About us

David is passionate about travel and helping others achieve their goals. David comes with a wealth of information on how to travel as he has spent much of his adulthood filling his passport. Among his most impressionable experiences abroad, in 2007, he was sent to the Philippines as a Peace Corps Volunteer and he served on a small island for 31 months. In 2011, he returned to the US and he received his graduate certificate in counseling at Western Seminary in Portland Oregon. 

He is always up for an adventure and loves trying new foods.  He is a certified rafting guide, an avid rock climber, and he has explored much of the Pacific Northwest in the twelve years he has been there. He works for the Department of Human Services, is launching a non-profit on his former Peace Corps island to promote ecotourism and he has been selected to becoming a certified coach for Katherine Woodward Thomas’ Conscious Uncoupling program. 

He has the responsibility and excitement for booking celebratory events at the retreat center in the Dominican Republic for those times when Abundance Retreat staff are state-side. There is not much that David won’t do in order to make his guests feel comfortable and welcomed at Abundance Retreats. For their celebrations to be what they want in a destination event. If there is anything that you need during your time with us, just ask David. If he doesn’t know the answer, he’ll find it.

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I am an oncology nurse and a few long time patients have died recently. I need to rejuvenate and return to my breath! Elizabeth

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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