personal spiritual journey began over 38 years ago with Vincent, and her mission is to bring love, light and inspiration to everyone she encounters.
During their travels, Eileen has been blessed to have met extraordinary speakers and luminaries. She rejoins the board with the hope of connecting these speakers and their messages with the SFF community.
“I am excited to be part of this amazing organization and look forward to bringing new enlightenment to the SFF community along with continuing to learn and grow,” she says.
Social Media Coordinator: Rick Noriega
Rick Noriega, a Shaman practitioner based in Cary, joined the SFF board as the social media coordinator in January 2021. His volunteer work for SFF involves regularly posting information to SFF’s Facebook, Meetup and Instagram pages.
Also known as “Hawkeye,” Rick comes from a long line of curadors (the Spanish word for healers) and provides intuitive Oracle and Tarot card readings to help others remove blocked energy through his practice, www.healingbyhawkeye.com.
After having his first paranormal experiences at a young age, Rick has been on a lifetime journey to learn more about the unknown, what is beyond normal and how to help people obtain the answers they are seeking. He started reading Tarot and Oracle cards at the age of 13, but only recently decided to share his gifts with the public.
Rick attended his first SFF event about six years ago and says he felt an instant connection with people who attended and the information offered. He says he is honored to be a part of the SFF organization because it “helps spread open mindedness and education.”
To contact Rick: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Zoom Coordinator
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