Our Team

Who We Are

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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