Meet Will Gallik, New Managing Director of Serenity Ridge

Will Gallik croppedSerenity Ridge Retreat Center welcomes Will Gallik as its new managing director. Will began his new position in mid-October.

Will has been a student of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche since 2012 and a volunteer at Serenity Ridge since 2014. He began working part-time in the Serenity Ridge office in July 2017. Stella Richards, former operations manager of Serenity Ridge, retired during the summer after serving in her position for three years.

In his new position, he will oversee and assist with all of Serenity Ridge’s main administrative and organizational activities. This includes programming and events, staffing and volunteers, communications and coordination of day-to-day operations.

Will received his B.S. in psychology from James Madison University and master’s in public administration from Central Michigan University. He has worked in leadership of two mental health advocacy organizations helping transform the way mental health is approached: a local recovery resource and support center in Charlottesville and a statewide advocacy organization headquartered in Richmond.

As a student of human nature, Will has worked to find peace of mind and share this with others. A longtime resident of Charlottesville, Virginia, he was thrilled to find a such a dynamic teacher in Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and the profound tradition of Bön so close to home.

Will looks forward to meeting as many sangha members as he can. Please stop by the office and introduce yourself the next time you are at Serenity Ridge! You can email him at the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Serenity Ridge is the headquarters of Ligmincha International. Sue Davis-Dill is executive director of Ligmincha International.