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Our Mission

Ever Presence is a global network of safe and inclusive spaces where individuals and communities come together to connect through conversations about the ever presence of death and dying and the rich wisdom that brings to our lives with support from expert guides.

Our Vision

Ever Presence seeks to establish a culture where conversations about death and dying are welcome and recognized as essential to empower individuals to live full and vibrant lives.

Our Founders

Mindy Relyea • onewishworld.com * Founder & Director

Mindy is the founding director of One Wish World, a humanitarian, and a friend. She feels dedicated to sitting with those who suffer and inviting others to do the same. As a Certified End of Life Doula, Mindy believes we can truly enrich our lives by engaging in nurturing conversations around death and dying, sharing the vulnerable, tender parts of our hearts and our lives.


Dallas Graham • redfredproject.com • founding partner

Dallas Graham is a publisher and the founder of the Red Fred Project. He creates life-legacies, in the form of children’s books, with kiddos living in extraordinary circumstances (rare diseases and critical illnesses) across the United States. Dallas wholeheartedly believes these books contain the best stories ever told.


Anne Marie Vivienne • wisdomanthologies.org • Founding Partner

Anne Marie is the founder of Wisdom Anthologies whose mission is to reclaim and document a culture of elderwomen. Anne is a writer, philosopher, and documentarian—a naturalist at heart. She is project-oriented as she pursues a life in the Ecology of Beauty. She speaks publicly about the feminine perspective and aging, and she is devoted to restoring a feminine-masculine balance within our culture and daily lives.


OUR ADVISORY COMMITTEE

• MINDY RELYEA - ONEWISHWORLD.COM
• GAIL BARILLE - AMARAELLC.COM
• MICHELLE MARTHIA - RISEANDREFUGE.COM
• SUZY MARTIN - UNIVERSITY OF UTAH HOSPITALS
• BRIAN ZENGER - UNIVERSITY OF UTAH HOSPITALS
• ANNE MARIE VIVIENNE - WISDOMANTHOLOGIES.ORG
• DALLAS GRAHAM - REDFREDPROJECT.COM

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MICHELLE MARTHIA

Michelle Marthia is an end of life doula who is also trained in Interdisciplinary End of Life and Palliative Care, as well as a master certified wellness guide. Through her work with Rise + Refuge Wellbeing, she provides non-medical support, planning and guidance to clients and their families as they navigate illness and end of life. Michelle is dedicated to easing the emotional burdens, fear and anxiety often experienced during these difficult transitions.

Michelle Marthia also founded the nonprofit Heal Courageously in 2012, which provides free professional photography sessions to patients and caregivers who are navigating life-altering illnesses.

As an active community member, Michelle has served as a board member for the Cancer Wellness House, and Co-Chair for the Utah Cancer Action Network’s Survivorship and Quality of Life implementation team. She has also shared her story and that of Heal Courageously as keynote speaker for Survivors at the Summit, Intermountain Conference of Oncology Nursing Services, Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce Leadership Alumni, Utah Survivorship Day, University of Utah Medical Humanities class, and Millcreek LDS Young Adult Ward.


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Brian Zenger

Brian is a MD/PhD student at the University of Utah and the Director for the No One Dies Alone Program at University of Utah Health. Brian has participated in the No One Dies Alone program from its infancy at the University of Utah and has helped develop the program as an active and important member of the death and dying movement in Salt Lake City. Brian has been involved previously in other volunteer organizations including the Lowell Bennion Community Service Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah, and Curo Hospice Care. Brian spends most of his free time outside, finding new and unique adventures in his backyard and around the world.

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SUZY MARTIN

Suzy Martin is an Associate Professor (Clinical) at the University of Utah College Of Nursing. Her primary mission is clinical practice at the University of Utah Student Health Center as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Dr. Martin is also the center’s quality improvement (QI) director, and has improved the cost effectiveness and efficiency of the practice through evidence-based practice initiatives. Dr. Martin provides mentoring and leadership in her extensive quality improvement initiatives and in facilitation of student projects.

In addition, she serves as a clinical preceptor for Primary Care Nurse Practitioner students. Student comments are overwhelming positive regarding Dr. Martin’s knowledge, useful feedback, and timeliness. A peer review of her teaching concluded that she provides a strong role model for students and demonstrates a high level of engagement. Her teaching style encourages active learning and she is able to navigate difficult student situations with a high degree of professionalism.

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Anne Marie Vivienne

Anne Marie is a documentarian: a writer, photographer, and citizen scientist—a naturalist at heart. She is project-oriented as she pursues a life in the Ecology of Beauty. Her writing and photography reflect her deep passion for myth, archetypes, and the narratives that weave together a collective psyche and illuminate social behavior. She documents women in their final phase of life as she attempts to restore a culture of elderwomen.

Anne Marie has a deep curiosity for landscapes and the people who live throughout their ecologies. She listens to the soundscapes and rhythms of people's narratives, cultures, and histories. Her research and writing focus on the environment, people, the west, feminism, and deep ecology. 

She is currently building a non-profit movement, Wisdom Anthologies: Reclaiming + Documenting a Culture of Elderwomen.

Her book The Ecology of Beauty will be available Spring 2021. Anne Marie lives in Salt Lake City and explores the western U.S. extensively, venturing out into the world multiple times a year. 


Our Conversations

• Compassion & Vulnerability

• Presence & Vigil

• Advance Directives & Planning

• Hospice & Palliative Care

• The Future of Healthcare

• Caregivers & Respite Care

• Fear & Anxiety

• Grief & Loss

• Terminal Illness

• Dying at Home & Rituals

• Funeral Options & Body Disposition

• and more…