Lisa Bodey – Director
Donovan Spitzman – Advisor
Amory Reed – Freebox Fashion Show
Hi, my name is Amory, and I am blessed and honored to hold space for others in Union and Sacred journeys through aromatherapy, priestess work and Beyond Quantum Healing. I enjoy exploring alchemy and magick through art, nature, and engaging all the senses. I am super grateful to be part of the OLT/Valley View family as well.
I am absolutely delighted to be returning for my 2nd year running the Freebox Fashion Show as part of the Crestone Energy Fair. Look for our booth on Saturday to get your fashion ready for the show, and go to our signup.com to volunteer to help during the Energy Fair and beyond with Freebox cleanup days. Thank you Crestone and the San Luis Valley for being such a loving community!
Laura Enzer – Wellness Panel Moderator
With lots of love and passion for Crestone and its way of embracing alternative living, I am thrilled to join the Crestone Energy Fair team as the Wellness Panel Moderator. I was born and raised in Crestone. This is truly, in every sense, my home. I am an herbalist that is looking forward to a lifetime of learning and connecting with plants. I opened Mountain Laurel Apothecary in the heart of downtown Crestone and see a fulfilling future for myself being the bridge between the community and the plants. I truly believe in breaking free of molds we’ve been given and pushing forward as a community and planet to reinstate some more traditional ways of living. The Crestone Energy Fair does an incredible job of educating and bringing awareness to this valuable knowledge and I couldn’t be more proud to be a part of the team!
Taylor Martin – Family Village
Taylor earned a Bachelors Degree in humanities [health and wellness] from the State University of New York. During her time in school, Taylor taught herself how to sew. She began to design clothing and spread her passion for self expression through wearable art, by teaching sewing lessons! Wherever she found herself working, Taylor continually had profound encounters with children. Moving to Colorado in 2011, Taylor dove deep into the world of early childhood everything! Before having two sweet children of her own, Rainbow Lightning was her baby; a 501c3 organization dedicated to empowering self-expression through music, art and nature! 2023 will be Taylor’s 4th year coordinating the children’s offerings at the Crestone Energy Fair, and she CAN NOT WAIT!
Crystal Price Wade – Wellness Village
The Crestone Energy Fair has provided a wonderful outlet for me to combine health and
wellbeing with community building and organization. I feel truly honored to work in a crew of passionate individuals deeply dedicated to the planet, sustainability and community. The
Wellness Village of the Energy Fair is relatively new to CEF and I’m excited to be part of its
growth and fulfillment. I moved to Crestone in 2008 as a teen and have benefited greatly from
the general healthy lifestyle of the locals. I’ve eaten amazing local food, attended the Crestone
Healing Arts school, found a practice in Ashtanga yoga and so much more. I’m hoping with the
CEF I’ll be able to give back, share some of the magic of this place and continue to discover
what it means to be a part of this village.
Brett Buchanan – Lead Builder
2022 was my first year delving into the Energy Fair and learning to play a key role in a variety of fashions besides being Lisa’s right hand man (actually left hand). By trade I am a home builder and my company Crescent Moon Construction is based in Crestone & the SLV where I focus on custom homes ranging from Netzero designs to traditional rough sawn framed homes. I have been exposed to plenty of construction methods but the mountains are where I wanted to reside as well as being closer to the natural world. I am an owner builder with my partner Lisa Bodey and we’re striving to build using natural methods and using local resources and natural building techniques are being incorporated into our tiny house. Our county is unique as there are no building codes and therefore building with creativity is endless and many opportunities are at our hands grasp. I enjoy working with my hands and am constantly looking for challenges as well as a new way to build using local resources and long forgotten techniques. I am inspired by the local artisans and craftsmen from earth ships, passive solar design, cob techniques, earthen floors, straw bales, emf solutions, solar, in floor heating systems and other techniques that align ourselves with our planet, embracing our outdoor conditions and the energy that is all around us. I have been in the construction industry for over 20 years and am constantly looking for ways to give back to our community through volunteerism and am thrilled to be apart of the energy fair team. When I’m not working, I’m working. There is never a dull moment and there’s plenty to work on, additions, securing materials, firewood, honey do lists, furniture, rebuilding, gardening, and of course creek dips, soaking in hot springs and fishing.
Jae Sanders – SLV Seed Exchange, Director
Rob Treaphort – Golden Turtle Sound
From creating beats at 13 to curating soundscapes in studios at 14, I’ve breathed life into music. In 2016, Golden Turtle Sound was born, becoming the heartbeat of events – from intimate soirées to electrifying festivals. With years of hands-on expertise, my team and I orchestrate a sonic space that resonates deeply, turning gatherings into unforgettable symphonies of sound. Let’s craft sonic wonders together! Rob Treaphort, the mastermind behind Golden Turtle Sound and has been the lead Sound Engineer for the Energy Fair for 4 years.
