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

Proprietor, CO-FOUNDER,

& Managing partner

Alfonso bought and cared for the property at Robin Road for many years before initiating its transformation into Lotus Bend Sanctuary in 2015. He went on to establish Lotus Bend Retreat & Development Center, LLC in 2017. It has always been his intention to provide a sacred space where individual facilitators and organizations can host events, and to host programs and offerings that uplift the community at large. He aspires to create a small onsite community of stewards for Lotus Bend Sanctuary. 

Owner of Garden To Beautify, Inc., Alfonso is also a professional landscaper responsible for most of the landscaping and cultivated beauty on the grounds.


Cecilia Zúñiga


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 LBRDC, 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.