STORY OF THE FOUNDER
Founder & Director of Nomadicare
As a seeker for the place where earth, spirit, and healing intersect, Sas Carey has been searching in Mongolia for over two decades. She is a registered nurse, energy healer, educator, author, and filmmaker. Since her feet first touched Mongolian ground back in 1994, Sas Carey felt there was some reason she was being sent half way around the world to this land. Following that, she has documented the Mongolian Nomadic lifestyle for various audiences through her collaboration with many producers and writers.
Trained as a biologist and a Dukha himself, Battulga guides the Nomadicare team through the taiga (boggy forest) and the cultural forays of the reindeer herders. As our Tuvan language interpreter, he schedules shaman interviews, plans and organizes transportation in the taiga, and is responsible for the safety of the team while riding reindeer or horses to the settlements. Battulga, our longest taiga team member, resides in northern Mongolia.
Khongorzul Mendbayar, ND, MPharm
She is a Mongolian who resides in the Netherlands. Served as assistant to Nomadicare for 6 years, and continues to volunteer, in addition to taking care of her three daughters..
Anuka lives in Ulaanbaatar and northern Mongolia. Anuka studied tourism at Mongolian National University after many years of working with foreigners at her family guesthouse. She is a guide, translator, and knows everyone in the taiga. She is also the mother of two small children. Visit her website to learn more.
Digital media specialist, archivist, animator, photographer, and videographer. Fred lives in Vermont and traveled to Mongolia as Director of Photographer and Editor for Migration.
Jennifer Schweppe works as a media specialist, videographer, and editor in Washington, DC. She worked the editor and backup camera for Transition.
International award-winning filmmaker living in Poland. Director of Photography for Transition.
Theater Arts college graduate, Dune Mayberger lives in Vermont. Sound Recorder for Transition.
Anna Halldórsdóttir is a composer, singer, and sound designer who resides in Iceland. She has created music and sound design for film and theater, including solo projects as a recording artist. She is the Music Director and Sound Designer for the Gobi Women's Song, Migration, and Transition movies.
Melissa Kosmaczewski, who lives in Vermont, is a creative and a producer with a background in photography and motion production. Melissa loves taking on productions with a range of styles and voices, always thriving to showcase impactful stories.
HEALTH CARE RESOURCES
B. Boldsaikhan MD, PhD
Dr. Boldsaikhan is a teacher, author, medical doctor, Buddhist scholar, yoga practitioner, consultant to a Japanese space agency, and more. He trains sum doctors in the use of Traditional Mongolian Medicine for Nomadicare.
Narantsetseg Logii, PhD
With her degree in Medical Biology, Nara trained
sum doctors in laboratory safety techniques and testing. She is a associate professor at the Health and Sciences University, Department of Chemistry and Biology in Ulaanbaatar.
A Buddhist lama medical doctor of traditional Mongolian medicine. He trained sum doctors in traditional medicine with Nomadicare's program and lives in Mongolia.
T. Buyankhuu, PhD
She is a associate professor at the Health Sciences University in Ulaanbaatar, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. She trained sum doctors in laboratory safety techniques and testing with Nomadicare.
Naran consults and joins Nomadicare in presenting outreach programs on life in Mongolia and the Mongolian language.
Davaajav is a humble nomadic shepherd and Darhad shaman and teacher.
Nasanbat is a Buryat shaman with roots in
many other shamanic traditions in Mongolia. He explores, researches, and teaches about shamanism and the spiritual world. He works to relieve pain, spiritual harassment, and bad influences. He graduated from the Arts University of Mongolia as a painter.
Dadu is a shamanic researcher and healer. A Buryat shaman with roots in many other shaman traditions in Mongolia, she explores the spiritual world trying to relieve pain, disease, and shift negative energy. She has a business background with a degree from the United Kingdom. She and Nasanbat wish to develop spiritual tourism in Mongolia and create a bridge between Mongolian shamanism and the world.