Carl Buchheit began studying Neuro-Linguistic Programming in 1979, and he studied closely with Jonathan Rice. Carl is the owner and director of training at NLP Marin in San Rafael, CA. He travels globally and lectures frequently about his methodology, which he calls Transformative NLP. He lives in San Rafael, CA. Ellie Schamber has a Ph.D. in European Intellectual and Cultural History from the University of California at Berkeley. She facilitates courses at Boston University and regularly lectures to the public about spiritual topics. She lives in Mill Valley, CA.