Float Conference Directors Emeritus

The Float Conference Board of Directors is made up of incredible humans that dedicate their time to help make the annual event and organization a success. When it's time for them to move on, we honor the past members of the Board with the title Directors Emeritus - no longer an official voting member, but always a friend.

Meet the 2021 Board of Directors

Tom Fine

Tom Fine

2018-2019

University of Toledo

Thomas H Fine is a pioneer in the research of Floatation REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy). In 1978, along with John Turner, he established the Floatation REST research program at the University of Toledo College of Medicine (formerly the Medical College of Ohio), where he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry.

Over a twenty year period, Tom and John published numerous papers and edited several books on the physical and mental effects of floatation therapy. Their work focused on psychophysiological and endocrine changes associated with repeated use of a Floatation Tank, and the effects of floating on various stress related disorders. Tom is currently beginning a collaboration with Justin Feinstein at LIBR examining changes in Heart Rate Variability that occur during the Floatation Tank experience.

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Kevin McCulloch & Jake Resch

Kevin McCulloch & Jake Resch

2018-2020

Float STL

Kevin and Jacob founded and operate Float STL, and have since organized and hosted the Rise Float Gathering. Jacob also co-curates Third Wave, a float industry magazine.

Kevin is a business school dropout turned psychotherapist. As it relates to the business of floating, Kevin has an interest in marketing, customer service, management, and organizational culture. From a personal and spiritual perspective, Kevin believes in the interconnectedness of all beings, is here to give and receive love, and to be in service to others.

Jacob earned undergraduate degrees in psychology, chemistry, and nursing, and completed a masters in psychology. Having over a decade of experiences in these fields, Jacob has evolved and honed his passion for exploring and understanding the human condition, consciousness, and love.

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Sean Lavery

Sean Lavery

2018-2020

Float Toronto

Sean is an avid yoga practitioner and former competitive hockey and rugby player. After studying political science and economics at Mcgill University he spent a few years as an entrepreneur in the world of online retail. Feeling completely overworked and over-stressed, he took his first vacation since university. A distinct lack of fulfillment combined with a newfound passion for introspection and silent contemplation led him into his first float.

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Andy Larson

Andy Larson

2018-2021

Andy opened Float Milwaukee in August of 2015. Float Milwaukee was the Milwaukee, WI area’s first dedicated floatation center. Float Milwaukee has expanded to include three float pods and two open float pools. Andy has past and current experience as a director and treasurer of nonprofit boards and is excited to be part of the transition of the Float Conference to a nonprofit endeavor. Prior to starting Float Milwaukee, Andy worked for Joy Global for over four years as State Tax Manager, where he was responsible for the entire state and local tax function. Previously, he worked in public accounting for Ernst & Young and Grant Thornton for eight years. Andy is a CPA in the state of Wisconsin. He has an MS in Taxation from UW-Milwaukee and BBA degrees in Accounting and Finance from UW-Whitewater.