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

Alfonso Carlon

Proprietor & Co-FOunder

Alfonso bought and cared for the property at Robin Road for many years before it was transformed into Lotus Bend. It has always been his intention to further develop community in this space. Alfonso has recently stepped up his role in the development of the natural beauty that is The Sanctuary. 

Shannon Gill

Director of Programing

Shannon is the driving force behind the growing community at Lotus Bend. With her connections and myriad of skills The Sanctuary has taken off with events, ceremonies, workshops, dances and much more.  As well, as bringing her own teachings to the space, she directs many of the offerings on the grounds.

Russ Ohlhausen

Co-Founder & Visoneer

Russ is a co-founder & the chief visionary guide for Lotus Bend. As we expand the property and purpose upon the land, Russ points the way and does what it takes to hold the course to make it happen. He also creates programs & teaches his own body of work.

Stacy Sanchez

CO-FOUNDER (In Memorium)

Stacy Wathen Sanchez played a crucial role in seeding the The Sanctuary. She aided the development of the structure of the business end. Stacy also loved to shape the outdoors at the space and spent many hours landscaping & engaging the wildlife. ‘Stacy pond’ has been created to honor her memory. Her presence is always felt & she will be missed.