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Our Team

Chris Young

Co-Founder, Medicine Man, Purveyor of Tribal Medicine. Founder/Spiritual Guide and Medicine Man Chris founded Soul Quest in September 2013 and established its foundation in April 2015. At a young age Chris felt the call to help others so In 1996 he obtained a certificate in Phlebotomy and Medical assisting where he then worked in a geropsychiatric Unit. In 1997 Chris went back to school to study Emergency Medicine and received a certificate for “EMT” where he worked as an ER tech at a local Hospital. After many years of working in the medical field and seeing how bad legal prescription…

Verena Young

Founder, Director for Research & Evaluation, Integration Coach Verena is one of the co-founders at Soul Quest and active part of the church since July 2018. She supports the church on multiple levels like e.g., Evaluation & Research as well as Psycho-Spiritual Integration (one-on-one and group settings). It became her mission to guide people before, during, and after transformative healing work surrounding entheogens. She has been on a spiritual path since her early 20s, has participated in many different spiritual retreats, workshops, and energy healing classes. Verena discovered the benefits of Ayahuasca in her personal healing path which has helped…

Dr. Tiffany Riley

Doctoral degree in Oriental Medicine, Board Certified Doctorate of Pastoral Medical Sciences, Pastoral Medical Association, Licensed Massage Therapist, Licensed Paramedic, Certified Mercier Fertility Specialist. Dr Tiffany completed her Associate of Science in Medical Massage Therapy at Florida College of Natural Health. She then continued her training completing a graduate program Master of Science in Oriental Medicine at the Florida College of Integrative Medicine with a Oriental Medical Doctor Residency Training at Conmaul Integrated Hospital in Seoul, South Korea.  She has Advanced Clinical Training in Gynovisceral Manipulation and is a Certified Mercier Fertility Specialist. Dr Tiffany has over 10 years experience in Emergency Medicine and is…

Norelle Adams

RYT 200, Facilitator, Rapé Practitioner. “The whole effort of the spiritual process is to break the boundaries you have drawn for yourself and experience the immensity that you are. The aim is to unshackle yourself from the limited identity you have forged, as a result of your own ignorance, and live the way the creator made you – utterly blissful and infinitely responsible.”  –Sadhguru I first discovered my spiritual path back in 2010 when I got sober from opiates (among other things). I was consumed with desperation which brought me to my knees. At that point, everything changed and I…

James 'Jay' Wise - Veteran Coordinator

Jay is our Veteran Coordinator and a Psychosynthesis Integration Coach. He is your contact person for anything related to our montly veteran ceremonies, veteran sponsorship, and support of veterans in general. Jay is a military veteran with different combat deployments which exposed him to traumatic experiences which he overcame through deep inner work and personal development. His personal healing journey has given him an understanding how to guide and support others on theirs. Through his time in the military, he has also a strong desire to support his fellow veterans to actively work on overcoming their traumas and find peace and…

Ben Heimann

Facilitator, Manager, Psycho-Spiritual Integration and Addiction Recovery Coach. Ben joined the Soul Quest team in 2019 with a passion for psychedelic science and a heart for healing. His personal healing with plant medicine has placed him in service to the medicine and those around him. He is certified in Addiction Recovery Coaching and is available for Psycho-Spiritual Integration. As well as facilitating, Ben generally manages the overall operation and we are blessed to have him as a member of our team.

Nora

Facilitator, Volunteer Coordinator. Nora started expanding her spiritual path in 2009 gaining certifications in Reconnective Healing and becoming an Access Consciousness Bars Facilitator. She is very passionate about working with plant medicines and helping others connect to their true selves. Nora coordinates the logistics of the ceremony and oversees all aspects of running Soul Quest’s volunteer program and its continued development.

