Meet Our Staff Team

Squire Davidson - Chef

Chef Squire Davidson started his culinary journey in the late 1980s at the best school and restaurants that San Francisco had to offer.  After five years in the Bay Area, Chef wanted to expand both personally and professionally, so he took a position in the kitchen at the Esalen Institute. It was there that he learned the importance of healthy and fresh ingredients and the value of promoting more traditional and plant forward cuisine. After gaining this life altering experience in Big Sur, Chef Squire wanted to expand his horizons, so he started traveling and working in restaurants from Vail to New Orleans to Boston before settling down in Denver Colorado where he was a Culinary Instructor at the prestigious Johnson and Wales University.

For over 40 years, Chef Squire has worked as a chef, baker, product developer, educator, and writer all across the country and the entirety of the hospitality industry. A practicing Buddhist for over three decades, Chef Squire (Shosan Tenzo) believes that everyone has the power to change the world and that the most impactful way to do that is through the food we choose to make, eat, and share with others. Through that offering his hope is to inspire everyone to be healthier in body and mind, learn to love the simplicity of clean natural ingredients, and who knows maybe learn something about themselves in the process.

Sophie Huang - Residential Advisor

Sophie (Yuanyuan) Huang is a dedicated Residential Advisor with a diverse background. Born and raised in China, she is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese, and English. In 2010, Sophie embarked on her journey to the United States for graduate studies, where she obtained her first Master's degree. With a decade of experience working as a program manager in various tech companies in the Silicon Valley, Sophie has honed her skills in managing complex projects.

Currently, Sophie is pursuing her second Master's degree at the Dharma Realm Buddhist University. Her studies have deepened her understanding of spirituality and mindfulness, shaping her into a compassionate and empathetic individual.

Sophie is thrilled to be part of the MISMA community. She looks forward to fostering a supportive and inclusive environment for all residents. With her diverse background and commitment to creating a positive living experience, Sophie aims to contribute to the overall well-being and growth of the community.

Brandon Lannan - Residential Advisor and Wellness Instructor

Brandon Lannan is a multifaceted individual who has spent 20 years in the wellness industry as a licensed massage therapist. Over the course of his career, he has worked in top-tier wellness centers and luxury resorts across Colorado, Hawaii, and Arizona. However, his thirst for knowledge and passion for well-being led him to pursue higher education.

Brandon left his established career to embark on a six-year journey at Dharma Realm Buddhist University, where he obtained his Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts and is set to graduate with a Masters in Buddhist Classics this spring. When not engrossed in academia, Brandon spends his free time exploring the hidden nooks of nature, savoring the Eastern art of tea, and cultivating inner wellness through mindfulness, healthy eating, and movement.

Brandon's extensive experience in movement therapy and his passion for well-being are an integral part of the MISMA experience. Brandon's expertise in active-isolated stretching, joint mobility exercises, self-massage techniques, myofascial release, and postural assessment will be invaluable to participants. These modalities are essential for unlocking the body's potential and can have a significant impact on one's well-being.

Sheryl Mclntyre - Office Manager

Dr. Wei Zhang

Dr. Lan Huang