Board of Directors
Br. Simon Mary of the Cross, M. Carm.
President, New Mount Carmel Foundation, Inc., Cody, Wyoming
Monk, Carmel of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Cody, Wyoming
Board Member Since 2009
“There is nothing more essential or important for today than the founding of a Carmelite Monastery where God shall be forever loved and Our Lady of Mount Carmel honored. With Fr. Prior, my good brothers, and this capable Board, I will do everything in my power to see this vision realized”
- Br. Simon Mary of the Cross, M. Carm.
Br. Simon Mary was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors on July 1, 2009. He entered the Carmelite Monastery in 2004, as one of the first members of the Carmelite community in Wyoming. Prior to entering religious life, Br. Simon Mary had extensive experience in the legal profession at the New England law firm of Donovan & O’Connor, LLP where he was preparing to challenge the Vermont Bar Exam. Br. Simon Mary brings selfless determination and zeal to the Foundation, whether raising funds or managing the Foundation’s current assets. He is particularly concerned with protecting each and every donation received and making decisions only after seeking heavenly guidance; his greatest aspiration is to serve the Lord with loving fidelity in all things. Brother has been seen on EWTN and is well known for a personal interview featured here.
Vice President, New Mount Carmel Foundation, Inc., Cody, Wyoming
Board Member Since 2009
“The vision and commitment of Father Daniel Mary and the monks of the New Mount Carmel to establish their order in our community is a deep and mystical inspiration to me. I am greatly humbled to be able to serve in this holy and joyful effort to build their new monastery: a project so very capable of spiritually enriching our beloved Church”
- Michael Schumacher
Mr. Schumacher was appointed to the board of directors in January 2009. An Iowa native, he is a graduate of St. Edmond High School of Fort Dodge, Iowa, earned his Bachelor of Science-Business Administration degree at Creighton University and Master of Business Administration degree at the University of South Dakota. Mr. Schumacher has been a career commercial banker for over 30 years. He has served in numerous capacities as a lay volunteer in the Catholic Church his entire life. Experience includes formation of a new parish with planning and construction of its new church, numerous Catholic schools finance committees, School Sisters of Notre Dame endowment advisor, parish council member and Chairman, parish Trustee and Knights of Columbus/4th Degree-Past Faithful Navigator. Mr. Schumacher is a parishioner St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Cody, Wyoming. He offers his gifts to the Foundation for the realization of the monks sublime vision.
Patrick Borer, CPA
Secretary/Treasurer, New Mount Carmel Foundation, Inc., Cody, Wyoming
Certified Public Account, Big Country Energy Services, Cody, Wyoming
Board Member Since 2009
“I support the monks’ vision for the New Mount Carmel as a higher calling, a symbol of their commitment and love of God and dedication to His service.”
- Patrick Borer, CPA
Mr. Borer was born in Billings, Montana and has lived in Montana and Wyoming his entire life. He has been a Certified Public Accountant for the past twenty-nine years. Mr. Borer’s professional career has included positions in public accounting firms, corporate management, higher education, and banking in Montana and Wyoming. He has extensive experience in the management of assets and financial accountability. As a professional businessman, Mr. Borer is honored to put his gifts at the service of the New Mount Carmel Foundation and its donors. He and his wife are members of St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church in Cody. Mr. Borer is a devoted father and grandfather.
Jeff Golini, Ph.D
Director, New Mount Carmel Foundation, Inc., Cody, Wyoming
Entrepreneur and Inventor, All American Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Billings, Montana
Board Member Since 2009
Dr. Golini was appointed to the New Mount Carmel Foundation Board of Directors in 2009. Dr. Golini is the founder and president of a successful nutritional company, and has extensive experience as a flavor chemist, research scientist, inventor, formulator and spectroscopist. Dr. Golini's professional contributions to the science of Near Infrared Analysis have earned him the title “The founding Father of NIR”. He has conducted nationwide tours on this subject, lecturing to both the pharmaceutical and neutraceutical industries. Dr. Golini brings to the table over twenty years of corporate business experience, and is privileged to help the monks realize the vision of a New Mount Carmel in America.
Fr. Daniel Mary of Jesus Crucified, M. Carm.
