Raising Our Vibration, LLC
 Advisory Board


Kevin
Schoeninger,
M.A.
Co-Director


Kevin Schoeninger is an author and teacher of Mind-Body training.  In 1984, he had a profound experience of still, silent, spacious, nondual awareness on a backpacking trip through the wilderness that set him on a lifelong quest exploring higher states of consciousness.  This quest led him to study T'ai Chi, Qigong, mindfulness, meditation, Centering Prayer, Kriya Yoga, Holy Fire Reiki, and other mind-body training techniques. Kevin graduated from Villanova University in 1986 with a Masters degree in Philosophy, and is Certified as a Personal Trainer, Life Coach, Qigong Meditation Master Instructor, and Holy Fire Karuna Reiki Master Teacher.  He has been writing about and teaching these techniques for over 35 years.  His latest book is Clear Quiet Mind, which is available on Amazon.  Kevin and Stephen Altair are readying to publish their next book, Raising Our Vibration: A Guide to Subtle Energy Meditation.
 


Stephen Skelton, B.A.
Co-Director


Stephen Skelton (more commonly known as Stephen Altair) is an author and teacher of Light Body Awakening, including Mindfulness and Meditation. At a very early age, Stephen had a dream of being a monk and experiencing the cosmic sound and light, an experience which fostered his awakening into self-awareness and a curiosity and deep love for all spiritual paths. This curiosity led him to study T'ai Chi, Qigong, meditation, Kriya Yoga, Reiki, and other mind-body training techniques. Stephen graduated from Auckland and Otago University with degrees in Education and Business and was Certified as a Counsellor with the Counsellors and Psychotherapists Association of New South Wales in Australia.  He has been writing and teaching meditation techniques for over 30 years.  His latest book is Diary of a Yogi, which is available on Amazon.  Stephen and Kevin are readying to publish their next book, Raising Our Vibration: A Guide to Subtle Energy Meditation.
 


Kiefer O'Sullivan, M.S.
Neuroscience Advisor


Kiefer O’Sullivan has been a passionate neuroscientist for many years and a lifelong student of the brain and consciousness. Moving from Ireland, he received his B.Sc. in Neuroscience from Dominican University of California. From there he moved onto his graduate studies, earning a graduate degree in biomedical science with a research thesis in neuroscience. Following the completion of his degree, he spent over a year remotely helping individuals, doctors, and corporations around the world in writing, editing, and ensuring the highest scientific standards for their methodologies, thought processes, publications, and conclusions. In the past few years, he has been involved in the neuroscience of consciousness, with a specific focus in using non-invasive methods like meditation to dramatically impact the functioning of the brain, nervous system, and the entire body.

As both a neuroscientist and long-time meditator, his lifelong study has been pursuing the origins, structure, and nature of human consciousness and explaining how this informs our sensation of reality. His ambition for society, by unraveling the tangled mystery of consciousness, is to build and develop a practical toolset with which people may alter their own minds, of their own volition, from within, and provide pathways toward the self-healing of mental illnesses among other neurological conditions.
 


Holly Copeland, M.A.
Research Advisor


Holly Copeland is the owner of HeartMind Alchemy. In this capacity, she writes and teaches as a Human Potential Coach and works with clients to monitor and improve their psychological and physical health through tools such as EEG neurofeedback and heart rate variability. She is also a Senior Research Scientist at the University of Wyoming in spatial ecology studying movement ecology and navigation primarily in ungulates, with expertise in data science, GIS and Remote Sensing. She is the former Director of Science for The Nature Conservancy in Wyoming, and worked for 20 years as a scientist focusing on conservation ecology. She has published more than 20 scientific papers in spatial ecology and holds an M.A. in geography from the University of Wyoming and a B.A. from the University of California, Davis.
 


Dr. Francis Thien, M.D. FRACP FCCP
Medical Advisor


Professor Francis Thien is Director of the Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at Box Hill Hospital, Eastern Health, and the Monash University Clinical School in Melbourne, Australia. His work commitments include clinical service provision, health service management, undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and clinical research. He has research interests in drug allergy, severe asthma and other lung diseases, and is an invited speaker in international conferences on these topics. He has Australian National Health and Medical Research Council research grant income in excess of AUD$3.76 million and co-authored over 150 papers listed on PubMed. He is also Immediate Past President of the Asia Pacific Association of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology (APAAACI) having been president from 2016 to 2018.
 


Randy Knudson,
J.D.
Legal Advisor


Randy Knudson is a partner in Doerr & Knudson, P.A. He is a member of the New Mexico State and Federal Bar as well to practice in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Randy was admitted to practice in 1980. Randy was awarded the State Bar of New Mexico Distinguished Service Award for 2009. He is a former Commissioner for the Judicial Standards Commission, which is a Commission created by the New Mexico Constitution in Article 6, §32, to regulate and enforce the ethical conduct of New Mexico Judges under the Code of Judicial Responsibility. He is also a former member of the New Board of Bar Examiners. Randy was selected for inclusion in the 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 Best Lawyers©, in the area of personal injury for the State of New Mexico. He was selected for inclusion in the 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020, editions of Southwest Super Lawyers.
 

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