for The Santa Barbara Wellness Directory
was born a few years ago when we first started our web
design business. We have so many friends that are Massage
Yogis, Musicians, Artists,
etc. and needed a web presence, so we thought "why not
put everyone in one place?"
those doing good work and create a business for ourselves. The
idea simmered, got re-affirmed often and started to take shape,
so we embarked.
believe that now more than ever there is a need for healing,
a need for people to connect with each other and to share the
information necessary to make a better world. This site is a
medium for these ideals to manifest.
doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can
change the world;
indeed it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead
Al Marcelline - President
know I was born, this time, to help bridge the seeming gap
between Spiritual, Physical and Monetary.
done a magically diverse tour to arrive right here and right
now, having been a successful professional stock trader,
ditch digger, magazine editor, bulk-mail driver, web conceiver
and more all the while being a musician.
Each of these experiences help me daily to help further
the vision of The Directory.
is a reason why the Seers, Healers, Poets and Jesters were
always next to the Queen and King. The Santa Barbara
Wellness Directory is our pre-sponse to our collective
need to re-empower an aspect that must re-assume
its vital role and potential now.
know that all is vibrational, cyclical and perfect, and
I am very optimistic about what we will accomplish when
we organize and synergize. Vision, Faith, Commitment and
Magic have brought together this incredible Team.
Suzanne Riordan - Community
Suzanne is a healer, an author, an artist, a networker,
a social reformer and an activist. She grew up in Europe,
Africa and Washington D.C. and served as a Peace Corps volunteer
in Morrocco in the 70's. She graduated from the University
of Wisconsin with a BA in International Relations and from
the University of California in Santa Barbara with a Master's
helped to found the Fellowship for Intentional Communities,
the Santa Barbara Homeless Coalition and the Santa Barbara
Single Parent Alliance. She helped to create the Santa Barbara
Wellness Directory and in the late 1990's was inspired to
create Dancing From the Heart, a powerful community dance
event. She helped to create Families
ACT! after her son, Ian, died in 2005 at 23
years of age - a community of families advocating for a
more effective and compassionate approach to healing emotional/mental
imbalance and substance abuse.