The Team

Sara Ness

Sara is the Founder and Chief Instigator of Authentic Revolution. She began teaching Authentic Relating in 2012, founding a thousands-strong learning community in Austin, Texas and going on to train over 350 leaders and help found 30+ other communities worldwide. Sara is passionate about exposing the joy of human connection and exploring our creative potential through relationship. She has facilitated at schools, companies, yoga studios, a funeral, Burning Man, and more, bringing playful social technology into the mainstream and the….non-mainstream? Sara is into suggesting ideas like pushup contests in fancy restaurants and convincing other people to do them too. Hence, community leadership.

Sara works most of the time. When not doing that, she’s into acroyoga, Ecstatic Dance, cooking, and spending time with the many people she loves. She’s most lit up by creating things – projects, books, movements, systems, anything that her heart and brain can chew on at the same time.

Jennifer Ott

Jennifer Ott is a facilitator, coach, and mother-of-all-things who uses Authentic Relating practices to facilitate gatherings where the possibility to learn and grow through connection, vulnerability and intimacy blooms. She manages Authentic Sandpoint and works with Authentic Revolution as our CFO and Co-Whole Holder, keeping the team together with her gentle presence and willingness to handle any relational or logistical needs.

When not working with hearts or communities, Jennifer is most happy in her own backyard. Accompanied by her beautiful partner and their four amazing girls she loves to grow food, flowers, is an avid chef, baker and loving practitioner of all ways nourishing.

Laura Jensen

Laura makes systems management magic happen on the Auth Rev team – bringing care, perception, accuracy, and grace to a vast array of important tasks, missions, and collaborations. Founder and Co-leader of three circling groups in the Authentic Asheville Community, Laura’s relational presence unlocks potential, action, and embodiment. All things Auth Rev run stronger and smoother with Laura’s commitment to excellence and caring heart on the team.

Laura lives in the mountains of Western North Carolina, where she loves hosting friends and family who come to vacation in the land of waterfalls. She hikes daily with her best pup Tehya, and also enjoys Kirtan, Dances of Universal Peace, geeking out on Circling, and working with power tools on the occasional fixes, small remodels, and creative pursuits in her 110 year old cottage home.

Mark Boughton

Are you searching for more meaning and purpose in your life? Perhaps you know where you want to go, but can’t quite figure out how to get there? Mark Boughton is an inspired coach and circler with a mission: to help you discover your own innate wisdom and brilliance, so that you can live a life full of purpose and fueled by inspiration. He has been leading Circling for 5 years, and is currently a student of Hakomi, which is a mindfulness and somatic focused approach to psychotherapy.

Whether you’re wanting to improve your relationships, transform your business, or make beautiful art, Mark can help you get in touch with your own inner truth and navigate the beautiful complexities of love, and life. When he’s not transforming people’s lives, Mark is a world traveler, RMT, meditator, passionate rapper, and workshop facilitator.


K. Stellar Dutcher

With stars in their eyes and a guitar in hand, K. Stellar Dutcher can usually be found encouraging those who cross their path to step more radically into themselves and the world. A lifelong musician, Stellar worked in fundraising before quitting their job and hitting the road with music and workshops. With more than a decade of experience and training in group facilitation ~ from conferences to radical weddings to weekly meetups ~ Stellar brings organization, sparkle and a deep sense of care to their position as Authentic Revolution’s Marketing Minstrel. Poet, songwriter, fundraiser and activist, Stellar offers inspiration, activation and song to anyone – tuning into the beloved community and emerging, healing world.