Mike Talvola

Senior Druid of Raven's Cry Grove

Mike is Senior Druid of about 30 NeoPagan Druids in the Los Angeles area that call themselves Raven’s Cry Grove, ADF.  Calling himself a Pagan since 2000, he was a member and then leader of the Pagan group at his UU church.  When the Pagan group faded away, he found Raven’s Cry Grove’s Beltaine ritual in 2005 and was chosen by lot the King of May.  Well, how could he not join the group then?  He’s been an officer of the grove since that Samhain, and Senior Druid since 2010.  Mike is also the Senior Clerk for the Reformed Druids of Gaia, an international organization closely aligned with the Reformed Druids of North America.  Plus, he is a 16 year very active member of the Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Newbury Park , having been on its Board of Trustees and currently serving the membership and the worship committees.  Mike is a retired computer engineer and manager with a BS from Oregon Stare and MS from USC.  A continuing student of philosophy and history, he recently completed an online course in Ancient Philosophy, and labels himself a Stoic leaning Modern Animist.

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