EPISODE 19: Interview with Michael Rios (Part One). Michael is an entrepreneur and practical visionary with a creative approach to freedom and empowerment. For the past decade he has been a major organizer of “New Culture” events aimed at creating a culture based on awareness, compassion and freedom rather than on fear and judgment. In 2011, Michael became the director of Abrams Creek Center, a retreat center in the mountains of West Virginia. His current passion is creating an intentional village there – a place where people live consciously, building a life based on personal enterprise and freedom, economic independence, and a web of social interconnectedness. Follow his adventures at michaelrios.com and cfnc.us.