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Sven was born and raised on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe.   Destined for the sky, he was a licensed private pilot at age 19.   Mental turbulence forced a different path and a pursuit of sustained sanity.  He graduated from the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota with a B.A. in English with a Writing Emphasis in 2009 and is currently studying massage therapy here in San Luis Obispo.  Sven came upon the mind-body connection critical to Windhorse ethos through experience and not so much education.  He enjoys exercise in all its forms and spending time with his dog.  “When clients ask or wonder if I have been to the painful dark places – physical and mental – psychiatric distress can take someone, I can most often times say yes; that didn’t mean much to me at first – it means everything in my work now.”