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“The Father” Darren Grimes
Darren is a husband and father whose life is centered around his family. By day he manages steel workers constructing high-rises that look over the Canadian landscape. By night he is a family man, professional podcaster, networking guru and amateur horticulturist. Darren is also the creator and host of The Grimerica Show Podcast and 13 Questions Podcast. Darren’s interests include simulation theory, synchronicities, self improvement, global catastrophe cycles and many other topics which are discussed on his podcasts. With an eye on personal growth, truth and helping others, Darren is a mentor to many.
“If more of you supported the show, I’d be less sick of podcasting.”
“The Voice” Graham Dunlop
Graham worked his way up the corporate ladder in the Aerospace industry for 13 years while at the same time traveling and participating in sports with the same intensity. Graham plays world championship Footbag Net as well as competitive ball hockey having competed in 8 National Championships and 2 world Championships in the late 90’s to mid 2000’s.
Eventually this pace took its toll and the abuse of drugs and alcohol became too much. He got clean and sober in 2008 and started his own business for a few years before moving to Calgary to work in the steel industry with his extended family.
Graham traveled through Europe and the Middle East for 10 months in 1990 where a multi-witness UFO sighting permanently changed his paradigm. He has always been interested in spiritual matters, taking a meditation course, a college course on UFO’s in the mid 90’s, as well as CSETI training to learn more about UFO’s and their occupants. This spiritual interest helped Graham maintain sobriety while increasing his knowledge and interest in occult, spiritual and esoteric matters.
Single and seeking growth in Calgary, Graham tried many things to increase his awareness; sweat lodges, shamanic breath and sound work, various types of meditation, reiki level 1- 3, all of which have bolstered his commitment to living a clean and awake lifestyle. Obsessed with learning and podcasts, he starting his own podcast with Darren in 2013 which grew into a community of loving people around it, and continues to grow every day.
“The Professor” Randall Carlson
…is a professional builder and co-owner of Archetype Design/Build Inc. A native of rural Minnesota, he developed a curiosity and love for the natural world early in life. While attending Georgia’s Dekalb College, he was awarded ‘outstanding geology student of the year’ in 1993. He has continued his studies as an avocation with a primary interest in discontinuities and catastrophes in the geological record.
During the past two-and-a-half decades he has logged over 40,000 road miles of travel across North America to hundreds of sites, studying the effects of the Late Wisconsin Ice Age and its rapid termination 11 to 14 thousand years before present, along with other phenomena associated with extreme events such as impact craters, volcanic eruptions, and Late Pleistocene megafaunal death assemblages. His focus has been directed primarily at the wealth of evidence for catastrophic megafloods associated with the recession of the vast Laurentide/ Cordilleran ice complex.
As an independent scholar and researcher, Randall blends multiple scientific disciplines together with a keen knowledge of ancient mythology and symbolism, to create a unique perspective on the events that have shaped our historical and pre-historical timelines. He has traveled extensively both nationally and internationally, investigating the impacts that astronomical events have had on human culture. Recent discoveries have bolstered his theories that many ancient myths may hold truths about the repeated rise and fall of mankind. From ubiquitous flood legends, the mysterious extinctions at the end of the Great Ice Age, the collapse of the Bronze Age, through the Dark Ages, the Medieval period, the Little Ice Age and now global change, Randall generates a compelling argument that cosmic forces have influenced the cyclic advancement and destruction of human civilizations and proposes the actions that must be implemented now to avoid the next catastrophe.
“If world views were a menu item, every chef on the planet would be using ‘sufficient’ Randall.”
“The Collector” Brad Young
Overlaying his daily occupation as a residential electrician, Bradley is an explorer, videographer, and collector. Fascinated by the planets’ natural beauty and the seemingly divine order and chaos of the cosmos, he has aggregated thousands of satellite and telescopic images, plus a gallery of large-scale prints and digital relief maps of America’s lithosphere. Correlating the macro views from above with extensive ground-based micro observations, he has used these cartographic tools to investigate, record and study the landforms that are indicators of catastrophe.
Specifically interested in the factors that instigated the abrupt end of the last ice age and the resultant transformations, surveying impact structures and identifying unconfirmed archaic crater remnants, the mystery of the American Mound complexes and astronomically advanced cultures, space travel and the possibilities of extra-terrestrial life, Bradley has consistently conceptualized outside the boxes of modern scientific dogma. During his limited-run radio program in the summer of 1997, dubbed The Aware State Update, as host “Will B. Young”, he had the opportunity to express some of these progressive ideas while discussing topics that gestate the emerging paradigm. After sixteen years of cosmographic exploration, his next objective is to positively identify the North American impact sites that delineate the Younger-Dryas Boundary events and connect their conspicuous simultaneity with the proposed ‘sinking’ of a fabled Atlantis Island.