Shiri Takacs

Facilitator. Hapé Practitioner. Medicine Musician and Visual Artist. Shiri Takacs is a musician and artist composing and performing music derived from her Ayahuasca journeys and medicine space. She also assists Soul Quest in running more vegan, eco-friendly, sustainable practices. Her mission for her music is to connect people to themselves, to each other and to every living being on this planet so we can truly live in peace and unity. She’s also passionate about conscious living and cultivating an inspired authentic life hoping that by truly following her own path, she gives others permission to do the same. “My intention…

Colleen Mix

Facilitator & Rapé Practitioner. Colleen Mix is a ceremony facilitator and mother of two growing sons living in St. Augustine, Florida. She has been a member of Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of the Mother Earth since December 2016, a volunteer since September 2017, and was brought into our core team of staff in May 2018. She was called to a path of healing through plant medicines primarily because of a pharmaceutical benzodiazepine addiction that plagued her for about a decade, cumulatively. After a head-on collision vaulted her back into the meathooks of addiction spring of 2016, she vowed it was…

Danny Sizemore

Paramedic, Veteran – USMC.   Mike began his calling to serve by enlisting in the US Marine Corps.  He carried that service into a career as a First responder and served as a Firefighter / Paramedic for over 10 years.  These experiences while rewarding,  eventually led to a path of healing and self-discovery.  Soul Quest provided the foundation for that journey.  As a member of the Soul Quest Medical team, Mike is dedicated to ensuring the comfort and safety of our guests.   “When you begin to heal yourself, you help to heal the world around you.”

Andrew Guillory

Facilitator and Rapé Practitioner.   Andrew began his healing journey with Ayahuasca in mid 2019, when he left Louisiana with no intention of returning. “I couldn’t take living in my own private hell any longer. It was time to make a drastic change and begin digging deep.” Thanks to the medicine and community support at Soul Quest, he has overcome many issues of unresolved trauma, complicated grief, and disassociation issues. Andrew is a lover of açaí bowls, curry, and visual art. He has painted several murals around Soul Quest, helping to further beautify the space.

Daniel Murray

Facilitator, Veteran’s Consultant. Air Force veteran Daniel Murray has over 20 years’ experience as a Special Operations Pararescueman. With deployments all over the world every 18 months, the massive shift afterwards back to a slower pace of everyday life, often presented some of his biggest challenges. As depression and PTSD worsened, Daniel’s military career forced him to compartmentalize the severe emotional trauma that comes with the job. Alcohol and drug abuse continued to spiral out of control leading to multiple attempts at rehab in an effort to save his marriage and family life, followed by multiple relapses and a near…

Chef Jennifer

Chef of the kitchen, Certified Holistic Life transforming Advisor, Personal Health/Fitness Chef. Jennifer is our chef at the kitchen at Soul Quest. She enchants us with her wonderful vegan/ vegetarian meals during our ceremonies. Jennifer has always dedicated her passion for holistic and organic vegan chemical free lifestyle to her family. And over the past 10 years has extended her knowledge to help others seeking a healthier life style through physical strength training, clean eating choices, and adapting a new lifestyle to create happiness and health. With focusing on a personalized for plan per individual, targeting specific areas such as, hormonal reset for…

Brandon Pickard

Facilitator. Rapé Practitioner, Psycho/spiritual, addiction recovery, and entheogen integration coach (certified through BTTY) Veteran of the United States Air Force with a year spent in Iraq. After endless years of searching for happiness and salvation externally, I arrived to Soul Quest empty and and broken. Working with this Master Plant teacher, she taught me that all my answers are within me. My intention is to help and support as many as I can, in getting reconnected to their heart, and finding purpose.

Angela Raine

Facilitator. Psycho-spiritual Integration Coach (certified through BTTY), Transformational Coach (certified through Robbins-Madanes Coaching), Certified Reiki Master. Believing what “happened to” us does not define who we are or the trajectory of our life, she is committed to her own healing and self-discovery journey which has led her to attend various retreats and events, study and apply different energy healing modalities and tools in her own life. This path brought her to Ayahuasca that changed her own life in so many beautiful ways and led her to the path of service to the medicine and others. We are the medicine and…

Steven Twohig Sr

Steven comes to Soul Quest with over 2 decades in the human transformation field. He started his journey April 2000 when he was first introduced to his shadow. Going through an experiential hero’s journey process he met his shadow and from there, developed a mission of service. That mission of service led him on a 2-decade journey to develop tools to support the process of transformation. He spent 2 decades on a leader track for a group focused on shadow facilitation. He has extensive study in hero’s journey architecture, NLP, NAC, hypno-therapy, Strategic Intervention, Jungian archetypes, and other modes of…