About UniGuide

“The happiness of the bee and dolphin is to exist. For man, it is to know that and wonder at it.”
– Jacques Cousteau

Redwood tree and a humbled me, Northern California.

Welcome to UniGuide – a blog that’s dedicated to nature and animal lovers, spiritual seekers, and mythology fans.

On UniGuide, you’ll find stories about spirituality, nature, animals, mythology, folklore, sacred geometry, symbolism, and more.

UniGuide’s mission is to offer you content that inspires and entertains while filling you with the same sense of wonder that I have when I research and write about it.

Giving Back

I donate at least 1% of UniGuide’s profits to animal welfare, wildlife conservation, and environmental protection nonprofits. For 2023, I donated to the Center for Biological Diversity, Footloose Montana, the Marine Mammal Center, and the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory. These are all charities that have personal meanings to me.

In addition, I do my best to reduce the carbon emissions from UniGuide’s operations. I view this as having the privilege of doing business on Planet Earth. When I can’t eliminate UniGuide’s carbon emissions altogether, I pay to offset those emissions through carbon offset programs. For 2023, I offset UniGuide’s greenhouse gas emissions by donating to MyClimate.

About Kristen M. Stanton, UniGuide’s Founder

Fin and Kristen
My dog, Fin, and me.

Hello, my name is Kristen M. Stanton and I’m the founder of UniGuide. As a lifelong animal and nature lover, I started UniGuide as a tribute to my love for life on this planet. For me, caring for the biodiversity that exists on Earth is a spiritual calling.

Before starting UniGuide, I was an independent marketing consultant and a full-time marketer in the tech industry. One of my clients was Niantic, Inc., the developer of the mobile augmented reality games Pokémon GO, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, and Ingress. I also worked for a cleantech company called Picarro, Inc., which makes scientific instruments and software to measure greenhouse gas concentrations.

As an avid supporter of innovation in clean technologies, I also helped to start and then served as the marketing and grants chair for the Cleantech Open, a nonprofit accelerator for cleantech startups.

And as a proponent of environmental education, I volunteered and raised money for the Bay Area Wilderness Training Climbing for Kids charity.

I earned my BAs in geography in environmental studies and English from San Francisco State University. During college, I did an internship with the Earth Island Institute and canvassed door-to-door for Greenpeace. Later, I went on to earn my MBA in marketing from the University of San Francisco. You can read more about my professional background in my LinkedIn profile.

Since I was a child, I have regularly had intuitive, or some would say psychic, experiences. And I’ve always been sensitive to animals and the natural world. These experiences have inspired me to want to learn more about how we can all expand our ability to tune into the spiritual world. So, I feel very blessed to be able to share what I learn with you, my visitors to UniGuide.

Thank you so much for visiting UniGuide. It’s a pleasure to have you here!