Meet the Storytellers
Born in Idaho, raised in Ontario, Manitoba, and Maryland, educated in Utah and Hawaii, Teresa sprinkles her life experiences over everything she tells. Teresa is a national award-winning storyteller listed in the Idaho Arts in Education Roster. Best known for her original works and recollections of life's experiences blended with history, “…her performances are filled with a compelling sense of wonder and an irresistible zest for life.”
Teresa has performed at numerous events - coast to coast and border to border - including the prestigious "Exchange Place"
of the National Storytelling Festival
and is the 2005 National Storytelling Network (NSN) "Oracle" award recipient for Service and Leadership in the Western Region
. She currently serves as Western Region Director on the Board of NSN.
Omar & Lori Hansen
Dr. J. Omar Hansen has performed in Theatre, Television, Film, and Storytelling. He is a published, national prizewinning playwright. He currently teaches theatre and storytelling at Brigham Young University Idaho, and performs regularly as a storyteller, including performances at the National Storytelling Conference in Denver. Lori began her career studying at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, then received her BA in educational theatre from Brigham Young University. In 1994, they co-founded the Folktale Revival, a storytelling theatre company dedicated to the appreciation of folklore, folk music and, in particular, storytelling. They have performed at numerous storytelling festivals including the prestigious Exchange Place
of the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN
Madelaine Love, a M.A. in Folklore, was born and raised in Ottawa, Illinois, an area rich in cultural diversity and relatives. This made for great food and stories. After graduating from the University of Illinois, she traveled and lived in many different areas, all of which offered up their own characters and stories. After brief (or not so brief) sojourns in various parts of the country and Greece, she settled in Jackson, Wyoming where she inhabited an old two room homestead cabin near the Snake River for 10 years. New experiences, new characters and new food!. She currently teaches history and English at Skyline High School. She and husband Ron have a farm outside of Idaho Falls where she raises endangered breeds of sheep to keep the horses, cows, chickens, dogs and cats, company. More stories!!!