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It has come to my attention that Daniel Szalkiewicz, the legal counsel for Ms. Minerva Taylor, has been attempting to seize the domain names associated with this website. Ms. Taylor is a notable member of the New York School organization and the subject of a contested dossier.

In the event that they are successful with the current domain (cleversincerity.pw), I have a few backup names ready to go:

The email address sleepwalker@cleversincerity.X should continue to work for any of the non-Tor domains that are still operational.

Joseph Stilwell undergoing SEC investigation

Joseph Stilwell, activist investor

Joseph Stilwell, activist investor

For those who have not yet seen the announcement, Joseph Stilwell, a prominent member of the New York “School” organization, and the subject of a contested dossier on esotericfreedom.blogspot.com (now offline), is currently undergoing an SEC investigation relating to fraudulent loans amongst his investment funds. You can read more about it at Reuters:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/01/sec-stilwell-idUSL2N0RW1O020141001

and straight from the SEC:

http://www.sec.gov/litigation/litreleases/2014/lr23084.htm

Dossier: Graves Kiely

Graves Kiely is approximately 56 years old. His family is from Marblehead, Mass. Kiely, raised as “Mark Kiely,” attended and graduated from Harvard College. After Harvard, Graves received an MFA in Theater (Acting) from Florida State University at the Asolo Theater in Sarasota. He met Sharon Gans in 1982 when he was cast in Alex Horn’s “King Trilogy.”

“SCHOOL” HISTORY

Graves has been a “leader” in the Gans group since at least 1990, when he returned to New York from Los Angeles. He regularly led group discussions for the “Monday-Wednesday” New York group for many years. He led the “Country Retreat” “line of work” in the 1990s, during a period when it moved (under outside pressure) from Mahopac, NY, to Bethel, CT. and then Pawling, NY, under the front name of “Hudson Valley Artists Foundation.” In approximately 2001, with the demise of the Pawling enterprise, Graves sharply reduced his involvement in “school” activities; during this decade, one of his primary activities was the development of an annual series of “living tableaux” presentations (based on works of art, literature, politics, and drama) for Christmas classes. He resumed teaching in 2008, for the Monday/Wednesday New York group.

PERSONAL HISTORY

Graves Kiely

Graves Kiely

Gans introduced Graves to the actress Sally Kirkland during the New York production of “Women Beware Women,” in approximately 1983. Shortly after, the new couple moved to Los Angeles, where she pursued acting and Graves launched a career as a screenwriter. Kirkland, according to Wikipedia, is a “minister in the Church of The Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness.” Graves is brother to Leo Kiely III, who from 2008 until mid-2011 served as CEO of MillerCoors, the North American operating subsidiary of SABMiller plc and Molson Coors Brewing Company. Graves is married to Helena Bacardi, of the Cuban-expatriate family that controls the Bacardi Limited rum and distilled spirits company. Bacardi Limited has global headquarters in Bermuda; Graves and his family vacation there frequently. The primary Kiely family residence is in Weston, Connecticut; the family moved there from Brooklyn Heights in the aftermath of 9/11. Graves is the parent of three children with Helena; who range in age from approximately 18 to 24.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

After giving up his career as an actor, Graves entered the financial services industry, and worked at the brokerage firm of D.W. Blair. He obtained his Series 7, 3, and 63 licenses, moved to Morgan Stanley Dean Witter in approximately 1996, and worked there as a financial advisor. During this period, many “students” in the Gans group were strongly encouraged to open investment accounts with him. For the past ten years, Graves has been managing director of Pacific Bridge Associates, LLC, which the company says provides “security details, public relations, and introductions to Chinese professionals and government officials.” Separately, Graves manages the financial affairs of some wealthy “students,” among them Andrew Robinson.

Originally posted at esotericfreedom.blogspot.com (now offline).

Comments, corrections, and additions welcome at sleepwalker@cleversincerity.pw.

Dossier: Lianne Klapper McNally

Lianne Klapper McNally is approximately 51 years old. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, and graduated from Stanford University. She met the Gans organization in approximately 1988, during a period of rapid growth for the “school” when a second New York City “work group” was established.

“SCHOOL” HISTORY

Though never a “teacher” in the Gans group, Lianne has played various prominent roles during her years of involvement with the organization. Her most public role came in 2000-2002, when she directed “Artists and Orphans: A True Story,” a documentary film featuring Gans which was eventually nominated for the 2002 Academy Awards, under the category of “Best Documentary Short Subject.” The film was based upon the adventures  of a travelling group of Gans group performers in the Republic of Georgia (of the former  USSR), and their interactions with the occupants of a Georgian orphanage. Controversy erupted before the Academy Awards ceremony, when Rosie O’Donnell, a narrator of the film, publicly repudiated her involvement with the film and, in her words, “the cult” behind it.  Additional controversy emerged at CBS News, Lianne’s employer at the time, when correspondent Mike Wallace disavowed his alleged endorsement of the film. In the aftermath of these events, Lianne ceased attending classes for two years. She returned in approximately 2004 and in recent years has played an active role in Gans group recruiting efforts.