Eden Elderberry – Kitchen Witch
Eden Elderberry fell in love with Crestone after attending her first Homes Tour during the 2021 Energy Fair. She can be found working at the Northern Saguache County Library District, hanging out with her three kids, or volunteering for various community outreach projects. This will be Eden’s second year working for the volunteer kitchen and she hopes to initiate low energy storage and food preparation methods to the kitchen this year.
Chris Manfield & Allison Wonderland – Art Installation
After graduating with my BFA from SFAI in 2018 I worked for the International Center of Photography until 2019. I completed my MFA in Studio Art from San Francisco Art Institute in 2021, where I was nominated as SFAI’s 150th anniversary graduate commencement speaker, outstanding MFA student, MFA exhibition best in show, and recipient of the John Collier grant and awards. Besides continuing to engage my community through the arts and education, I’m an environmental activist and a father.
The Art and Education communities have inspired and shaped me as an artist. Consequently, they’ve shaped the way I see the world and without it, I wouldn’t be who I am today. As an artist and educator, my work and research is committed to the study of anthropological discourse, in relationship to environmental sustainability and institutional reformation. To me, learning is a collaborative effort and the beauty in our desire to connect with the world and each other is realized when we begin to reflect upon and respond to a range of complex human conditions by sharing our personal experiences to inspire one another. The purpose of making art, after all, is to remind ourselves that life is more important than art!
Shawn King – Demonstrations
Skillset: Specific expertise in consulting on materials choice and design engineering for durability, resistance and adaptation to extreme weather and seismic events, aesthetics, and minimal environmental impact using natural, local, salvaged, repurposed, and on-site materials.
Workshop and individual instruction in and technological development of appropriate technology and techniques for DIY earthen ultra-ecological family homes and other built-environment components such as garden walls. Emphasis on earthen and locally-harvested or salvaged materials, minimal cost and minimal environmental impact for passive solar-rational new construction and retrofitting of conventional structures by their owner-builders.
Experience: I have been organizing, teaching, and leading workshops on natural building techniques, materials, design, and siting with Cob Cottage Company and the North American School of Natural Building since 2012. The workshop series included 9-day intensives designed to prepare novices of all ages to effectively build their own natural home and teach others in the process. I have developed workshops and taught along-side Ianto Evans and Linda Smiley, authors of The Hand Sculpted House and founders of both the modern cob revival world-wide and the North American School of Natural Building, an organization connecting natural builders from a wide variety of styles and lineages to shared information and expertise. I have directly advised on design and implementation of many build projects, enhancing the soundness of design choices, reducing carbon footprint and other environmental impacts, lowering costs, and simplifying design and build process.
I have built my own cob cottage by hand, remodeled my own conventional house with natural paints and plasters, installed earthen floors, and built and cooked with earthen bread ovens.
Anya Kaats – Green Room
Anya Kaats is a writer, archetypal astrologer, and podcast host who fell in love with Crestone in 2018. Her podcast, “A Millennial’s Guide to Saving the World” was inspired by Anya’s desire to help her generation rewrite and redefine what it means to be a millennial by challenging the status quo, rejecting black and white thinking, and embracing nuance and paradox. Anya and her partner Chris founded “The Crestone Conglomerate” in 2020 with the goal of re-creating reciprocal and regenerative ways of living on the land and in community. In 2023, Anya founded a non-profit in the same name to shepherd cross-sector collaboration in creating meaningful projects related to art and infrastructure in Crestone and the surrounding San Luis Valley. Anya spent over a decade managing creative marketing for natural products companies and is thrilled to bring these skills, along with her passion for community and alternative ways of living to The Crestone Energy Fair.
Artist – Allison Wonderland
Allison Wonderland engages in the curious blessings and burdens of being human; tending soul through death midwifery, immersive installation creations, ritual theatre and poetic saturations. She is committed to co-cultivating systems of mutual empowerment and dismantling systems of oppression.
Kimberly Engard – Master of Ceremonies
Dr. Kim’s experience with Medicine and the Healing Arts spans over 30 years. In addition to her Naturopathic Medical Practice she is an International Lecturer, Teacher and Master Herbalist. She has been spotlighted on Shift Network, Healing Our Earth, and the International Qi Gong Association as well as Healing and Chakra Science teachings in the US, Bali and abroad. She was faculty at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine for 10 years and has taught and been an honorary member of the Environmental Medicine Board as well as her online teachings for doctors and the public. In addition to her medical practice, she consults with Holistic clients worldwide about Integrative and Natural Healing Modalities. She is committed to the Healing Arts and treating the whole person; body mind and spirit. She believes the key to healing starts with treating cause to dis-ease and integrates many healing and spiritual traditions in her practice and teachings.
More information can be found on her website DrKimEngard.com.
Melinda Myers – ScSEED Fiscal Sponsor Rep
Afton Fleming – Merchandise
Doug Beechwood – Terra Media – Videography
Volunteer Wrangler – Dana Oglesby
Green Team – Charles McEntyre