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.
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.
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 an educational and nonprofit consultant with a broad history of developing programs, building coalitions, and restructuring organizations. Her wisdom comes through experience working with public and private schools, government agencies, and service organizations. She found that collaborating with others who share a common goal, builds healthy and growing projects.
She has held a variety of management positions (restaurants, mechanical contractors, cleaning services, etc.) Mayana was co-founder of Literacy Outreach, a 501c3 nonprofit who provided a uniquely designed after-school program for at-risk public schools in the Puget Sound region of Washington State. She held the position of Board Chair and later as Executive Director when a more hands-on approach was called for. This program ran at three schools and was based on learning through play in partnership with the University of Puget Sound’s Teaching program.
Another Way School in Park City, Utah, engaged Mayana’s services to guide the Executive Director through a crisis and re-create and train an active Board of Directors. This contract included developing staff, student, and parent handbooks; writing policies and procedures; building a dynamic website; and mentoring the ED as the school stepped up to a new level of professional presence in the community. Mayana completed the contract by providing an annual fundraising event to bring public awareness and provide scholarships to needy students. The school asked Mayana to return and guide them through a pandemic restructuring. In the height of Covid, she led AWS through the development of an outdoor program that kept them growing.
Mayana’s government service began with the Idaho Public Employees’ Retirement System as an account technician. The US Dept. of Education engaged her services to develop and implement a survey of state education agencies regarding violence reporting in schools following Columbine.
She took a position as Grants Officer for the Idaho Transportation Department’s Highway Safety Office. Her programs covered bicycle and pedestrian safety, emergency medical services training & equipment, working with Safe Routes to School, and building an Idaho Highway Safety Coalition. The Coalition brought together transportation, law enforcement, health services, insurance agencies, education, and the public with a common safety goal. During her tenure, Mayana created an award-winning television commercial and a newsletter the National Traffic Safety Administration rated as best in the nation. This led to a facilitation contract with the State of Idaho.
As co-founder of Peace Production, Mayana brings program design, curriculum development, collaborative programs, and a variety of activities and events that bring people together around common goals. Whether the effort addresses health or education, both are intertwined in her work. The Healthy Food Festival was a project Peace Production produced four years in a row in southern Oregon. She assisted in the development of Hope Home, a home for pregnant women with addiction, and an envisioned holistic recovery center.
Mayana has developed self-discovery programs like the Personal Guidance System, has a Laying on of Hands Ministry, and loves to create brochures, fliers, and other marketing materials. Her Heartistry includes photography, sewing, painting, and cooking.
CRAIG ROTHEN: VICE PRESIDENT, CORE MEMBER
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, CORE MEMBER
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.
ADRIANNE MAROS: PEACE COUNCIL
Adrianne has a demonstrated 30+ year history of guiding clients across the globe to tell their stories and build their brands. She has deep experience in growing strong personal/client/vendor relationships, project management, sales, event planning and award-winning brand marketing in advertising, video, photo, digital production, social media and podcast content development for local, regional, and global Fortune 100 companies.
This success is complemented by a deep passion for storytelling.
She has worked with published authors, noted artists, film directors, photographers, and directors of photography. Having traveled around the world, Adrianne has experienced multiple cultures and intimately understands successes and challenges and further is a generator of ideas aligned with a passion for projects that help to lift up humanity, using compassionate storytelling.
With a love of nature, she can often be found walking in the woods with her dogs, noting patterns in nature and recreating them in her personal art. Her relationship with music since early childhood is noted in her devotion to classical choral music and participation in multiple local musical organizations.
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.