I'm Ellie Lazzaro and I live in Germany. I've been actively and consciously a Pagan since more than 20 years. Coming from your typical Wiccan background I've been trained in the Western Mystery Tradition including long years of practical Qabbalah. I later found my way into Druidcraft and through my infatuation with the old stone circle from Sonora Sunrise Grove, I learned about ADF and after a while joined.
I mainly joined ADF because I share the vision of hope that one day the Pagan religions will return to their rightful place of being an equal part within the religious varieties of different countries. There will be many steps on that way and many pairs of hands will have to work. I would like to lend a pair of hands and in this way serve ADF and the Pagan community.
I have an academic degree in Psychology and one of my focal points was intercultural differences and international assignments. I've accompanied my husband on his international assignment to the South of France, where I fulfilled some minor representative tasks at his side. For ADF, especially with a focus on Europe, my wish is to see it grow and spread, so that people know not only ADF, but there will be Groves and Groups to contact as well and meetings at festivals. It probably is a plus that beside German and English I am also fluent in French, speak and write Italian and can read and speak a bit Spanish. Locally I organise High Days and we became a Proto-Grove last year. I also manage a German Pagan portal with discussion board since 2002 and already started to 'spread the word' about ADF there.
I work as a psychotherapist and as a coach in work-life-balance and health prevention. I am married and we have two little children and a dog.
I serve ADF as the current Regional Druid for Europe and Coordinator of the Non-Englisch Speakers' SIG.