Our Board of Directors

Dandi Moore

Dandi MooreDandi Moore has been a student of spirituality and magic since she was a child, but began her education and training as a High Priestess in 2010. An "eternal student", Dandi continuously pursues knowledge and skills she has not yet attained, or mastered. She follows a Daoist path, but also pulls heavily from Buddhist teachings and Pagan ritual practices. 

Passionate about healing and teaching, Dandi uses her gifts as a hedge witch to improve the lives around her. She enjoys teaching a wide array of spiritual and magical topics to her students. After three years of teaching at Mystic Moon of Norfolk, Dandi discovered she specializes in teaching students who have not yet fostered a strong foundation, as many of them get left behind. She strives to ensure every student receives a well-rounded, ethical, and accurate education. 

Eclectic, open-minded, and free-spirited, Dandi teaches elements of many different paths using all learning styles. In the past, she has taught the eclectic Wiccan first degree program as well as practical magic. Currently, she teaches Mystic Moon’s Academy for the Magical Arts, and is training a group of students to become High Priestesses and Priests.

Dandi also has a profound love for and drive to advocate and protect the LGBTQ community, of which she belongs.

Linda Sager Kazalski

Linda Sager Kazalski

Linda Sager Kazalski, (sometimes called Bryghteyez or Sineag MhicDàibhidh) was born and raised in the Catskill Mountains of rural upstate New York. She’s been a tree-hugging dirt-worshipper, a political activist and general trouble-maker since her late teens.

A researcher and problem-solver by nature, she is a student of philosophy, comparative religions, martial arts, history, herbalism, needlecrafts, literature, genealogy and other subjects as the spirit moves. She is a contributor to Alternatives HR (formerly Hampton Roads Pagan Resource Directory) website, the ADF Southeastern Region Newsletter, Oak Leaves (the quarterly journal of ADF) and Tumblr.

A solitary practitioner for about 25 years, she has been involved in the Hampton Roads pagan community for over 20 years. She joined a local eclectic coven where she earned the rank of second degree priestess. She withdrew from the coven in 2015 to organize Three Branch River Grove, ADF. She has been a member of Ár nDraíocht Féin: a Druid Fellowship (ADF) since 2014 and was elected Senior Druid of Three Branch River Grove, ADF at Midsummer 2016. She is currently on the ADF Dedicant Path.

She is an herbalist and owns Brighid’s Forge Herbals. She has been studying medicinal and magical herbalism since her teens, and has taught workshops in both, as well as energy work and other subjects, locally and at festivals.

She has been in a polyamorous relationship with her husband for over 40 years and has been involved in the local poly and kink communities off and on for years. She has taught workshops on such topics as Rules of Engagement: How to Disagree Constructively, What Not to Do: Common Mistakes in Poly Relationships, and Dealing with the Outlaws: Relationships with Partners’ Families.

She is an Adult Learning Facilitator (ALF) in outdoor programs with the Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast Council (GSCCC). A First Class Girl Scout was raised by an Eagle Scout, she learned “Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints.” and “Be Prepared” very young.

She attended the State University of New York at Geneseo, where she earned degrees in English and History, played volleyball and billiards, was a member of Arethusa Sorority (Sigma Gamma Phi, Gamma chapter), and met her husband of over 38 years and bass guitarist extraordinaire, Michael Kazalski, formerly of Coyote Run, currently with the Delta Daggers, The Boys from That Band, and Triad and performing in Irish Mystique, a show of Irish legend, dance and song. She has been a licensed real estate title insurance underwriter and paralegal for over 35 years. She owns and operates Seven Cities Signings (a mobile notary business) with her husband.

 

Mel Frizzell

Mel Frizzell

Mel Frizzell (also known as Mel Mystery) is a writer, photographer, podcaster, and social activist.  Mel has a B.S. in Sociology and an A.A.S. in Computer Technology.  He currently works as an archivist.  Mel is founder of the Alternatives HR website, which was formerly the Q-matrix LGBTQ Resources and the Hampton Roads Pagan Resources Directory websites.  In college, Mel was an officer and activist in ODU’s Gay and Lesbian Student Union.  Mel appeared on the front page of the Virginian Pilot in January 1992 in response to anti-gay graffiti and harassment at ODU.  At the time, Mel was also involved in Youth Out United, a gay youth group, and he briefly canvassed for the Human Rights Campaign Fund in the mid-1990s.  He wrote a couple articles for Our Own Community Press in the late 1990s. A photo of Mel at Pride picnic at Mount Trashmore appears on the cover of Charles Ford’s book LGBT Hampton Roads that came out in 2016.

Mel became involved in Paganism in the early 2000s.  At the time, he ran a local chapter of the Order of the Stone Circle, a men’s Druid fraternal order.  The group is mostly defunct at this point, but Mel still serves on the board for the national group.  He was also involved in Exploring the Primordial Male, a Pagan men’s group that has since disbanded.  Both groups held annual men’s retreats at First Landing State Park.  Mel is currently involved in the Hampton Roads Pagan men’s group that holds regular activities and continues the tradition of annual spring men’s retreats.  In 2014, Mel was invited to be a guest presenter for Coph Nia: A spiritual gathering for gay and bi men held at Four Quarters Interfaith Sanctuary in Artemas, PA.  There he presented workshops on gay and bi men’s rites of passage.

Mel’s personal practice is a blend of Druidry, Hellenism, and Norse Heathenism with a touch of Elvishness thrown in.  In the mid-2000s, Mel wrote a few articles for Paganet News.  In 2016, Mel published his first book, The Gay Guy’s Guide to Werewolves and Other Man Beasts Two more books in the series are planned.  Mel produces a couple of episodes a year for his podcast “Discovering the Male Mysteries” a podcast aimed at gay and bi Pagan Men.  In the not too distant future, Mel is interested in turning his love of nature, the LGBT community, the Pagan community, and men’s retreats into forming a campground resort in Virginia to host LGBT, Pagan, and men’s events and conferences.

Find out more about Mel at www.melmystery.com.

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