Board of Directors

Donna Washington


Donna Washington has been a touring itinerate performer for 33 years. She is an internationally known storyteller, author, and award-winning spoken word recording artist who lives in Durham, NC. For more info, visit

Laura Deal


Laura Deal tells traditional, original, and personal tales to children and adults. Hear her stories on YouTube, the Story Story Podcast or on her CD, The Diffendaffer Taffy Cafe and Other Stories. She's published in short fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, and also helps people understand the symbols in their dreams. She lives in Colorado with the spouse of her house and two mismatched cats. Find out more at  

Anne Rutherford


Award-winning storyteller Anne Rutherford delights audiences nationwide with funny, moving performances that include tales of personal adventure, Pacific Northwest folklore and prize-winning tall tales. She is also five-time first place winner of the Northwest Folklife Liar’s Contest — so don’t believe everything she tells you. Except when she’s speaking as ASST Treasurer; then she’s drawing on a previous incarnation as a Fiscal Manager to speak nothing but the truth! Currently, Anne is performing and leading workshops online solo and with her husband, Norm Brecke. Find more at

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