the aetherea team
Michael's interest in the field of human energetics began in 1972, studying martial arts. His interest was brought to particular focus in 1978 by studying Tai Chi. The moving meditation and internal focus of Tai chi helped create an awareness of the body's energy fields; how they could be amplified and circulated and how they could be used to improve health and well-being.
Michael began his professional career in the alternative healthcare field shortly afterward, as the supplement buyer for Sherwyn's Health Foods in Chicago, IL. At that time, Sherwyn's was the largest health food store in Chicago. Michael became interested in homeopathy, and in energy medicine more generally, at Sherwyn's. He went on to become an account manager for Biotics Research, Turtle Mountain and for the AcuScope and MyoPulse electro-medicine devices, serving healthcare professionals in the mid to late '80's. Realizing he lacked an understanding of the principles behind the electro-medicine devices, he returned to school in the late '80's.
Michael completed his undergraduate degree in "Neo-classical2 computation" - a combination of computer science, computer graphics, computer music and computational mathematics. This degree was a modern re-interpretation of the classical Quadrivium. He went on to complete a Master's in music composition, focusing on magnetic field transduction into the sound/musical domain, the sonification of DNA-data and more generally in the field of resonance.
After graduating, Michael invented a new family of musical instruments based on magnetic field transduction and served as engineering and senior manager for several musical and educational software firms. He deepened his understanding of human energy fields by beginning study of Qigong (Chi Kung) in 2004, focusing on the school of Internal Alchemy.
He formally returned to the homeopathic area as a business consultant for Celletech in 2006 and Uriel Pharmacy in 2008. At Uriel, Michael worked very closely with Uriel's founder - Mark McKibben - acquiring an understanding of anthroposophical medicine, in particular, its methods of potentization and elevation of substances. In 2008, Michael also began his study of lab alchemy - focusing on Spagyrics.
At Celletech, Michael was introduced to Magneto-Geometric Application (MGA) devices, developed by Malcolm Rae. Michael learned the process of remedy creation using the MGA system and began actively researching the development of the concepts behind the MGA system.
While doing that research, he was directed to the radionics.co.uk site of Nick Franks. He gave Nick a call to ask questions about one of Malcolm's MGA instruments. That phone call turned out to be the pivotal turning point in the next stage of Michael's life. After discussing Malcolm's MGA instrument, Nick shared the work that he had been doing in the field to advance the Art from Malcolm's time, including the development of new instruments and reference materials. Michael purchased a used ANT v1 to test out and was extremely impressed with the results. The rest, as is said, is history. Michael purchased more of Nick's instruments and formed aetherea using Nick's instruments as the basis of his work.
Michael is primarily self-taught. He attended one year of homeopathic schooling at the Hahnemann Center for Homeopathy, focused during that time on Dr. Hahnemann's oeuvre. He is a voracious reader and regularly enjoys home study courses to augment his reading. He is a member of the HPUS. He has an avid interest in Western esoteric science and philosophy and finds that the practice of plant alchemy - Spagyrics - provides a great historical perspective for his studies.
Gabriella was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago. She attended the University of Iowa and was a proud member of the Hawkeye Marching Band (you can find her on the field playing with the HMB Alumni Band every year for Iowa’s Homecoming game). She graduated with a BA in Psychology and a Business Minor in 1996. Gabriella moved to Madison, WI in 1999. She now lives in Middleton with her two sons, Drake and Dawson, and her cat, Rocket. Gabriella enjoys gardening, reading, cooking, baking, travel and taking Belly Dance classes at Dance Life in Madison.
Elli is responsible for product creation, order processing and customer service. She is interested in traveling and different forms of dance such as fire performance. She likes to play Bass guitar, sing/write and produce music. She has always been interested in homeopathy, but became especially intrigued when she began to experience a downfall in health in 2015. She hopes to help others achieve optimal health through aetheric methods, as it has guided her.
Jay began her path of helping others in 1999 as a Certified Nursing assistant and graduated in 2003 as a Registered Nurse. Geriatrics, Wound Care and Oncology were the areas she specialized in though when she started to understand Sports Medicine, she decided to obtain a Massage Therapist Degree. Jay has 3 athletic sons and Massage Therapy kept her sons’ injury free in high school! Therapeutic Touch opened the door to Holistic Healing for Jay. She obtained her Massage Therapist Degree in 2013 and received her Reiki Master in 2016. Jay also manages Madtown Food Services, a food business owned by her son. Currently, Jay helps others achieve optimal wellness as a health and beauty advisor. Her passion to help others in a Holistic way is the reason she enjoys working with Atherea LLC. Jay continues to learn and apply bioenergetics to her daily life.
Kathleen McCambridge RN
Lab Technician, Customer Service
Kathy handles order processing and regulatory compliance work. Kathy first became interested in Homeopathy while working as General Manager at Sherwyn's Healthfood store in Chicago in the mid-80's. She has an excellent background in pathology, working as an Emergency Room, OB-GYN and Critical care RN and more. She began self-study in Homeopathy shortly after the birth of her daughter, attending seminars by Andre Seine, Robin Murphy and collecting a large homeopathic library. She possesses a deep intuitive understanding of products that perfectly matches her experience as an RN.
Arielle is the daughter of Founder Michael Leger and Kathleen McCambridge. Arielle was raised on homeopathy and had very little exposure to Western medicine beyond her mother's involvement in hospitals. She was very lucky to adhere to a strict no-vaccine policy set by her parents until the age of 18, when she was given the choice of the MMR vaccine or lose her job. After having a bad reaction to the vaccine, Arielle redoubled her efforts to live a clean, toxin-free life and began to expand her knowledge of healthy living and homeopathy, furthering the foundation her parents had laid for her. In addition to her work at aetherea, Arielle owns and operates her own dance studio - Madison Dance Life.
Nick Franks was born in Manchester (UK) in July 1951. He was educated at Manchester University where he received an Honours degree in Economics. In 1973 he co-founded AMEK SYSTEMS & CONTROLS LTD with Graham Langley. The now-legendary AMEK manufactured professional audio mixing consoles, its large customer base including many of the world's leading broadcast, recording, and sound reinforcement companies and also numerous multi-platinum recording artists. AMEK and subsidiary brands delivered consoles to more than 55 countries and were awarded the prestigious Queen of England's Award for Export on three occasions. In 1997 Nick departed the professional audio industry and began to develop an existing interest in Radionics and Homoeopathy. Almost entirely self-taught in both subjects, his current main line of work is the development of Bioenergy information field treatment techniques, Coherent Energy Transfer™ Instruments and Etheric Engineering in general, especially within the context of Radionics & Psychotronics. Nick completed his book 21st Century Radionics, published in 2012, which is now viewed as an authoritative work on the subject. Nick has been a consultant to aetherea for many years and has helped developed the company's highly-successful product range.