Who We Are

 

Who We Are

non profit 501(c)3 dedicated to serving our local and global communities

Producing peace in the heart of humanity through educational programs, arts & culture, and innovative business models.

We produce positive growth and sustainable projects such as (but not limited to) events, activities, programs, books, films, publications, and business models.  Peace Production leads the way in how to co-create as a team, supporting and promoting artists of all expressions.

Mission & Vision

Learn more about us: Discover what we stand for and what we strive for.

founders

Learn about Andras and Mayana and their individual experiences.

peace council

Learn about the supporting members of our board that form the Peace Council.

history

Discover our roots and how we've evolved into the organization we are today.

Why Peace production?

Peace Production was founded in 2006 and adopted in 2012 by Andras Maros and Mayana Kingery.  Together they changed the original name of Flowers of Hope to Peace Production and began developing programs and building a new board of directors.

our core values
  • Harmonious business practices include unwavering integrity, conscious awareness, intuitive decision making, and mutually beneficial creations.
  • Each human has the potential to know their own source power and divinity directly when they see themselves as they truly are.
  • Imagination is the path to manifestation.
  • A peaceful world will exist when enough of humanity has imagined it.
  • Circle based leadership councils are the true form of democracy.

founders

ANDRAS MAROS, FOUNDER: PRESIDENT

A Dreamer and Visionary, Andras came into the world amidst bombing during the second world war.  He witnessed and participated in the Hungarian revolution at age 12, became a refugee, and has been a peacenik ever since. A Magyar from Hungary, Andras has played many roles on the stages of his life including artist, actor on stage and screen, producer, documentarian, advertising executive, and witness to the global evolution of humanity. 

After graduating from Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, West Virginia, Andras took a position as Vocational Counselor for a pilot program (Title V Economic Opportunity Act of 1965) to help participants get off welfare and have successful careers. The program ran in West Virginia (rural) and Harlem (urban). His eyes were opened as to how government funding and programs work, don’t work, and how humans are affected by them.

As a YMCA Youth Program Director in New Jersey, Andras launched the Indian Guide program for Fathers and their sons. He invited Onondagan Chief, Tom Two Arrows, to bring indigenous wisdom to the participants. During the visit, Chief Tom Two Arrows recognized symbolism on an ancient wall rug from Hungary that was an identical pattern between the Onondaga and Magyar.

While working to racially integrate the segregated YMCA facilities and programs, Andras participated in a Youth Director Conference in Washington D.C. Members of the Black Panthers asked to speak about their youth and the YMCA. Rather than listen, the conference leader closed the meeting. Andras stayed to listen to these men and spent time with them in Harlem, attending a wedding and getting to know their community. He advocated for racial integration until his termination from the YMCA.

The next step in his career was as an Advertising Executive for Benton and Bowles in New York City. There he managed the multi-million dollar account for launching Pampers to the world. When he discovered the damage this product was doing to the world and the damage the industry was doing to him personally, Andras left the lucrative career for his heart’s passion.

Artistic expression became Andras’ passion as he dove into the New York Theater world as an actor, director, producer, and theater owner.  Susan Seidelman attended a play “The Bank and the People” Andras starred in. After the play she asked him to play the romantic lead in her NYU Master’s Thesis “And You Act Like One, Too” which was nominated for an Academy Award in the short dramatic category.  The film’s success opened his eyes to the power of film to create your own life as he left New York for the LA film world. Eventually, Andras opened a film school/clinic and created many other roles – starring in, producing, and directing many projects.

While presenting a film project at Cannes Film Festival, Andras began a ten-year journey exploring the lives of Vincent and Theo Van Gogh. His journey into their world led him to visit every place Vincent lived and breathed air. He came to know the men through their letters and art, eventually playing both men in an adaptation of the one man play “Vincent” – written by Leonard Nimoy.  He continues to share Vincent’s message of brotherly love and passion that is even more relevant in today’s world.

