Kari Auerbach

Kari Auerbach grew up all over the world learning about music and working as a jewelry designer. Currently living in New York City, she is social media director for several recording artists and a jewelry instructor for the New York Institute of Art and Design. She enjoys her many roles as a teacher, artist, mother, mentor, as well as advocating for artists, children, and a better, cleaner world.

Carolyn Martin

Carolyn's poems and book reviews have appeared in publications throughout North America and the UK including “Stirring,” “CALYX,” “Persimmon Tree,” “How Higher Education Feels,” and “Antiphon.” Her third collection, Thin Places, was published by Kelsay Books in 2017 and her fourth, A Penchant for Masquerades, is newly minted in 2019 by Unsolicited Press.

Joni Carley

Rev. Dr. Joni Carley provides counsel on values-driven leadership & cultural development with leaders and their organizations; facilitates in-house, virtual, and conference sessions; and shares information and inspiration with live and media audiences. She is co-author of Stepping Stones to Success, Vol 1, with Deepak Chopra, Jack Canfield, et al.; Author of articles, papers and upcoming book, The Alchemy of PowerJoni in Kosmos.

Victoria Price

A recent graduate with a BA in sociology, Victoria is Associate Editor of Kosmos Quarterly. She is a certified yoga teacher and co-authored the chapter “Social-Emotional Competence: Vital to Cultivating Mindful Global Citizenship in Higher Education” in the book Engaging Dissonance. Victoria in Kosmos.

Karen Andersen

Karen Andersen has been developing websites for over 20 years. In addition to serving as the Kosmos web guru, Karen is Director and Instructor at Kushala Yoga in Vancouver, BC.

Mark Gerzon

Mark Gerzon is a mediator, leadership consultant, and activist across the great divides that breed separation, mistrust, and violence. The author of The Reunited States of America: How We Can Bridge the Partisan Divide and other books, he has conducted leadership trainings in many parts of the world for the United Nations and a wide range of international networks and organizations. For the last thirty years, Mark has also served as president of Mediators FoundationMark in Kosmos.

Ulysses “Butch” Slaughter

Ulysses “Butch” Slaughter is a social entrepreneur, author and filmmaker. He is Founder of I Forgive University (IFU) an emerging human transformation project advocating forgiving as the “Ultimate Practice.” He recently completed his third book “Forgive: The New Mantra and Practice for Black Men.” Learn more.

Marie Goodwin

Marie Goodwin is a writer, activist, and recovering academic who is deschooling herself while unschooling her two children in Media, Pennsylvania. She is passionate about the recovery of traditional folk knowledge and the languages and stories of her ancestral lands. She wears many hats (archaeologist, herbalist, writer, mother), but her “day-job” is supporting the work of several authors and public speakers. Marie is currently birthing her first novel of historical fiction, but you can find some of her writing at her blog, Personal Mycology.

Alnoor Ladha

Alnoor’s work focuses on the intersection of political organizing, systems thinking, storytelling, technology and the decentralization of power. He is a founding member and the Executive Director of The Rules (TR), a global network of activists, organizers, designers, coders, researchers, writers and others dedicated to changing the rules that create inequality, poverty, and climate change. Alnoor in Kosmos.

Tamara Smiley Hamilton

Tamara Smiley Hamilton, a global professional speaker and conflict resolution coach, is called to facilitate difficult conversation on race and differences. As CEO of Audacious Coaching LLC, her mission is to use her unique gifts to help people find and shine their light as they stand in their own power. Tamara in Kosmos.