Kavan Peterson, President, CEO & Owner
A nationally renowned advocate and community builder, Kavan has pioneered innovative new models for housing, care and community. Kavan is proud to join the cutting-edge of mental health transformation and trail-blaze one of Montana’s first centers for psychedelic therapy through the Harvest Wholeness Center. Kavan is trained in Core Competencies in Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy with Seattle based Telos Transformational Therapies and is a lead facilitator in the global Liberating Structures participatory design and complexity science movement. A serial entrepreneur, Kavan is also co-founder of Minka Homes and ChangingAging.org with world-renowned geriatrician Dr. Bill Thomas.
As director of ChangingAging’s 2018 “M.A.G.I.C.” pilot project with the University of Southern Indiana, Peterson oversaw construction on campus of Minka’s model demonstration house and co-created an undergraduate course bringing together students and elders to explore the complexity of building self-organized, inclusive, multi-generational communities. Kavan consults on aging innovation with leading companies such as Amazon, AARP, Holiday, Kimberly-Clark, Sodexo, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and The Green House Project.
An avid mountaineer, hunter and forager, Kavan splits time between Seattle and Missoula, with his wife and two children.
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Kaley Burke, Director & Owner
Kaley’s passion for eldercare advocacy is a family affair. In high school she took her first job in the kitchen of the nursing home her mother worked at and turned it into a 12-year career in aging services. Her experience working in nearly every level of skilled nursing administration and admissions gave her a deep understanding of the complex web of support necessary to help elders remain at home. Inspired by her brother Kavan Peterson’s national long term care activism, Kaley joined him to bring this culture change to Missoula by launching Harvest Home Care and the Harvest Psychedelic Healing and Wholeness Center.
A certified Death Doula, Kaley is trained in Core Competencies in Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy with Seattle based Telos Transformational Therapies. Kaley believes that cutting-edge psychedelic medicine can often provide a unique opportunity to deeply understand and process the most challenging, confusing, and painful parts of our lives. By integrating the entirety of one’s life in a meaningful way, including insights from psychedelic experiences, Kaley believes people are able to free themselves from self-criticism, unhealthy cycles of relating to others, and emotional pain.
Kaley earned her bachelors in communication from the University of Montana and specializes in relationship building, networking, and communication development. She embraces elders for who they are–real human beings, who deserve to be treated as such.
Linea Maxwell, LCSW/MSW, Director of Counseling & Wholeness Guide
Linea Maxwell is a licensed clinical social worker with extensive experience helping veterans, elders, families, children, adolescents, caregivers and other individuals navigate life’s challenges with wholeness. These challenges include caregiver stress/fatigue, grief and loss, family conflict, relationship stress, career changes, life changes, financial stress and anxiety. Linea is trained in Core Competencies in Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy with Seattle based Telos Transformational Therapies, and recognizes the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and relational healing potential of psychedelic-assisted therapy. Linea’s approach is both client-centered and positively oriented towards growth and empowerment.
Gifted in cultivating strong and trusting therapeutic relationships, Linea has a passion for connecting with clients and helping them cultivate and achieve their goals. She is currently working with remarkable clients who are courageously awakening through transformational experiences and taking their healing into their own hands.
Jonas LaRance, Vice President & Owner
Jonas enjoys working with Kavan Peterson on valuable projects for community-based aging service organizations. He is an only child with four parents, and is therefore acutely aware that more effectively caring for our elders is one of the most important issues of our time.
Jonas thrives at the intersection of creative, analytical, and technical abilities. He manages successful marketing and technology projects in areas including healthcare, education, natural resources, online retail, insurance, financial services, and product/technology development. He helps both start-up and well-established organizations create valuable customer experiences through effective marketing communication and user-friendly technology.
Jonas has an MBA with emphasis in entrepreneurship and marketing, and is the Web Systems Engineer at ALPS Corporation in Missoula, Montana.