Résumé -- Professional Storyteller since 1983

Storytelling Festivals

National Storytelling Festival, Jonseborough, Tennessee


Forest Storytelling Festival, 

Port Angeles, Washington


Cave Run Storytelling Festival, Morehead, Kentucky


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Other Performance Venues

Lindsey Wilson College, 

Columbia, Kentucky


Children's Book Festival, 

University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg,  Mississippi


Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts


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Libraries & Museums

Palmer and Fairbanks Public Libraries, Alaska


Kingman Museum of Natural History,

Battle Creek, Michigan


Kentucky History Center, 

Frankfort, Kentucky


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PreK - 12 Schools

Parkview Montessori Magnet School,

Jackson, Tennessee


North Pole Elementary, 

North Pole, Alaska


School Assemblies

 and/or Family Nights,

 over 80 Kentucky Counties


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Workshop Venues

Florida Storytelling Camp, 

Eustis, Florida


International Storytelling Institute, ETSU,  Johnson City, Tennessee


Prime Time Family Reading Program Training for Kentucky Humanities


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Awards

 Circle of Excellence ORACLE from the National Storytelling Network

 Watch ORACLE presentation.


Jesse Stuart Award from the 

Kentucky School Media Association


Appalachian Sound Archives Fellowship, Berea College


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Education

Master of Science

 in Library Science, 

University of Kentucky


Bachelor of Arts

 in Education, 

University of Kentucky


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Publications

 "The Signature Story 

Meets the Eclectic Muse," 

Storytelling Magazine 


Kentucky Folktales: Revealing Stories, Truths, and Outright Lies,

University Press of Kentucky


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Recordings

Sisters All. . . and One Troll 


Some Dog and 

Other Kentucky Wonders


Haunting Tales:

 Live from Culbertson Mansion


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Memberships

National Storytelling

Network


Kentucky 

Storytelling Association



Pre-Storytelling Work

Children's Librarian

Grand Rapids Public Library

Grand Rapids, Michigan


English Teacher

Meade County High School

Brandenburg, Kentucky