WHO we are

We are here to walk with you every step of the way and make sure that the empowerment you feel when you leave the program is carried into your day-to-day life. We do that through the power of community. Join other U-sters of staff, prior participants, and program supporters for accountability, support, and celebration to carry on your adventure called a lifetime.

So often, we go to a retreat, get fired up, and then come to a screeching halt when we get back to our normal day-to-day life. What happens from the close of one door to the opening of another? Why does that disappear? Because we are wired with old habits and patterns that we fall back into during times of stress. It takes time to change. It takes failing to succeed. It takes falling down to stand up. We are here for you!

Meet the founder:


Hi Beautiful! I’m so glad you’re here. After a great career in the accounting/finance arena, I launched on my own in 2012 doing consulting in finance and accounting operations and leadership and development. In order to get that up and running, I was working 70 hours a week for years before finding myself physically and spiritually sick. Worn down, I had nothing left for the things I was passionate about or the people I love. I sat back and asked myself why. What was this all for? I was using my head, but not my heart, and felt fragmented. Because I hadn’t figured out balance yet, I swung the complete opposite direction –  I sold everything I owned (house, vehicles, furniture, everything even down to the forks!) and hit the road on a bicycle with 3 changes of clothes and 3 days of food. After traveling for 4000 miles, I went back into a corporate setting, but had my eye on adventure again. So, after 8 months of working and planning, I hiked from Mexico to Canada over 5 months. I had never been on a bicycle before. I had never backpacked before. But I believe we have the ability to learn and bravery to explore our interests, so I thought I’d try anyway. Along the way, I discovered a deeper me. I faced things I had stuffed down inside and let the healing power of nature and exercise transform me into a better version of myself. And, I want that for you, too. I want you to feel what it’s like to discover your passions, and to be empowered to live them. I want you to fly free, so you can be more you, even youier, and by that you can light the world on fire with your awesome self. I’m so excited to be on this journey with you. I believe in you. And you’re worthy. Yes.You.Are!