Our Board of Directors

Meet our passionately dedicated International Feng Shui Guild Board of Directors.   As uncompensated volunteers  – IFSG board members give their time and energy for the good of the Guild, our members, and Feng Shui.

Laura Morris

Laura Morris

Board Chair

Laura has been a member of the IFSG since 2012 and served on the Marketing Committee. Laura has a background in marketing and strategic planning, honed from her years as a Marketing Director at a multi-national publishing company. While serving on the IFSG Marketing Committee, Laura led the development of the IFSG’s strategic plan outlining the organization’s visions and goals.

Board Years of Service January 2015-September 2021

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Deb DermyerLamb

Deb DermyerLamb

CEO

Deb is a graduate of the Western School of Feng Shui holds degrees from the University of Oklahoma and the University of Nebraska in accounting and engineering respectively. She began her work with the IFSG in 2004 at the local level in chapter leadership and joined the Board of Directors in 2006 in the dual roles of IFSG Board Treasurer and IFSG Membership Director. In 2007, she added the role of IFSG office management to her resume working in the areas of office administration, finance, business, website maintenance, communications, newsletters, publications, and social media management. These dual roles of board and office allowed Deb to balance her administrative and organizational skills with her passion for and training in Feng. She resigned from the board in late 2010 to focus her efforts on running the IFSG office and expanding roles. In October 2017, Deb returned to the Board of Directors as Interim CEO. Her leadership, dedication, and passion for the IFSG and its members, her experience with the overall organization, its policies and procedures, its strategies, and long term focus make her an ideal candidate for this role. 

Board Years of Service May 2006-March 2011; CEO position October 2017-February 2022

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Amanda Finch

Amanda Finch

Secretary

Amanda is a graduate of the International Feng Shui School, Dragon Gate Feng Shui School, and The American College of Classical Feng Shui. She has a nursing and healthcare management background. In 2008, Amanda relocated from her ancestral home in the rural finger lakes region of Upstate New York to the mountains of Colorado. She supports the feng shui community with her facebook Feng Shui Book Club zoom group that also offers a free self-study feng shui course.  Amanda works as a feng shui consultant at Feng Shui Hooray, LLC incorporating both Classical & Contemporary feng shui modalities into her practice. She creates the space for change offering clients greater possibilities by incorporating the 9 life areas into her life coaching & body work business. Amanda believes that making an effort to get into communion with the earth has the power to lift the vibration of the entire planet and is a secret activator to unlocking our greatness within.

Board Years of Service October 2018 – September 2021

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Charmaine Buskas

Charmaine Buskas

Treasurer

Charmaine is a board member for the IFSG. She previously worked in the financial industry as an economist and published research on global economies. She is currently developing her feng shui business.

Board Years of Service October 2017-September 2023

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Lisa Alban

Lisa Alban

Director, Marketing lead

Lisa Alban is a Certified Feng Shui Design Professional, School Director and Educator who helps purpose-driven thought-leaders and seekers of beauty and balance achieve their lifestyle and aesthetic goals.  She is a graduate of James and Helen Jay’s school, Feng Shui Designs, Inc., practicing BTB and Form School. She is also a graduate of Steve Kodad’s Feng Shui Staging program for real estate. Together, Lisa and Steve combined their unique talents and wisdom to develop the Intrinsic School of Feng Shui.  Before joining the Feng Shui profession fulltime, Lisa specialized in Television and Lifestyle Marketing, working for one of the world’s largest television and e-commerce groups. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing.

Board Years of Service October 2020-September 2023

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Áine Atara

Áine Atara

Director, Marketing

Áine Atara is a professional interior architect. Her career spans designing for Fortune 500 corporate clients in the City of London, major hospitality projects in Austria and Germany and designing and overseeing the construction of high-end residential for Royal Family members in the UAE.  As an empath, listening and tuning in to the unseen is key. In 2013 she returned to her native Ireland and began working as an advisor and consultant on interior renovations and pre-construction projects. She studied shamanism, women’s mysteries, house and land-clearing, dowsing and Classical Feng Shui.

Board Years of Service October 2020-September 2023

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Floss Barber

Floss Barber

Director, Community Engagement

Floss Barber is a certified feng shui consultant based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She completed a three-year master’s training program in BTB Feng Shui in 2000.  She specializes in feng shui techniques for personal growth, well-being, health, and prosperity. She has more than 30 years of experience in commercial, hospitality and residential design, owning her home firm Floss Barber, Inc.; and completed her real estate exam as a salesperson in PA in 2018.

Board Years of Service October 2020-September 2023

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Linda Bischoff

Linda Bischoff

Director, Member Aquisition lead

Linda Bischoff works as a Feng Shui Practitioner with Avalon Lane Studio to help Residential and Corporate Clients create connection with their built environment. After working in corporate office interiors for over 30 years, she wanted to bring more breadth and depth to the office space. In 2018 she studied to become a Feng Shui Professional with the Sunstone Centre achieving IFSG Red Ribbon status the same year. She went on to study Biophilia with Luminous Spaces and in 2020 was recognized as a Well AP through the International Well Building Institute.

Board Years of Service October 2020-September 2023

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Kim Julen

Kim Julen

Director, Community Engagement lead

Kim is a psychic and life/business coach who leads transformational retreats on Maui and the Love Your Life group coaching initiative. She loves all things spiritual, especially communicating with angels and homes! She founded Finding Your Fiji, her Feng Shui Intuitive Coaching business, in 2013. She is a graduate of the Wind and Water School of Feng Shui and the University of St. Thomas where she obtained a business degree. FUN FACT: Kim moved from Minnesota to Maui, Hawaii in 2017, sight unseen! She has been on the IFSG Board since 2017 (first serving as the Membership Director and now as a general board member) and has been an IFSG Red Ribbon member since 2015.

Board Years of Service October 2017-September 2023

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Wendy Yawching

Wendy Yawching

Director, Member Retention and Welcome team lead

Wendy Yawching is a retired airline captain who lives in Tobago. Her academic background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and 25 years of corporate airline flight training, both of which have honed her skills in people management and crisis management. In 2014 she obtained a master’s certification in BTB Feng Shui, which opened up a whole new heart-centred world of possibilities.  On the board since 2017, Wendy’s most recent contribution has been to set up and lead the very popular IFSG Welcome Committee, which is a team of 10 member volunteers who partner with new members, helping them to become comfortable with the many resources available to them through the IFSG.  In her home country she also serves on the Board of various NGO’s, and manages a luxury vacation villa. Her other loves include adventure travelling, competitive Latin and Ballroom dancing, hiking, biking and kayaking.

Board Years of Service October 2017-September 2023

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International Feng Shui Guild
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Lee's Summit, MO 64063 US

International Feng Shui Guild
705B SE Melody Ln, Ste 166
Lee's Summit, MO 64063 US