Juan identifies as a spiritual teacher in both formal and informal areas of his life. A former Catholic who parted ways with his family’s religion during college, Juan now enjoys spirituality without the religious traditions and rituals that proved incongruent with his values system. In other words, authenticity, freedom, and self-advocacy keep him proudly behind the wheel of his own life, and you better believe he’s driving on the spiritual Autobahn, honey! He believes he is effective in creating “real-talk” spaces so people of a variety of identities can meaningfully discuss human interest topics such as life, death, love, family, and change. To observe Juan in his bliss is to see him with a glass of wine or cup of coffee in his hand, surrounded by his best friends, laughing and connecting about the weird things that happen on this planet.