While studying breathwork as it related to his athletics (swimming and soccer) and horn playing high in the Rocky Mountains, Andras met H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (“Guruji” as Andras calls him), founder of The Art of Living Foundation and Co-founder of the International Association of Human Values, with the Dali Lama. Guruji invited Andras to become a Teacher and take the program to Hungary, opening his homeland to the teachings of breathwork. He also opened the Big Island of Hawaii for Art of Living.

Andras is the original “Heartist in Resonance” with a vision of peace and how to produce it in the world.  He is a teacher of Kriya Yoga – how the breath brings one into silence and harmonizes mental, physical, emotional, spiritual, and energetic bodies into cohesive resonance. His life has been a study of humanity and the characters that comprise our world. He has integrated the wisdom he gathered through the years into “The Art of Being.”  His life goal is to teach teachers how to teach teachers how to teach – because “it’s not what you know but how you come to know it that matters.”

Other Experiences include:

  • Method Actor trained under Lee Strasburg, with mentor Madeline Thornton-Sherwood and the Actors Studio
  • Co-owned an underground theater in SOHO in the basement of The Open Mind Bookstore producing unpublished plays
  • Was a principle in the development of OOBA – the Off Off Broadway Alliance
  • Filmmaker, Documentarian, Character Studies, Handmade Films, and produced “Jokes My Folks Never Told Me” with a “Rowan and Martin” comedy vignette style
  • Filmed and produced “Aging With Grace” – a character study of a Gurdjieff Master, Gus Ridley
  • Travelled with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder of the Art of Living Foundation as a documentarian for a three-year period
  • Was a participant with John Lilly’s psychology experiments at John’s home in Malibu where thought pioneers from all over the world gathered, experienced the first Sensory Deprivation Tank, and worked with scientists studying dolphin communications
  • Studied inter-species communication, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, The Course in Miracles, and The Feldenkrais Method – all processes for self-discovery
  • National level champion in swimming and soccer, played in the ‘Over 30 League’ in Los Angeles, and swam in the Masters Nationals through the age of 60

MAYANA KINGERY – CO-FOUNDER: TREASURER & DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION

Mayana is a survivor who journeyed through fundamentalist Christianity into the place of Knowing – who she is, why she is here now, and what her presence in the world means.  Her childhood trauma and domestic abuse brought physical distress as an adult that manifested as Fibromyalgia. Mayana’s desire to be whole and healed led to self-discovery and mystical experiences that changed her life. By moving beyond belief to Knowing, she healed herself from disease and became a guide to others – sharing the many experiences that taught her to

live as an integrated multi-dimensional being.

Education has been a self-learning process for Mayana, beginning with devoting herself to service in community. While serving humanity, she learned to manage staff, build businesses, develop and implement marketing plans, and draw people together for a common goal ~ building coalitions and gathering groups of people together for common purposes and the benefit of humanity.

She was co-founder of Literacy Outreach, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that delivered programs and materials to schools in the Puget Sound region of Washington State. The ‘Horizons’ after-school program offered students free after-school care in a ‘learning through play’ environment. Teachers in the school were hired as Program Managers, Parents were hired as aides, and University of Puget Sound Teacher Training students worked through internships and work-study to provide a rich environment with a control group research project that proved the efficacy of the learning method. Students in the program advanced their scores in standardized testing by 40% as compared to the control group within the first six-week session. The program grew to be housed at three disadvantaged schools sites, including Hilltop, Tacoma, McCord Air Force Base, and Ft. Lewis Military Base and manifested her dream to inspire children with the joy of learning. 

Immediately following the Columbine tragedy, Mayana contracted with the National Education Center for Educational Statistics, US Dept. of Education, to develop and implement a survey of state educational agencies regarding reporting practices of violence in schools.  The report revealed that schools were ‘hesitant or resistant’ to report incidences of violence due to reduced funding in many program areas when violent incidents are high. Recommendations to the Department of Education for reducing violence in schools and building safe environments were dismissed as they chose to turn their attentions to building schools that resembled prisons more than places of learning.

