THE LUMUNOS TEAM
I have been the Executive Director at Lumunos for over 20 years now. Along with overall management of the organization, I particularly appreciate the daily opportunities I have to interact with the people we serve. I have been facilitating groups around the country for decades – in business settings, retreat centers, hospitals and beyond.
My work centers on a deep commitment to helping people clarify their priorities and find their calling – and to stay connected with those ideas as they navigate the complex challenges of modern life. Through the years, I have also been busy publishing my thoughts and perspectives about this work, including the connection between living a fulfilled life and the positive impact on the communities we work in and live in.
My wife Kathryn, daughter Isabel, and I live near Burlington Vermont, a place that allows us to do lots of hiking and skiing.
Read more about Doug's transition to Program Director here.
Business and Operations Director
I have had the privilege of working with many wonderful and wise people in both non-profit and for-profit organizations. From corporate board rooms to research labs tucked away in quiet buildings, I have spent years observing and supporting a diverse group of people as they have navigated the challenges of our rapidly changing workplaces. My wife and I have two ambitious children who have started down their own professional paths. Outside of work, I have served on the Boards of several non-profits (and I am committed to doing my small part in the global effort to address climate change). These experiences have sharpened my understanding of the power of commitment and values, both in the workplace and at home.
Here at Lumunos, my responsibilities include finding sustainable avenues for bringing our work to a wider and wider audience. My day-to-day activities also include “keeping the trains running on time.” My educational training includes an M.B.A. from Columbia University, a M.S. in Physics from Pennsylvania State University, and a B.S.E.E from the University of New Hampshire.
My journey through professional life has been happily winding and unexpected in many ways. After graduating from the University of Michigan, I spent a few years working for a conservation organization called the SCA. I restored fragile desert habitat, built trails, and taught environmental education to school children. I then spent several years in Indiana, earning an M.S. and Ph.D. in Natural Resource Social Science from Purdue University.
After moving to western North Carolina in 2014, I found myself managing an outdoor gear shop and teaching environmental science part-time at the University of North Carolina Asheville. With the birth of my daughter in 2016, I was really hoping to find a better balance between work life and family life. Joining Lumunos has allowed me to find a better balance and to be more creative in my work. Through my years at Lumunos, I have become a big believer in its mission. Not only are individual lives improved when people are living out their sacred values, but so are workplaces and communities (and maybe someday the world!). In my off-time, you’ll find me riding my horse, Rudy, and exploring the outdoors with my husband Skyler and two kids, Maya and Max.
Personally speaking I love all things art. A graduate from New Jersey’s William Paterson University with a BA in Fine Arts, I was given the unique opportunity to study art in all its forms and facets. After graduation creating pottery became my passion. As clay still nourishes my artistic soul, Lumunos has nourished my sense of purpose. Each day I get to work with people whose perseverance and dedication to helping others find their true calling is nothing short of inspirational. I am happy to be part of the Lumunos family.
Outreach & Engagement Director
As a firm believer in being a teacher and a student every day, much of my professional life has been spent in learning through service, education and advocacy with older adults. I have worked in the private and public sectors in workforce development, human resources, human services, and community outreach. I hold my Bachelors in Arts from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington in Professional Writing and have certificates in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion from Lenoir-Rhyne University, in gerontology, grantwriting, photography, nonprofit leadership and Dementia Friendly.
I enjoy ongoing education that assists me as a facilitator and subject matter expert in different areas, such as falls prevention and speaking to groups on a number of topics.
I am a mother, sister, daughter, partner, and friend. I currently live in western North Carolina, help my partner in a pickle business, and love the outdoors! Having experienced the reflective and re-energizing nature of allowing science to meet spirit, I am a lover of sound healing, meditative practices, good food, conscious movement and great music! I feel very aligned with Lumunos' mission, vision and values.
We are in a unique hiring position! There is a rare opportunity to join Lumunos as the Executive Director.
Read more about Doug's transition into Program Director and click below for the full job description.
You may apply directly by sending a resume and cover letter - click here to email Linda Rumbarger, Board Chair.