President & Education Director
Cathy Coleman, Ph.D., NCGR-PAA Level IV
Cathy Coleman has been a practitioner of astrology for over 30 years. She holds a doctoral degree in East-West psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). She has earned NCGR Level III* Certification, and has passed the Level IV Rectification exam. She is an ISAR Certified Astrological Professional; and is a certified Astro*Carto*Grapher. She was in the first graduating class of the Online College of Astrology (now International Astrological College) from which she has a diploma. She was also in the first graduating class of the Online College of Vedic Astrology and has ACVA Level I Certification. From 2001-2003 she was President of Kepler College. She has lectured widely at various Bay area astrological organizations, at national conferences, and in January 2015 she lectured at a Vedic Astrology Conference in India. Tropically, she has Sun in Virgo, Moon in Sagittarius, and Aries rising. Sidereally, she has Sun in Leo, Moon in Sagittarius, and Pisces Rising. She is married to Ralph Metzner and lives in Sonoma, CA.
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.
Joseph Kaminski, NCGR-PAA Level III
Joseph Kaminski became interested in astrology in the late 1960s when he began intuiting various personality characteristics, sensing key planetary emphasis in some individuals, and observed cycles and patterns affecting himself and others. Exploration grew as he studied astrology, attended classes, presentations, and conferences. He is currently certified at NCGR Level III. Developing and writing his own philosophy since his teen years, Joseph is also a Reiki Healer, Commissioned Spiritualist Healer, and a writer/dream journalist. He enjoys strong interests in spirituality, metaphysics, and universal concepts that affect our consciousness as a whole. Joseph has run a small business in San Francisco since 1998. Explorative Communications offers astrological analysis, reiki healing, writing/editing, and voice production services.
Cary Dakin, MFT, Ph.D.
Cary’s interest in astrology began in her early 20’s when she had her first reading from Miriam Wadief. Since then she’s been hooked. Over the years she has taken numerous astrology classes including Linea Van Horn’s beginning, intermediate and advanced courses. Cary has worked as a psychotherapist for twenty years and has both her M.A. in Clinical Psychology and a Ph.D. in Depth Psychotherapy. She is currently researching the horse-human relationship and intuitive experiences in addiction recovery. Over the years she has served as a board member of Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology, the Access Institute, Women’s Trust, and One World Children’s Fund.
Executive Secretary & Web/Graphics & Hospitality
Mary’s fascination with the mysteries of the Universe were sparked as a teenager when at her local library researching for school papers, she would get immersed in the 133.5’s, a section encompassing philosophy, parapsychology, occultism and astrology. Since then she’s studied astrology as a tool for personal insight and transformation. She’s served on the boards of several non-profit organizations including the American Society of Media Photographers Austin-San Antonio Chapter, the San Francisco Women Artists and the Graphic Arts Workshop (a Printmakers’ Cooperative in San Francisco). She’s a graduate of the Moody College of Communication at the University of Texas at Austin and received her M.A. in Education with an emphasis on Instructional Technology from San Jose State University. Mary’s a published writer, photographer and producer of inspirational products.