Founder, Greater Reality Living; Director, SoulPhone FoundationLearn More
Founder, Greater Reality Living; Director, SoulPhone Foundation
Dr. Mark Pitstick has over forty-seven years of helping others in hospitals, pastoral counseling settings, mental health centers and private practice. His training includes a premedical degree, graduate theology/pastoral counseling studies, masters in clinical psychology, and doctorate in chiropractic health care. Dr Pitstick wrote Soul Proof, Radiant Wellness, and The Eleven Questions. He co-authored Greater Reality Living with Gary Schwartz, PhD.
Mark produced the Soul Proof documentary film and created twelve audio products that use hypnosis, breathwork, and guided imagery to enhance healing and transformation. A frequent media guest, Dr. Pitstick interviewed top consciousness experts on his radio shows Soul-utions and Ask the Soul Doctors. Mark has given many webinars and workshops on awareness and holistic wellness.
He directs the SoulPhone Foundation and founded the Greater Reality Living groups. He also serves as a research assistant for the SoulPhone research and development. Dr. Pitstick considers these outreaches to be the most powerful and practical ways he can help transform many lives and our world for the better. To learn more about him, visit SoulProof.com
Gary E. Schwartz
Director, SoulPhone R & D Chairman, SoulPhone FoundationLearn More
Gary E. Schwartz
Director, SoulPhone R & D Chairman, SoulPhone Foundation
Gary Schwartz Ph.D. is a professor at the University of Arizona and director of their Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health. He is also the founding president of the Academy for the Advancement of Post-Materialist Sciences (AAPSGlobal.com), an organization devoted to bringing consciousness science and applications into mainstream academia and society.
Dr. Schwartz received his Ph.D. in psychology from Harvard University and was an assistant professor there. He served as a professor of psychology and psychiatry at Yale University, director of the Yale Psychophysiology Center, and co-director of the Yale Behavioral Medicine Clinic.
He has presented more than 450 scientific papers, including six in the journal Science, co-edited eleven academic books, and wrote nine.
He has been interviewed about psychology, energy healing, and spiritual research on many major network television and radio shows. His work has been the subject of documentaries and profiles on Discovery, HBO, the SciFi Channel, Arts & Entertainment, Fox and others. His research was featured in the documentary The Life After Death Project. His work has been described in various magazines and newspapers including USA Today, The London Times, The New York Times, and The LA Times. For more information, visit DrGarySchwartz.com
Operations Manager and VP of SoulPhone FoundationLearn More
Operations Manager and VP of SoulPhone Foundation
Elizabeth (Beth) West, BS, MS, grew up in South Carolina and retired as a Colonel from the United States Air Force after 27 years of service, specializing in national security space and cyberspace operations. Her expertise includes multiple project level successes in strategic planning, long and short-term financial planning, mission architecture, acquisition, independent assessment, and front line operations. She is an accomplished leader, manager and team-builder. Beth also served a year in Baghdad, Iraq where she was responsible for developing strategy, plans and policy to organize, train, base, and equip Iraqi security forces across the country of Iraq. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the University of South Carolina and a Masters degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado. Beth lost her only child, Tyler, 2 months before retiring from the Air Force and hopes the development of the SoulPhone will help in her communications with her son. She now resides in South Carolina.
Technical Manager, Secretary of The SoulPhone FoundationLearn More
Technical Manager, Secretary of The SoulPhone Foundation
Brian Smith, BSChE, grew up in Columbus, OH and attended The Ohio State University where he earned a degree in Chemical Engineering. After graduation Brian worked for a short time in engineering before transitioning to computer sales with IBM, Sun Microsystems and computer resellers. After a nearly 25 year career in Information Technology sales, Brian and his wife Tywana launched an on-line retail store. Brian has spent the last 15 years as the owner and operator of that store. For most of his life Brian suffered from thanatophobia (an extreme fear of death). To overcome that fear at the age of 40 Brian began studying everything he could find on the subject of the afterlife. Ironically, one of the first books he read was Dr. Gary Schwartz’ “The Afterlife Experiments”. After the sudden and unexpected transition of his 15 year old daughter, Shayna, in June of 2015, Brian accelerated his afterlife studies, joined Helping Parents Heal, and is assisting with the SoulPhone Foundation as part of his effort to help others overcome the fear of death and understand that we truly never die.
Facilitator Manager and Program ManagerLearn More
Facilitator Manager and Program Manager
With a background in engineering and management consulting for major transnational companies, Maryam discovered the world of quantum physics and spooky action at a distance when her young daughter benefited from non-traditional intention based healing following cancer treatment. This led to an avid interest in exploring consciousness, the survival of consciousness and realising the transformative effect it can have at a personal and societal level. She is now following her new found purpose and is applying her expertise to bring this understanding to others. Maryam has a Masters in Engineering from University of Surrey and an MBA from London Business School. She lives with her husband and two daughters in England.
Facilitator Manager and BlogLearn More
Facilitator Manager and Blog
A veteran research consultant for oncology clinical trials, David brings 25 years of scientific experience to afterlife study. He graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Physics, and later enthusiastically dropped out of a MD program in his third year. He then regained sanity, composed several music albums and read hundreds of deeply unique books from his previous studies. One early read during that time was Robert Monroe’s ‘Journeys Out Of The Body.' He discovered with practice he could actually do what Monroe wrote, and thus realized existence is more than the scientific material paradigm he grew up knowing. David’s research is driven by strict processes and tangible results whenever possible: accurate, actionable information from divination tools and profitable remote viewing projects among them. He is working with the GRL team and with Dr. Schwartz on technology to enhance signal strength in instrumental transcommunication.
