Counselors, Mentors, and Professionals


BENJAMIN ROCHE: counselor, mentor, professional


The founder of Thirdofeight: Institute for Creativity, Benjamin is an entrepreneur with a history of overcoming intense personal difficulties and a strong penchant for story telling. Raised in the panhandle of Idaho, Benji came to love the wild woods and round-topped mountains of his childhood.


As a child, creative expression was never especially emphasized, but it was a constant personal theme in everyday activities. After years of conscious denial, he finally learned to own his gifts and master his personal challenges. Not only did creativity become a preeminent priority, but inner peace slowly began flowing in his life.

He now devotes all of his time both to expressing his personal creative inclinations, as well as helping others to learn of their infinite value as children of God and the truths that can lead them to satisfy their purpose as healed and gifted creators.

Professionally, Benjamin has gained theoretical understanding and hands-on experience in many diverse fields. He has worked as a professional video editor for nine years, and a music educator for more than fifteen. Besides these speciaties, he runs a story-based business that includes organizing and hosting live events, film productions, and production of handmade goods for sale.

In his spare time, his personal favorite mediums of artistic expression are horticulture and dance.


BARRY SINES: mentor, professional

Barry's unique life experiences have gifted him with an uncanny empathy and desire to love and inspire others. His preoccupation with temporal preparedness gives him incredible skills to assist those who wish to better take care of themselves and those they love.

Barry is resourceful and has learned through a higher power to listen to his best self.

Barry also is a professional video editor, writer, and producer. He runs a popular DIY youtube channel dedicated specifically to helping people learn to get by off-grid. He lives and operates a branch of the Institute in Iowa.