COVR’s Board of Directors consists of volunteers from every part of the Mind/Body/Spirit community.
Tracee Dunblazier, President, Website & Newsletter Coordinator
Alex Fernandez, Vice President & Visionary Awards Director
Alex Fernandez has had a lifelong interest in all things magical and metaphysical. He began formally researching, studying, and practicing his spiritual craft in 1998 while in high school. In 2012, he began doing Tarot card readings publicly, as well as making magical oils and candles with a friend under the name Illusia, and later, Polaris Rising. Local shops in Omaha, NE started carrying his products and he began teaching spiritual classes there as well. The desire to help others and grow the community is what really drove him to open Hearthside Candles & Curios in 2016 as a place where people can come from all over the Midwest and beyond to learn, teach, shop, and connect with others of a like mind. One of Alex’s many goals with Hearthside and in joining the board of COVR to be able to help other small business owners realize their dreams the same way that others have helped and supported him along the way.
Debbie Krovitz, Treasurer & Secretary
Debbie Krovitz started working at DeVorss & Company in 1994. She started her career in the book publishing world while attending college in 1986 entering orders for the chain bookstores. She graduated from California State University Northridge with a B.A. degree in Psychology and decided to continue on with her career in book publishing. Today she is the office manager and customer service manager at DeVorss & Company. She also manages their annual catalog featuring thousands of titles from hundreds of vendors for the Body/Mind/Spirit market. She creates a monthly New Arrivals flyer with items added throughout the year. Debbie also manages the social media and email campaigns for DeVorss and attends INATS exhibiting books published by DeVorss. With over 30 years in the publishing field, Debbie has a remarkable dedication and love for books.
Veronica Vargas, Social Media Director
Imaginovator Veronica – aka Veronica Vargas – was a creative and whimsical child, but after decades of conformity, she found herself struggling with dissatisfaction and a deep longing for fulfillment. In her forties, she took her extensive branding and marketing experience and returned to her childhood passions – drawing, writing, and playing – to establish Shaboo Prints, a boutique lifestyle brand designing innovative gift products. Today, Veronica considers herself a social expressionist and entrepreneur on a mission to return millions of adults back to a wondrous world full of potential, play, and a knowing that expressing their real self is the whole point.
Andrew Toplarski, Marketing Chair
Past Presidents/Wisdom Circle
- 2017-2020 Karen Stuth, Satiama Publishing, Palmer Lake, Colorado
- 2015-2017 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