People

People

Our creative, inspiring, and passionate team bringing play and joy to your inbox.

Our Team

Board Members

Certified Trainers

Bobby Martin
Bobby Martin

Bob works as a community theater artist and cultural organizer, producer and educator to support people and communities in transformative change. His approach is informed by two decades of work within cultural organizations, community advocacy non-profits, schools and universities, businesses, media firms, theater and film companies. He works intergenerationally and interculturally and has collaborated in projects ranging from rural Kentucky coalfields and farmlands to the urban centers of New York and New Orleans.

Elaine Maly
Elaine Maly

Former Executive Director of the Women's Fund of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, development director for Aurora Healthcare Foundation, and Chief Development and Marketing Officer for the YWCA of Greater Milwaukee. Maly is recognized as both a social innovator and an award-winning essayist and storyteller. She is particularly passionate about intergenerational projects with underserved communities.

Joan Williamson
Joan Williamson

Joan has trained TimeSlips facilitators - from young teens through adults - online, across the U.S. and in England, working with schools, care communities and arts organizations. She was formerly the TS Individual Training Manager, and is now focusing on individual online certifications. Joan brings a multi-dimensional arts approach to her work, based on her training and background in Theatre, Storytelling, Dance, Photography and Art.

Kari Hanson
Kari Hanson

Kari is a visual artist, teaching artist, creativity coach, and community organizer. She believes strongly in the transformative potential of the arts and creativity to empower individuals and unite and build communities. Having served in various roles in K-12 education, youth work, arts administration, and intergenerational programming - she approaches her work with a broad range of experiences and perspectives. This varied background positions her well to support communities in finding their own unique ways to engage in creativity that are meaningful for them and that raise the profile of the arts as not just an add-on, but an essential part of the human experience at all ages.

Liz Nichols
Liz Nichols

Liz has been sharing TimeSlips with residential communities, adult day care centers, eldercare professional groups, memory cafes, and senior clubs and centers since 2007. As a Certified Trainer, she has helped establish Creative Communities of Care in California and Arizona, bringing the talents and passions of community artists and eldercare staff together to create more joy and connection for elders. Liz is the former Storytelling Director at Stagebridge Senior Theatre in Oakland CA. She is also a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader. Liz shares the POWER OF FUN -- the value of play and creative expression -- with folks at every stage of life. Helping others try something new is what keeps her growing and thriving too.

Nicole Garneau
Nicole Garneau

Nicole is an interdisciplinary artist making site-specific performance and project art. Her book Performing Revolutionary: Art, Action, Activism was published in 2018 by Intellect Books and released at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Her work has been supported by the Living Copenhagen Artist Residency, Live Art Development Agency of the UK, Alternate ROOTS, the Illinois Arts Council, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, and Kentucky Foundation for Women. She is an active member of Alternate ROOTS and an Appalachian Teaching Artist Fellow. She is a Certified Trainer with TimeSlips Creative Storytelling, and was forever changed by her experience manifesting wildly creative projects in rural Kentucky nursing homes in collaboration with staff and residents in 2018-2019. Originally from Chicago, she now resides in Rockcastle County, Kentucky, where she nurtures a multi-year collaboration with Clear Creek Creative. She teaches at Eastern Kentucky University, makes theater in non-traditional settings, facilitates meetings, throws parties, and does healing work. Photo credit: Christa Holka, 2020

Sarah Jacobus
Sarah Jacobus

Sarah is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with an MFA in creative writing. She facilitates TimeSlips and poetry groups based on the Alzheimers Poetry Project model in residential care communities, senior centers and adult day programs and sees individual elders in their homes. She is a teaching artist in storytelling and creative writing with EngAGE, a non-profit that provides arts programming in senior housing, and also serves as an improv coach for elders through the LA studio, Improv for the People. Sarah is committed to the practice of creative engagement as a tool for meaningful self-expression, community building and fun.

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