Our Member-Owners

Walk2Connect Member-Owners are not only legal owners of our worker-cooperative, they are each seasoned whole-health walking leaders who have a wealth of knowledge and passion within their unique interest areas. You can click on each of their links to be taken to their individual profile page.

If you are interested in partnering with or hiring our co-op, please fill out our General Inquiry Form linked here.

In alphabetical order by last name:

Chris Englert 

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W2C Suite Certified*. Interests/skills: Themed Tours, Local Food Connections, Multi-day Walking Vacations, Conference/Corporate Team-building. Founding Member-Owner.

Maria Rosa Galter, May 2017

After a lifetime of international travel and 10 years of work in the international non-profit sector, including leading insight trips to East Africa, Maria understands the transformative power of engaging with Creation. Maria believes that through spiritual expansion, joyful play, intentional work, and creative energy, we can align to our true purpose and co-create a better world for each other. Born in Chile and raised in developing countries, including Ecuador, Honduras, and Uganda, Maria’s most vivid childhood memories are from her time in Uganda, East Africa, where she lived under Idi Amin’s brutal dictatorship. These early experiences led her to see inherent Sacredness and dignity of all people led Maria to devote the past 10 years to international development as the founder of Into Your Hands-Africa, later as the Executive Director of AfricAid, and now as Director of Africa Network for Animal Welfare (ANAW-USA) where her journey of experiencing the Sacred connection between all beings continues. She is also volunteers with Street Fraternity, International Rescue Committee and is enrolled in the Benedictine Spiritual Formation Program, to become a Spiritual Director. She holds a Masters in Non-Profit from Regis University. Maria’s insightful ecumenical spirituality, understanding of self-compassion, travel experience, and fluency in Spanish and English makes her the perfect companion for her blossoming project, EPIC Life Walks. Maria’s full profile page will be coming soon! Contact Maria at: maria@walk2connect.com (720) 810-2837

Nicole Huguenin, Founding Member

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W2C Suite Certified*. Interests/skills: Dreams, Community Building, Contemplative/Meditative, and Nature Reflection. Founding Member-Owner.

Darcy Kitching, Founding Member

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W2C Suite Certified*. Interests/skills: Storytelling, Documentation, Walkable Community Design, Placemaking, Children & Youth

Ana Lucaci, May 2017

Ana M. Lucaci joined Walk2Connect over a year ago, when she was looking to start leading walks in Longmont. She has used walking as a means of transportation for many years, particularly while growing up and working in Romania. After a pedestrian/car accident, she became a walking advocate, helping others experience walking as a means of staying healthy and speaking out to make walking accessible and safe for all. She obtained a Certificate in Public Health from CU’s Colorado School of Public Health and holds a Masters of Public Health from Walden University. She has recently been awarded a fellowship with the 2017 Walking College from America Walks. Ana’s full profile page will be coming soon! Contact Ana at: ana@walk2connect.com (303) 960-4495

Sarah Massey-Warren, May 2017

As a daily walker since high school, a writer, and a landscape architect, Sarah Massey-Warren has explored diverse environments for decades. Her explorations have allowed her to push boundaries in places as diverse as the California High Sierras, the Maine beaches, Michigan lake country, New England and Colorado mountains, Texas plains, Omaha bluffs, and urban areas in the United States, Canada, France, and the Czech Republic. She brings creative ways to explore the land, promote walkable environments, and to write about the importance of walking. Sarah’s full profile page will be coming soon! Contact Sarah MW at: sarahmw@walk2connect.com (303) 921-8334

Dustin Ratcliff, Founding Member

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W2C Suite Certified*. Interests/skills: Long-distance Themed Walks, Day Hikes, Men & Young Men Themed. Founding Member-Owner.

Sarah Schwallier, May 2017

Sarah grew up on a small farm in West Michigan where she learned to appreciate the simple things in life. Sarah is currently a nature walking health coach that seeks to build healthy habits that last a lifetime. She is committed to bettering people’s lives by inspiring individuals to become part of a healthy walking community. Through Walk2Connect, Sarah hopes to make large cities feel small and diverse connections thrive. Sarah’s full profile page will be coming soon! Contact Sarah S at: sarahs@walk2connect.com (616) 490-3118

Jonathon Stalls, Founding Member 

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W2C Suite Certified*. Interests/skills: Contemplative/Reflective, Walkable Community Education, Whole-health Benefits of Walking, Long-distance Rambling. Founding Member-Owner.

Dawn Kirkwood, Founding Member 

While Dawn is no longer an owner; you will find her leading many walking experiences through our co-op throughout the year. Her contributions to the Founding of the Walk2Connect Cooperative have been invaluable. Contact: dawn@walk2connect.com

*Walk2Connect Suite Certified
Member-Owners who are W2C Suite Certified can provide a host of whole-health and connection-focused walking programs in partnership with a variety of agencies, organizations, and community groups. These include but are not limited to speaking/presentations, Walking Movement Leader training, tool training and set-up, and technical assistance/support for newly trained leaders and developing programs. These services are offered locally, statewide, regionally, and nationally. You can download our Walk2Connect Suite pdf by clicking here to learn more.