Born in Warsaw, Poland, Lisa came to the United States with her family
just before the outbreak of World War II. She grew up in New York City
where she attended the acclaimed high school of Music and Art as an art
major and the high school of Performing Arts as a drama major. She went
on to study Liberal Arts at college before moving to Lima, Peru where
she worked in her first film "Daughter of the Sun God." This
led to a ten-year acting career in Hollywood under the stage name of Lisa
Lisa, now using her married name of "Janti," went on to become
Executive Director of the Child Development Centers Head Start Program
in Tucson, Arizona and later, a member of the Executive Staff of Los Angeles
Mayor, Tom Bradley. During this time, she also served as Chairperson of
the Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Los Angeles,
C.A. Some memorable Bahá’í events occurred during
During the 1980's, Lisa continued her graduate studies and was a member
of the Adjunct faculty, College of Education, at National University in
San Diego, teaching courses in holistic education based on the ANISA model.
She also served as a consultant in both the public and private sectors
on a variety of educational and governmental projects in San Diego and
In 1992, Lisa was commissioned by the Cultural Affairs Dept. to develop the "Youth Arts Advocacy Program" for the City of Los Angeles as part of its Master Plan. She was awarded the highest commendation by the city as an outstanding public servant and advocate of the arts. Lisa also served as executive director of U.P. Inc., ("Urban Pride"; "Uniting People") a public benefit/non-profit Arts/Ed Organization founded by the famed media psychiatrist David Viscott, in response to the LA riots of 1992. U. P. was contracted by the City of Los Angeles to develop and administer programs for the community as part of its ARTPARTNERS program with a special focus on addressing the needs of inner-city youth.
Lisa continues to be involved in various endeavors that promote the arts and education in California, the Southwest, and internationally. Her recent projects include collaborating with Bob Alcivar on a new CD, a second edition and audio version of her book Bahá’í: The New Vision, and preliminary work on a new book. firstname.lastname@example.org
For an in depth interview with Lisa Montell go to: Treasures of Wonderment Magazine
Bob is a Grammy and Golden Globe nominated producer, arranger and
film composer. Among his many well known arrangements is "Aquarius/
Let The Sun Shine In" (gold, #2 Pop for two weeks, Billboard Pop Albums,
summer 1969), recorded by The Fifth Dimension, now platinum bases on continuing
sales. His composition "Carry On," from the feature film "Butterflies
Are Free" staring Goldie Hawn & Edward Albert, was nominated
as Best Song from a motion picture.
Bob teamed with Lisa Janti in 1996 to form A/J Productions and, together,
they began an ongoing series of recordings with spoken word interpretations
by Lisa, and New Age music underscore composed by Bob. As a Baha'i, Bob
considers this project as one of the most spiritual and fulfilling experiences
in his musical career. email@example.com
Sam has been called the premiere flutist in Jazz. Sam has performed throughout
the world and is recognized as one of the real continuing fountainheads
of modern Jazz. He is one of the most consistently absorbing and creative
of current masters of the flute, and not least of all, a composer of uncommon
merit and originality. Jazz critic Leonard Feather wrote, "Justice
should demand that the history books document Most's role as the first
truly creative Jazz flutist."
Sando painted "Universo" and "Gate to the Immortal Realm," used as cover pieces on the CDs "The Seven Valleys" and "The Hidden Words," while he was a resident of Los Angeles in the 1960s. During this period, he was profoundly influenced by the work of the internationally acclaimed Bahá'í artist, Mark Tobey. Sando wrote of his work: "Painting is not a rational result of reality but, rather, and irrational element of it; of mental processes, of dreams, fantasies, and the quest for beauty." Sando passed away in Mexico, where he lived and taught art history and the plastic arts at Federal University in Puebla for the last twenty-five years of his life.