Our Team

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Chris Young- Founder • Medicine Man • Practitioner of Kambo • Purveyor of Tribal Medicine

Chris Young and his wife Verena Young founded Soul Quest Church of the Mother Earth in September 2014. Soul Quest’s purpose is to protect the practice of North and South American Spiritual traditions, spiritual ceremonies, sacred practices and natural healing ways. At a young age, Chris heard the call to be of service to humanity and in 1996 he became certificate in Phlebotomy and Medical assisting where he worked in a gero-psychiatric unit dealing with the study, prevention, and treatment of mental disorders with the elderly. In 1997 Chris went back to school to study Emergency Medicine and received an EMT certificate…

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Nischalã Lindsay Johnson- Yoga Therapist, Facilitator, Light Worker

Nischalã is a lifelong Lover, Seeker, Student, Artist and Writer who has been practicing yoga for 12 years and working with Plant Medicines for over a decade. She was led to yoga in her early 20’s, seeking a way back to her Self and out of deep depression and alcholism . The disciplines of yoga gave her a path back to her Heart, a connection to the Wisdom of the body, and the realization of the importance of Honoring Life as Sacred. Through purification practices of breathwork, meditation, yoga postures, mudras, sacred song, sacred dance and spiritual study she rediscovered…

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Katia Peart, A.P,

Katia Peart, A.P, received both her Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and her Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences from the Acupuncture and Massage College in Miami, FL. She graduated with the highest honors as a Summa Cum Laude grad.  She is certified with the National Certification Committee for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She is fully certified as a licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac.) in State of Florida. License # AP3820. She practices Traditional Chinese Medicine, which encompasses Acupuncture, Herbal Therapy, Moxibustion, Cupping, and Auricular Acupuncture.

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Anthony Nemeth- Fire Keeper and Facilitator

Native to Florida, it is Anthony Nemeth’s honor and passion to be the keeper of the Sacred Fire for Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth. A Humanitarian, Practitioner of Indigenous Plant Medicines and budding Craftsman of Native Arts Anthony is devoted to holding and maintaining a sacred, safe and comfortable space for Soul Quest Members to focus on their spiritual and personal growth and our connection with Mother Earth. After 8 years of various spiritual disciplines including meditation, self reflection, spiritual study and research into various indigenous practices his awareness was awakened to Ayahuasca. In 2016 his research led…

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Jaclyn Ali McNulty-Yoga Instructor, Facilitator, PR Coordinator

Jaclyn Ali McNulty Finding freedom, mobility and strength through breath and body is her joy. As an advocate for the therapeutic and spiritual benefits of psychedelics, Jaclyn enjoys helping others discover their potential and heal through plant medicines. A longtime yoga practitioner, Jaclyn committed to deepening her practice by becoming a hatha yoga instructor in 2011. Initially training in California, she continued to build upon her yogic education in Rishikesh, India, completing an additional 200-hour certification. Drawing from both Western and Eastern pedagogies, Jaclyn seeks to find true balance on the mat. After exiting a 7-year career focused in nutrition,…

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Tara Force-Massage Therapist, Facilitator

Tara Force is a Florida born native. She developed a relationship with plants medicines at a young age, leading to her discovery of spirituality. Through their guidance she became a massage therapist and reiki master, and embraced a life of holistic foods and medicines. And there is nothing more she loves in this world than to be in the presence of and a witness to healing.

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Ryan LeCompte, B.A., A former United States Marine

Ryan LeCompte, B.A., is a former United States Marine who actively and honorably served as an infantryman from 2007 to 2011. LeCompte is a proud father of two boys, ages 5 and 3. He holds a B.A. in Psychology, and is pursuing his M.A. in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. As a psychotherapist, he works with a self-developed western trauma-informed shamanic model as his foundation with a driving focus in Gestalt, Somatic, and Jungian approaches to trauma and addictions. He believes that PTSD and addiction are deeply rooted in childhood trauma and works from a dual-diagnostic…

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Verena Young, PhD Candidate Co-Founder Holistic Practitioner Research & Evaluation

Verena Young received her Masters degree in Sociology with a major in Social Psychology in 2009 from the University of Bielefeld in Germany. She worked as a graduate research assistant for an experimental school at the University of
Bielefeld from 2010 to 2015 where she was responsible for a quantitative long-term-study at the Laboratory School, the teaching of undergraduate and graduate students in educational science, research methods, and the supervision of bachelor and master theses. Currently, Verena is completing her Ph.D. thesis in the field of educational science. Her dissertation is a quantitative study that deals with an international comparison about…

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Karen Castle, Ph.D Holotropic Breathwork™ Facilitator

Karen Castle, Ph.D. is a Licensed Acupuncturist (2004), and a Holotropic Breathwork™ Facilitator (2005). She is well-traveled and well-educated to include a Ph.D. in Wisdom Studies, an MA in Transpersonal Psychology, and an MA in Oriental Medicine. Her non-conventional approach to healing also includes extensive study of the Enneagram Personality Types and Kundalini Yoga. Karen is author of two books related to the story of the Goddess Inanna – an ancient deity who appeared to Karen many times in Holotropic Breathwork sessions. Unveiling the Modern Goddess: Thru Symbolism, Chakras & Myth (2011) captures eccentric symbolism and identifies Inanna’s ancient story…

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Scott Irwin PhD, CTTS,

Scott Irwin PhD, CTTS,  Functional Medicine Complementary & Alternative Medicine Transpersonal Psychology Grof Holotropic Breathwork™ Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis Naturopathic & Sacred Medicine Therapeutic Laser for Pain Reduction Nicotine Dependence & Treatment   Dr Scott is a Public Health Professional that has worked with more than 10,000 patients over the past two decades.  He is devoted to helping his patients achieve optimal health through personal transformation.   Dr. Scott is a practitioner of Functional Medicine, Complementary & Alternative Medicine and Transpersonal Psychology – all philosophical approaches that are designed to help treat the whole person, not just the disease.   Transpersonal Psychology…

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Matt and Katt channels divine love through sound

Together as MattKatt, Matt Maclean and Katrina Lilly are channels of divine love through sound. They allow the harmonies of the divine masculine and feminine to flow through their voices, creating musical medicine and dynamic bliss. Matt was born in Zimbabwe, raised in Zambia, and studied preforming arts and sound engineering in South Africa. Since coming to America, Matt has become a Reiki Master and stepped into the field of sound healing. Katt is from Naples, FL and has been a singer for most of her life, mostly in church choir and theatre until she began awakening into medicine music.…

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Justin Smith -Facilitator

Justin Smith -Facilitator Justin has worked as a facilitator at Soul Quest since he first experienced the healing power of Ayahuasca in January of 2016.  He is a regular contributor to our Veteran Support Fund and is very involved in sponsorship outreach.  Justin is also devoted to helping people reconcile and heal the common wounds often inflicted by organized orthodox religion.  He is also involved with churches in several cities across the county.  Justin is a fierce advocate for any reputable Ayahuasca church that offers true healing to our nation’s military veterans, without requiring one belief system over another.  Outside…

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