Sylvia Pelcz-Larsen, M.S.O.M.,L.Ac. Founder, President and Director Sylvia has BA from the University of Colorado-Boulder and a Masters of Science degree from the Southwest Acupuncture College. She is nationally certified in acupuncture and Chinese medicine. She maintains a private practice (since 2000) in Boulder, Colorado that includes Acutonics, acupuncture and Chinese medicine. She is also a senior faculty member of the Kairos Institute of Sound Healing and sits on the Board of Directors of the International Institute of Harmonic Living. www.jupitersbelle.com
Celeste SullivanTreasurer and DirectorCeleste maintains a private practice that includes Acutonics and restorative sound therapy in Boulder, Colorado. She is an educational advocate for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Rick Boethling Chief Financial Officer and Director Rick has a BA from the University of Colorado-Boulder with graduate studies, in finance and law, in London, Italy and San Diego, Ca. He has a ten year background as a small business owner and currently is the Race Director for Race Across America. He is also the founder of an athletic and environmental education program called Team Get Outdoors, encouraging youth and adults to Explore the Earth!www.raceacrossamerica.org
Abel Adonnay Padilla Regional Director and Primary TranslatorThe Piste Foundation would not exist without Abel. He is fluent in Mayan, Spanish and English. Abel is a 5th generation Piste and Maya native, grew up with his parents, 1 brother and 3 sisters. His mother raised the children at home and now helps with the extended family. His father has a store at Chichen Itza selling handcrafts. Abel began helping his father at work when he was 8 years old. It was through this experience and the interaction with visitors to the site that he began learning to speak and write English. He went on to study at the University of Merida where he pursued anthropological studies to become an official tour guide. He sees his work at Chichen Itza as a window to the world where he can transmit the knowledge of his people to visitors from all around the Planet. He is in the process of learning Japanese and Russian in order to reach more people who come to learn about the ancient Maya. Abel is an artist at heart. The world is his notebook and his visions are manifested into woodcarvings, paintings and t-shirt designs. Abel lives with his wife Yolanda and their 3 children, Isia, Yuria and Tamara.