The kickoff to 2014 has been as great as any that we can remember since moving to Mastatal full-time in 2001. We have been blessed with an incredible local and “in-house” staff and intern crew whom all have helped make this a productive, pleasurable, stable and beautiful start to the year. The first months were packed with so much project and people diversity that I’m struggling to know where to start this first newsletter of the “new” year. We’ve hosted an incredibly wide variety of groups and workshops and have engaged in countless activities and endeavors while simultaneously continuing to improve greatly on our planning and organizational techniques. This has been a recipe for a vibrant and spirited atmosphere though with a tempered and steady energy.