Potential Contributors

The following are those who have expressed interest in contributing materials in the future, but who have yet to do so.


Rick Bamford writes with an avid interest in philosophy, science and history. He enjoys photography and reading in his spare time. He lives in New Jersey and spends a lot of time in New York City. He has an MBA and works in the insurance industry. He is a Secular Humanist with interests in various philosophies such as Buddhism, Taoism, and Stoicism.


J. Ash Bowie is a psychotherapist residing in the California Bay Area. Ash was raised as a Unitarian Universalist and later explored Hermeticism and Paganism before becoming a secular humanist and worldview naturalist. He is the founder of the Sacred River Project at sacredriver.org, a project committed to developing a naturalistic program that aims to promote lives of meaning, fulfillment, and joy.


Joey Carlisle got his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Applied Psychology at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. He currently lives in West Texas and is an adjunct professor of psychology. His interests include psychology, philosophy, naturalism, poetry, and art. As a Society volunteer, Joey is a consultant on grants, communications, and offers psychology materials to our member archives.


Kate Lovelady is Leader of the Ethical Society of St. Louis. In 1991, she received a B.A. as an English Major in Writing from Northwestern University. She worked in the publishing industry for several years, eventually starting her own writing and editing business. She later became active in the arts and activist communities and with the North Carolina Society for Ethical Culture. She attended the American Ethical Union Lay Leadership Summer School and was accepted for professional Leadership training. Kate also served Carrboro as its first Poet Laureate. She has earned certificates in pastoral counseling from the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health, New York, and in humanist community leadership from Humanists in Leadership Training. She has been Certified as a Leader by the American Ethical Union. Kate’s partner is musician Bill Dechand, and her current interests include singing, vegan cooking, and pragmatism. As a Society volunteer, Kate offers articles and essays on Ethical Culture and contemplative practices to our member archives and other areas.


Eric Steinhart grew up on a farm in Pennsylvania. He received his BS in Computer Science from the Pennsylvania State University in 1983, after which he worked as a software designer for several years. He earned an MA in Philosophy from Boston College and was awarded a PhD in Philosophy from SUNY at Stony Brook in 1996. Since 1997, he has taught in the Philosophy Department at William Paterson University. His past work has concerned Nietzsche as well as metaphor. He has written extensively in metaphysics, and is especially interested in alternative and non-theistic types of Western religion. He resides with his wife in New York City. He loves New England and the American West. He enjoys all types of hiking and biking, chess, microscopy, and photography. As a Society volunteer, Eric is a contributing researcher, providing materials on emerging spiritual subcultures and movements to the member archives.


Nancy A. Wisser is a writer and housewife in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. She is fascinated by the relationships between people and the land, and by the raw natural experiences from which spiritual technologies like vision quest and shamanism were developed. She gardens, takes walks, and helps out with secretarial duties for the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania.