Committed to the cause
Sarah McGuiness (she/her) has a BA in Religion and a MA in Aging and Health Ministries. In 2020 she completed a year-long internship with Lutheran Social Service (LSS) Metro Homeless Youth Services (MHYS). She is a practicing Buddhist who is deeply committed to interfaith dialogue and cross-cultural community action. She is passionate about human rights, restorative justice, and building resilience through the creative arts.
Rebecca "Becca" Kraska
Becca Kraska (she/her) has a bachelor’s degree in Social Work and a minor in Chemical Dependency. She has worked professionally for two non-profit organizations and currently works for Northeast Metro 916 School District where she works with students who have developmental disabilities. Becca brings her own unique perspective to this endeavor celebrating diversity through the creative arts. She has been hard of hearing most of her life and wears a hearing aid. She is passionate about Sacred Grounds Coffee House because she strongly believes in the inclusion of everyone no matter who you are or where you come from.
Maria Mylene Buan
Maria worked for over 20 years providing music therapy throughout the metro area. Populations served include private and group in-home services, schools, assisted living facilities, memory care, adult day programs, integrated preschool programs, residential homes for adults with developmental disabilities, Parkinson’s centers, and hospice care. Her specialty is working with children on the autism spectrum. Maria started her own music therapy company, Music Sense, LLC in 2001. She currently works on-site as well as offering options for virtual music therapy sessions. In addition to practicing music therapy, Maria teaches Drums Alive® classes to promote health and wellness for all ages and abilities. Maria graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities School of Music with a Bachelor of Music with emphasis in Music Therapy. She is also a Master Trainer for Drums Alive® and is also a certified instructor for Zumbini®.
For more information visit www.gomusicsense.com
Shena is manager at Canes restaurant and the mother of a young adult with disabilities. This informs he advocacy work that everyone should be treated the way we would want to be treated.
Lorinna is a recent transplant to Minnesota. and she is loving her new city She is a doting mother to her one and only 16 yr old daughter Katie. Lorinna has spent 25+ years in retail management and is quite passionate about her work. When she is not working you will find her cooking up a storm in the kitchen, as she greatly enjoys exploring food and feeding others. You may also find her out gardening as she finds working with plants and flowers as an enjoyable and stress relieving hobby. Lorinna loves making new friends and is looking forward to all the new things to learn and good work to do by being a part of Sacred Grounds!
Mark McGuiness (He/Him) has an AAS in Computer Graphics and Visualization Technology with an Emphasis in 3D Animation and Web Design. Since 2006 He has been working as support staff for Individuals with disabilities as well as working as a musician; writing, recording, and performing music across the country. More examples of his digital art and music can be found HERE