Eremos Staff and Board of Directors


Dianna Amorde


With more than 20 years leadership experience, Dianna brings her passion for helping people trust their inner knowing to her work at Eremos. Author of Aha! Moments: When Intellect & Intuition Collide and practicing life coach, Dianna views her service with Eremos as a natural next step to inspiring people to trust their inner wisdom. She has witnessed the profound life changes that taking time to go within to connect with Spirit can bring to people and their communities.


Marissa Faris


A lifelong seeker, Marissa brings her appreciation for introspection and love of nature to her new role. A former horticulturist, Marissa also has programming and administrative experience in both collegiate and environmental education. Marissa has been a student and practitioner of yoga for fifteen years and taught yoga in studios in and around Austin for nearly three years. Her curiosity and love of learning have allowed her to live all over the country and continue her mission to become a true jack of all trades. Now mom to three energetic kids and wife to a math professor, her roots are happily planted in Austin. She loves to ride bikes, walk her dogs, and garden. She enjoys trying to capture the perfect photo and looks forward to being able to travel and explore again, too!


Board of Directors


Kathleen Davis

Interim President

Leslie Wagner

Leslie Wagner



Ellen Sullivan



Deborah Franke


Doug Fritzsche

Doug Fritzsche, MDiv


Mona West

Rev. Mona West


John Fassnacht-b

John Fassnacht


Karen Cottonb

Karen Cotton


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