Born and raised in Switzerland, Daniel started his career as a finish carpenter, yet was drawn back to school to earn a BA in education. While preparing for finals he built his first home. While in his twenties a spititual transformative experience  sparked a quest for deeper meaning and purpose in life. That continuous journey of self empowerment included intensive healing retreats, the study and practice of meditation and whole foods, advanced education in mediation, conflict managment, non-violent communication and trainings in aquatic body work and yoga.
In 2006 he moved to the States and lives with his family on Orcas Island where he just finished building his second (and perhaps) last home. He is co-host and program director of Eagle Ridge Guesthouse, a vacation rental and retreat business, helping people to move their life story forward and create optimum health and well-being through an integrated mind-body-spirit approach.
His book 'Change your story - Change your life'
is available on Lulu.com
Hello, I am Jodi Spitalli,  co-owner and  co-host of the Eagle Ridge Guest House and Retreats.  It is my sincere wish that you will come to stay with us on Orcas Island. To live on Orcas Island has been a dream of mine for many, many years.  Now I am living here and I have the chance of sharing it with you!  I have found Orcas to be a sacred, inspiring and beauty filled island where I could find comfort and rest from my busy and often stress-filled life. It’s my hope that you find it the same and after visiting you resume daily life renewed and replenished in body, mind and spirit. 
I was born and raised in the Chicago area, then lived in the Seattle area for 23 years while raising my 3 children.  My educational background is strongly rooted in Early Childhood Education and Development, Psychology and Art.   I am the designer of  jewelry and have my "Restoration Artwear" studio here on Eagle Ridge.  I also consider myself a whole-foods foodie and cook, lover of gardens and gardening, and  I am certified to teach Holistic Yoga to children and adults.

I, together with my husband Daniel, look very forward to supporting you to rest and rejuvenate as well as take a little bit of the magic of Orcas Island home with you!!