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COVR Board of Directors

COVR’s board of directors consists of volunteers from every part of the Mind Body Spirit community.

Justin SwanstromJustin Swanström, President

Shining Lotus Metaphysical Bookstore
Justin is a retired real estate and corporate attorney. He has received many awards for community service and social activism. He enjoys working with non-profit organizations as a way of giving back to the community. Justin has a lifelong interest in Buddhism, astrology, and Kabbalah.

Micki BaumannMicki Baumann, Vice President

Deva Designs
Micki Baumann founded Deva Designs 20 years ago after a very successful career as one of the few women executives in the early days of the computer industry. She wanted to seek a more peaceful life that gave her more time to spend with her husband John. They both thought that a small home based business would provide the serene life that was so important to both of them.The mission of Deva Designs was to provide quality products at affordable prices to help women connect with their spirituality, and put them in contact with both the gentleness and the strength that an evolved woman needs in today’s demanding world. It quickly became apparent that there was a real need for the types of products Micki was designing and the business began to grow and took on a life of its own.

CindyCindy Odorizzi, Secretary

The Next Millenium
Cindy Odorizzi owns the Next Millennium Mystical Books and Gifts along with her husband, Charlie. The award winning store has been in business for almost 20 years and the website was one of the earliest of its type and still continues to grow. She worked in the corporate world as an administrator for many years (Union Pacific Railroad of all places!) and feels blessed to be able to now dedicate her time solely to the store. She enjoys herbalism, reading and hanging out with the grandkids.

Karen StuthKaren Stuth, Treasurer

Satiama
Karen Stuth is the co-founder of Satiama, LLC (Satiama.com), a publishing and online retail company with multiple award-winning products that she participated in producing.  Satiama was one of the early e-tailing businesses in the mind-body-spirit business space and continues to grow and prosper as both a retail and wholesale vendor of Satiama’s own publications and of many others they also represent. She enjoys a parallel career for the past 35 years as a marketing consultant, small business coach and writing mentor.  She is also the founder of Satiama Writers Resource, a division of Satiama that has also brought forward numerous award-winning books and publications.

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Michael Lausterer

Basic Earth Essentials
Michael has been working in the field of Healthcare for over twenty-five years. He is a Professional Chef with a degree in Culinary Arts from the Culinary Institute of America with a background in Clinical Nutrition. He is a Certified Master Clinical Essential Oil Therapist. He has become a sought after Essential Oil Therapist for his knowledge, understanding and complex blending techniques. Trained and studied as a Reiki Master and Practitioner, he incorporates positive energetic influences into every product he creates.

Wisdom Circle

Past Board Members who maintain their COVR Membership belong to our Wisdom Circle. They are entitled to attend Board Meetings with voice but no vote.

  • Candace Apple, Phoenix & Dragon Bookstore, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Kim Perkins, Port Angeles, Washington
  • Liberty Harakas, Lobelia’s Lair, Namaimo, British Columbia
  • Patty Shaw, Coventry Creations, Ferndale, Michigan
  • Ralph Grady, Book Shelf, Winchester, Virginia
  • Susie Hare (retired)
  • Tim Johnson, Shining Lotus, Denver, Colorado

Past Presidents

  • 2015-Present Justin Swanström. Shining Lotus, Denver, Colorado
  • 2012-2015 Micki Baumann, Deva Designs, Sedona, Arizona
  • 2008-2012 Margaret Ann Lembo, The Crystal Garden, Boynton Beach, Florida
  • 2004-2008 Michele Payton, The Left Side, Asheville, North Carolina
  • 1998-2004 Chad Darnell, Etherean Music, Denver, Colorado
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