Laurie Marshall, MA, Founder

President, Board of Directors

Laurie Marshall

For 35 years, author, speaker and artist Laurie has empowered youth and adults through creative collaboration. She practices Peace Building through Art, inspired by Nature. A visionary educator, she has served mostly low-income children, families and their schools as an Arts Integration and Project Based Learning specialist. Her mission is to nurture creativity, a love of learning and a collaborative spirit.

In addition, she’s a certified Conversational Intelligence coach and Peace Ambassador. With a B.A. from Antioch College in history and education, and an M.A. in art and education from Beacon College, she is a certified K-12 art and secondary social studies teacher. She has used visual art and storytelling in consensus building, leadership training and conflict prevention with government organizations, schools and businesses, including FEMA, NASA, the U.S. Botanical Gardens, George Washington University, Sonoma State and the Army Corps of Engineers. She is based in Novato, California.


Lili Lopez

Artist Facilitator

Lili Lopez

Lili is an artist who is raising her three teenage sisters. As a graduate of The Arts and Ethics Academy in Santa Rosa, California, she inspires those who join in the collaborative painting to let go, experiment and have confidence in their creativity. Fluent in Spanish, she specializes in trauma-informed approaches with young people. Her expertise is in collaborative murals and portrait painting. She has co-facilitated over 35 murals in the San Francisco Bay area.


Wanda Whitaker

Artist Facilitator and Marketing Specialist

Wanda Whitaker

Visionary Artist, Wanda K. Whitaker, creates art for the purpose of teaching and healing. She creates art that touches the soul. In certain works she uses hidden spiritual and scientific symbolism to express self-knowledge and an evolved state of consciousness. Additionally, she utilizes art as a therapeutic way to help people heal themselves and to promote the highest state of human consciousness.

In addition to having solo exhibitions throughout San Francisco, her work is in private collections around the world. She has co-facilitated Singing Tree murals and a mural at a Safe House for Women.