Who Are The
~ Ingeneers ~
Meet some of the current residents here at Ingenium:
Jaspen - Founder, Landowner, Service Hour Coordinator.
Jaspen moved onto the property in 2016. She is the original visionary, developer and membership director. Her creative passions are making crazy colorful paintings, playing folksy ukulele, and writing very short stories. She meditates, vegetates, and studies the Diamond Heart. Her favorite part of the property is the far corner of the couch in the Common House - particularly during Talent Nights, Game Nights, and Friday "Ladies Handmaid's Tale" Nights. She gives special attention to the conundrum of how to maintain the pond. Her personal specialty is making innovatively flavored organic home-made ice-cream.
She is a hard core INFJ. Do not wake her before 11.
Jaspen offers consultations on both
Community Living and Personal Growth.
For details, visit her page
Christi - Caretaker, Supermom.
Christi and her family came to us in 2018. Not only does she attend to our maintenance needs, she's the organic garden supervisor, tech specialist and mailwoman. She's a singer, an actor and a dancer; and she plays the ukulele, crochets, sews, loves photography and writes when she manages to escape to her secret fairy land. Her favorite part of the property is the Pond Trail, and her special projects are the garden, chickens, and all things power, solar and otherwise.
Don't be surprised if you find Christi walking around on stilts.
We're all trying to figure out what can't this woman do??
Pro Tip: Just don't let the different foods on her plate mingle.
Christi is available for both
community and professional performance work.
Visit her page Here.
August & Nori-Kidlett Representatives.
School-aged August assists in carrying out the daily caretaker responsibilities and especially enjoys tasks involving liquid pigments. He lavishes his well-earned leisure time on the beach. Nori, now in preschool, is our social intimacy specialist and is under the conviction that everyone's cabin is an extension of her own. Her favorite thing is greeting fellow residents as if she hasn't seen them in years.
August doesn't like people in costume
and Nori doesn't like worms.
Hunter - Caretaker, Volunteer Supervisor, Supermom Worshiper.
In 2018 Hunter arrived in his 1967 Greyhound Bus with his family in tow. He manages all 48 acres and each of the 7 structures, using his superpower skill to crack the various enigmas that occasionally arise here at Ingenium. Man of many creativities, Hunter writes music and poetry, plays guitar, mandolin, melodica and other instruments of varying obscurity, and he loves all things theater. He has discovered and adopted a new waterfall on the property and is transforming the area into yet another sweet spot on the land. He also crafted the world's best chicken tractor. He loves to cook, tinker, and is an excellent marksman. He might be found on his unicycle ardently chasing the stilt lady around the garden. Hunter loves dogwoods but hates rodents
and has an irrational fear of bats.
Cedar-Beloved Resident, Part Time.
When not communing with fellow alumni at SOU
or out venturing on some wild wilderness escapade,
Cedar comes right back to Ingenium, his home since 2016.
He is a fledgling abstract painter, creative builder, and landscape whisperer, and is training to become a "Soulcraft" vision quest guide. He loves to wander off the beaten path or climb the forest trees. His special contribution is graciously being the all-around go-fer.
Cedar loves surfing, climbing, mountain biking
and adventure sports of many kinds,
and he leads a mean yoga/meditation session.
Pet Peeve: When hierarchy is inappropriately put before humanity.
Kayla - The Muse.
Kayla, together with her husband Paul, came as a guest in the summer of 2021 and was never quite able to leave. She is a songstress, collaborator, teacher, jester, and an avid animal and nature lover. Kayla isn’t shy about sharing the inner workings of her soul with anyone who is open to her magic. She is excited about cultivating a deep relationship with the land and the people here and seeing what is naturally borne from their symbiosis. She is especially enchanted by our woodland trails and the many unexpected worlds that emerge in the natural shifts of the landscape. Kayla loves finding the common threads between people, inspiring the song of the moment, and frothy beverages. As open and giving as Kayla is, she appreciates acknowledgement and respect of her inner mystery.
Paul - Benevolent One
Paul grabbed the hearts of us Ingeneers the very first day he was spotted in our midst through a humble utterance of four simple words: “How can I help?” Paul is the alchemy of various dichotomies - humility and ingenuity; bravery in vulnerability; and he dives deep in thought and deed yet is a youthfully playful soul. Along with painting, sketching, woodworking, poetry and song writing, Paul can’t wait to share his sound healing practice with those here at Ingenium as well as the broader community at large. Paul can’t decide what he likes best: floating on the pond in the boat, listening to the wind chimes by the stream, or drenching himself under the waterfall. Don’t let anyone know, but Paul secretly ruminates about creating large art projects in unexpected places on the land. Being originally from County Louth in Ireland, Paul has an innate love for anything potato. Clear and to the point, Paul shudders when people display any trace of inconsideration.
Brad - Burgeoning Ingeneer, Collaboration Enthusiast
Brad joined us late August, 2020.
He composes, performs and records music, and has a distinctive affinity for sacred traditions. Brad’s favorite thing on the property is
“All the Water”: from the pond, to the creek, to the waterfall, to the spa, and don’t forget our utterly spellbinding irrigation systems.
Brad says that he is a “pretty decent cook” and excitedly anticipates soliciting his fellow Ingeneers to volunteer as subjects for his personal recipes. Brad appreciates “Authenticity” and values folks being true, honest and real; and he humbly asks to please not be rushed.