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NCGR-SF Board of Directors

Gemini Brett
The world might not have ended in 2012, but Gemini Brett’s certainly underwent a wholesale death and rebirth. He stumbled into his spiritual a-weird-ening through a synchronistic maze of mysteries that shattered the walls of skepticism and initiated an unquenchable thirst for the star songs heard in times before the written word. Brett’s wonder has since led him through stone circles and cave cities, deep into the Amazonian jungle and high above the clouds of the Andes, atop the pyramids of the Mayan daykeepers and deep into the chambers of those in the Egyptian desert; adventures which continue to unlock intuitive abilities and inspire a unique astrological approach. Gemini Brett is a leader in the movement to re-nature astrology by integrating our two-dimensional charts with the infinite living sky. He is a world-renowned astronomy-for-astrologers authority and inspiring educator of the astrological mysteries. Brett’s terrestrial translations of the celestial conversation, expressed through the ancient arts of sacred geometry, musical harmony, embodied astronomy, and number magic, activate seasoned sages as much as they initiate students new to the cosmic curriculum. Learn more about Brett at

steve_pincusPresident Emeritus
Steve Pincus
Steve served as NCGR-SF President from 1985 to 2015. He began studying Astrology in 1976 and has maintained an Astrological Consultation Service since 1979. He became a certified Astro*Carto*Grapher in 1985 and received his Professional Astrological Certification from the International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR) in 2000. His approach to astrology combines contemporary methods with Uranian techniques. He’s lectured on Uranian astrology, cosmobiology, and astronomy for astrologers for local astrology organizations and astrological conferences including UAC, AFA, AFAN, NCGR, ISAR and SWAC. Steve is producer of the Star Dial System, a 90 degree dial designed by Arlene Kramer. He’s owner of Sun Recording Service, a company he began in the late 1970’s, fueled by his love for astrology and desire to preserve the information presented at lectures, workshops and conferences. His recording equipment has evolved over the years from a single Marantz Cassette Recorder to a multi-channel mobile digital studio.

Michelle Dench, NCGR-SFVice President & Treasurer
Michelle Dench
Michelle is an astrologer, mom, artist and writer. Her area of focus is on relationships, family constellations, and trauma in the birth chart. With over a decade of study in the stars, Michelle became an astrologer after a 15-year career as a financial advisor. She is a member of NCGR and OPA. In addition, Michelle is a student of A Course in Miracles, practices meditation, and loves caring for her family. You can learn more about her at

Kevin Mallett NCGR-SFExecutive Secretary
Kevin Mallett
I am a female with a traditional male Irish first name (perhaps owing to an applying Venus/ Mars conjunction in my 1st house). My desire is to assist all beings to learn about and trust their Inner Star System (what I like to to call our “ISS”). I am an intuitive, empathic guide, and teacher, a credentialed Usui Reiki Master and Universalist Church Minister assisting seekers of physical and spiritual learning and healing through esoteric and mystical arts. I practice both Western and Eastern traditions of astrology. I offer tarot and astrology readings, Usui Reiki, guided meditation, and sound healing sessions using Tibetan bowls, crystal bowls, tuning forks, and mantra music therapy. I joined NCGR, OPA, and CIA in 2022 wanting to create community with like-souled astro-friends and colleagues. I continue studies in herbal medicine at Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine and new studies with Judith Hill and Kira Sutherland in medical astrology. I can be found wandering among the dark sky areas chasing down stars to photograph and at (until my website is complete).

Membership Director-NCGR-SF
Her Royal Majesty’s Minister of Membership
Greg Knell

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Karen La Puma NCGR SFRecording Secretary
Karen La Puma
Karen’s a self-identified metaphysician who is knowledgeable in both western and eastern astrology; she’s been a practicing Western astrologer since 1979. Since the Western form is more her specialty, she is considered a “newbie” in Vedic Astrology or Jyotisa, even though she has studied years with the world-renowned Jyotish master Hart de Fouw. For the last four decades, Karen has been on a long and often solitary journey of researching and writing about metaphysical and psychological systems, mythology, and spiritual teachers. She has blended the archetypes of the Goddess, Warrior and Hero with personal and ancient stories, reflective inquiry, directive codes, and artistic imagery. What evolved was A Toolkit for Awakening, a series of practical, motivational, life-changing, and life-enhancing guidebooks. In the 1970s Karen studied Egyptian tarot with the late Angeles Arrien, using the Aliester Cowley deck, which integrates the astrological symbols. Karen blends astrology with the tarot as her special intuitive gift. Karen’s goal and mission is to help others in their evolutionary processes. She plans to donate a portion of her profits for the development of girls’ education. More at

Outreach Director
Winter Weldon
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