Mayana contracted with Another Way School in Park City, UT to evaluate their program and operations. She examined every written document, policy, procedure, and professional relationship to determine where the weaknesses and strengths could be found. She sought out new Directors for their Board to meet the schools’ diverse needs and led strategic planning. New policies and procedures were outlined in handbooks for Directors, Staff, Parents, and Students that gave clarity and guidance. A new website was developed under her guidance and recommendations for the school’s restructure and advancement were implemented by the Board.  As her one-year contract completed, Mayana delivered a community-based fundraising program that would ensure the financial security of Another Way School. She returned to support Another Way during the challenging times presented by the pandemic.  In the height of Park City infections, the school was able to provide outdoor learning opportunities for students in pre-k through 7th grade.

In support of Guatemalan immigrants, Mayana built Cleaning Stars – WE SHINE, a residential, commercial, and construction cleaning service in the Puget Sound area of Washington State. The business grew from one immigrant cleaning houses to six two-person residential cleaning teams, one three-person business cleaning team, and an eight-person commercial construction cleaning team within six months. They are still operational twenty years later.

Mayana took a position with the Idaho Transportation Department, Highway Safety Division as a Grants Officer managing bike/ped grants to communities and emergency medical services equipment funding. She produced an award-winning television commercial promoting teen bicycle helmets and revised the EMS funding to offer education as well as equipment as that is where a local lack was found. Highway Safety News, a newsletter for Idaho police and health care, was recognized as the best newsletter in the nation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Her position expanded to oversee the building of an Idaho Highway Safety Coalition, using Barbara Marx Hubbard’s Wheel of Co-Creation as a foundation for who to bring to the table and how Highway Safety is influenced and supported by all of society. Her position transitioned to a contract where she continued building the Coalition and worked with the Safe Routes to School program to develop their application for funding and resources.

In August of 2009, Mayana was guided to Call Circle. She invited the community to gather as their highest self, in costume if desired, and set the stage for coming together in a new way to create something new. Each month for a year the gathering of the Council of One sang, danced, meditated, and led each other into new ways of being together for a better world. Her Sacred Geometry Readings gave the direction for energetic movement and relationships were built to hold a steady foundation as humanity evolves and becomes more aware of our connections to all life.

As co-founder of Peace Production, we are teaching HOW to co-create in community for the benefit of future generations.

peace council

CRAIG ROTHEN: VICE PRESIDENT

Craig has known Andras Maros since he was 12 years old when they became deskmates as Andras arrived from Hungary.  They communicated without words and became lifelong friends.

During his career, Craig has been an invaluable member of the resort and hotel communities as a manager, banker, and realtor, having worked with 5-star resorts and restaurants.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts, World History, and Languages form the University of Arizona as well 

as MBA courses in Fiscal and Operational Consulting from Gulf Pacific Management Corporation.  He is also a Transcendental Meditation teacher, having studied with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and still teaches.  Craig is a licensed practitioner with Science of Mind and is a minister with the Emerson Institute in Pacific Grove, California.

Craig writes lyrics for new music with a partner in Southern California as well.  Currently, he is focused on using his extensive background and talents to promote peace and love on the planet.

MAIA CROSSLEY: SECRETARY

With 25 years of non-profit volunteer history and 20 years of professional experience, Maia brings a diverse view to any project she works with.  She began by working with Literacy Outreach, a 501(c)3 non-profit after school program in Tacoma, WA in the late 1990s.  As a middle school student, she tutored youth through play, taught children near her age to read, learned office administration, and assisted in fund-raising projects.

By age 14 she was the office manager for Cleaning Stars – WE SHINE, a residential, commercial, and construction cleaning company in the Puget Sound area of Washington State.  She successfully researched demographics, developed marketing materials, and led local marketing campaigns in addition to scheduling and bookkeeping.

