Ron Pevny, MA, is founder and director of the Colorado-based Center for Conscious Eldering. He is a life coach, certified Sage-ing Leader and long-time rite of passage guide, and he serves on the Coordinating Circle of the Sage-ing Guild. He has a 30-year history of offering wilderness quests, retreats and other support services for people and organizations in transition. His focus on conscious eldering began ten years ago when he co-created the Choosing Conscious Elderhood retreats as rites of passage into conscious elderhood. Ron is the author of a forthcoming book on conscious eldering to be published by Beyond Words, and has written several articles that have appeared in the conscious aging journal "Itineraries," published by Second Journey.