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WHO WE ARE

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My relationship with Dr. Lipton began nearly a decade ago during the early stages of developing the Radical Freedom Program and the Vision Journaling process. Both were emerging out of personal struggle and years of intense self-inquiry. I reached out to Bruce, with a low expectation of hearing back. He immediately saw through the struggle to the potential and embraced my dream. Ten years later, he's the one I credit for inspiring me to work my way through the shadows to a place of light. That journey has resulted in techniques for making dramatic positive change. We are thrilled to now be positioned to bring them to those who seek true and lasting freedom. Dr. Lipton is a highly valued member of our board of directors and a motivating force behind our continued efforts.

Many thanks to my friend Bruce for his

support and never-ending positivity all

these years. Words are not enough.

Executive Director, CFPI

CEO, Yaumny House LLC

Founder, Vision Journaling Live™

 

Dwayne Vandervoort

Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D.
Member | Board of Directors
Science Advisor
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                           Dr. Lipton is an internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit, a stem cell biologist, bestselling author of The Biology of Belief and the recipient of 2009's Goi Peace Award. His research at Stanford University’s School of Medicine, between 1987 and 1992, presaged one of today’s most important fields of study, the science of epigenetics.

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Dwayne Vandervoort, C.Ht Therapeutic Imagery Master
Executive Director | CFPI | 501c3
Originator | Radical Freedom Program
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Dwayne is the originator of the Vision Journaling™ method, Hypnomeditative Imaging Therapy™, Yaumny Quest Wilderness Excursions™, and the Vipassana Insula™ meditation process – all of which are core elements of CFPI's signature Radical Freedom Program™Vandervoort is a respected therapist in the fields of addiction recovery, behavior modification, and performance enhancement. His innovative life-engineering techniques and curriculums have been meticulously developed over the last decade with the direct support of celebrated epigenetics scientist, Dr. Bruce H. Lipton of Stanford University School of Medicine. Vandervoort speaks from a position of understanding, gained only through direct personal knowledge.

Marco Polo Tello Hernandez
ASU  Business Mgmt. Student

Coordinator | Bilingual Programming
Group Leader | VJ LIVE Groups
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Marco brings a wealth of cultural diversity, linguistic flexibility, and a globally expanded sense of destiny to the heart of the Crestone Freedom Project Intl. He sparks the fires of a deliberate and conscious forward motion toward our international presence and establishes a vibratory space for realization of this vision. All of us at CFPI are grateful for the presence of Marco's fresh perspective, for his youthful vibrance and potency, and for an emerging clarity of purpose as he labors among us toward common goals. His exuberance for serving others, the joy he brings to all, and his knack for living each moment fully are infectious. As we move into the future, it will be individuals such as Hernandez who lead the way toward evolving consciousness.

Mecca Wagner-Brown
C.Ht, cEFT, CYT

VJ LIVE Programming Facilitator
Founding Member
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Mecca is a rich resource of knowledge and experience for the Vision Journaling™ program. With over 20 years of experience in corporate administration, she possesses a unique capacity for balancing multifaceted aspects of life and remaining focused on self-care, not only for herself but her direct reports. Mecca is the founder of Mindful InnerChange holistic wellness group, near Phoenix, AZ, where she began her diverse journey as an Alternative Therapy Practitioner, author, and public speaker. Her credentials to date include Certified Hypnotherapist, Certified Emotional Freedom Practitioner, Certified Yoga Instructor, years of training and mentoring in meditation and Qigong, and in-progress for certification as a Medical Qigong Practitioner.

Mindy Vandervoort, CNC
Director | Public Relations
Founding Member
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Throughout her life and career, Mindy has embodied the energy that motivates action. She has over twenty years of creative visionary experience in corporate settings, leading numerous project planning and development projects. Her education and background are in marketing and public relations. She has held top-level corporate positions, which include sales manager, international event coordinator, and public relations director. As the YHLLC PR Director, Mindy has been strategically positioned to capitalize upon her well-developed skills with interpersonal communications and building authentic relationships. Mindy and Dwayne have worked side-by-side for twenty-three years.

Christopher Jones
UT Architecture Student

Coordinator | Student Orientation
Group Leader | VJ LIVE Groups
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Christopher has been a friend of the program since he was a high school freshman in 2016. During this time he has developed a close personal connection with the Vandervoort family, extending itself to direct mentorship with Dwayne who says of Jones, "This is a young man who never retreats from a kind-hearted disposition, embraces friendship as life's greatest gift, and has been there for those in need of his assistance, time and again. It is my hope for our world that we practice the method of cultivating more human beings like Chris Jones." The Crestone Freedom Project Intl is fortunate to have a team made up of people-centered individuals such as Chris as we set, and reset, our daily intention upon the vibration of authentic service and loving-kindness.

