Storytellers of Central Ohio Members

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Adele Browne

Old-timey family style Appalachian folk & fairy tales in the spirit of "make your own fun!" for all ages.

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Brandon Lawson

Brandon is a Business & Life Strategist, as well as, a Professional Speaker and Show Host. He loves to share stories to illustrate, intrigue, and invoke.

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Craig and Cindi Garrelts

Christmas-oriented stories (both real & fiction) includes Santa’s connection to the real St. Nicholas.

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Jeri Kladder

SOCO Member

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Judy A. Clapper

SOCO Member

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Larry E. Staats

Currently I do old time Appalachian stories, percussive dance, & Instruments.

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Michelle Cornell

Michelle Cornell discovered the power of storytelling while working as a drama teacher.

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Rev. Joan Van Becelaere

The Rev. Joan Van Becelaere has a background in children’s theatre and loves to offer Dr Seuss stories.

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Veronica Fenney-Okafor

SOCO Member

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Bill Myers

There can be no successful story tellers without an audience, so that is my role.

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Cathy Jo Smith

Irish and Irish-American history, stories and songs, tales and Irish Wake presentation (nothing serious; just a "going away" party!)

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Erin (O'Neil) Lovelien

Erin is an engaging storyteller and supportive personal narrative coach.

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Joanie Calem

Joanie Calem is a singer/songwriter, storyteller and inclusion advocate.

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Julie O'Keefe McGhee

I'm a teller, a writer and collector of tales both old and new for all ages.

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Melanie D. Pratt

I am an eclectic teller who loves to tell tales from the Celtic nations (Scotland, Ireland, and Wales especially).

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Rebecca Coleman

SOCO President

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Roy Nichols

Known as Dr. Iron Beard and (seasonally) Santa Nick.

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Bizzie Vunderink

A long time ago a short girl told a little story to a small audience. The audience liked the little story and the short girl liked telling it.

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Connie Pottle

SOCO Member

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Frank McGarvey

In addition to storytelling, he reads to kids trying to instill in them a love of reading to stimulate their imagination.

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Joyce Geary

Joyce is an eclectic professional storyteller sharing a wide variety of tales with all ages wherever and whenever someone will listen.

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Kevin Cordi

"Cordi has made it his crusade to teach the value of a storytelling legacy." — The National Storytelling Network

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Melody Tolle

Puppet Shows and stories for All! I tell folk tales, fables, bible stories and my life stories.

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Rev. Bert Ambrose

Pastor Bert shares the stories of a place called Squirrel Run

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Teri Lott

Teri, a retired educator, feels fortunate to share her love of stories with the young and the young of heart.