DIRECTOR, IBOGAINE ADMINISTRATOR
Shea Prueger was introduced to ibogaine therapy by Eric Taub who she met while seeking treatment for suboxone addiction in 2011 while working as a full time fashion model. Following her own transformation, Shea began an apprenticeship at I Begin Again's ibogaine facility in Costa Rica mentored and trained by Lex Kogan. Since then, Shea Prueger has trained with Dr. Franco Lopez, Dr. Calixto Vargas, and Dr. Sofia Artavia. Prueger has also volunteered at Mind's Alive in Durban, South Africa. Prueger worked alongside Erika Florianova and the I Begin Again staff for years in Costa RIca and directed the center from 2013-2015. Prueger is most notable for opening the first medically supervised ibogaine center in Asia, Ibogaine Thailand (a branch of I Begin Again in Costa Rica and Prague). Prueger is currently international and mobile for treatments, while based out of Cambodia. Please contact us for options and availability for your ibogaine therapy.
CREATIVE DIRECTOR and OPERATIONS MANAGER
Ben Witmer is a fine artist who is introducing creative outlets to clients pre and post treatment. Witmer is also an excellent chef and is available 24/7 to cook, catering to clients dietary needs and preferences. Witmer is a hands on person, always up for an adventure and plays a big role in our longer stay options, offering positive adventures and creative outlets. Witmer has taken the roll of logistical operations at the center, keeping our ibogaine treatments logistically functional and organized. He's full of positive energy and direction and is being trained under Shea Prueger.
Eric Taub is instrumental to the ibogaine community and the pioneer of bringing ibogaine to America. Taub was also Prueger's introduction to ibogaine and mentor when she started her apprenticeship with I Begin Again. Taub plays an important role in helping prospective clients decide if they are the right fit for our program in Costa Rica. He provides post ibogaine outpatient therapy. His website has a section of press and media that would be too lengthy to list here, so click here to read more!