The David Lynch Foundation Staff

New York City

Bob Roth

Bob Roth
Chief Executive Officer

Bob Roth is one of the most experienced and sought-after meditation leaders in America. Over the past 45 years, Bob has taught Transcendental Meditation to many thousands of people and is the author of the forthcoming authoritative book on the subject, entitled "Stength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation", which will be published internationally by Simon & Schuster in February 2018. Bob Currently serves as the CEO of the David Lynch Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charity which has brought meditation to over 500,000 inner-city youth in underserved schools in 35 countries, to veterans and their families who suffer from post-traumatic stress, and women and children who are survivors of domestic violence. Bob also directs the Center for Leadership Performance, another nonprofit, which is bringing meditation to Fortune 100 companies, government organizations, and nonprofit charities. Bob is the host of the SiriusXM radio show, "Success Without Stress" and has spoken about meditation to industry leaders at such gatherings as Google Zeitgeist, Aspen Ideas Festival, Aspen Brain Conference, Wisdom2.0, and Summit.

Executive Staff

Salma Choudhury-Muro

Salma Choudhury-Muro
Chief Program Officer

Salma is a non-profit professional with over 15 years of leadership experience in organizations dedicated to social justice, education equity, and high-quality mental health programs for vulnerable populations. Salma has successfully led grassroots organizations and has had national multi-state roles and oversight of a $40M budget. Her work includes more than a decade of developing cutting edge systems for rigorous program quality and evidence-based outcome data measurement models. She has successfully designed strategic plans to enable program growth, funding, and Board development. She is well versed in the design and execution of capital campaigns and growth of government-funded partnerships which have proven to be transformational in several organizations.

Ina Clark

Ina Clark
Chief Philanthropy and Communications Officer

Ina considers herself fortunate for a career spanning corporate (Ogilvy and other agencies), government (MTA marketing to get people back on the subway) and non-profit. In over 20 non-profit years, she’s used her skills in service to people and issues she’s passionate about – arts, women’s rights, education, people in need. Highlights include City Center (including the original branding and fundraising for City Center Encores!), the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Sesame Workshop, American Ballet Theatre, Ms. Foundation, IFP, Paley Center, and The Actors Fund.

Due to a minimal need for sleep, Ina is also a long-time Board member of Parsons Dance, has handled special projects for Count-Me-In for Women’s Economic Independence, Women’s Media Center, School of American Ballet, and HB Studios and serves on Manhattan’s Community Board 5. She believes in TM, laughing often, and being part of the solution.

Jon Haseltine

Jon Haseltine
Chief Operating Officer

Jon Haseltine serves as DLF's Chief Operating Officer. Jon brings to the team a passion to improve organizational effectiveness and achieve positive outcomes by taking a people-oriented approach to strategic management and tactical execution. Jon spends much of his time collaborating with teams and individuals to enhance the quality of work and culture, especially as DLF scales.

Previously, Jon served with Year Up, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, Viacom’s Get Schooled Foundation, American Express, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Center for Strategic & International Studies, Lahey Behavioral Services (formally HES), and U.S. Peace Corps.

Jon grew up in New England and has deep roots in rural New Hampshire and coastal Maine. He has his MBA and MSW. Jon resides just north of NYC with his wife Emily and their two daughters, Chloe and Avery.

Aprajita (Raji) Kalra

Aprajita (Raji) Kalra
Chief Financial and Administrative Officer

Raji is not your typical CFO/CAO. Aside from being responsible for finance, accounting, human resources, operations and IT functions (phew!), Raji maintains office morale through a constant supply of candy. She joined the Foundation in July 2012 with over 8 years of experience in the not-for-profit sector, mainly in education at places such as KIPP and Harlem RBI, and over 4 years in management consulting, mostly at Accenture. She holds a BA from Columbia University, an MA from Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies and an MBA from Columbia University Business School.

In her limited spare time, Raji is a career coach to Columbia MBA students who are interested in pursuing careers in the social sector. She also sits on three nonprofit boards: the Bronx River Alliance (where she serves as Treasurer), Justice For Our Neighbors, and MTIP for Kids.

Mario Orsatti

Mario Orsatti
Director of the Center for Leadership Performance

Mario Orsatti has been teaching the Transcendental Meditation technique since 1973. In addition to teaching TM to business professionals here in NYC, he has helped direct TM centers in Washington, DC, Boston, Berkeley, Denver, and Hong Kong. Mario’s work with the David Lynch Foundation has included helping direct projects that bring TM to individuals recovering from homelessness, PTSD, and to teenagers dealing with learning disorders.

