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Board of Directors

Journeys Board of Directors

Board Officers

Randy Morris, PhD, President Emeritus

Faculty, Liberal Arts Bachelor's Completion Program, Antioch University, Seattle

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Randy Morris has been a faculty member in the Liberal Studies Program at Antioch University Seattle since 1987. Prior to that, Randy taught kids, K-12, in Atlanta, Georgia and Hiroshima, Japan for ten years. Currently, he teaches adult classes in dreamwork, archetypal and spiritual psychology, history and philosophy of science, ritual process and ceremonial design. Randy has been doing vision quest work since 1990, and has successfully created and facilitated Journeys' first Ritual Leadership program. 


Gary Yonge, President

Construction Project Manager, Seattle

Gary Yonge

Gary Yonge is a long-time resident of the Seattle area. He moved here in 1974, with a BA in Psychology and an open mind to all life’s possibilities. For the last 36 years, Gary has been in the construction industry, both as an employee and owner. He currently works as project manager for a residential remodeling company.

Over the years, Gary has been involved with various forms of spiritual growth, ranging from work with church organizations, to mens groups, to sweat lodge gatherings. Gary's interest in Rite of Passage Journeys was kindled by his son-in-law’s participation in a Journeys Vision Quest, which was an incredible, life-changing experience. For Gary, furthering the work of Journeys is important and fulfilling work. He has served on the board for three years, currently as President, and is also focused on facilities development.


Brian Bansenauer, PhD, Treasurer, Chair Finance Committee

Faculty, Cascadia Community College, Bothell, WA

Brian Bansenauer

Dr. Brian Bansenauer is a member of the Songaia Cohousing community, where Journeys hosts its summer basecamp.  Brian joined Journeys Bard in 2012 to continue to deepen the relationship between Songaia and Rite of Passage Journeys. 

Brian teaches at Cascadia College near Seattle, and spends his summers hiking and playing in the garden.


Board Members

Nancy Lanphear, Member, Youth Program Elder


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Nancy Lanphear has lived in intentional community for 41 years. She and Fred, her husband, along with their children, were voluntary staff of the Ecumenical Institute and the Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA), serving in Kenya, India and the USA for 18 years. Working with villagers and local governments in these other countries gave their lives a global perspective — and one full of adventure.

Coming to the Pacific Northwest in 1986, they experienced a culture shock that came as a huge surprise. The Voluntary Simplicity movement was growing, and gave them a way to integrate back into their “own” culture, although an alternative stream of it. Along with twelve other families, including Stan Crow – Journeys longtime director – and his wife Carol, they established the Songaia Cohousing Community in Bothell. Nancy has been a contributor to the Northwest Intentional Communities Association since it began in 1993, supporting Fred’s activities, and then becoming a member of their Board from 2009 - 2016. Nancy also worked with Fred as administrators of The Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine for 11 years, yet another intentional community, founded in the workplace.

Nancy has been connected to Rite of Passage Journeys in several ways since its first journey: a 6th grade trip for teens of ICA staff. Journeys summer basecamp has been located on Songaia property since 1987. There Nancy serves as surrogate parent or grandparent for participants who arrive without their family; supports staff with programs, such as sharing time with the young girls as part of an Elder wisdom circle before and after their journey; and now also serves on the Board.


Marisa Gant, Secretary, Chair Fundraising Committee

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Marisa Gant holds spiritual and personal development as pivotal shaping forces in her life, and works as an individual wellness and spiritual counselor and organizational development consultant. She was drawn to Journeys desiring to amplify the honoring of rite of passage experiences out to even more people, and harboring a deep appreciation for the mission that fosters self-discovery, community and connection with the natural world - a mission she feels aligns with her’s. 

Marisa grew up highly sensitive and intuitive, and has always been willing to adventure, try new things and consistently challenge herself and others to grow. She worked in the international development sector for more than seven years, leading business development, trade certification and operations for a variety of international organizations. Recognized for her project management, organizational and analytical skills, Marisa has a proven track record for guiding people to action, stewarding collaboration and prompting clients to harness their authentic nature. She holds an MBA in Sustainable Business from Seattle’s Pinchot University (now Presidio Graduate School), an Ayurvedic Wellness Counseling certificate, and an intuitive and spiritual certification through the Clairvoyant Training Program at the Berkeley Psychic Institute. She also founded Naturefy to guide and mentor clients to harness their true nature, connect with the sacred and live in greater accordance with nature’s natural rhythms and cycles.

Honoring Transitions

Journeys gratefully acknowledges the contributions of all of Journeys' past members of the Board of Directors, who continue to serve Journeys and the world in many ways!

Holm Albrecht, Amanda Ayling, Molly Brown, Carol Crow, Chris Dishman, Nina Franklin, Stef Frenzl, Maria Garcia, Kathie Gillet, Ricardo Gomez, Edith Kusnic, Glenn Martin, Drew Middlebrooks, David Moskowitz, Ed Mosshart, Peter Nguyen, Amara Oden, Leif Oden, Rebecca Orton, Darcy Ottey, Ursula Popp, Oz Ragland, Lisa Reddick, Danna Schmidt, Brent Stuart, and Tamara Walker.

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