As wives, mothers, and professionals, Janet and Margo understand the importance of creating space in their busy lives to focus on themselves. Meeting as first time mothers, this knowing evolved slowly, as their own needs always took a backseat to those of their children. But with experience both came to realize that taking care of themselves was an important element of taking care of others. It is from this understanding that Wyldfire Revolution was born. Unlike more traditional venues for self care, Wyldfire's retreats center around adventures that have the potential to stretch participants just a bit. The importance that Margo and Janet place on this particular aspect of the retreats comes from the countless adventures with their combined 5 kids, that time and time again prove that a little discomfort, with the support of another, can make most experiences richer. Janet and Margo both bring different skills and experiences to the endeavor, but they share a common love for connection and adventure.
Margo has worked in the nonprofit sector for her entire career, with a focus on education. She is passionate about helping people, creating communities, and connecting people to each other. She thrives on working in that capacity. Through her work with various organizations, Margo has developed fundraising, event planning, community building, and partnership development skills. She is excited to use these skills to develop and grow Wyldfire Revolution. Margo holds a BS from Northwestern University and an MPA from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.
Janet is a practicing psychologist and kundalini yoga instructor. She has discovered, in her own life, that taking time out in the sacredness of nature has a replenishing effect, and provides the energy and balance necessary to navigate the everyday. More recently she has discovered these same benefits could be found in Kundalini yoga, but with a few unexpected outcomes; open heartedness, courage and strength. She has found this practice most useful in her role as a mother. Trust continues to replace self doubt, leaving more room for presence and playfulness with her family. In her work, she is passionate about supporting others on their journey to feel both more alive, and in harmony within themselves. She brings this passion to her work at Wyldfire, and believes that when women connect in community anything is possible.