My name is Austin Cowan. I am 27 years old, and I currently live in Jacksonville, FL. I am extremely passionate about life, love, learning, and leading. I strive to optimize my mind, relationships, passions, health and finances because I believe that is what makes us whole.


I am involved in this gathering because it is my calling. I am involved in this gathering because I truly believe in the intention. I am involved in this gathering because I trust my intuition. I am involved in this gathering because I know it is exactly what I am supposed to do. 


I am looking forward to meeting all of you and taking part in co-creating our world vision.


Much Love!


My name is Meg Larsen and I am 29 years old. My home is in Vancouver, British Columbia, and I could not be more thrilled to meet all who are called to the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. 


I am helping co-create this gathering because I have connected with people who share views that give me hope. I also welcome the possibility of creating a gathering that is truly special and internally shifting. Having the opportunity to welcome you among such a loving team is a gift, and I am grateful to learn and grow alongside you all! 


My name is Megan Lawrence, and I am physically located in Jacksonville, FL; my soul is elsewhere, but that is a conversation for another time. Who I am is a complicated question for me to answer, because I find that I am different moment by moment; consistently changing. I spent the first part of my life running from myself, and I have been spending the past few years in search of who I am as well as the beauty that life has to offer. Inevitably, that lead me to Butterfly Farm, and it was there that I started to trust in myself, my intuition, and the choices that got me here.


I am a part of the Millennial Gathering because I firmly believe in the mission behind it. A safe place to be who you are, all the while submersing yourself into a new way of being. To be a part of something that has the potential to change the world as we know it is something I have always wanted to be a part of. I believe in the Illumined Millennial’s vision, and I look forward to watching it all unfold, and manifest before our eyes.  


My name is Shelli, I am 33 years old and I live in Charlotte, North Carolina. I am passionate about bridging the world of transformation & spirituality with the world of science & medicine. I love every aspect of personal transformation. I am in awe of nature and am truly fascinated while I explore and discover evidence of the human body's miraculous healing capabilities. 


I feel honored to be a part of this Millennial Gathering because the core intention speaks directly to my heart.  I feel magnetically drawn to the mountains of North Carolina because of the clarity and serenity I experience there. I feel that we all desire more soul nourishing conversations, deeper connections and life changing experiences. My heart is yearning for a close community of open hearted co-creators to deeply connect with, to collaborate with and to play with :) 


I truly believe that this special group has the potential to make a massive impact on this planet.


I can't wait to meet you in person! 


My name is Stella Humphries –of the boomer generation.  Since childhood onward, I looked at  the human world  and it made no sense.   But trusting that knowing, and being able to act on its wisdom,  is taking this lifetime.   In my early twenties I tried to escape  the common version of reality  by  venturing to Australia from Canada.  Why I thought it would be different there is another story.    I reluctantly remained caught up in the heady world of ecological research while my heart ached for the magic of the natural world sensed without models, theories and classifications.  Mid-career, I discovered a pathway to the spirituality of the east.  I began to awaken to and experience how my consciousness wholly affects my reality.  There was no escaping  - paraphrasing Jon Kabat Zinn - wherever I went, there I was!  Now living in the USA, I focus on teaching and learning how to awaken to our inner wholeness, grow our collective wisdom and co-create life  from the core magnificence burning within each of us. 


It is my fortune to live on Butterfly Farm, play with our two cheeky hounds, drink spring water every day and laugh with my partner and beloved, Charlie.  Resonating deeply with the inherent seed of possibility within the Millennial generation and intuiting that it is time on the planet  for new ways to manifest, I am beyond excited to be a participant and co-convener of this  Gathering.  So looking forward to meeting each one of you! 


As one of the elders holding space for the emergence of your brilliance, I am very energized about being a part of this Gathering.  I can't wait to meet each of you! For most of my adult life I have worked with young people, helping them to blossom personally as well as create new visions for their lives. 

The Millennials I know and love, such as these incredible souls on this page, who are helping to make this Gathering a reality, possess great caring hearts and I believe the wisdom and the passion and energy to change the direction of this giant ship we are all foundering in together. 

Along with Stella, I am one of the co-founders of Butterfly Farm Sanctuary, the sponsor of this Gathering.  Stella is my life partner and my learning partner and together we are co-creating a future for ourselves we could not have imagined as little as six years ago.

I want to help bring this brilliant group of young people together and serve as a mirror to your gifts, wisdom and absolute ability to forge a new vision for the world.