Meet the dedicated and hardworking
people that make this event
Food & Beverage Manager
Norma Anderson-Andervis 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.
Donna Davis-Andervis 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.
Dawn Heller 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 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 has been an entrepreneur, business woman, and 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.
Debra Kerrigan 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.
Toni Krispien retired from airline management shortly after moving to Colorado in 1998. Since that time, she has dabbled in various positions to include the home improvement industry, local tourism, and CBD distribution. She currently works part time on small landscape design and gardening projects.
Already a student of metaphysics, Toni was thrilled to come across Mile Hi CSL in Lakewood, Colorado. In 2010, she attended her first Big Sky Retreat and has played a significant role through her volunteer efforts ever since! Although not professionally trained, she has always enjoyed creative endeavors (which is why we love her interior design work at Big Sky!)
Toni’s hobbies include exploring history and beautiful landscapes with her partner Richard. She also loves attending operas and concerts, hiking, skiing, camping, fishing and quilting.
Social Media Manager
Darnell Walls was raised as a student of metaphysics. She attended her first Big Sky Retreat in 2019; it was during this time she was recognized as a superstar and was pulled into the volunteer cashiering gig. Darnell has an incredible aptitude to learn new things quickly- it didn’t take long for her to join the staff in a more year-round position managing the social media aspects of the retreat.
Darnell grew up on a farm in rural Washington. She married her high school sweetheart and together they have two children. Her upbringing came in handy with her own children as they have intolerance to some foods- so raising animals and growing food for her family became essential. Darnell created “4 Walls Farm” which consists of cows, pigs, chickens, dogs, cats, and fish! Her hobbies include gardening, canning, and being out in the sunshine.