Once upon a time, when women were birds, there was the simple understanding that to sing at dawn and to sing at dusk was to heal the world through joy. The birds still remember what we have forgotten, that the world is meant to be celebrated.
– Terry Tempest Williams
MARCELA SLADE, Executive Director
Marcela Slade is a multi-cultural, artist, designer, curator, educator and event ace. She grew up between Bogotá, Colombia and Chapel Hill, NC. She currently lives in Carrboro, NC with her husband and two boys. She moved back into the Piedmont area in 2016 after spending 8 years in Barcelona, Spain and 8 years in Quito, Ecuador. She has a keen eye for detail and endless innovative ideas for events, exhibits, designs. ..and.. . .she is an advocate for love and culture. Photo by Michael Galinsky 2019.
ALLY DEJONG, Associate Director
AMANDA SAND, Bookkeeper Extraordinaire
Amanda is the perfect puzzle piece. She wrangles details with precision and slays data with ease. As a mother and wife, she is patient. As she walks this earth, Amanda is generous, quietly passionate and grounded – a vision of whole heartedness.
TAMI SCHWERIN, Founder
To Tami Schwerin, no mountain is too high, no goal too lofty – she sees in pure potential. To Abundance, she is the founder: visionary, community builder, and cartographer of the impossible. To the wide world, she’s a sun dancer, spirit seeker, sparkle mama, and backwoods country queen. Her vibrancy is utterly contagious – her eyes, set on the horizon. Tami wears life’s difficulties like a pair of bright red pumps. She is a vision of creativity and grace.
Staff at Death Faire 2019 with Frank Phoenix.
From left to right: Marcela Slade, Frank Phoenix, Alisa Esposito, Tami Schwerin, Amanda Sand, Hannah Eck and Jenn Hansen. photo: © Adrian Moreno 2019