John: Co-Founder, Creative Director, President
John graduated with a BA in Philosophy and Interactive Media from the University of Southern California in 2007 and an MA in Philosophy from San Fransisco State University in 2015.
John deals with the challenges inherent in bringing any visionary project successfully into the world. He brings a wealth of diverse experience in digital technologies, educational theory, philosophy, self-development and critical thinking. Throughout his life, issues of spirituality have always been present, and since he accepted his role as a leader in Modern Masters, they have taken the front seat. Now he spends his time building the network – both in this world, and in those beyond.
Mary: Co-Founder, Art Director
Mary graduated with a degree in Humanities in 1990 from Brigham Young University when she began receiving messages from an unseen source. These dreams and messages were insistent that she find “The Chosen” and initiate the “Great Gathering.” At that time, she had been directing a private school for young children. As her own spiritual ideas were expanding, she was eager to find a way to share the concepts of magic and the great variety of world-cultures with children.
She began to produce a children’s magazine called “The Little Folk.” The magazine was intended to share metaphysical ideas with kids, and it successfully combined her love for childhood education with evolving spiritual principles.
Mary’s dreams continued and in 2008, she launched “The Immortals Project” to reach the kind of people she’d seen in the early visions. For several years, she’s worked to develop her ideas about what “The Gathering” would look like. It was clear that such a project would need to provide an interactive and comprehensive spiritual network to succeed.
With the birth of the Modern Masters Project, the ideas pertaining to “the Gathering” have found a spectacular home. Through the implementation of current technology and by having a core team committed to bringing the project alive, the dreams Mary had so long ago can finally emerge as part of a viable and valuable project.
Dana: Content Director, Marketing and Social Media
Dana graduated with a BA in Anthropology from Vanguard University in 2008 and a MA in Philosophy from San Francisco State University in 2015. In her studies and experience Dana has focused on social justice and movement building. She has extensive experience in on-the-ground organizing which she now brings to the online sphere through Modern Masters.
Dana creates content and marketing options for the Modern Masters project. She works to empower MM users with the ethos and the tools to make the project their own. Currently she links movement building with marketing and uses a variety of tools to achieve this, including: alternative reality elements, guerrilla marketing, and various social media platforms.
Marienixza Diaz: Concept Artist
Nexa is a self-taught freelance artist with four years of experience. She has formal training in the fine arts, as well as has experience in Photoshop, painttoolsai and clipstudiopaint. Nexa was inspired to become an artist by her uncle who was also an artist, whom she would badger constantly as a child. She has spent years developing and honing her skills, choosing digital programs as her main mediums. Nexa has done two book covers, as a cover artist for the Danarko Quartet, as well as concept art for Modern Masters. Nexa follows the Modern Masters team’s lead on creating concept art and graphic design.