Maren is founder, and Ex-Officio Board of Trustees member. She is also a founding faculty member of the first hybrid learning program at Pacifica. Her research interests include the psychological dimension of myth, female psychology and spirituality, ritual, and depth psychological models of leadership. Dr. Hansen is a founding board member of the Joseph Campbell Library and Archives. She studied with Joseph Campbell for years and teaches a course on Joseph Campbell.
Kim teaches creative process and psychology courses at Meridian University, the Sophia Center at Holy Names University and the Esalen Institute. She is the author of Getting Messy: A Guide to Taking Risks and Opening the Imagination for Teachers, Trainers, Coaches and Mentors (2009) and Sky's the Limit: The Art of Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey, which received an Independent Publisher Book Award in 2006.
Dylan Hoffman received his PhD in Jungian and Archetypal Studies at Pacifica. He now teaches in the same program—concentrating on Jung’s work on archetypes, its relevance for a re-enchanted worldview, and its role in the revival of witchcraft, paganism, and magic in the West.
James was born in Springfield, Illinois. He graduated with an A.B. from Manchester College in 1962 and with a Ph.D. from Drew University in 1967. He taught the Humanities 26 years in various colleges and universities before retraining as a Jungian analyst at the Jung Institute of Zurich, Switzerland (1977-82).
In addition to her role as Adjunct Faculty, Taryn also serves as a Clinical Practicum Associate II in the MA Counseling Program. A Pacifica alumnus, Taryn has a private practice in which she sees children, adolescents, and young adults with a variety of presenting issues. Outside of the therapeutic container, Taryn can be found cycling, running, surfing, hiking, or pursuing a number of other outdoor activities.