August 2009 004 BarbBarbara Cameron
Founder and Co-Owner

Favorite enlightened quote:
“Live each moment completely and the future will take care of itself. Fully enjoy the wonder and beauty of each instant. Practice the presence of peace. The more you do that, the more you will feel the presence of that power in your life.”
–Paramahansa Yogananda

Favorite interest:
“Hard to pick one…meditation, gardening, hiking, playing with loved ones, travel, cooking, swimming, kirtan/chanting, any adventure with my husband.”
How I like my chai…
“Currently, I’m loving our Golden Masala Chai, prepared with rice milk and honey. They are like my children, though, and I truly love them all!”


stephan staff bioStephan Cameron

Favorite enlightened quote:
“The laughter of the infinite God must vibrate through your smile. Let the breeze of His love spread your smiles in the hearts of men. Their fire will be contagious.”
–Paramahansa Yogananda

Favorite interest:
“Family, meditation, hiking, snorkeling on reefs, traveling, music, art, etc.”
How I like my chai:
“Hot and iced year round. Before breakfast, during the day at work, in the evening. Steaming hot on a cold and rainy day.”

vince2Vince Panero M.Ed

Marketing Director

Favorite enlightened quote:
“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”
–Ralph Waldo Emerson

Favorite interest:
“Being lazy with the family watching old Star Trek Next Generation episodes, working out in the pool, Ultimate frisbee, surfing…”

How I like my chai: “Make it the day before in a mason jar and chill, drink it the next day at 5am and blast-off. Honey or Stevia as sweeteners, 60% homemade almond milk and 40% hot water. Creamy awesomeness. And…for the afternoon, I add 2 spoonfuls of Rooibos Masala Chai to my protein shake.”


James Mattravers Director of OperationsJames Mattravers
Director of Operations

Favorite enlightened quote:
“Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.”
–Carl Sagan

Favorite interest:
“Hiking, reading, thinking.”

How I like my chai:
“Icy when hot, hot when icy. Light on the milk and light on sweetener, all the better to savor the spice!”


“JuliaJulia Carr

Favorite enlightened quote:
“Two Roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
–Robert Frost

Favorite interest:
“Photography, Outdoor yoga, writing, drinking tea, herbal medicine, wildcrafting, quality time with my child.”
How I like my chai:
“On a regular day, rice-milk and honey, on a cozy evening, with cocoa. ”


“MichaelMichael Glownia
Sales Director

Favorite enlightened quote:
“Once in a while
you get shown the light
in the strangest of places
if you look at it right…”
–Jerry Garcia/Robert Hunter

Favorite interest:
“Neuroplasticity and the power of regenerative healing.”
How I like my chai:
“I like my chai with my coffee. Some say that’s a “dirty chai” but I prefer to call it a ‘clean coffee!’ ”


“ClaytonClayton Pauer
Food Service Specialist

Favorite enlightened quote:
“Listen! Clam up your mouth
and be silent like an oyster shell,
for that tongue of yours is the enemy of the soul, my friend.
When the lips are silent, the heart has a hundred tongues.”
~ Rumi
Favorite interest:
“Between hiking and biking and kayaking adventures I read mysteries and write black comedy screenplays.”
How I like my chai:
“Before each morning sun salutation I have a large cup of Golden Masala Chai with too much steamed 1/2 & 1/2 and a little coffee and a little honey.”