Our Team

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Chris Young- Founder • Medicine Man • Practitioner of Kambo • Purveyor of Tribal Medicine

Chris Young and his wife Verena Young founded Soul Quest Church of the Mother Earth in September 2014. Soul Quest’s purpose is to protect the practice of North and South American Spiritual traditions, spiritual ceremonies, sacred practices and natural healing ways. At a young age, Chris heard the call to be of service to humanity and in 1996 he became certificate in Phlebotomy and Medical assisting where he worked in a gero-psychiatric unit dealing with the study, prevention, and treatment of mental disorders with the elderly. In 1997 Chris went back to school to study Emergency Medicine and received an EMT certificate…

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Maestro Don Gaspar- Master Shipibo Shaman

Maestro Don Gaspar He will be holding a Shipibo Ayahuasca Work Shop At Soul Quest the 2nd week of June. Soul Quest will also be planing trips to his center in Pucallpa, Peru this year He offers traditional Shipibo Ayahuasca ceremonies in a safe, secure environment. In addition to providing opportunities for people to work with this amazing plant medicine in the short term, He also have a center near Pucallpa, Peru. Here offers long term study for those who wish a deeper understanding of traditional plant medicines. Traditionally, when an individual wishes to learn the properties of a plant,…

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Nischalã Lindsay Johnson- Yoga Therapist, Facilitator, Light Worker

Nischalã is a lifelong Lover, Seeker, Student, Artist and Writer who has been practicing yoga for 12 years and working with Plant Medicines for over a decade. She was led to yoga in her early 20’s, seeking a way back to her Self and out of deep depression and alcholism . The disciplines of yoga gave her a path back to her Heart, a connection to the Wisdom of the body, and the realization of the importance of Honoring Life as Sacred. Through purification practices of breathwork, meditation, yoga postures, mudras, sacred song, sacred dance and spiritual study she rediscovered…

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Katia Peart, A.P,

Katia Peart, A.P, received both her Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and her Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences from the Acupuncture and Massage College in Miami, FL. She graduated with the highest honors as a Summa Cum Laude grad.  She is certified with the National Certification Committee for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She is fully certified as a licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac.) in State of Florida. License # AP3820. She practices Traditional Chinese Medicine, which encompasses Acupuncture, Herbal Therapy, Moxibustion, Cupping, and Auricular Acupuncture.

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Anthony Nemeth- Fire Keeper and Facilitator

Native to Florida, it is Anthony Nemeth’s honor and passion to be the keeper of the Sacred Fire for Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth. A Humanitarian, Practitioner of Indigenous Plant Medicines and budding Craftsman of Native Arts Anthony is devoted to holding and maintaining a sacred, safe and comfortable space for Soul Quest Members to focus on their spiritual and personal growth and our connection with Mother Earth. After 8 years of various spiritual disciplines including meditation, self reflection, spiritual study and research into various indigenous practices his awareness was awakened to Ayahuasca. In 2016 his research led…

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Jaclyn Ali McNulty-Yoga Instructor, Facilitator, PR Coordinator

Jaclyn Ali McNulty Finding freedom, mobility and strength through breath and body is her joy. As an advocate for the therapeutic and spiritual benefits of psychedelics, Jaclyn enjoys helping others discover their potential and heal through plant medicines. A longtime yoga practitioner, Jaclyn committed to deepening her practice by becoming a hatha yoga instructor in 2011. Initially training in California, she continued to build upon her yogic education in Rishikesh, India, completing an additional 200-hour certification. Drawing from both Western and Eastern pedagogies, Jaclyn seeks to find true balance on the mat. After exiting a 7-year career focused in nutrition,…

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Tara Force-Massage Therapist, Facilitator

Tara Force is a Florida born native. She developed a relationship with plants medicines at a young age, leading to her discovery of spirituality. Through their guidance she became a massage therapist and reiki master, and embraced a life of holistic foods and medicines. And there is nothing more she loves in this world than to be in the presence of and a witness to healing.

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Ryan LeCompte, B.A., A former United States Marine

Ryan LeCompte, B.A., is a former United States Marine who actively and honorably served as an infantryman from 2007 to 2011. LeCompte is a proud father of two boys, ages 5 and 3. He holds a B.A. in Psychology, and is pursuing his M.A. in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. As a psychotherapist, he works with a self-developed western trauma-informed shamanic model as his foundation with a driving focus in Gestalt, Somatic, and Jungian approaches to trauma and addictions. He believes that PTSD and addiction are deeply rooted in childhood trauma and works from a dual-diagnostic…