Fredda L. Plesser

Fredda L. Plesser
Executive Vice President

Fredda is the Executive Vice President for the David Lynch Foundation. After 15 years as a practicing attorney, Fredda entered the non-profit arena to focus on bringing services and relief to underserved communities. From 2003 until 2011, Fredda was Senior Vice President, Chair and Executive Director of the Michael Tyler Fisher Center for Education of the Intrepid Museum in Manhattan. For 3 years prior to joining the Intrepid, Ms. Plesser served as the Chancellor’s Chief Executive for the Office of Corporate Partnerships at the New York City Department of Education. As an attorney, Ms. Plesser was Associate General Counsel for the Securities Industry Association and Litigation Partner for Tenzer Greenblatt LLP, currently known as Blank Rome LLP. Ms. Plesser holds a BS from Cornell University and a JD from Fordham University School of Law.

The DLF Team

Rachel Cutler

Rachel Cutler
Graphic Designer

Rachel is the Graphic Designer at the David Lynch Foundation. She works to meet the design needs of the Foundation’s many functions, including events, fundraising, programs, and communications. She grew up in New York and received a BFA in Communication Design from Parsons, The New School for Design. Before joining DLF, Rachel designed for Manhattan Marketing Ensemble, Adweek, and Warner Music Group. When she's not working on a new design project, Rachel can be found watching live music or trying out a new move on a yoga mat.

Becky Fleming

Becky Fleming
Senior Accountant

Far from the usual, Becky is an absurdly non boring accountant. Enthused by all things numbers, organized, and green, Becky enjoys baking, running, and the occasional Friends episode (a.k.a marathon). In addition to her work at DLF, she continues to maintain the books for a small non-profit, StartingBloc. Becky holds a degree in Accounting and Finance from University of Maryland, and has two pets at home, if you include her husband.

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Donielle Freeberg
TM Teacher

In May of 2009, Donielle received a life-changing phone call. On the other end of the line was David Lynch declaring, "Donielle, you're going to become a Transcendental Meditation teacher and move to Los Angeles." Within 9 months Donielle had graduated from Maharishi University with a degree in Communications and Media, completed her TM Teacher Training Course and moved to Los Angeles to start the first David Lynch Foundation “Quiet Time” program. She has spent the past 5 years teaching TM at several schools, organizations, and a rescue shelter for child victims of prostitution.

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Adam Friedman
Deputy Director of Programs

After a fun but ultimately unfulfilling career as an advertising copywriter, Adam left the corporate world to work for a series of social service providers that help homeless individuals, formerly incarcerated men and women, domestic violence survivors, and individuals receiving welfare benefits. While he did witness some amazing transformations, he found that many well-intentioned social service interventions fail to lead to positive outcomes. He concluded that a main reason is that they do not adequately address the effects of traumatic experiences that have shaped many of their clients' lives. Adam believes that Transcendental Meditation works like a magic wand to address trauma and could be the missing link to help social service providers affect lasting change in a greater percentage of the people they serve. He is thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of this effort.

Adam also likes to juggle knives.

Erin Gromen
Director of Institutional Giving

Erin leads DLF’s efforts to raise funds from foundation and corporate sources. She brings more than 18 years of experience in fundraising to the organization, having worked with such nonprofits as Outward Bound USA, Center for Communication, and The Paley Center for Media, where she secured several federal preservation grants and established relationships with some of the nation’s largest foundations. She is thrilled to bring her expertise to DLF to increase support for its impactful programs and to give the lifelong tool of TM to those who need it most. Erin began her career as an editor at Texas Monthly magazine, where she put her journalism degree from New York University to good use. Though a longtime Texas resident, Erin feels much more in touch with her inner-Midwesterner, except when it comes to eating good barbecue and divulging her recipe for queso. When not immersed in the details of grant work, Erin enjoys spending time with her wonderful husband Joe and her rescued pitbull Ziggy, and following her beloved Liverpool FC, who will surely win the league this year.

Hayley Hanna
Director of Education

Originally from Manchester, England, Hayley and her husband, Chris, moved to New York in 2016. Hayley brings 13 years of experience as an inspirational teacher and “Head of Department.” Her career has been focused on closing the achievement gap in underserved areas and eradicating barriers to learning so that all students can access the opportunities to fulfill their greatest potential. Hayley has a track record of deep commitment in building strong and positive teams and leaving behind trails of happier students and teachers who are enthusiastic about learning. Her work led her to the honor of admission into a highly competitive principal-training program to prepare her for a leadership role in education. In her spare time, Hayley loves to read, travel, and explore the city she now calls home. She has a passion for film and will often be found watching movies from all over the world.

