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 & Executive Director

Shining Lotus 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.

Karen StuthKaren Stuth, Vice President & Website Coordinator

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.

Christopher McClure, Secretary & Newsletter Coordinator

Schiffer Publishing
Christopher R. McClure  has been with Schiffer Publishing for over six years where he has been keenly involved in promotion of their metaphysical titles. He was recently named director of their new imprint Red Feather Mind, Body, Spirit which seeks to expand in to new areas of spirituality and conscious living. He is an active part of the metaphysical industry both personally and professionally and is honored to now be serving on the board of COVR.

Debbie Krovitz, Treasurer & Social Media Coordinator

Devorss & Company
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.

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.

Sarina Baptista & Awards Coordinator

Bridge to Healing
Sarina Baptista is an internationally renowned Speaker, Spiritual Teacher, Author and Psychic Medium. She was a featured speaker for the “Life, Death and Beyond” International Conference in Crete, Greece, and is the resident psychic for iHeartMedia’s Big Country 97.9FMin Northern Colorado. She has authored three books to date, and speaks around the country about her experiences and what she has learned from her son on the other side. Her mission is to help you find purpose and connection to your highest Divine Self, create the bridge for conversation with loved ones who have passed, and mentor psychics and mediums to be master messengers.

Sue Wilhite

Positively Success
After spending 25 years in various IT departments doing programming and database design in the Silicon Valley, Sue decided to catch up and develop her right brain by going back to her early fascination with metaphysics and spiritual studies. She became a Reiki Master (the old-fashioned way!), a Certified Hypnotherapist, and studied with James Wanless, becoming his first Master Tarot Consultant. She bought a bookstore in 2005, and published her book 21 Templates that Run Your World in 2007. She is a Law of Attraction coach, sound healer, and is known as the “Profit Attraction Mentor.” She specializes in getting her clients unstuck and encouraging them to fulfill their own destinies.

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
  • Cindy Odorizzi, Next Millenium, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Kim Perkins, Port Angeles, Washington
  • Liberty Harakas, Lobelia’s Lair, Namaimo, British Columbia
  • Micki Baumann, Deva Designs, Sedona, Arizona
  • 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