Advisory Board

Steven Kotler, M.A.

Steven Kotler, M.A. is an author, journalist, and cofounder of the Rancho de Chihuahua dog sanctuary.
His books include the nonfiction works Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think, A Small Furry Prayer: Dog Rescue and the Meaning of Life, and West of Jesus: Surfing, Science, and the Origins of Belief and the novel The Angle Quickest for Flight. His articles have appeared in over 50 publications, including The New York Times Magazine, Wired, GQ, Outside, Popular Science, Men’s Journal, and Details.
Steven also writes The Playing Field, a blog about the science of sport and culture for He lives in New Mexico with his wife and too many dogs.
His articles include The Psychedelic Renaissance, Sympathy For the Devil, The Heidi Chronicles, Wave Rider, Extreme States, Vision Quest, You Are What You Drive, My Life In A Suit, The Genius Who Sticks Around Forever, The Surfing Rabbi, The President’s Nemesis, and The Neurology of Spiritual Experience: A Conversation with Andrew Newberg. Read the full list of his articles!
He earned his B.A. in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1989 and his M.A. in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins University in 1993. Read his LinkedIn profile.