MEET THE TRYBE
MAKER / GUIDE / RITUALIST
Dane has been exploring the spirit of creativity, identity, and community for over a decade. He has worked as an artist, counselor, guide, and teacher in midwest communities and those as far off as the Big Island of Hawaii, Beijing, Guatemala, and Roma. His focus has been on the research and design of systems for physical, mental, and emotionally sustainable living with an emphasis on rites of passage and ceremony as integrated with Eastern and Western thought. Creative agency under rides everything he does.
In 2006 he founded the community initiative Motuv [Movement of the Unified Voice] with colleagues in Beijing and San Francisco, rooted in re-enlivening face to face interaction free of alcohol or screens while fostering intercultural skill sharing and dialog called Sustainability Sundays. Coming out of the many relationships built through these gatherings he went on to co-found Lantern Journal, a web based interdisciplinary arts, literary, and philosophy journal towards the creation of accessible academic space.
As his focus has evolved towards the transformative, he's worked in direct care with clients and their families, as well as created and implemented comprehensive programing and curricula from the ground up alongside and in collaboration with clinicians for institutions and organizations such as Pacific Quest Wilderness Therapy, Warrior Films, and, The Kansas City Academy. In 2014 he became the Assistant Coordinator for Youth Passageways, an international organization working to broaden the scope and support of youth initiation and interdependent community across generations.
erika carter, RN
INFORMED CONSENT CO-FOUNDER / COLLABORATIVE PARTNER
Erika Carter is on a mission for the world to have better and safer sex. For her, the way there is through lots of learning and talking between consenting adults. She’s a registered nurse with a focus in acute care and cardiology, currently serving in that capacity at the Heart Hospital at KU Medical Center. She cut her teeth at the Helen Gragg Clinic at Operation Breakthrough, assisting with primary care for low income families and women who frequently struggled with trauma and abuse. During college she also interned with the Free STD clinic at the Kansas City Health Department where she learned a lot about how important it is to banish shame and judgement from the conversation. After completing her degree at UMKC in Nursing and Sciences she worked with a variety of both hospitals and farms dealing with dual ends of the spectrum of care. After a stint in Oregon at Salem Hospital as an interdepartmental Charge and Resource Nurse, she finally returned to Kansas City to care for her Grandmother.
In 2014 after being repeatedly asked, she began curating underground sexual health gatherings with her friends and community to create safe and open spaces to talk about sexual and emotional literacy, and shortly thereafter Informed Consent was born.
FORMER HOST PARTNER
Wickerson Studios is a creative partnership that converges the virtual reality of a web design studio with the materiality of an outdoor sculpture yard and art gallery.
Formerly known as Beth Allison Gallery, Wickerson Studios LLC reorganized itself on 11 wooded acres in the rolling hills of Kansas City, Kansas. It houses three adobe and rammed earth buildings, has hosted visiting artists, gallery exhibitions, and many iron casting performances over the past four years.
REGINA CAMPERNOLE OF SACRED EARTH ARTS
Regina Campernole is the founder of Sacred Earth Arts, a local initiative dedicated to the expression of the sacred Self and promoting connectedness to the earth through the arts.
Sacred Earth Arts offers events, classes and workshops in collaboration with groups and individuals striving for a more conscious way of life. We sell local art, gemstone jewelry and repurposed furniture at Rag and Bone, in the West Bottoms Antique District, Kansas City, Mo.
YOU AND THOSE THAT WILL COME AFTER YOU
At Make Trybe, a deeply important part of our model is honoring the collaborative nature of building the container, casting one's heart into the mutual crucible, and as such creating truly authentic communities of reverence.
For those of you who've already engaged in our community we thank you, and for those of you in the wings, we cordially invite you to dive deep, and bring what you find to the surface.
We say with deep joy and gratitude: Come and Join us in the circle.