Our Team

Ecko Aleck

Sacred Matriarch Founder & Visionary

Ecko (stage name SacRED) is an award-winning Nlaka’pamux artist, founder, and CEO raised with the shishalh Nation and currently living on Pentlatch (Qualicum) Nation lands on Vancouver Island.

Ecko is a modern day shape-shifter through digital arts, storyteller through movement, and a medicine woman of many mediums. She is on a mission to support all people and the planet to return to a natural rhythm of well-being.

While on her journey to self-determination from freelance artist to CEO, Ecko has gathered a tool kit of knowledge that she now carries forward into the ever-evolving transformation of her own healing journey and her business, Sacred Matriarch Creative.

She weaves together ancestral guidance, circle teachings, sacred space facilitation, medicine, tools, technology, land-based ways of knowing, and a vision of New Earth.

Since the launch of Sacred Matriarch Creative in 2019, Ecko has won multiple awards and pitch competitions in the practice of speaking dreams into existence. She envisions a world where Indigenous peoples lead the way through ancient knowledge and the next generations are empowered to thrive in their own unique gifts and voices.

Allana Chatterton

Production Manager

Allana is a seasoned Production Manager and Stage Manager who has worked with a variety of not-for-profit arts groups across Turtle Island. 

In 2023, Allana joined Sacred Matriarch Creative as Production Manager, to support Ecko in bringing her creative works to life. As Production Manager, Allana enables Ecko to stay in the creative zone by cultivating a deep understanding of Ecko’s vision and building a clear path and process to carry it out. She is responsible for client communication, contracting, event/project planning, and whatever else is needed. 

Allana is a responsive and proactive communicator who carefully tailors her message to her audience. She cares deeply about building a safe and healthy environment for production teams and artists, and embraces the Sacred Matriarch philosophy of working within one’s natural rhythms. 

Allana lives and walks with respect in the unceded ancestral homelands of Snuneymuxw First Nation in Nanaimo, British Columbia.

Steven Recalma

Digital Witness & Communications
  • Pentlatch community member
  • Loves to help his elders
  • Practicing medicine man
  • Energetic shapeshifter and handyman
  • Hunter, harvester, land-based connector

Steven is Pentlatch and Scottish with roots in Musqueum. His role within Sacred Matriarch Creative is primarily as a Digital Witness, capturing photo and video. These visual mediums support the storytelling of our journey as well as future client projects. Steven is also key to managing our online store and external communications. As we expand into our social enterprise to train and hire youth, Steven’s role will expand to support that transformation.

He is an avid climber, surfer, canoer, and snowboarder and manages the Vancouver Island Indigenous Snowboard Team.

His extensive knowledge includes being a certified coach, canoe and marine skipper, and acts as Native Outdoor Ambassador. He is also trained in First Aid.

Steven has walked in sobriety since 2010, inspiring and supporting others who are ready to change their lives. He is committed to supporting youth through outdoor recreation and empowerment.