As a manager with several companies, she has successfully built teams, developed and transformed procedures, and exceeded sales goals with the foundational teaching that a team is just not employees but includes the surrounding community.  With work in retail sales, direct sales, and wholesale sales she trained teams with a focus on honesty and integrity on how to effectively reach sales goals by keeping the good of the client or customer as the absolute highest priority.

Maia worked with the Idaho Highway Safety Coalition developing statewide informational newsletters and recommending the implementation of new safety practices like the Toward Zero Death’s campaign that was successful in making seatbelt wearing a first offense.  She also worked with the federal grant program Safe Routes to School by co-writing and editing grant application guidelines and consulting with school representatives on how to meet the guideline requirements.

Diagnosed with ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder at age 7, she has excelled in developing creative systems for for herself and others that embrace the gifts that come with neuro-divergency.  Understanding that everyone learns, engages, and expresses differently has allowed her to effectively bridge communication gaps and build foundational structures that work for the whole.

ASHA DELIVERANCE: CORE MEMBER

Asha Deliverance is committed to a life outside the box.  As the founder of Pacific Domes, she is dedicated to the creation of a more sustainable future.  Her flowing grace and elegance bring all to ease as her wealth of wisdom intrigues your mind.  Her simplicity opens your heart and she draws the eye of teachers, meta-physicians, and global scientists.

She began her college education at 14 years old in Arizona, and became one of UCSC Farm Project founders before the age of 20.  It was at UCSC, now considered the Harvard of organic farming, that Asha constructed her first Dome on an old singer sewing machine.  Over the next 15 years Asha constructed countless Domes, while working as a Midwife.  In 1980 the demand for Domes led Asha to start her own business, Pacific Domes.

She continues to educate and surround herself with cutting edge ideas and thinkers, promising to create alternatives in technology, shelter, and design.  Her connections with the Buckminster Fuller Institute, Nassim Haramein, and youth with new technology are broad.  See her work at pacificdomes.com.

KAROL AVALON: DIRECTOR

Karol is a highly competent professional in the motivational/inspirational/hospitality business sector.  She excels in coordinating challenging projects creating profitable results, is a self-starter, wellness enthusiast, exceptionally organized and quick learner who always exceeds expectations.  Karol enjoys projects where her energy, enthusiasm, creativity, wisdom, values, talents, and abilities complement and support the organization’s vision and goals.

 As a Consultant, Karol as worked with many globally recognized teacher and presenters, managing events, cruises, and retreats such as The Afterlife Conference, Ocean of Gratitude Cruise, World  Business Academy with Deepak Chopra, The Shift Retreat with the Shift Network and Institute of Noetic Sciences, and Institute of Noetic Sciences and Brand Development for Dr. Sue Morter and Toni Toney.

Karol excels in organizational direction, planning and coordinating events, marketing and merchandizing.  Her attention to detail and experience as a Travel Agent bring a quiet and responsive focus to the Peace Production team.

foundation history

Andras had a dream years ago that opened him to know that Peace will not happen by letting it Be, or giving it a chance.  We must PRODUCE Peace for it to be.  Everything in the world is produced; wars are produced in theaters and played on stages.  His call became to produce Peace in theaters of human hearts and on stages of communities.

Mayana has had a dream of bringing people together in communities and globally through events, ceremonies, and music, using the 12 around 1 pattern in alignment with Barbara Marx Hubbard.  Her dream is to give opportunities for people to be in their highest form and practice living from their own divine core essence.  Her call became to be a Caller, calling forth play time and new ideas for humanity.

A cosmic encounter at Pranafest in Ashland, Oregon brought these two Heartists together, immediately recognizing each other they dove into learning about the human aspects of each other and wove their dreams together.

On March 21, 2013 Andras & Mayana formally adopted the non-profit Flowers of Hope and changed the name to Peace Production, moving forward with 501(c)3 status and beginning a ground tour for the project Imagine This Dream.  They journeyed on the ground, meeting people heart to heart providing for a stable magnetic field in Northern America for the coming changes.  They are continually amazed by the doors that open for them.

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