Facilitator ManagerLearn More
Tava Wilson, BA, MA, holds degrees in Mental Health and School Guidance Counseling, and is the mother of Nico (age 24), Christina (an eternal being and shining light who came to earth on 6/24/97 and graduated on 3/5/15), and Wilson (age 5). Tava has additional training in the areas of adoption, and grief and loss. Her professional career involves extensive work with individuals struggling with grief related issues. In addition, Tava has worked as a teacher, real estate agent, and has been on the board of many non-profit groups.
None of this experience, training, or education prepared her for March 5th, 2015 when her daughter Christina suddenly and unexpectedly ‘moved’ to a different level of consciousness.
Tava was catapulted into a spiritual journey that included several spiritually transformative experiences including clear messages from her daughter. This journey has taken her to many afterlife conferences and consciousness retreats where she has met inspirational leaders such as Dr. Mark Pitstick. This led to her involvement in Greater Reality Living.
Tava states: “I have experienced more joy and peace in the past 4 years than at any time prior to my daughter’s physical death. I still have rough patches, difficult days and miss the physical presence of my sweet daughter.But I am so blessed to have an ongoing relationship with her and feel so proud to be her mother.”
In addition to being a Facilitator Manager for Greater Reality Living, Tava is an Affiliate Leader for HelpingParentsHeal.org.
Facilitator ManagerLearn More
With over twenty years experience as a teacher and minister, Chad understands what it takes to mentor and inspire others to make positive changes in life. As a conference speaker and successful ministry director, he managed and trained volunteer leadership teams serving the local community. Chad had a spiritual awakening after stumbling upon writings by Edgar Cayce. This started a passionate pursuit and study of research with evidential testimony of life after death. He holds a B.S. degree in secondary education with a concentration in History and Social Studies. Chad and his family currently reside in New York City.
SoulPhone News BlogLearn More
SoulPhone News Blog
Joshua Bagby is a visionary writer currently residing in Oregon. He applies afterlife research to fiction and nonfiction to envision a better life for all humanity. With humor and love he rebels against dreary mainstream clichés from Hollywood, news, and mass market books that present afterlife phenomena as scary, delusional, boring, or sensational. As the blogger for SoulPhone Views (also at soulphonenews.com website), Joshua writes speculative essays about how the SoulPhone and related technologies could change mainstream society. A book manuscript (a work in progress) will offer a more organized presentation of this exciting material. Joshua considers himself an optimistic skeptic: he delights in exploring the greater reality while asking plenty of questions and pursuing alternate explanations.
He’s had a lifelong fascination with cosmic mysteries despite a scarcity of wow moments that make believers out of disbelievers.
Marketing & Brand DevelopmentLearn More
Marketing & Brand Development
Rick’s interest in and passion for the field of advertising spans 30 years’ experience in developing marketing plans for some of the world’s largest consumer and industrial brands. In addition, Rick brings a dynamic set of leadership skills in marketing communications to non-profit companies, focusing on initiatives that include community outreach, organization and operations, as well as positioning that leads to successful cause fulfillment.
Rick’s programs have received national and international recognition, including the advertising industry’s top creative awards and have been used as case histories in creative and marketing textbooks. He is especially enthused to be involved with the SoulPhone Foundation as well as the World-changing initiatives of Greater Reality Living. Rick has a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business, and was selected by Advertising Ageas one of the “100 Best and Brightest People in Advertising.”
Manager of SoulPhone FoundationLearn More
Manager of SoulPhone Foundation
Tracy Soussi is a native Floridian and attended Florida State University where she studied Business Management. She and her family lived in Charlotte, NC for 25 years where she raised her three children. She was also a successful businesswoman Real Estate Broker, focusing on land sales, which earned her numerous sales awards. She devoted much of her time to many fundraisers and charitable organizations. In 2016, her loving son, Aymen, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 29 from Central/Neurological Sleep Apnea. Since that time, Tracy has devoted her energies to learning about evidential mediumship, and immersed herself in the study of spirituality, including the works of Dr. Gary Schwartz, Dr. Mark Pitstick, and Suzanne Giesemann.
Webinar ManagerLearn More
Al is a retired school teacher who has taught in both the private and public systems at all levels for over 30 years. He is also a registered clinical hypnotherapist and a sport psychology consultant with a Masters Degree in Coaching. He is also a world-class medium who has refined his psychic and mediumistic skills by attending many workshops and circles including advanced and master classes at Arthur Findlay College, the world’s foremost college for the advancement of spiritualism and psychic sciences. He currently teaches free on-line mediumship development circles and administers his own website, Intuitive Revelations, at www.alfromcanada.com.
Social Media and PR ManagerLearn More
Social Media and PR Manager
Joanne King is an award winning author, wife, and mother of three beautiful girls. She has a BA in English and Speech Communication from the University of South Florida. She's worked at IBM and Sony Corp. of America. She began her journey researching the after-life in her early 20's. In the early 2000's Joanne created her own Grief and Signs from the After-Life website.
She is the author of Answers: A Guided Journal from Parents to Their Children. When Joanne was five months pregnant, she was scheduled to be around the corner from the World Trade Centers on the morning of Sept, 11, 2001. After a series of unusual events, the plans were changed and she was outside the city. This prompted her to keep journals of her life-long parental advice for her girls, and help others do the same. Her book gave parents, who were crossing over, peace of mind that their love and advice would still guide their children. Answers has won several awards including the Mom to Mom Foundation Gold Award and the Dove Family Seal of Approval.
Joanne has appeared on various radio shows and television programs promoting her book. On a fun note, Joanne appeared in an episode of SCRUBS in 2004. She is currently the media manager and coordinates social media for the SoulPhone Foundation, Greater Reality Living, Dr. Mark Pitstick, and Dr. Gary Schwartz.