Career Highlights

Notable Performances:

  • Narrator and writer for Fairy Tales and Dragons with the North Carolina Symphony
  • Featured on the Storytelling Wall of Names and Voices, International Storytelling Center, Jonesborough, TN
  • New Voice Teller, Exchange Place Teller, Schoolhouse Teller and Emcee, National Storytelling Festival, Jonesborough, TN
  • Teller in Residence, International Storytelling Center, Jonesborough, TN
  • Two storytelling tours of Greece
  • Featured Teller:
    • National Storytelling Network Conference
    • National Association of Black Storytelling Festival & Conference
    • Timpanogos Storytelling Festival, Utah
    • Haunting in the Hills Festival, Tennessee
    • Cave Run Storytelling Festival, Kentucky
    • Moonshell Storytelling Festival, Nebraska
    • Powells Wood Storytelling Festival, Washington
    • Old North Storytelling Festival, North Carolina
    • Story! Festival, Iowa
    • Logan Center, University of Chicago
    • Connecticut Storytelling Festival
    • Florida Storytelling Festival
    • Kansas Storytelling Festival
    • Illinois Storytelling Festival
    • Minnesota Storytelling Festival

Service Awards:

  • Distinguished National Service Award, National Storytelling Network
    • Co-chair, National Storytelling Conference
    • Co-Leader, Storytelling Tour of South Africa
    • Leader, Storytelling Tour of Egypt
  • Linda Jenkins Brown Nia Award for Service, National Association of Black Storytellers
    • Co-chair, National Black Storytelling Festival and Conference
    • Co-chair, Adopt-A-Teller Program, National Association of Black Storytellers

CD Awards:

Jumping on Grandma’s Plastic Covered Couch, Storytelling Award Winner
This CD highlights a revealing look at the poignant, quirky, and often unpredictable world of family, love and self-identity.

Common Sense and Uncommon Fun, Four National Awards: Storytelling World Honor, Parents’ Choice Award, iParenting Media Award, and NAPPA National Parenting Publications Award
This CD is great for parents, teachers and schools seeking to emphasize important character traits.

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Published Articles

  • How To Tell a Story, Chicago Tribune
  • Pinocchio’s Nose Grows, Northlands Storytelling Network Journal
  • Proper Prior Planning, Telling Stories to Children, National Storytelling Network
  • Performance Nightmares, Storyline, Storytelling Association of California
    Storytelling as a Business! It Ain’t Just Story! League for the Advancement of New England Storytelling Museletter
  • A Fantastic Marketing Tool – Showcases, Northlands Storytelling Network Journal
  • The Delight and Dilemma of Storytelling, Storytelling Magazine
  • I Know I’m Good. You Need to Know Too . . . Now Hire Me! Northlands Storytelling Network Journal

Book Contributions:

  • Contributor, Telling Stories to Children – National Storytelling Network
  • Co-author, Quality Angles & The Tantalus Complex – Griggs Associates


  • National Storytelling Network
  • National Association of Black Storytellers
  • North Carolina Association of Black Storytellers
  • North Carolina Storytelling Guild