COVR’s Board of Directors consists of volunteers from every part of the Mind/Body/Spirit community.
Tracee Dunblazier, President, Newsletter Coordinator & Membership Director (2020 – present)
Alex Fernandez, Vice President, Website Coordinator & Visionary Awards Director (2019 – present)
Alex 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 offering Tarot card readings publicly, as well as making spiritual 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. In 2020, 2021, and 2022, Hearthside was voted Best of Omaha’s #1 Gift Shop by public poll. One of Alex’s many goals with Hearthside and in joining the board of COVR is to be able to assist other small business owners with their dreams while helping promote equity and inclusivity in the spiritual community.
Debbie Krovitz, Treasurer (2017 – present)
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 Mind/Body/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.
Jessica Arsenault, Secretary (2022 – present)
For over 20 years Jessica has been working in the sales department at one of the world’s oldest and largest publishers devoted to Spirituality, Holistic Health and the Occult, Inner Traditions/Bear & Company. What started as a part time summer job quickly turned into a passion – helping to bring books and card decks to the Mind/Body/Spirit community. She manages Exports, Special Sales, and many Advertising and Marketing initiatives. When she’s not at the office geeking out on spreadsheets or assisting her customers, Jessica can be found roaming New England visiting her favorite places. From the beaches of Connecticut to the far North regions of Maine, and from Lake Champlain to Fenway Park, she makes her home in the heart of the Green Mountain State with her husband, two children, two dogs, and a crazy cat.
Aimee Pittman, Social Media Director (2023 – present)
Aimee is a professional tarot reader and healer with her company, Moonbow Reflections. She’s worked with fellow entrepreneurs for several years as well as handling the social media for COVR since 2022. Aimee believes and supports the mission of COVR and the resources provided for business owners in the Mind/Body/Spirit industry. She loves being part of this community and cheering on everyone as they pursue their biggest dreams while healing the world.
Andrew Toplarski, Marketing Director (2019 – present)
International New Age Trade Show (INATS)
Andrew is the producer of INATS, the Tradeshow for Conscious Living. Additionally, Andrew loves working closely with vendors and buyers to assist in their success. As a COVR Board Member and the Director of Advertising, he has enjoyed working on graphics for the organization, the COVR Masterclass Series, and the COVR Visionary Awards banquet that takes place annually during INATS.
Patricia Miller, Board Member (2023 – present)
Patricia had a spiritual awakening in 2016 and since then her life has never been the same! She has always been connected to nature since she was a little girl but the doors blew open for her that year. She started making her own product line, Wyoming Mermaid, and sold items and did readings at fairs until she opened a brick-and-mortar store in Cheyenne, WY called Twinkle Twinkle Little Store in April of 2020. Her store is growing faster than she could’ve ever imagined and was voted Best Local Business in Cheyenne by the local “Best of the Best” competition held by the local newspaper. Patricia would like to keep spreading her wings in the spiritual community. She believes with all the sickness and addiction in the world, we need to help others have alternatives to wellness through mindfulness and balance of the body, mind, and spirit.
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