Welcome to my Personal Page
As a senior member of the Tokerud team, I am the interface designer, associate product developer and chief technical writer. I also work directly with designers to customize Studio Manager. What makes me good at this job is that I am one of you. My background for many years prior to joining TCG was in the design and print industries.
In my off hours and weeks, I've found a nice balance to my work as a computer professional - that of vision quest guide. I organize and lead vision quests out in the high desert a few times a year. See below for details.
Height: 5'3" on a tall day
Birthdate and Age: September 3, 1950 - you do the math, it's easy
Eyes: blue or gray depending on the light
Hair: salt and pepper - a gift from my mother
Epitaph: "She's as good as a map"
Favorite color: deep yellow/gold
Favorite animal: horses
Animal spirit guide: badger
Favorite pastime: tantraFavorite spiritual pursuits: paganism Calling : Vision Quest Guide
VISION QUEST GUIDE
I went on my first vision quest in August 1995 with a group in Marin County called Wilderness Transitions. I have traveled back to the wilderness annually since then to quest for vision. Each experience deepens my sense of self, continually revealing to me gifts and talents that I had not previously recognized or appreciated.
There is nothing comparable to the clarity and insight I have experienced from spending solo time while fasting in remote wilderness. Except maybe the support and love I receive from my guides and fellow questers. It is a remarkable process. With each trip I become more open, more loving, more able to trust, a more whole person. I highly recommend it to anyone seeking to mark a life transition or who wants to understand themselves better.
In 1998, I began training as an apprentice guide with Anne Stine of Wilderness Rites. Now, I lead vision quests and other earth-based healing programs. I feel honored and privileged to be able to offer guidance to others in a process that has been so transformative and healing for me. In this way I feel that I am following a deep calling to be of service, both to the earth and my community.
If you are interested in learning more about Vision Quest and the remarkable transformative power of connecting with the spirit of nature, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and check out Rites of Passage for whom I currently lead quests.