Meet the LBS Staff

We do our best to attend your needs, to oversee Lotus Bend and to help The Sanctuary & The Development Center grow! 

Alfonso Carlon

Managing Partner &











co-founder

Alfonso bought and cared for the property at Robin Road for many years before it started its transformation into Lotus Bend Sanctuary in 2015.  He subsequently established Lotus Bend Retreat & Development Center, LLC in 2017. He is responsible for much of the plants landscaping & cultivated beauty on the grounds. He also continues to landscape as Garden To Beautify, Inc

It has always been his intention to further develop community in this space. Now in his retirement, Alfonso has chosen to focus on LBS in its development, with new programs and offerings.

Cecilia Zúñiga

ASSISTANT COORDINATOR

Cecilia joined the Lotus Bend Retreat & Development Center team in the fall of 2021 as an Assistant Coordinator At first visit, she was instantly drawn to the energy of the land and its potential as a place of sanctuary for the soul’s evolution. Ceci currently co-coordinates the outreach, networking, social media, and marketing aspects of the Center, and assists with event management and property beautification projects. 

Beyond LBS, Ceci is founder of the After A Breakup H.E.L.P.™ program for women, a guided experiential, spiritual growth journey of recovery after a breakup. She also coaches and mentors individuals and groups in the private sector, is a shamanic practitioner and kundalini yoga teacher, and an author.  drcecizuniga.com