“Yeah, we got that.”
“The Rhythm” Russ Allen
“We built it, Silly.”
“The Star” Kyle Allen
Would rather Pyramid
“I love pyramid.”
“The Intent” Allen Neal
Careful what you wish for.
Reach 55, and you can live anywhere in Florida. So I got that going for me.-
“The Strenght” Brandon Powell
Brandon is a professional Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Self Defense and Functional Fitness coach. He owns and operates a dojo in Charlotte, NC.
Brandon became certified in the Wim Hof Method with the first group of U.S. instructors learning directly from Wim. “The Wim Hof Method had a tremendous impact on my life. The empowering results helped me realize that so many people can benefit from this practice. I took advantage of the opportunity presented by Wim and the Innerfire team to become an instructor. Its an honor to help Wim teach his method and message of health, happiness, strength and love!”
Brandon teaches seminars and classes on the Wim Hof Method at his dojo and abroad.
““Brandon Powell is a genuine soul who is passionately dedicated to sharing the Wim Hof Method with the world. A fusion of warrior, shaman, relentless searcher, technician, and highly attuned teacher, I couldn’t imagine a better human to guide a group to the very edge of their mental and physical limits.””
—Josh Waitzkin, The Art of Learning // Best Selling Author, International Chess Master and World Champion Martial Artist
“Brandon’s unique approach of integrating a tribal drumming experience with the science-backed methods developed by Wim Hof provides a great method for self-development of the mind and body. The ability to mindfully control basic functions, like breathing, learning to focus attention, all the while to the sounds of rhythmic drums, can have far-reaching positive effects.”
— Dr. Tony Peters, Chiropractor
“I just finished the Wim Hof training with Brandon Powell and it was amazing. I love the breathing, I felt like I went to another planet. The ice bath was incredible and I have this euphoria feeling right now. I highly recommend it! It was amazing.”
—Dr. Sheila Kilbane, Integrative Pediatrician
“The Healer” Jane Jeffrey
A former corporate director turned wellness coach, Jane has over ten years experience in alternative healing. Currently practicing Pranic Healing and Eden Energy Medicine, Jane also provides guided group meditations and yoga instruction.
“Look better, feel better, be better.”
“The Demon” Keith Winchester
As you can see, Keith is too busy to get his bio together, so he’s at my mercy. You’ll have to try to slow him down at the event if you need to speak with him. Good luck!
“I am the Burrito Demon”
“The Fire” Gage Norris
Seen here exploring Capitol Reef National Park in Utah with his little sister, 24 year old Gage Norris has lived in beautiful Southwest Colorado for about 6 years now and is unsure if he’ll ever want to leave. After Graduating from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado with a BS in geology, he continued for a year in the service and food industry in search of a degree related vocation. After a fruitless search, he was offered an entirely different opportunity as an assistant brewer for Pagosa Brewing Company and he couldn’t be more excited. Air sign, Hiking enthusiast, skeptic, and class clown, Gage started listening to The Grimerica Show somewhere in the early 2000’s and hasn’t missed an episode since. After finding that his favorite podcast picked somewhere so close to host such an extravagant event, he immediately called his roommate and best bud, Keith Winchester “The Burrito Demon” to hatch a plan to offer their services as practiced cooks to the Grimerica engine. The rest is history. Synchronicity abound!
Little know fact about Gage, he’s a strong proponent of the “Flat Spatula” theory.
“The Wind” Shenole Latimer
In the beginning there was marine biology. And the Great Saxophone said, Let there be music: and there was music. Shenole played the music, and it was good. Then, for 40 days and 40 nights it rained code and Shenole became a web developing, software making, SEO kinda dude.
“These aren’t the droids you’re looking for. Move along.”
“The Story Teller” Bob Ransome
What can I say! We found the Elk Lake Lodge by searching Airbnb for a place that could accommodate us all. After reserving the venue and many conversations with the owner, Bob, who usually is in the same room with the owner since they are married, over heard that we were interested in some of the same things he is. In fact, Bob is going to speak to us about synchronicities and if you haven’t heard, Bob’s Grimerica synchro-rating is off the charts.
“…and two minutes later, help was there.”