Jessica Wisk

Jessica Harris
Executive Producer of DLF Live

Jessica Harris is the Executive Producer for the Foundation's live events and music division, DLF Live. She focuses on funding the Foundation's programs through events featuring the world's leading musicians, including Katy Perry, Sting, Duran Duran, Moby, Ringo Starr, Jack White, Dixie Chicks and Brendan Benson.

Jessica has more than a decade of experience in the music and event production industry working with non-profits and start-ups. She also produces Communion Presents’ New York residency, a London-based promotion and record label founded by Ben Lovett of Mumford and Sons. Her events have been featured in Billboard, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, New York Times and more.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Jessica partnered with Donna Karan's Urban Zen, where she completed yoga teacher training to bring yoga, nutrition and meditation to at-risk populations. Through Urban Zen, she connected with the David Lynch Foundation to merge her passion for music, meditation and event production to create a difference for the greater good.

Genevieve Jarvis

Genevieve Jarvis
Program Manager for the Center for Leadership Performance

Genevieve Jarvis manages DLF's Center for Leadership Performance (CLP), bringing TM to the corporate world while helping to fund DLF's programs for at-risk adults and children. She brings 17 years of meditation experience, having taught over 200 people to meditate. Prior to being with DLF, she was a manager for the yoga apparel company, Lululemon Athletica and taught Vinyasa and Yin Yoga in Greenwich, CT. Jarvis's passion for the yogic lifestyle led her to a 5-month intensive meditation course in Thailand to ultimately become a TM teacher. Jarvis studied Ayurveda, Sanskrit, and Consciousness at Maharishi University of Management and holds a dual degree in Communications and Human Development from Boston College. On the side, Jarvis has a passion for singing and a love of nature.

Rachel Katz

Rachel Katz
Director, Women's Health Initiative

Rachel is a lead instructor for David Lynch Foundation's Women's Initiative. Additionally she has developed special projects for outreach and awareness including the launch of Meditation Creativity Peace screenings and a filmed interview series with students from the Family Justice Center. Before serving as a teacher for DLF, she was director of special events, following five years of event management and non-profit work in New York City. She holds a BA in Film and Media Studies and due to her range of interests and love of people she couldn’t imagine a more perfect outlet to engage with diverse populations and programs. She continues to enjoy creative opportunities in and outside of “work.”

Genevieve Kimberlin

Peter Lamoureux
Lead TM Teacher

Peter Lamoureux is the lead TM instructor at David Lynch Foundation. Peter has taught TM to thousands of people over 40 years. Mr.Lamoureux has been working with David Lynch Foundation teaching veterans with PTSD and is the Director of Programs for Operation Warrior Wellness. Peter is a non combat veteran of the US Army and US Army Reserves, MOS 71Q20 Information Specialist (journalist / photographer).

In addition, Mr. Lamoureux is the President and principal owner of Everest Asset Management, Inc. Everest sponsors the Everest Fund, L.P., an investment fund that has been in continuous operation 30 years. He has both securities and commodities licenses.

Mr. Lamoureux has a BS in Education and formerly held a certificate to teach in secondary education.

Peter has daughters in Brooklyn, Austin and Boulder, and is an avid motorcyclist when not teaching TM to veterans.

Tina Le
Database Assistant

Tina is the Philanthropy Database Assistant at the David Lynch Foundation, supporting the Philanthropy and Communications teams by managing and developing the database. Tina grew up in Texas and earned her degree in Political Communications from the University of Texas at Austin. Before moving to NYC in 2016, Tina worked at Meals on Wheels of Central Texas, managing their donor database. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring her new city, rock climbing, and traveling.

Wesley Lyons

Wesley Lyons
Philanthropy and Events Coordinator

Born in New York but raised in Florida, Wesley graduated from the University of Central Florida with his BA in Humanities before making the move back up to the Northeast. He brings his organized mind and attention to detail to DLF after spending a few years in the corporate world where he realized that he was more interested in the bigger picture than the bottom line. Supporting the Development team, Wesley works with Ina, Anna, and Kathleen fundraising for DLF. Excited by his newfound calmness thanks to TM, he spends his free time seeing live music, binge watching TV, and loving Kanye West.

