Organizing Committee

Ian Boccio
Festival Director

Ian has been engaged in musical explorations for more than 30 years, as a bass guitarist, singer, recording engineer, and music producer. He discovered the power of mantra and sacred sound in 2005 and has since dedicated his life to spreading this knowledge and facilitating transformational experiences through chanting.

ian@chantlanta.org

Karen Dorfman
Music & Workshop Coordinator

When you meet Karen she might ask you what makes your heart sing. Her joys are dancing, exploring, and spending time in nature with her dog. She is a massage therapist of 23 years, a yoga teacher, retreat leader, and creative planner. She has found grace and gratitude from her life experiences and is inspired by all the fabulous people she meets along the way!

karen@chantlanta.org

Christine Peck
Volunteer Coordinator

Christine was introduced to kirtan in 2009. She had no idea what the words she was hearing meant or even how to pronounce most of them, but she knew how kirtan made her feel, and that was enough. She attended the first Chantlanta in 2010 and in 2011 she joined the organizing committee, serving as a Volunteer Coordinator since 2013. Christine practices both yoga and Reiki, and loves animals, chocolate and visiting Arabia Mountain and other beautiful places around Atlanta every chance she gets.

volunteers@chantlanta.org

Andrea Perez
Volunteer Coordinator

Andrea has been a teacher for 15 years and has studied abroad in Spain. She is also a health coach and practices aromatherapy.  Healing through music has been one of her top priorities and she is proud to assist a community that promotes healing through bhakti yoga. She joined the ChantLanta organizers in 2012.

volunteers@chantlanta.org

Dan Lentine 
Food Coordinator

Dan has been on the Chantlanta organizing committee since 2016. He is a dedicated yogi, devotee of Neem Karoli Baba (Maharaji-ji), and student of Ram Dass. When he is not in Maui with his teacher, he is scheming ways to get there. Dan works at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a policy analyst and is raising two beautiful teenage daughters. 

auction@chantlanta.org

Don Martin
Silent Auction Coordinator

Don is a native Atlantan who has been a spiritual counselor and teacher for over 30 years.  He is currently the CEO of Aquarius Media Network, which publishes Aquarius Magazine and website.  He is the founding member of two kirtan bands, the Adi Shakti Tribe and Narayani.

food@chantlanta.org

Margo Gomes
Vendor Market Coordinator

Margo is a vibrational sound therapist who utilizes a powerful healing practice in which a variety of Himalayan singing bowls are placed directly on and around the body to induce profound relaxation and to bring mind and body back into a state of health and wholeness. She also facilitates sound experiences in the yoga and meditation community. In addition, Margo is a Thai bodywork practitioner, yoga instructor, and avid kirtan lover who is passionate about using all of these modalities to help to bring balance and harmony into the lives of others.

vendors@chantlanta.org

Quinton Johnson
Merchandise Coordinator

Quinton is a Singer/Songwriter, Percussionist, and Eco-conscious Entrepreneur who loves to travel, be in nature, and create art with others. His spiritual journey has blossomed much like the lotus, surfacing through the muck and mire of religious doctrines and fear-based methodology. A purging of force-fed programming brought him to a place where the light could be recognized in everything. He soon realized Source was all around and in each of us. This journey continues to amaze and lead to new and exciting opportunities where collaboration and participation have brought some of the greatest joy. Being a part of the Chantlanta team means a lot and he's excited to be of service.

merch@chantlanta.org