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Our Team

The Sanctuary at the Burrow is led by a team of dedicated individuals who tend to this land through their personal obligations to life and death. With the shared resources of heart2heartnc and many others in our community, each burial is serviced with vital behind-the-scenes support. 

Tami Schwerin   
Sanctuary Founder

In April of 2016, Tami lost her son, Zafer, to a heroin overdose. His burial on their land became the beginning of this journey for the larger community. Tami is a founder of the nonprofit organization Abundance NC - an organization that focuses on renewable energy, local food, and community resilience.

Cathy Brooksie Edwards 
Sanctuary Director, Minister,
Program Director

Cathy is a professional licensed counselor,

licensed bodywork and massage therapist.          These modalities complement her work as a death doula and director of heart2heart. The heart2heart affiliate supports individuals, families, and communities in navigating the living path from diagnosis to death and beyond. 

Janice Rieves
Sanctuary Steward 

Janice is inspired by the beauty of nature that enlivens her artistic expression scattered throughout the Burrows. An artist and gardener/landscaper, Janice combines her talents to lovingly care for the sanctuary grounds. She is available to create natural grave markers for your burial site.  

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