Arcadia Retreat Staff
David is a Virginia Beach attorney. He regularly presents a workshop on “Pagans and the Law” at the Hampton Roads Autumn Moon Festival / Pagan Pride Day. David represented PagaNet, Inc. from 1998-2010, and served on its Board of Directors from 2000-2003. David has served on the Hampton Roads Pride Board from 2017 to 2021.
Mel is an eclectic Hellenistic Druid with a little bit of Norse thrown in. Mel publishes the “Mysterious Ways” cyberzine for Queer Pagan men; hosts the “Discovering the Male Mysteries” podcast for gay and bi Pagan men, and is involved in planning both the Arcadia and the Brotherhood by the Bog Retreats. Mel is author of the book “The Gay Guy’s Guide to Werewolves and Other Man Beasts.” He has a couple of other books in the works. His long-term plan is to found a private campground for alternative communities who often feel marginalized and unsafe in public and mainstream campgrounds.
Mike Gwydion Ream
Dallán was raised by wolves in the wilds of Canada. According to his she-wolf mother, he never mastered the art of marking his territory. At the age of 12, Dallán joined a traveling carnival. This experience engendered in Dallán an intense sexual fascination for clowns and an irrational fear of funnel cakes. Dallán’s many talents include boiling water, playing the national anthem on his armpits, and the harmonica. Dallán is a certified music therapist moonlighting as a medical case manager for people living with HIV. His upbringing in a wolf pack makes him especially suited to facilitating group discussions, as he often had to break up fights with his siblings.