Your Guides

Lauri Ann Lumby, OM, OPM, MATS

is the owner, founder and spiritual director of Authentic Freedom Academy. Since 1994, Lauri has supported hundreds of individuals in their journey of self-actualization.  Since that time, she has written and developed curriculum for over forty courses and has published nine books. 

Lauri received her BBA in Marketing from the University of Iowa in 1987. In 1993, she began her ministerial training through the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay and Silver Lake College. Lauri later received her training and credentials as a Spiritual Director through the Norbertine Center for Spirituality (DePere, WI).  After fifteen years as a Catholic lay-minister, Lauri left institutional employment to establish a center for personal development where she could respond to the psychological and spiritual needs of a wider audience.  In 2005, Lauri completed her training as a Reiki Master Practitioner and was ordained as an Interfaith Minister through the Universal Life Church in Modesto, CA. In March of 2015, Lauri completed her Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Studies (Psychology) through Sofia University (Palo Alto, CA) with a focus on self-actualization and shamanic practices.

You can contact Lauri at or (920) 230-1313

Robin P. Currie

was raised and educated in the Boston area and is the mother of four children. Robin joined Currie Management Consultants in 2007 and is the creator and developer of The Currie Training Center, providing personal and professional development in the industrial dealership and distributorship fields. She is the founder and manager of The Currie Charitable Fund, and Founder and Director of the Central Massachusetts Freedom Coalition.  In conjunction with her involvement in Not for Sale – a global movement to end slavery, Robin launched the #WALKFREE awareness project to build knowledge and awareness about human trafficking on a local level.

Trisha Beckett, BA, B.Ed.

is a retired special education teacher who received bachelor degrees from The Ohio State University and Edgewood College in Madison, WI.  Her teaching experience of working with adolescents with emotional and learning disabilities helped her develop an awareness of the importance of Peace Literacy in the public school setting. In 2013, Trish completed her Peace Leadership training with Paul K. Chappell and became a Curriculum Developer for the Peace Literacy Institute.   Since completing her training Trish has made substantial use of Peace Literacy both personally and professionally. Trish recently created and now facilitates From Cynicism to Hope for Authentic Freedom Academy. When Beckett isn’t working on developing Peace Literacy curriculum, she delights in time with her granddaughters, creates quilts, and has walked 300 miles across Spain on the Camino de Santiago.