Jesse is an Army Ranger veteran with a background in economics and Investment Banking. He is passionate about finding new and innovative solutions to issues that are affecting the veteran community. Heroic Hearts Project is the veteran voice of the psychedelic movement.
Specializing in 5-MeO-DMT, Victoria has dedicated her path to cultivating safe and effective approaches to working with the molecule. After being immersed in the psychedelic space for well over a decade honoring her own path, Victoria stepped into the role of medicine facilitator where she chose to work primarily with 5-MeO-DMT. After immersing herself in the 5-MeO community and multiple trainings, she began her work as retreat leader at Tandava Retreats in Mexico. Understanding the importance of integration, Victoria works as a trained integration specialist supporting her participants in getting the absolute most out of their experience. Using Jospeh Campbells Hero’s Journey as a geographical lens in her work, she supports participants in moving into their own innermost workings during their preparation, navigation and integration phases of their container. In addition she is also a Kambo practitioner. Victoria currently serves as president and co-founder of F.I.V.E (5-MeO-DMT Information and Vital Education), which aims to promote harm reduction within the psychedelic community. Her mission at F.I.V.E is to provide the world with a centralized hub for all resources and education on 5-MeO-DMT, in hopes of bringing awareness to the ethics, integrity, and safety of 5-MeO-DMT. Her dedication to her craft earned her a position with the international psychedelic wellness company Kaivalya Kollectiv, where she works as both the head of education and a retreat leader, applying all she has learned over her years.
Marcus is undertaking a PhD in psychopharmacology and neuroimaging at University College London. He and his team investigate the neuroplasticity-inducing effects of psychedelic drugs (the UNITy project). Within this, Marcus' particular focus is identifying how we can use psychedelic drugs to help optimise treatments for addiction.
Manesh is currently a PhD student in Neuroscience at McGill University and has been lead or co-author on over a dozen scientific publications and book chapters on topics including psychedelics, meditation, daydreaming, and the default-mode network. He is currently conducting research on the brain mechanisms underlying LSD, psilocybin, and DMT, in collaboration with Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris and others from the Imperial College London Center for Psychedelic Research. In his free time, he also runs a YouTube channel - called The Psychedelic Scientist - where he discusses the latest findings in psychedelic science in an easy to understand, but non-superficial, form.
Colette Condorcita is an entrepreneur, teacher, coach, activist, speaker, and consultant in the psychedelic and regenerative design space. Following miraculous self-healing at age 15 from complete quadriplegia with less than a 2% chance to move below her neck, Colette became immersed in studying nature, consciousness, and what healing means. She began working with entheogens, deep ecology, and Permaculture as a way to study her own neurotype 20 years ago, moving to Australia to work following her BA in International Development and Relations. This led to years of working, studying, and living with rural and Indigenous Peoples around the world. Thirteen years ago, she had her first experience with Ayahuasca which has become her spiritual path in life. This has led to extensive shamanic and ethnobotanical studies with her teachers in Peru, Colombia, and Mexico. Colette is passionate about equitable access to all plant technologies for healing, spiritual practice, and scientific study in the face of rapid capitalization. As a result, she founded Decriminalize Nature Philadelphia, a certified 501-C4 working to pass a resolution to decriminalize entheogens in her hometown. Colette is a Certified Integrative Hypnotherapist, Certified Addiction, Recovery, and Transformational Coach, and a Psychedelic Integration Specialist. Her coaching practice Condor Medicine LLC supports individuals and groups through transpersonal states of consciousness using a Self-Directed Neuroplasticity framework for positive change. She is passionate about the need to fully integrate scientific and shamanic perspectives of mental health, consciousness, healing, and spirituality.