May Erlewine, Earthwork Music Collective

May Erlewine is a Michigan based singer songwriter and a member of the Earthwork Music Collective. She plays guitar, fiddle, viola, piano and a few other instruments, but mostly she sings. Her songs are treasured by people of all faiths and politics. May’s songs are sung (and recorded) by other artists, both great and small. May comes from a family of artists and musicians. Early on she was exposed to music (and people) of all kinds. May was home-educated, came up singing and while still just a teenager hitchhiked all across North America playing in small and large towns, riding freight trains with her little dog, and busking on the streets.

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Ty Schmidt, Carter’s Compost

A Canadian import, Ty grew up in small town Manitoba. After receiving his Masters degree in Physical Therapy from The University of North Dakota and an 7 year stint in Tucson, Ty moved to Traverse City in 2006. He is married to the lovely Johanna, a Leelanau County girl, and is currently a part time physical therapist (he job shares with Johanna) at Munson. Ty started Carter’s Compost, a bike-powered community composting business, with his two boys, Carter and Jameson, in 2012 and then co-founded Norte!, a bike-centric, youth-focused nonprofit, with Johanna in 2013.

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Kathi Mulder, Dance of Life Midwifery

Kathi has been a practicing midwife since 1992 and a Certified Professional Midwife since 1997. She is the founder of Dance of Life Midwifery and has served on the board of the Michigan Midwives Association for many years (six years as president) and is a member of the international organization Midwives Alliance. Kathi has 3 grown daughters all of whom were born into the hands of midwives. Kathi’s philosophy: Bringing forth new life is an empowering, sacred event in a woman’s life. She needs to be nurtured, loved, and treated with respect.

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CHELSEA BAY DENNIS

“My mission in life is to use what I’m good at and passionate about for good, and to inspire others to do what makes them come alive and make a difference in the world.” Chelsea is a graphic designer, life coach, consultant, speaker and conscious entrepreneur. Designing for environmentally and socially responsible entrepreneurs over the last 10+ years led her to go deeper with her clients, so getting trained in life coaching was a natural fit. She works with individuals looking to create or find meaningful work that is aligned with their values, strengths, and what makes them come alive – from the inside out. Her coaching empowers others to make ideas happen, be successful and make a difference. Having lived and traveled around the world, Chelsea chose to make Traverse City her home, the very place she started.


SHEA PETAJA

As a creative and a life coach, she is a self-proclaimed relational strategist who connects with people for a purpose. Shea is endlessly curious about people and has dedicated her life’s work to preserving the art of conversation and engagement, which is the foundation of her one-on-one coaching work. A recovering evangelical, she brings spiritual undertones to her writing, thinking and humor. As a writer, she has contributed to Kinfolk, The Life Artist, Culture Keeper and her own blog. By day she is an intraprenuer as Director of Marketing & Business Development for a financial firm where she also produces and co-hosts a weekly radio show. You will find her most alive when she is conversing with YOU! Quote to live by: “Be curious, not judgmental.” -Walt Whitman

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