The visionary and founder of Further Shore is Aleia O’Reilly, LMT-AM. Aleia and her husband, Robert McCarter, join together with the governing board and advisory board to anchor the mission of Further Shore.
Aleia N. O’Reilly, LMT-AM is a licensed massage therapist, author, and associate minister. She has been teaching and practicing metaphysical and healing arts (visual and performance) for over thirty years. In her private practice the focus is on balancing spiritual and practical matters for a conscious, love-filled life. She has served as visionary, founder, and executive director for several nonprofit organizations; each one expanding on the concepts and service of the previous. Her purpose in forming these businesses is to expand and improve social systems for a more compassionate world. Aleia has learned by working with people from all walks of life, that reflection on our own mortality inherently gives way to enriched relationships and a more conscious way of living.
Robert McCarter has a background in theater, visual arts and computer sciences. He is a computer programmer, entrepreneur, and artist, specializing in computer-generated fractal art. He has been studying investment strategies, philanthropy and entrepreneurially-oriented material for over twenty-five years. Robert served on nonprofit boards for several years and is currently involved in three businesses. He developed a variety of skills for internal inquiry at the Options Institute in Massachusetts. He has taught college level computer courses at NAU and co-facilitated Light Therapy, Money Matters, and Reiki classes with Aleia. After his life-changing experience as a hospice care giver for our dear friend (Wayne) Robert has re-dedicated to the idea that we must “wake up to all of it,” including the impermanence of life.
Board of Directors
Eileen Westphal, Secretary
Robert McCarter, Treasurer