Born in 1953 smack in the middle of New Orleans and raised in Birmingham, Alabama during the Civil Rights Era, Zoli came from the southern tradition and love of good food and music. As a GRIT ( Girl Raised In The South), Zoli honors her southern roots with soulful country blues and creative melodies reminiscent of the melodies sung to her as a child. Her original music is "everything but opera!"
" My music is a co-creation between my soul and Spirit. We do nothing alone. Some songs present the music and lyrics all at once, while I hurry to find paper and pen to receive the transmission. Other songs float through my consciousness for a bit, requiring more left brain input to reveal the lyrics."
Zoli's EcoPrimative Designs reflect her insistence that brilliant colors and primitive designs step out boldly together onto the page. She began this style in 1976 in Birmingham, when all she had was a black marker and a few watercolor pens. Zoli loved to peruse the primitive art festivals scattered throughout the Appalachian foothills of Alabama, whose artists used whatever they had to create soulful pieces bursting with creativity.
At age 9, Zoli began seeing and hearing non-physical Beings who were responsible for guiding her psychic and spiritual education. Adopted at age 4 months, she was raised in a Reformed Jewish family. Deeply influenced by the African American nannies who blessed her upbringing with lessons of faith and devotion, Zoli went through a pentecost experience at age 22 in Nashville. A trained medium, she founded and ran The Center of Melchizedek, teaching classes on psychic development and metaphysics.
After retiring from the nature sanctuary she founded and ran in Olympia, Washington, Zoli and her husband Thom were guided to move to Montana, where she resumed her studies. Zoli completed her undergraduate degrees from The University of Metaphysical Sciences and the Esoteric Interfaith Seminary. She went on to receive an M. A. from both those schools, and her PhD in Paranormal Research and Consulting from the Seminary. She now does pro bono consulting with law enforcement and continues to enjoy being " a lab rat" for scientists and researchers seeking knowledge from sub-space intel. Zoli is a member if the professional division at the Monroe Institute in Faber, Virginia, where she regularly attends seminars and continues work in the labs.