Stacy Montaigne AuCoin, LCSW
Stacy is an author, licensed counselor, poet, facilitator of workshops and retreats. Home for her is in the mountains, in creative exploration, in deep stillness, and good conversation. In 1995, she earned her MSW in clinical social work from Smith College School for Social Work in Northampton, MA. Based in Bozeman, Montana, she has worked with people and organizations throughout the country for many years.
In the last five years, she has explored the use of sound in meditation and healing. This exploration has led to the recording of meditation CDs, performances with symphony musicians, and a deepening intuitive understanding of healing and well-being. She explores creatively through watercolor painting, recording sound and rhythms in nature, and photographing images.
Stacy loves hiking and running in the mountains with her dog, Duchess; exploring dreams and having tea with her daughters; and traveling with and having long resonant conversations with her partner, David.
Communication Styles (Nov. 1997) Smith College: Studies in Social Work journal.
Eleanor Clark thesis prize for excellence in research, 1997.
David Nutter Summerfield
David earned his B.A. in Philosophy/Religion from Principia College, in Elsah, IL. His graduate studies in French were at the University of Colorado and Middlebury College. His graduate degree is in 18th Century French Literature, from the University of Lausanne, Swizerland.
He taught French at the University of Colorado, Principia College, and Whatcom Community College. He was also the Cross-Country/Track coach at Principia College, an NCAA Division III school. He was instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School's (NOLS) Summer Wilderness and Winter Mountaineering courses, in Lander, Wyoming. He started the mountaineering program for Adventure Unlimited youth camps in Buena Vista, CO.
David has conducted educational and personal development tours in France, Switzerland, and the Soviet Union.
David directs the Bridger Ridge Run where many people work through the rugged, demanding course as a way to work through challenges, fear, and loss in their personal lives. He has lead countless mountain journeys for people where they come away with a greater sense of personal empowerment and confidence.