Deep Living Lab Collective

The Deep Living Lab Collective includes our Board of Directors, employees, and facilitators who collaboratively develop and facilitate Deep Living transformative experiences, fulfilling our mission and vision.

Board of Directors

Roxanne Howe-Murphy

Founder and Board Co-Chair

Since I was a child,  I’ve been drawn to the preciousness of this human experiment, to experiencing the Sacred in all that exists, and to exploring the great Mysteries of life. Read more about Roxanne here.

Irma Velasquez

Board Co-Chair

As a mother, educator, nonprofit leader, artist, author and life coach, I’ve become passionate about exploring the common threads that connect us to ourselves and our communities. Building the capacity for presence has been at the core of my inner work for the past twenty years. This practice has guided me as a parent of a special needs young man and a leader in the fields of education and non-profit management. I value the power of collectively sharing our inner experiences with others as a way to heal ourselves and our world.

My memoir Fish Dreams, A Mothers Journey from Curing Her Son’s Autism to Loving Him as He Is, will be published in 2022

Marcia Hyatt

Board Member

We are so much more than we know. Building our capacity to be present we become more self-aware. With this awareness we see choices that lead to a more generative and intentional life. Working with leaders (and myself) over the past several decades, I know we can change. We can move beyond our patterns to become increasingly more grounded and aware; to become leaders in our lives and in the world. I have experience working inside corporations, government, higher education and non-profits. In 1991, I co-founded a leadership consulting firm and in 1997 co-founded a public Women’s Leadership development program still operating today. In 2008, working with WTIP, I created a weekly radio feature, Best of Ourselves. I am certified by Power & Systems (systems thinking) and the Deep Coaching Institute and International Coaching Federation (coaching) and the International Enneagram Association (enneagram professional). I live in the northwoods of Minnesota with my husband and our two dogs.

Deep Living Lab Employees

Liz Vanderwerff

Executive Director

Executive Director, I will be primarily focused on actualizing the mission of Deep Living Lab by helping the organization consciously grow and structure itself to reach a diversity of more courageous individuals who are exploring their own path to their truest selves. Over the last 13 years, I have served in key roles at several visionary non-profits including the Center for Healthy Minds, Healthy Minds Innovations, and Usona Institute, who are collectively advancing our understanding of mental health and wellbeing, exploring bold new ways to deepen consciousness, and offer relief from suffering.

Diana Redmond

Experiential Learning Director

It is with great pleasure that I bring my experience and passion for transformational learning to further the mission of Deep Living Lab. My love for the practical wisdom contained within the Enneagram developed from a long-standing desire to bring deeper knowing and understanding into the challenges of our complex daily lives. During years spent studying and practicing eastern scriptural texts and bringing that esoteric wisdom into the western mindset, I learned the value of an experiential, presence-based approach in allowing the wisdom of our hearts and bodies to take a front seat in our consciousness. Having spent the last two decades as a coach, Enneagram facilitator, and curriculum designer, it is a privilege to now work with an outstanding team of facilitators in providing a wide array of programs that cultivate a deep, abiding trust in our innate intelligence – an intelligence that naturally moves us towards wholeness and living our deepest nature.

Jean Blomo

Program Manager

Jean helps develop and deliver Deep Living Lab Retreats, Courses, and Circles while learning and growing into her own role as a coach and facilitator. After working as a certified personal trainer for 10 years, Jean completed her Certified Deep Coaching Professional with DCI and is expanding her coaching practice into personal and professional development.

Kerrigan Cross

Administrative Operations Manager

Kerrigan helps manage organizational systems and operational processes. With 10 years of specializing in logistics, data analysis, and company-to-client relations, Kerrigan has a consistent track record of benefiting teams and organizations.



Deep Living Lab Facilitators

Laurie Cummins

Laurie was born with a desire for deep connection and has long been a spiritual seeker.  In 2015, she encountered a psycho-spiritual model she recognized as a remarkable instrument for inner and collective peace—The Enneagram.  This moment of clarity was so dramatic, in fact, that she would later refer to “life before” and “life after” the Enneagram. Laurie immersed herself in the study of it and learned to connect with quiet mind, true heart, and somatic wisdom.

Further exploration led her to the Deep Coaching Institute, where she became a certified deep coach.  With the goal of bringing the Enneagram and Deep Living principles to others, Laurie now offers typing services and leads an Enneagram circle in her hometown of Iowa City, IA.

She also combines her passion for these ideas with her fondness for writing and editing to spread a simple message: Boundless love is powerful beyond our wildest imaginations.

Pamela Johnson

Pamela is the founder of SoulPATH Guidance.  She is a Transformational Life Coach, Deep Living Lab Facilitator & Coach, Caroline Myss Educational Institute (CMED) Mentor & Facilitator, Enneagram Educator, and Soul Archetypal Consultant.  Her calling is to help you discover your inner treasure, become an agent for positive change in your life, and empower the authority of your soul.  Decades of experience with practical, creative, and spiritual studies establishes Pamela’s unique approach to her work as a guide, teacher, and facilitator. 

The Deep Living framework of change supports the work we do together in circles, retreats, and individual sessions.  Through deep listening, Pamela supports your ability to explore the depths of your being, deepen courage, discover inner wisdom, and embark on the adventure of the inner work needed to bring your gifts to earth. 

The distinctive journey she guides you along is yours alone. It is deep, personal work activating awakened + alive access to your whole self.  In working together, you will feel seen, held in compassion, and deeply understood as together we identify and manage both light and shadow aspects of your being.

Your presence and inner space will expand. As wisdom enters, motivations behind your processing of thought into words and action illuminate. You’ll come to own the healthful side of your sovereign power, thereby constantly strengthening your inner compass.  It’s a profound and healing journey.

Dr. Avon Manney

Avon Manney, DO, MS, uses the Enneagram as a spiritual map for transformational work and alignment with Divine will both personally and professionally. As a physician, Enneagram consultant, and more recently a co-facilitator of group circles, she has helped people create healthier relationships with the self while striving for balance energetically, mentally, emotionally, and physically.

She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from U.C. Berkeley, a master’s degree in counseling, and a medical degree with a specialty in physical medicine and osteopathy. She has also integrated into her practice energy medicine, Reiki (Usui and Angelic) and shamanic healing. 

Avon sees the importance of bringing presence, empathy, and intuition to medicine and healthcare. She believes the Enneagram continues to be a powerful means of bridging spirituality and awareness with medicine and healing.

Samuel Schindler

Samuel is a Personal Development/Life Coach with certifications and training from the Deep Coaching Institute, The Narrative Enneagram, and the Diamond Approach. His heartfelt interest is to support, guide and accompany you into your unique experiences of Presence – True Nature/Spirit itself as You – often perceived as a palpably felt ‘isness.’

Samuel employs body–based inquiry practices to guide you into greater contact with your immediate, felt experiences of sensation, feeling and quiet mind knowing to discover hidden truths, uncover obstacles to growth and access your inner guidance. His coaching draws on depth of personal and professional life experiences including teaching, training and employee coaching in culturally diverse settings.

He holds this work as one of awakening together, discovering truth and guidance within the coaching dynamic as the consciousness of both coach and client impacts each one and the other.