PERSONAL HISTORY

Lianne has been married twice. Her first marriage, to David Kulko (son of Sharon Gans), lasted nine months. As part of the divorce, Lianne was told she “could have any man she wanted [in her “Monday/Wednesday group],” according to the account of one of the men she subsequently approached and considered. She ultimately chose Chris McNally, at the time married to another student in the Gans group. In another divorce, McNally left his first wife (recovering at the time from cancer surgery), and married Lianne. McNally is the
de-facto leader of one of the New York groups. The couple has one child. The couple’s primary residence is in mid-town Manhattan, with a weekend residence in Elizaville, New York. Chris McNally owns Falcon Enterprise Associates, a firm that specializes in construction related services.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

A former member of the Writers Guild of America (East), Lianne began her career as a New York-based writer/producer. As a freelancer, she worked with HBO, Showtime, National Geographic, and Sally Jesse Raphael. She then moved to CBS News, where she worked in the marketing arm of the news organization. After leaving CBS, Lianne worked for SKIP of New York, a non-profit helping severely sick and developmentally disabled children. She currently serves in a formal advisory role at Allen Stevenson, a Manhattan private school.

Originally posted at esotericfreedom.blogspot.com (now offline).

Comments, corrections, and additions welcome at sleepwalker@cleversincerity.pw.

Dossier: Leslie Shakk Hitelman and Stewart Hitelman

Stewart Michael Hitelman was born in 1962 in Montreal, Canada. He arrived in Boston in the mid-1980’s and worked at GTE Laboratories in Waltham. He holds Leslie Hitelmana patent for a method and system for analyzing bitmap test data. He is an accomplished visual artist and has exhibited widely in the local Boton area. He lives with his wife, Leslie Shaak Hitelman and their two daughters in Westford, MA. Leslie and Stewart met at a Christmas Party in New York around 1997 and their marriage was then arranged by Sharon Gans. Leslie grew up in Denver, Colorado and earned her BA and MA from Mannes College of Music in New York. She has performed professionally all over the world. She is currently on the music faculty at the Middlesex School in Concord. Both Leslie and Stewart are in the “inner circle” of the Boston school.

Originally posted at bostonschoolosg.blogspot.com.

Dossier: Jeannine Sapere

Jeannine Sapere grew up in Corapolis, PA and now lives in Watertown, MA. She is currently a Research Administrator at Harvard Medical School and formerly worked for Gamewright. Jeannine joined “school” in San Francisco in the 1970’s. She married Robert Klein in California and moved to Boston with him when the group left San Francisco after allegations of child abuse were published in a local newspaper. The marriage lasted 5 years. She raised Robert’s son from a previous marriage and had two other children with him. She has been a “senior teacher” in the Boston branch of Sharon Gans’ school for many years.

Originally posted at bostonschoolosg.blogspot.com.

Comments, corrections, and additions welcome at sleepwalker@cleversincerity.pw.

Dossier: Paul Nickelsberg

Paul Nickelsberg is approximately 52 years old. He grew up in Westport, CT, attended Staples High School also in Westport and graduated from Union College of Schnectady, NY in 1982. He met the Gans cult in approximately 1985 when he rode in on a motorcycle.

“SCHOOL” HISTORY

Paul has been a “leader” in the Boston branch of the Gans cult since at least 1996, usually in the capacity of a “junior teacher.” Among the Boston “teachers,” he is the most involved in the “Country Retreat” “line of work.” Paul owns three adjacent residential properties in New Ipswich, New Hampshire, which are used for Country Retreat: 71 Old Country Road purchased in 1997 for $143,500, 63 Old Country Road purchased in 1998 for $94,000 and 2.1 acres of undeveloped land  adjacent to the other properties purchased in 2001
for $37,533. As is consistent with the Gans cult financial model for such properties, in which student labor and financial contributions are used to improve the property and defray tax and maintenance expenses. “Private property” status effectively screens against outside scrutiny of cult activities which take place there.

PERSONAL HISTORY

Paul was married for many years to a woman who was not in school and still lives nearby Paul and his present wife in Concord, Mass. He has one son by the first marriage, A, who graduated from Concord-Carlisle High School in 2011 and now attends Bates College. Paul is currently in an arranged marriage to Karen Levitt another “student” in the Boston group. Karen is a featured singer who performs frequently in the Boston metropolitan area. In 2007, she performed at Weill Concert Hall at Carnegie Hall under the direction of Terry “Montgomery” Christgau, another member of the cult.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY:

Paul is an electrical engineer by training and employment. He is currently the Owner, President and Chief Technology Officer of Orchid Technologies, which designs and builds electrical products. Orchid Technologies is based in Maynard, Mass. He is also Chairman of the Board of Overseers for the Boston Baroque Orchestra; his wife Karyn is also a board member.

Originally posted at esotericfreedom.blogspot.com (now offline).

Comments, corrections, and additions welcome at sleepwalker@cleversincerity.pw.

Dossier: Michael and Laura Clarage

Michael Clarage

Michael Clarage

Michael Shepherd Clarage grew up in Lockport, Illinois and graduated from Carleton College in 1986. He completed his Ph.D. in Medical Physics in 1992 at Brandeis University. He is currently the Director of Development & Deployment at Concentrica, where he specializes in Systems Integration and Business Analytics. Michael, a student of martial arts and oriental medicine, teaches Tai Chi to the other students in “school”. He is a “junior teacher” and carries a lot of the responsibility for the recruiting of new students. He lives in Lowell, MA with his wife, Laura Antonio, and their son. Laura, who is also a member of the “school”, graduated from Yale University with a BA in Mathematics in 1985. She is currently a Client Support Specialist at Harvard University.

Originally posted at bostonschoolosg.blogspot.com.

Comments, corrections, and additions welcome at sleepwalker@cleversincerity.pw.