Our Team

Meet Some of Our Team Members

Our ensemble features black, brown and multiracial story artists. They will engage you in a slice of their life. See what others have said about them in the testimonials below. Co creators make up the rest of the team. They are multi-ethnic, multi-racial, mega talented and like the story artists – super human beings. You will be glad that you have had the opportunity to share space with them and explore together the stories that shape us, define us and when we take time to hear the stories; strengthen and unite us. Ubuntu

Denise Manning Keyes — Founder

Denise Manning Keyes — Founder

Executive Director, Denise, is a writer, storyteller and facilitator in the field of social justice, diversity and inclusion and dismantling racism...Read More

Cynthia W. Rojas - Story Artist

Cynthia W. Rojas - Story Artist

Cynthia's love of storytelling shines through in all she does. A life enthusiast, Cynthia tells personal stories that take an audience...Read More

Reverand Kevin Ewing - Story Artist

Reverand Kevin Ewing - Story Artist

RevKev has been telling stories all his life, but never thought of himself as a storyteller. It was only recently that he realized...
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Jezrie Marcano-Courtney - Story Artist

Jezrie Marcano-Courtney - Story Artist

Jezrie Marcano-Courtney (She/Her/Hers) is the host of storytelling series, SPEAK?Easy: Stories 4 Humanity on Facebook...
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Laconia Therrio - Story Artist

Laconia Therrio - Story Artist

Laconia Therrio loves stories, particular those from around the world. Stories remind the listener of what they have in common with others, especially those...Read More

Denise Santisteban - Story Artist

Denise Santisteban - Story Artist

Denise Santisteban has been telling stories, in public, for four years. She has been working in performing arts her entire life and is committed to what arts ...Read More

Elisabeth Anton - Story Artist

Elisabeth Anton - Story Artist

Elisabeth has been telling stories ever since she recited Dr. Seuss’ “Green Eggs and Ham” whilst turning the pages of the book, thus pretending to read to...Read More

Sheila Arnold - Guest Story Artist

Sheila Arnold - Guest Story Artist

Sheila Arnold (www.mssheila.org) has been performing since age eight. She presents Storytelling Programs, Historic Character Presentations.... Read More

IfeMichelle Gardin - Co Creator

IfeMichelle Gardin - Co Creator

Throughout her life, IfeMichelle has been committed to connecting her passion for culture and arts and enhancing the quality of life...Read More

Gloria Robinson – Co Creator

Gloria Robinson – Co Creator

Gloria Robinson, a trainer/consultant, social worker, and administrator with more than 25 years of experience. She earned a Master of Social Work Degree...Read More

Nisreen Rammal - Co Creator

Nisreen Rammal - Co Creator

Nisreen Rammal is a humanitarian expert from Lebanon who has worked for International NGOs to serve refugees and vulnerable fellow humans in the...Read More

Merrie Harrison - Co Creator

Merrie Harrison - Co Creator

Merrie Harrison has been concerned about fairness and equality among people for as long as she can remember. Her interest in race and racism began in college...Read More

Wendy Marans - Co Creator

Wendy Marans - Co Creator

Wendy started as a story listener, whose father’s stories led to a love of language and discovery. In 2014 she began to workshop with other storytellers at the...Read More