Erik Martin

Erik Martin
Executive Producer of DLF Live

In 2006, Erik learned about the magic of quinoa from the "special features" segment on David Lynch's Inland Empire DVD. He currently obsesses over music, film, art, and food. After years serving as Director of Programming for The Shedd in Oregon and as National Booking Director for Opus 3 Artists, Erik is thrilled to be Executive Producer of DLF Live, the charitable events production division of the David Lynch Foundation.

Kathleen McKay

Kathleen McKay
Senior Manager, Events

Kathleen turned her necessity for organization, love of Excel spreadsheets, knack for planning and desire to meet new people into a career in event management. At DLF, she is responsible for all the behind-the-scenes magic that brings a fundraising or cultivation event to life. Prior to joining The Foundation, Kathleen worked for nearly 10 years in the meeting and events industry. She last worked as the Event Director at a leading conference company.

In her spare time she loves to travel, explore the NYC/Hoboken restaurant scene, go on brewery tours, spend time with her nieces and binge watch Law & Order.

Bianca Monda
Office Assistant

Bianca is the Office Assistant at the David Lynch Foundation. She is grateful for her prior experience managing an ad agency office and is an eager, upbeat addition to the DLF team. She has personally benefitted from the transformative effects of daily meditation and is proud to work for the Foundation.

Bianca’s background is in fine art and she possesses a BFA in Animation/Illustration from Montclair State University. In her spare time, Bianca enjoys freelance design, professional wrestling, gaming, and spending time with her adorable puppy and fiancé. Her favorite food is the onion bagel.

Cara Nielsen
Manager of Recovery Program Partnerships

Cara is the Manager of Recovery Program Partnerships at DLF. Prior to joining DLF, Cara worked at the Children’s Aid Society where she led a team of social workers in assisting young people in the foster care system with their transition to adulthood. Cara and her team also worked to reunify children in the foster care system with their families. Cara completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Delaware and received her MSW from Fordham University. In her spare time, she enjoys running, spin classes, and exploring the city. A little known fact about Cara is that she was an all-county bowler in high school.

Sasha Kamini Parmasad

Sasha Kamini Parmasad
Associate Director, Women's Health Initiative

Sasha Kamini Parmasad (MFA, Columbia University), author of the consciousness-based poetry collection No Poem, has been working within the space of Consciousness & Culture for over a decade as an activist, educator, director, award-winning writer and visual artist. She began publicly/professionally engaging this space at the age of six, performing her father’s conscious compositions on a national scale in Trinidad and in New Delhi, India. She brings more than 20 years of meditation experience to DLF, and has designed curriculum and taught writing, multi-arts, and meditation/personal development courses at Columbia University, Sesame Workshop, Harlem Children’s Zone, and in underserved communities in NYC and Trinidad. Special projects with DLF have taken her from inner city schools in Jamaica to schools on the south side of Chicago. Parmasad also teaches TM for DLF’s Center for Leadership Performance and edited the chapbook, Bolo Bahen! Speak Sister! which gives voice to immigrant experiences of domestic violence in Queens, NYC. Her work is governed by the deep belief that all people deserve an equal opportunity to grow and reach their full potential in life.

Joanna Pitt

Joanna Pitt
Director of Education

With a Masters in Education, Joanna spent ten years traveling the world and teaching in different environments before finding her way to the David Lynch Foundation. From India to Africa, public to private school, a homeless shelter and a school for students with autism, she was always trying and learning something new. In 2010 she started working for Quiet Time in San Francisco and was instantly inspired to make the shift from classroom teacher to TM teacher. Joanna is thrilled to be in NYC launching the education initiative and teaching courses at the foundation.

Joshua Pittman

Joshua Pittman
TM Teacher

As a native New Yorker, Jashua uses his meditation to help keep him sane. He has been practicing Transcendental Meditation since he was 16 years old and began teaching TM in 2005. Joshua has a BFA in Film & TV Production from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and worked in post-production sound before shifting careers. He was co-director of the NYC TM centers for 10 years and is proud to now teach TM to school students, veterans, and homeless individuals with the experiencing damaging stress to developing profound peace. When he is not teaching, Joshua enjoys watching movies and swimming in the ocean with his wife and daughter.