Melena Vandervoort, CAT
Director | Clinical Supervisor Research & Development Dept.
Founding Member
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Melena is currently studying at Adams State University in the Department of Psychology, with intentions to enter Stanford's doctoral program when she completes her studies in Colorado. She is the daughter of Dwayne and Mindy Vandervoort, founders of the Crestone Freedom Project Intl. When asked about how Melena fits into the project's big picture, Dwayne responded, "She is the future of this work, she has a healer's heart, knows no limitations, and glides her way from one success to another. I can think of no one I'd rather be aligned with. Melena and I have spent many hours discussing this project and her full commitment to it. I'm proud of her in many ways, and I know that whatever she takes on, the world will be a better place because of it." 

Jonathan Jobe
Web Development & Support
Information Technology Services
 
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Recently we were given the opportunity to reconnect with the very best in the business – the master guru's guru of web development, Jonathan Jobe. In the early days of coding, Jobe had been critical to brainstorming the most complex details of the Vision Journaling platform, making it possible to reliably bring these offerings to the public on a global scale.

 

Immediately following the fresh-out-of-the-box VJ LIVE Studio™ rollout, an unprecedented demand for the expertise of Jonathan's rapidly expanding international development group, highly sought after as Wix Trix Designs, was forming. Jobe had successfully established services on 6 continents in over 270 countries, and the nature of such an explosive growth now demanded his full attention. However, there is an element of truth in the saying that, "The very best things in life may say goodbye for a moment, but they never actually leave us alone."

 

We are beyond thrilled to now be supported by Jonathan – under the hood – insuring that we all enjoy the luxury of uninterrupted Vision Journaling services! In addition, he is ideologically and philosophically aligned with us, which brings the best of mojo down the road. When commenting on his own personal mindset, Jobe says the key is to, "Stop thinking and start doing. You can do it ... Don’t stop chasing your dreams."

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John P. Milton
Wilderness Program Operations
Consultant

John is a meditation and Qigong instructor, author, and environmentalist. He is the founder of Sacred Passage and the Way of Nature. He pioneered vision questing in contemporary Western culture in the 1940s. In 1945, at the time he began his sacred solo retreats in the wilderness, vision quests were unknown in the Americas outside Native American culture.

 

John received his M.S. in ecology and conservation from the University of Michigan in 1963. He is also known for organizing and leading dozens of expeditions into some of the wildest areas left on Earth, starting in his late teens.

 

A founding father of the environmental movement in the early 1960s, he was a professor of environmental studies and a Woodrow Wilson Center scholar at the Smithsonian Institution. He was one of the first ecologists on staff at the White House as a member of the President's Council of Economic Advisors, and was a founding member of the "Friends of the Earth"  environmental organization.

He is a frequent lecturer and workshop leader, and sought-after meditation and Qi Gong teacher. Thousands of people have sought his instruction since he began teaching in the 1950s. The book Discovering Beautiful: On The Road To Somewhere includes several sections detailing a student's apprenticeship with John.

His books and articles focus on inner development, Qi Gong and ecology. He recently published the book Sky Above, Earth Below. Devotees of Milton say his programs inspire Earth stewardship by cultivating natural wisdom and an open, loving heart in the wild.

The Radical Freedom Program is fortunate to have John advising operations as we seek to develop the most effective therapeutic programming into the wilderness aspect of our Yaumny Quests. John brings the type of knowledge that very few possess, and we are grateful that he has joined us in our efforst to light a path to freeom.

Hanne Strong
Administrative Operations
Consultant
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Mrs. Strong, has been an advocate for environmental conservation and restoration for many decades. In 1994, she established the Manitou Institute & Conservancy in partnership with Laurance Rockefeller and placed over 1,900 acres of the Foundation’s land holdings under Conservation Easements.

 

She served as a Senior Advisor, organizer and lead fundraiser for the Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders held at the United Nations in New York in 2000. It was the first conference of its kind ever held at the United Nations.

In 1992, Stong chaired two parallel conferences to the Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) – also known as the Earth Summit – in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

In 1983, Hanne organized a meeting between Canadian Native American Elders and Pope John Paul II to discuss Aboriginal Constitutional issues. The Pope later urged Prime Minister Trudeau to re-look at these issues and constitutional laws were changed addressing sensitive issues pertaining to Aboriginal peoples throughout Canada.

In 1976, Mrs. Strong organized a parallel conference to the HABITAT UN Conference on Human Settlements in Vancouver, British Columbia and created a platform for children and youth to address pressing global issues at the official plenary session. At Mrs. Strong’s invitation, Mother Teresa joined her as co-convenor of the event.

Since 1972, she has travelled to over 100 countries and has coordinated numerous civil society events parallel to High Level United Nations conferences. She has been invited to numerous universities, seminars and conferences as a guest speaker to address global issues covering topics such as interreligious communities, sustainable living and spiritually based environmental education.

Her work has been featured in international publications including Maclean’s Magazine, Reuters, Newsweek, Spirituality & Health, The Yoga Journal, and the New York Times. We are grateful for her participation and support now as we move into position for bringing something bright and new forward into a world filled with separation.

Mrs. Strong was born on July 29, 1941, in Copenhagen, Denmark, where she received a degree in Design and Planning. She has 2 daughters, 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Her husband, Maurice F. Strong passed in November 2015 at the age of 86. Mr. Strong served as Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General and was appointed as Under Secretary-General numerous times during his diplomatic career.

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