David Pitner, PhD has been an educator, counselor and counseling professor. He has immersed himself in experiences that provide professional and personal growth. He has taught group process, community building strategies, led groups and is currently a member of a men’s’ support group in Asheville, North Carolina. The empowerment process that occurs when people are a part of a caring group experience can be and often is life changing. While living in the southeast, David has made many trips to the southwest visiting with many of the Native populations, spending time at Ghost Ranch and taking in the beautiful landscapes and the diverse cultures of this unique part of the world.