Originally from San Diego, Emily studied journalism at John Brown University in Arkansas and Community Development & African Studies at Uganda Christian University in Mukono, Uganda. She has written for various publications both nationally and internationally and has taught English & Sociology in Honduras.
Kris Moberly, Founding volunteer of the Story Telling Tent Kris is a teacher in San Diego. She is passionate about getting kids excited about learning ... and reading! Kris also helps out with editing from time to time. She is the mother of three incredible children, each of whom she home-schooled until high school.
Sabrina Wagner, Social Media Mastermind
Originally from Hudson, New Hampshire, Sabrina has a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Science from Becker College. It is nearly impossible for Sabrina to pick one favorite book because she loves so many. If she had to pick one it would probably be Goodnight Moon. When her nose is not buried deep in a book, she can usually be found partaking in a other favorite pastime, photography.
Angelica Faulstich, Social Media Mastermind
Angelica's love for reading came at an early age, as she once covered her mother's mouth and began to read the bedtime stories her mom read to her every night from memorization. She was only two years old, and the passion for literature didn't end there! She interned for Seventeen Magazine and worked as an editor on her High School's newspaper. She is now in college studying Broadcast Journalism with hopes of becoming an ESPN sportscaster and writing a few books of her own! Angelica enjoys shamelessly singing to the car radio and going to country music concerts!
Melissa Egan, Creator of the Reading is Sexy Shirt
Melissa works as a graphic designer in Portland, Oregon. She loves Lynyrd Skynyrd, her husband, John, and their lovely dog!
Ken Koll, Storage Space Manager and Expert Book Sorter
Ken sorts and organizes books that are donated to Traveling Stories so that we can quickly disperse them when a need arises!
Kristen Osorio, Website Consultant
Originally from Oregon, Kristen now lives in San Diego where she runs Nine2Five Creative, a company that helps small businesses develop their online presence. She is currently working on a new website for Traveling Stories! The goal is to launch it early 2013.
Alissa Hafele, Graphic Artist
Originally from New Jersey, Alissa is currently living in the Bay Area where she works as a librarian. She spent the last three years living in Germany, working, traveling, learning German, and trying to visit as many museums as possible.
Jesus Cruz, Community Outreach Coordinator
Jesus brings readers together from across the United States in support of Traveling Stories. He loves traveling and Britney Spears.
Marc Went, Special Website Coding
Marc attends University in Amsterdam and heard about Traveling Stories from some friends he met while studying at Stanford for a summer.
Seth & Sarah Trudeau, Directors of the South Sudan Library & Founders of Cornerstone Friends
Seth and Sarah moved from Colorado to South Sudan in 2010 to start the Cornerstone Children's Home. After learning about the amazing things things they're doing with education and community development in the village of Nimule, Traveling Stories partnered with them to provide a library!
Nick, Talin, Laura, Amit, Arman, Ian, Emily, Kamiah & Shaun, Founders of the El Salvador Library
March 2011 a team of nine traveled to El Salvador to set up a library at the Remar School and Orphanage!
Scott & Hannah Key, Julie Sim Edwards, Emily Hazen & Eric Hughes, Founders of the Nicaragua Library
Julie operates an arts center in El Transito, Nicaragua. Summer 2011 Scott, Hannah, Emily and Eric traveled down to set up a library at the center!
Talin Hartounian, Event Planning
Talin is the CEO of One Hart Events, a San Diego-based event planning company. Although she plans events for many clients, she says her favorites are the ones she plans for Traveling Stories!
Kamiah Thomas, Development Consultant
Kamiah is a student at UC San Marcos. She has been involved with Traveling Stories since its very first days!