The Uncivilized Living Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization.
It is our mission to provide underserved and populations in need with the unique benefits of outdoor experiences and the life lessons that come from living in Nature.
The organization supporting this mission is the Uncivilized Nations™; a series of independent chapters that meet regularly to study and practice Uncivilized Vitality™, a program of Health & Happiness Optimization developed by Dr. Jon Morey.
This program is based on certain aspects of pre-civilized Hunter-Gatherer lifestyles from around the world. Aspects of their daily life that kept humans happy and healthy for hundreds of thousands of years. A commonly believed statement is that life before civilization was “nasty, poor, brutish, and short”; this is a common misconception! Time in Nature can be very healthful and even healing!
Populations that we seek to serve:
Children and adults with special needs
Children and adults who are differently abled
Children from economically disadvantaged situations
Children and adults suffering from PTSD
An outdoor event or camping experience can be arranged for any group through a simple donation/fee structure but the populations mentioned above have the events organized and conducted free of any cost to the participants!
Your donations help us cover the costs of gear and staffing on these special events!
Details will vary with each event but fully-vetted ULF staffers will handle all of the camp and fieldcraft needs and generally are placed in a 1 to 1 ratio with each participant.
The ULF is supported by fund raising events, membership fees of the Uncivilized Nations™, service fees and sales from the Uncivilized Vitality™ program, and by direct donations. If you would like to support our work please consider a donation using the button below.
President: Dr. Jon Morey
Secretary: Erik Fourie
Treasurer: Jeremy Glasstetter
Chief Operations Officer: Logan Christian
Committee Commissioner: Kerry A. Morey
Dr. Jon D. Morey, DC, MCT
Doctor Jon Morey’s career in the health sciences began in January 1988 when he stepped into the Korean Hapkido Academy. Hapkido, he quickly discovered, differed from most other martial arts, emphasizing the practice of joint locking and throws in addition to the more common milieu of kicks and punches.
Dr. Morey became fascinated with Human Anatomy and the vulnerabilities of the body for self-defense, earning a 5th degree black belt in the process; but he wanted to understand more about how this information could be used in the promotion of health as well. This desire led Dr. Morey back to school where he graduated from the National University of Health Sciences with degrees in Chiropractic Medicine and Human Physiology. Doctor Morey also holds a B.A. in Anthropology and a B.S. in Human Biology both from the University of Michigan.
After becoming a licensed and practicing Chiropractic Physician, Dr. Morey has continued his quest for improved patient health . One of the innovations he has incorporated into his clinic is MovNat®. Dr. Morey is a Movnat Master Trainer.
MovNat®, is a physical education and fitness system based on the full range of natural human movements that prepare one to meet the contextual demands of daily life. MovNat® is a holistic system that embraces all age groups and physical abilities with instruction in all three Human Movement Domains; Locomotives, Manipulatives, and Combatives.
Dr. Morey lives in Flushing, Michigan, with his wife Kerry Ann, and their four sons. He considers his marriage and his boys his most amazing accomplishments in a life filled with achievement. He currently practices Chiropractic medicine and teaches MovNat® at his clinic located in Flint, Michigan.
In addition, he also teaches Human Anatomy and biology classes at a major Michigan University, a local Hospital and several local high schools. In his spare time, he explores the woods in Michigan ‘s north country teaching his Uncivilized Vitality™, program of Health & Happiness Optimization, developed in large part through Dr. Morey’s experiences with his Asperger’s experiences in Nature and his study of Anthropology.
Erik is an award-winning author (works available on Amazon) whose mother once described him as “whimsically eccentric,” which is probably a euphemism for something unprintable! Before settling into his writing career, Erik was employed as an office manager for a veterinarian surgical center and as an Instructor of Hapkido Martial Arts.
Erik served in the U.S. Army from 1988-1992 and again in 2003-2007 as Infantry Team Leader in Iraq and Kuwait where he claims to have “heroically shoveled most of the Middle East into sandbags”.
Erik is now a dedicated family man, dutifully working to raise an energetic and rambunctious four-year old son while trying to be a wise and helpful husband.
Jeremy was born and raised in Flint, Michigan. He attended and graduated from Davison High School. After high school, he moved to Florida where he worked in the car rental industry, eventually landing a position building airplanes for New Piper Aircraft. However, the tragic events of 9/11 changed his future. Laid off from his job, he joined the U.S. Army, where he went on to serve honorably for nine years, deploying twice—one to Iraq and once to Afghanistan. Upon conclusion of his military career, he came back home to Flint where he attended the University of Michigan-Flint, going on to earn his Bachelors in Business Administration. Keeping his academic career in motion, he went on to be conferred a Masters of Business Administration degree through Backer College Center for Graduate Studies.
Following the completion of his graduate degree, Jeremy moved to New York where he took on the role of Director of Veteran Services, while serving as an adjunct professor. While short, he opted to move back to Michigan and start a career with the state of Michigan. He continued his public service working for the Department of Health and Human Services, eventually moving and taking on high impact roles within the Department of Technology, Management and Budget. Jeremy currently works as a Department Specialist within the state of Michigan State Budget Office, overseeing numerous financial applications where the state’s $61 billion budget flow through, and working to improve the lives of all Michiganders.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his son, who is working on his Black Belt Degree in Tang Soo Do, traveling across the United States, and reading.