Monastic Representative, New Mount Carmel Foundation, Inc., Cody, Wyoming
Prior, Carmel of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Cody, Wyoming
Representative of the Monks Since 2003
“I am very grateful for the work of the Board of Directors of the New Mount Carmel Foundation. These men are very capable and dedicated. I have been amazed at their deep respect for our monastic life and their sense of responsibility not only to the monastic Chapter, but also to the donors”
- Fr. Daniel Mary of Jesus Crucified, M. Carm.
Fr. Daniel Mary of Jesus Crucified was appointed Prior of the Carmelite Monastery in Wyoming at the time of its founding in 2003. He has since that time fostered vocations, formed novices, and managed the monastery’s temporal affairs. Fr. Daniel Mary entered a Carmelite community in Minnesota in 1991 and was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood in 1998. He came to Wyoming in 2002 under Bishop Ricken to found a monastery of cloistered Carmelite monks. Father Daniel Mary is a dedicated spiritual father to souls and a strong leader who leads first by example. His wisdom and guidance to the New Mount Carmel Foundation is essential and greatly valued, allowing the Foundation to make decisions in favor of the monastic life and the community's abundant young vocations.
Keri Wilson, CPA
Certified Public Accountant, New Mount Carmel Foundation, Inc., Cody, Wyoming
Certified Public Accountant, Stine, Buss, Wolff, Wilson & Associates, P.C.
Tax Consultant Since 2009
“The time and dedication that is given by the monks in this area cannot be surpassed. For the community to continue to grow and the mission and purpose of the monks to be uninhibited, there must be a functional location of living, prayer, and solitude.”
- Keri J. Wilson, CPA
Mrs. Wilson was raised in Oklahoma and after graduating high school attended Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma, where she graduated in 1999. Originally working for the public accounting firm Crawford & Associates, P.C., Mrs. Wilson moved to Cody, Wyoming in 2004 and is now a shareholder in Stine, Buss, Wolff, Wilson & Associates, P.C. specializing in governmental, nonprofit and construction accounting/auditing. Mrs Wilson brings a wealth of accounting knowledge to the service of the Foundation and is humbled to help the monks in this noble undertaking.
Corporate Legal Counsel
Michael A. LaBazzo, Esq.
Legal Counsel, New Mount Carmel Foundation, Inc., Cody, Wyoming
Attorney, Law Offices of Michael A. LaBazzo
Corporate Counsel Since 2009
“I firmly believe that such a project will genuinely enrich the lives of all those who participate in its establishment and those fortunate enough to visit and worship at the Monastery once it is completed.”
- Michael A. LaBazzo, Esq.
Mr. LaBazzo was born and raised in New Jersey and attended St. James Catholic Elementary School. He graduated in 1979 from the University of North Carolina and cum laude from California Western School of Law in 1982. Since 1982, Mr. LaBazzo has practiced law in California, principally with the law firm Sullivan, Hill, Lewin, Rez & LaBazzo. In 2008, he also became licensed to practice law in Wyoming and opened his own firm in Cody, Wyoming. Since opening the Cody practice, Mr. LaBazzo has represented both the Monks of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel and the New Mount Carmel Foundation, Inc. in various legal matters, including the Foundation’s search for an appropriate monastery location and the negotiation and review of all contracts pertaining to land acquisition and architectural services. Mr. LaBazzo brings his extensive legal expertise to the service of the Foundation and this noble work. He is happily married to his wife, Kristen and has one daughter. Mr. LaBazzo is an avid outdoorsman and hunter.
Land Use Attorney
Joseph Darrah, Esq.
Land Use Attorney, New Mount Carmel Foundation, Inc., Cody, Wyoming
Attorney, Darrah, Darrah & Brown, P.C.
Land Use Attorney Since 2009
Mr. Darrah was born in Powell, Wyoming and attended Powell High School, graduating in 1979. He achieved his B.S (1984) majoring in Political Science/ Administration of Justice, and M.P.A (1986)
at the University of Wyoming. He was awarded his J.D. Cum Laude from Thomas M. Cooley (1994).
Mr. Darrah has been an Attorney at Darrah, Darrah & Brown P.C. since 1994, specializing in agriculture law, property disputes, contract disputes, construction law, water law, administrative law, public interest law and land use law. Mr. Darrah is highly active in a number of local community projects, and is the Fire Chief of the Powell Volunteer Fire Department. Mr. Darrah is happy to offer his extensive legal experience and local knowledge to the New Mount Carmel Foundation as they undertake this worthy project.