Rece Reid

Rece Reid
Associate Director, Special Projects

Rece brings over twenty years of experience to DLF with a background in executive support, customer service, operations, and special events. She spent twelve years in the music business supporting various executives in various fields as diverse as artist & repertoire and finance. Through these integral roles, Rece acquired strong administrative, organizational, and project management skills as well as an ability to seamlessly adapt to different work environments and personalities. As the conference center manager for a prestigious private equity firm, Rece managed the day-to-day operations and established a standard operating procedure for the department. In 2011, Rece joined a startup mobile app company as the executive assistant to the company President and later became the manager of customer support. Past extracurricular activities include production work on music videos, managing teams of volunteers for the Tribeca Film Festival, and organizing monthly social events for small dogs. Rece is incredibly grateful and excited to be a part of DLF's mission to change the world through TM.

Donald Revolinski

Donald Revolinski
Producer & Editor, DLF.TV

Donald Revolinski joined the DLF team after many years volunteering and collaborating with with Iowa based TV branch of DLF. He spent several years on staff at David Lynch's official film school, at Maharishi University of Management, as a producer and technical advisor, as well as a founding member of the program.

As a film producer, video editor, and sound re-record mixer, Donald graduated with his degree in Communications and Media in 2009. He believes strongly in human rights and equality, and is proud to be making a difference as part of the DLF team.

Olivia Shepherd

Olivia Shepherd
Manager, Operations & Auctions, DLF LIVE

A Los Angeles native, Olivia has called Brooklyn her home since graduating with a degree in Art History from Barnard College, Columbia University. As the Manager of Operations & Auctions at DLF LIVE, she’s responsible for all aspects of the Foundation’s online fundraising through auctions and sweepstakes campaigns. Her roles include liaising with donors and the Executive Director, as well as fostering relationships with new and existing partners and corporate sponsors. In addition, she handles the day-to-day operations for DLF LIVE.

Before arriving at the Foundation, Olivia spent four years managing 200+ charity accounts at a premier online auction house, specializing in non-profit fundraising via celebrity and brand experiences. In her spare time Olivia loves exploring history and world culture through travel, food, art and her somewhat unhealthy obsession with pre-modern architecture.

Velky Valentin

Velky Valentin
Controller

Born-and-raised in NYC, Velky was most recently the Controller at The Africa Center, located in uptown Manhattan. Prior to joining The Africa Center, she worked as Controller at Dance Theater Workshop in Chelsea. Velky has over 17 years of nonprofit experience and holds a degree in Accounting with a concentration in Business Administration from Baruch College.

Velky is extremely vibrant, detail-oriented and personable with tremendous client service orientation. With patience, candor and humor she has managed the finances of many NYC cultural organizations. During this time she has been able to link her career aspirations with her passion for the arts. Velky lives in the Bronx with her husband and two boys. On her spare time, she is running around, attending her son’s basketball, baseball and/or football games.

Los Angeles

Lynn Kaplan

Lynn Kaplan
Regional Director of DLF Los Angeles

Lynn Kaplan is Director of The David Lynch Foundation in Los Angeles. Her responsibilities include overseeing and implementation of the TM Quiet Time program through partnership programs that serve high at-risk students, veterans suffering from PTSD, the chronically homeless and abused young women and girls. She is a certified teacher of Transcendental Meditation and has worked with the David Lynch Foundation since it was founded in 2005. Lynn has worked for the Mayor’s Council on Youth in St. Louis and was Director of Weaver High School’s TM Quiet Time program in Hartford, CT from 2006-2010, which produced published research on the positive impact TM has had on improving graduation rates and significantly lowering drop out rates. Lynn was also a high school teacher for ten years at MSAE in Fairfield, Iowa, and is a mother of three.

Alisha Zalkin

Alisha Zalkin
TM Instructor

Alisha Zalkin is an award winning singer/songwriter who has penned songs for TV. You can find her performing all around town. Alisha is very grateful to be a part of the DLF LA team. Alisha has been involved with many non-profits starting with Children of The Night ( a safe house for child prostitutes) while she was a college student at U.C.L.A.. Following college she became involved with the Playing For Change Foundation and has performed at numerous conferences dedicated to responding to the needs of children who have been abused in some way. She has been meditating for over two years. Meditation has completely changed her life. She is extremely passionate about the work of the DLF, and truly enjoys working with students.

Peter Trivelas

Peter Trivelas
TM Instructor

Peter graduated from The Albany Academy military academy and served in the US Navy in Vietnam on the USS Intrepid as a Photographic Intelligence Petty Officer. After earning a BFA degree in filmmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute, Peter worked for 30+ years in the television industry, editing and producing for all the major television networks and a variety of production companies such as Martha Stewart Living Television and The Discovery Channel.

