Our Staff

Dedicated to your well-being.

mike Murphy

Owner / Educational Director

Mike Murphy is a bestselling author, speaker, coach and consultant committed to helping people around the world manifest their deepest dreams. His first book, Love Unfiltered was released in September 2014 and instantly became a best-seller.

He draws from his experience as an entrepreneur who has built solid multi-million dollar businesses, notably auto dealerships and commercial real-estate. He is President and Owner of the Oakland Automotive Group, a role he has held for nearly two decades.

Mike is also the founder of the Love from Margot Foundation, which he started in 2012 in honor of his late wife, Margot Murphy, who battled advanced cancer courageously for 9 years before she passed away in 2011. The foundation supports under insured and low-income women suffering from advanced cancer with emergency funds, education, and resources direly needed in their efforts towards healing and recovery.

Mike is most passionate about helping people learn how to move from scarcity to abundance through a unique methodology he has used to create his own successes.

Sara Murphy

Owner/Fitness Director/Human Resources

Sara Murphy is an attorney, health coach and fitness trainer passionate and committed to helping and serving people to find their truth self from a holistic way.

Born in Medellín – Colombia, graduated as an Attorney with a master degree and with more than 8 years in law career, after she met her husband Mike and became aware of his vision, she realized that being an attorney had served many by then but now it was time to continue in a new manner.  She became certified as a Health Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN) in New York and a Fitness Trainer at Steel Mace and Body Blueprint. She continues to expand her knowledge on the integrative medical field with studies like blood work analysis Biowell among others in order to better support people who are looking for more integrative solutions to their health conditions, whether as prevention or supporting treatments.

Health is her passion and helping others, including animals, her dream. That is why she is supporting Mike in his dream of creating the best retreat center in the world.

Kelly Tangarife

Business & Marketing Director

Kelly Tangarife is a speaker, coach and trainer committed with a service based leadership that seeks to bring the best of every person taking it to an exponential growth that comes across her life.

Having her own health challenges and always convinced that health is a spirit, soul and body integration, Kelly is today passionate to live life to the fullness, love God, herself and people and matter by inspiring and impacting other people’s lives with simple and proven tools to grow.

Born in Medellin, Colombia, graduated in Business Management at Universidad EAFIT in Medellin, Colombia, Applied Finance Master at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, Certified as John Maxwell Coach and Health Coach at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN) in New York, Co funder of Nephrohealth KA in Medellin and currently taking the dōTERRA® Essential Oil Specialist Certification, Kelly brings her experience and own life journey to serve the team at Mountains of Hope and make sure every person who visits enjoys one of the most transformational experiences in their life.

Chris Whitcoe

Program Director

Chris Whitcoe is passionate about the awakening of consciousness, raw food nutrition and the emergence of Corporate America as a vehicle for global change. In service to this overarching holistic vision he has created a diversified life in which he integrates his passions with the largest impact possible.

In 2005, Chris took a hiatus from a successful corporate life to fully embrace his love for the raw food/consciousness movement by pursuing a Masters Degree in Live Food Nutrition under Gabriel Cousens, M.D. at the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center. Chris also dedicates his abundant raw energy and expertise as an advanced software engineer to Corporate Consulting, LLC, his company dedicated to creating advanced technical solutions and premier internet presence for his clients.

Co funder of Vivapura (Pure Superfoods for Life, dedicated to bringing the highest quality, Raw, Organic & Ethical superfoods to the global market), Pure Joy Academy

where he brought the science of nutrition to the curriculum which took learning about raw cheffing to a whole new level, Chris’s ultimately greatest role is as a father to 3 vibrant children who truly understand the value of living foods and spiritual awareness.

MARIA CAMILA HENAO, MD

Medical Director

Maria Camila Henao, was born in Medellín Colombia, graduated as a general physician from the medical school of CES University, in Medellín Colombia, currently a fellow of the AIHM (Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine) program in the US, and also part of the Program in Homotoxicology and Bioregulatory Medicine at the University of Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia.

Camila brings the science, medical and integrative approach to the team blend with the softness at heart and continual learning passion to find ways to support a person’s healing journey which she recognizes involves spirit, mind and body. 

She is a lover of yoga, meditation and relaxation techniques. Every day improving so she can offer the best to her patients.

Laura Builes

Hotel Manager

Laura Builes is the Hotel Manager at Mountains of Hope. With more than 15 years of experience in the Hospitality Field, she joins our team to empower the staff through every department such as Housekeeping, reception and Food and Beverage. And even beyond this, Laura is passionate to create an experience for people that supports their desire and commitment to heal in an environment that will support that.

As a Manager in Hotels like Accor, OxoHotel, and other Colombian chains, she learned leadership to successfully assist teams during pre-openings and openings of hotels.

Her enthusiasm to learn about the spiritual awareness and her success in her career, makes Laura a great fit for our team.

Juan Carlos Labrador

Addiction Counselor (Canada) and Certified Medical Interpreter (US)

Juan Carlos Labrador is the Addiction Counselor at Mountains of Hope. Understanding addiction as something that takes control over us and taking people into a journey to identify reasons, associations and ways to heal and overcome those, Juan brings his own experience and passion to serve people into the mix of the multidisciplinary team at Mountains of Hope.

Born in Panamá, Juan used to come to Medellin in the 90s as a flight attendant believing that was his dream, yet realizing there was an emptiness in him that did not let him enjoy those small simple things in life. Due to some own experiences to overcome addiction Juan found his calling at helping people in the same journey by getting Certified as an Addiction Counselor at Wilfred Laurier University, Canada.

Passionate to serve, help and find ways to improve the experience of those setting in from of him.