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Roger Batton is the Executive Producer of Indigan Storyteller. Find his bio at indiganstoryteller.org.

Michelle Boardman earned her Master of Arts in Rhetoric as a full-ride University Fellow at IUPUI where she specialized in semiotics and textual criticism. She has taken classes with American film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum and Emmy-nominated producer Andrea Gronvall, among others. Michelle works as a Software Release Manager for PC Connection, Inc, and volunteers at the Salvation Army in LaPorte.

Bill Cavalier is a Michigan City artist and life-long cartoonist. He has taught cartooning at the Michigan City Art League, Southern Shore Arts Association and at the Arcelor Mittal Learning Center.

Mary Dean is a producer at Indigan Storyteller. Find her bio at indiganstoryteller.org.

Dori M. Huber holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in K-12 Art Education from The Ohio State University and a Master of Education Degree from Purdue University North Central (PNC).  Many of her students have received state, national, and international recognition. Dori has received the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award at PNC three times and once at South Central Community Schools.

George Kassal received his MA from Governors State University in Photography/Digital Imaging. He has taught courses in photography, image editing and art appreciation at many area schools including Indiana University Northwest, Prairie State College, Westwood College and Purdue North Central. Kassal has an extensive exhibition history in the Midwest.

Sam Lakin holds a Bachelor of Art in elementary education from Purdue University Calumet. Currently, she teaches visual art in the Michigan City Area Schools. Sam is pursuing a Master’s degree at Purdue Calumet in mental health counseling, with additional certifications in addictions counseling and expressive arts therapy. She views art as a healing and cathartic process and creates on a daily basis.

Nani Murphy is the education coordinator at the Box Factory for the Arts. She has been working as a teaching artist since 1996 with children of all ages and backgrounds. In addition to directing summer art camps for the Menomonee Club for Boys and Girls in Chicago, Nani has acted as a resident artist in Milwaukee Public Schools.

Jo Ellen Pilecki holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and English and a Master of Arts in English and Secondary Education from Indiana University Bloomington. She taught English and Creative Writing at Rogers and Michigan City High Schools. She is an experienced group leader and an Amherst Writers and Artists affiliate, certified to lead workshops in the AWA method.

Patti Shaffner, CZT, discovered the Zentangle® Method after a difficult personal time. In 2013 she traveled to Providence, Rhode Island to become certified to teach this life-changing, relaxing, fun and meditative method.  “Zentangle® is a ‘no mistake’ zone - you simply cannot do it wrong!” says Patti, who is also known for her jazz singing and song writing.

Michael Wernik holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Columbia College Chicago (CCC).  He has coordinated exhibitions and events for galleries at CCC, Chicago Public Schools and the NAMES Project Chapter of the AIDS Memorial Quilt. He was the Lead Technical Imagist for Papyrus Recycled Greeting Cards and also teaches art for LCA in the Michigan City after-school programs.

Michelle Wiser has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, followed by 5 years of portrait painting studies with Robert Bentley and 5 years of classical watercolor painting with Alain Gavin. She has exhibited extensively and won numerous awards.

Jay Zerbe completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the American University of Beirut, and a Master in Fine Arts in printmaking from Indiana University, Bloomington. His professional art career began in 1968 in Beirut with several exhibitions. Zerbe has exhibited his work all over the U.S. including in Santa Fe, New York, New Orleans and Atlanta.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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