In 1974, Peter completed his Transcendental Meditation teacher training in Vittel, France and has taught in TM Centers and for many DLF projects since. Currently, Peter is proud to bring healing and meditation to veterans and at-risk students as a TM teacher at DLF Los Angeles.

Johnnie Burton

Johnnie Burton
TM Instructor

Johnnie began TM when she was 5 years old. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Johnnie worked as a songwriter licensing original music to major networks, earning record deals in Japan, Italy and Switzerland. Johnnie also spent 9 years working for the Los Angeles Unified School District teaching English as a second language. Combining her love of TM with her experience in education and entertainment, Johnnie now works for the David Lynch Foundation teaching TM in the School Quiet Time Programs and assisting with the Foundation’s events. It is a joy for Johnnie to teach TM to children who are most in need.

Chicago

Chris Busch

Chris Busch
Regional Director - Chicago

Chris is a founding member of the David Lynch Foundation, present from its creation in July 2005. A 40-year practitioner and teacher of the Transcendental Meditation program, Chris works with his wife Julia to expand outreach and development opportunities for the Foundation in Chicago.

Julia Busch

Julia Busch
Regional Director - Chicago

Julia graduated from Regis College with a degree in Biology and her passion is to help people in the field of health and wellness. She learned the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique in college, soon realized that TM is one of the most powerful tools to help pursue her passion and decided to become a TM teacher. Julia has been teaching TM for almost 40 years and through her work with the Institute of Science, Technology and Public Policy, she connected with business, government and policy makers to bring the prevention-based solutions of the TM Program to society. Julia is one of the founders of the David Lynch Foundation and is now focusing on Development and Expansion in Chicago and California.

DLF.TV

Adam Pressman

Adam Pressman
Director of Media Production and Development

Since an early age, Adam was fascinated with the visual arts. Adam held summer jobs working for NBC News, ABC News, and Guggenheim Productions in Washington, DC, and holds a degree in Radio, TV, and Film from Northwestern University. Adam's deep interest in Transcendental Meditation led to nearly 30 years of advanced study and globe-trotting adventures teaching meditation. As a founding member of the David Lynch Foundation, Adam joined his love of visual media with his passion for "diving within." Adam's greatest joy is in meeting and interviewing people whose lives are being transformed through the work of the Foundation, and sharing these incredibly inspiring stories with the world.

Sam Lieb

Sam Lieb
Creative Director

Sam is passionate about documenting stories of transformation incited through the David Lynch Foundation's TM programs. Over the past 7 years, Sam has enjoyed traveling the world, from Europe, to Asia, South America, and all over North America, to meet an expansive variety of people with profound stories of change. Together with the DLF.TV team, Sam's aim is to provide videos that will inspire and raise funds necessary for DLF to provide TM for any person in the world in need. Sam is also an artist and creates masks and puppets for film and theatre.

Ed Murphy

Ed Murphy
Senior Editor and Technical Director

Ed built his first non-linear editing computer before he learned to walk. That's an exaggeration, but he does bring over 15 years of experience in video to DLF.TV. Ed ran his own production business while attending a high school that integrated the Transcendental Meditation technique into its curriculum. Ed has now been on the DLF team for almost 6 years, enjoying directing live multi-camera shoots for DLF concerts and events. Ed is proud to be producing videos that reveal real-life stories and inspire change in the communities reached by the Foundation.

Isaac (Ike) Winkler

Isaac (Ike) Winkler
Director of Photography, DLF.TV

In high school, two events would shape Ike's future in dramatic ways. The first was film photography: after 1 day of learning about cameras, exposure and darkroom techniques, Ike was hooked and has been fiddling with cameras ever since. The second was David Lynch: 8 months into drama class, the legendary film director made an unexpected visit to his high school. The class's group drama performance so inspired Mr. Lynch, (so the rumor goes), that he decided to offer TM to children across the country. Who knew that years later, Ike would be applying his twin passions in service of David Lynch Foundation Television.

Philip Rabalais

Philip Rabalais
Editor, Composer, DLF.TV Webmaster

Philip Rabalais is a devoted David Lynch fan who snuck his way on the DLF.TV team by first composing music for their videos, then slowly inserting himself into as many jobs (such as editing, doing sound on video shoots, managing the DLF.TV website), as he could. Philip is proud and happy to work for the David Lynch Foundation.

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