A member of Texas, Lipan Apache and The Apache Language Preservation Committee. He is a board member of Tribal Native American Church. Juan retired from the United States Air Force in 1993. He received a BA from Texas A&M University. So as to learn, teach and share knowledge of ancestral primitive skills, cross-cultural diversity and native philosophies, he founded Sacred Wind Earth Teachings. My mission for the ride is to honor a request from Grandmother Margaret to bring horses and riders to the 11th Gathering of the Council of the Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, in July. My intentions are to share learned earth skills and bring attention to the gracious beings called. They carry a message of healing and balance for us and the earth, we need to learn how to listen and respond to that. With him, Juan carries the healing inspiration that is the core of this ride.