Machiel Klerk : Founding President

Machiel is a healing professional who loves to facilitate the realization of dreams. He is a licensed marriage and Family therapist, an internationally-renowned speaker and dream worker, as well as a gifted African diviner and social entrepreneur. Based on a dream Machiel founded the Jung Society of Utah and the Jung Platform.

E-mail: Machiel

Akke-Jeanne Klerk : Co-founder

Akke-Jeanne is currently working as a Life Coach and Trainer at a coaching institute in Holland. Since 1996 she has taken a special interest in Jungian psychology and dreams. Consequently she has attended training in Jungian psychology. For Jung Platform she is responsible for setting program priorities, developing new courses and creating new educational programs.

E-mail: Akke-Jeanne


Susan Mann: Resident Blogger

Susan is a writer and a teacher. Her interest in Jung and post Jungian work has grown out of a love for mythology, dreams and the imagination, as well as a fascination for the creative possibilities that exist within the shadow. She obtained a Master’s Degree in creative writing at the University of Cape Town, and completed a graduate course on Joseph Campbell at Pacifica University. She is the author of two novels.


Amanda Butler: Blog and Newsletter Manager

Amanda manages the blog and newsletter for Jung Platform. As a freelance writer and editor, she specializes in the topics of psychology, spirituality, and creativity. She has a Master’s degree in English from Utah State University and is currently enrolled at Pacifica Graduate Institute in the Counseling Psychology program.