Founder and President/ Creative + Curriculum Director
Trinity is a contemplative, a writer, a collaborator, and an embodier. She is passionate about helping people (starting with herself) to feel what they feel and awaken to their Belovedness. She is learning spaciousness and an economy of enoughness.
She is the founder and president of Arkitekt, a not-for-profit focused on empowering women through embodiment, transformation, and activism. She holds a Master’s in Education, a Bachelor’s in Music, a Residential Interiors Certification in Interior Design, and has been an Actor’s Equity Association member since 2004. She is the co-founder of TroveCollective, a local real estate staging and interior design firm. She is currently training in Advanced Soul-Directed Energy Healing from The Mystery School and is also a Safe and Sound certified practitioner, an advanced trauma-informed therapy created by Dr. Stephen Porges. She is also on the World Wisdom Project’s Community Advisory Board.
Before becoming an educator, Trinity worked as a professional actor/singer/dancer. As an educator, Trinity worked in alternative education, special education, virtual education, as a high school English and Drama teacher, and as adjunct faculty for several different online universities.
Trinity founded Arkitekt in 2011. Since then, she has co-facilitated 6 of the year and a half long Arkitekt gatherings and over 20 monthly Arkitekt experiences.
Her work over the last year and a half has included hundreds of hours of somatic experiencing with Heather Wright, whom she calls her nervous system whisperer; twice monthly sessions in P.A.C.T. Couple’s Counseling with Brian Whelan; training in SEGAN with Ana Do Valle, an Occupational Therapist who works directly with Dr. Peter Levine and Dr. Stephen Porges; and a community liaison to CSU, auditing classes (Ethnicity, Race, Gender, and Sexuality and Multiracial Deconstructed Feminism) and collaborating on Arkitekt curriculum with Dr. Caridad Souza, Director of the Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research.
Trinity and her partner reside in Fort Collins, Colorado with their four kids and 7 lb rescue terrier named Pema.
Communal Care Director
Kristin is a hummingbird, who knows a little about a lot of things, and cross-pollinates everywhere she goes. She is an investigator, a nurturer, a teacher, and an introspective. She is passionate about telling the truest truths, and learning how to ask the right questions so that others can do the same.
She is the Director of Communal Care for Arkitekt. Kristin has a Master’s in education, a Bachelor’s in Social Science, is a certified school-to-work transition specialist, and has awarded herself a PhD from the school of life. She is a recently certified Safe and Sound practitioner.
Prior to becoming a mother and a keeper of the home, Kristin worked as an educator and advocate for middle school students with learning and behavioral challenges. This, and having cancer at age 29, was the beginning of her practice of radical presence. Since joining Arkitekt in 2015, she has co-facilitated 3 gatherings and had her hands in most of the Arkitekt pots.
All of her life, Kristin has been a seeker, a social justice activist, and a caregiver. Her most recent soul work has been embodied, peaceful parenting, somatic experiencing with Heather Wright, CSU classes in Ethnic and Women’s studies with Caridad Souza, leaping out of her comfort zone to help midwife Arkitekt, training in SEGAN with Ana do Valle, and Source Point Therapy training with Dave Sheldon.
In her free time, she loves kitchen dance parties,, voracious reading, practicing embodiment through pilates, being in nature, and planning her next visit to the ocean.
Kristin and her partner live in Fort Collins, with their two sons, five chickens, one leopard gecko, and a hairless pup named Charlie Momo.
San Valdez Burch
San lives in Northern Colorado. She has 20 years’ experience in Kids' Ministry with a passion and vision for the spiritual development of children. Her desire is to foster a whole-child love for the spiritual journey and spiritual formation. She also loves helping women who are walking through difficult times in their life and feel unseen and forgotten.
On February 14, 2005, San received a call that turned her world upside down. She woke up excited to spend her first Valentine’s day married to Thomas and ready to make special memories but it quickly changed when her neurologist told her she had MS. On the outside, she looked the same but on the inside, she was broken. Suffering through temporary paralysis, temporary blindness, and living daily with pain made her more aware of those around her who felt paralyzed, blind, and who walk alone in pain and suffering. She made a decision to not allow her pain to keep her bound but to flourish in the midst.
San and her husband Thomas have one human child Luke and one furry child named Scooby Doo. She loves reading, writing, and long road trips with her family. Any chance San gets, she travels to San Antonio to see her sisters, friends, family, and eat as much Tex-Mex food as she can.
Editor + Social Media Director
I'm Sarah and I've spent my life making friends with dissonance. I am the oldest child of missionary parents, hatched and raised with a certainty that never quite fit. My story has been one of contradictions, missteps, hilarity, awkwardness, fear and joy as I've attempted to find home. I'm a single mother of two small children, a freelance artist and writer, a lover of the earth and all its beings, and a seeker of what's real.
About a decade ago, I began to look consciously at the incongruities between the framework I was given and the deep voice of my soul. The years since have been a constant awakening, a seeing of things that can't be unseen, a coming home to my body, a rediscovery of my soul, and a continual reminder of all the things I still don't understand.
I have learned to celebrate uncertainty, vulnerability and catastrophe--all the things that break us open. I'm in love with equality, justice and truth. I'm a facilitator because Arkitekt came alongside me during the crucible of my Deconstruction. In gratitude and belief, I am honored to hold this space for souls to encounter their own belovedness, resilience and inner wisdom.