Donna Davis-Andervis (Production Assistant) is a Reiki Master, Registered Nurse, Esthetician, and Interfaith Alliance of Divine Love Minister. She is also a Life and Health Coach and is the co-owner of Your Phoenix Is Rising Inc. which is a team that coaches women across the globe. Donna is a “Possibilitarian” that encourages women to rise from the ashes of their past and into a new experience to live their best life. Donna resides in Ocala, Florida, where she is the Program Director for the Center for Spiritual Living Ocala church. 2018 was Donna’s first year in this position after serving on the Retreat’s AV Team in 2017.
Norma Anderson-Andervis (Production Assistant) is a Practitioner at CSL Ocala where she has served on the core council in several positions (2012- present) including member, vice-president, president, and currently treasurer, she is a Reiki Master, Life Coach, Sound Healing Practitioner, and a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) and co-owner of Your Phoenix Is Rising a coaching/wellness company that encourages rising from the ashes of your life. Here at the retreat, she is serving as our Food and Beverage manager 1st year.
Dawn Heller (Head Cashier) has attended metaphysical churches most of her life. She came to her first Big Sky Retreat with her two sisters in 2007. Dawn has assisted the cashier since 2016. She worked as a payroll manager for Jack in the Box, where she had her career for 27 years. Dawn has held several positions on PTA boards over the last 13 years, including president, treasurer and auditor. She currently volunteers as an usher team captain for the Old Globe Theaters in San Diego. As retirees, Dawn and her husband, Don, enjoy spending time with their family and traveling the world. They have two grown children and four grandchildren. Dawn also enjoys gardening, reading, volunteering at school, and attending her grandchildren’s sporting events.
Bernie Jacobs (On-Site Logistics) has been attending the Big Sky Retreat since 2012. He has been researching metaphysics since 1990, which led him to the Salt Lake Center For Spiritual Living in 2007. This is where Bernie learned about the Big Sky Retreat and where he’s met many wonderful friends. He was born and raised in Utah, where he currently lives with his beautiful wife and daughter. He has been a proud Union Member of Local 140 – Plumbers, Pipefitters, HVAC&R for over 25 years. Bernie has been a foreman/ supervisor for over 13 of those years. He enjoys spending time with his family, outdoors, biking, hiking, & riding ATV’s.
JoAnn Jacobs (Volunteer Coordinator) has been an entrepreneur, businesswoman, & self-healer at various stages of her life. Much of her thirties and into the current time have been spent in self-healing and training on a variety of topics of interest. She has been attending the Big Sky Retreat since 2012 and considers it a required “re-set” button for the next year’s planning and goal setting.
Mark Joyce (Supply Manager) is a newbie to the Big Sky Retreat, attending his first one in 2018. He immediately jumped in to help with whatever needed to be done. He says his spirit thrives in the Big Sky vibration. Mark started his spiritual journey in 1957, at birth. His path led him to Unity of Houston where he has been a member for 23 years and counting. He and his wife, Lorna, have a son named Evan who attends Texas Tech. Early in their marriage, Lorna suggested Mark start volunteering in the Nursery. Little did they know how quickly he would take to the blessed little angels. Currently, he is a Youth and Family Ministry teacher with the 4th and 5th graders. Semi-retirement in November 2018 hasn’t slowed him down. He is using his talents as the YFM Special Event Coordinator, Administrative Assistant to the YFM Director, and works part-time with the Boy Scouts of America as a new unit mentor. As if that weren’t enough, Mark is also studying to become a Licensed Unity Teacher.
Debra Kerrigan (Registrar) is a Practitioner Emeritus with Centers for Spiritual Living. She attended her first Big Sky Retreat in 2007 with her sisters. For more than 20 years she has been a big sister and mentor to several girls and has touched their lives in many ways. In 2014 the Soroptimist International of San Diego awarded Debra the “Woman of Accomplishment” Award for her dedicated years of service and commitment in making a difference in the world through the many ways she volunteers. You will often find her cleaning every park and beach she visits. She volunteers as an usher at the Old Globe Theatre. She is an avid gardener and enjoys sharing the abundance of vegetables, fruit and flowers from her garden. Since her retirement from UCSD, Debra often volunteers at the San Diego Blood Bank both in Escondido and Vista. Her greatest joys are singing with both Vista Hills and San Diego Sweet Adeline’s and creating beautiful quilts for family and friends.
Darnell Walls (Social Media Manager) was raised as a student of metaphysics. She attended her first Big Sky Retreat just recently in 2019. During the retreat she volunteered as assistant cashier and was willing to jump in and help anywhere else she could. Darnell grew up in a small town and married her high school sweetheart. They have two kids, Darnell opened a daycare while her kids were little so she would be home with them. That was operating for 10 years within those years she was lucky enough to help raise four additional kids as well as her own two. Both of Darnell’s kids have food intolerances, so knowing what is in your food is very important which pushed her to go back to her roots, farming. Darnell was raised on a small farm and is now raising her own family on a small farm. They have cows, pigs, chickens, dogs, cats, and fish. She enjoys farming, gardening, canning, and anything that involves the sunshine.