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MEET THE STORYCAMP TEAM

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Katrina Pratt
(Miss Kat)
Co-founder/ Director/ Lead Teacher

Katrina has been dancing and weaving stories for as long as she can remember; performing for the rocks and trees as a small child and eventually joining the circus in New York, building giant puppets and swinging from theater rafters above the audience. She has been working with children for more than 20 years, incorporating storytelling, movement and puppetry into educational therapy and alternative forms of teaching. She is currently pursuing her master's degree in Education and Human Development.

She graduated from the University of Colorado with a B.A. in medical anthropology, focusing on birth and child development across cultures. Her interest in evolutionary biology, social dynamics, and the relationship between play and learning informs the way she shapes curriculum. Stories are a huge part of this as they encourage critical thinking, collaboration, and a sense of wonder. She lives between Colorado and New Hampshire exploring with her two children, dancing in trees, making puppets, and honing her archery skills. 

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Zoey Crandell
(Zoey)
Assistant Director/ Lead Teacher

Zoey has worked with children for over a decade. Her experience ranges from lifeguard and swim instructor in her earlier years to nannying and teaching an outdoor enrichment program most recently. 

Zoey’s passion is the imagination. Whether through collaboration or a personal adventure, she believes that the imagination can be a playful yet powerful tool in discovering our truth and in turn our next steps. You can often find Zoey exploring her imagination in meditation, observing the natural world around her or relishing in the connection of community. 

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From camper to teacher Alex has been with Storycamp for a decade! Alex has grown up cherishing the transdisciplinary experience that is Storycamp. She enjoys camp time exploring nature, swinging from trees and creating stories that bring us into alternate dimensions. Now a senior in High school, she plans to study restoration ecology in the fall.

Alex O'Connor
(Alex)
Teacher

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Ty is a lifelong artist and juggler passionate about sparking inspiration in himself and others. As a native Coloradan living in Longmont, he is excited to work with the young artists of his home state and help them foster their budding creativity. 

Ty Zwisler
(Ty)
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Liya shines her light brightly wherever she goes! Whether on the ultimate frisbee field, in debate competition, or traveling around the world, you can always find her by following the sounds of laughter. This is her fourth year at Storycamp. She loves to play outdoors, hang upside down, and learn new things. Liya is a senior at Fairview High School in Boulder, Colorado and is planning to study computer science and international relations at college next year.

Liya Mei
(Liya)
Teacher

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Kat Gibbons has been a visiting counselor at Storycamp over the years. She is an Art Centered Educational Therapist, who uses various creative approaches and modalities to work with exceptional children and teens. In the past she has enjoyed fiber arts, ceramics, illustration, painting, printmaking, creating dolls, puppetry and photography. Specifically, she loves bringing the arts to Storycamp to help children create visual stories and support self-expression. Her love of nature is a consistent theme in her work. Kat is passionate about travel and Ireland and is currently learning the Irish language.

Kat Gibbons
(Kat)
Teacher

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Audra Brandt
(Oddest)
Co-Founder/ Teacher

Audra is a film-maker, dancer, and lover of miniature worlds. She has been working with children for many years, teaching animation, puppetry, and theater workshops across the country. In 2006 Audra graduated from the Kansas-City Art Institute with a BFA in photography and new media. She is very excited for the upcoming adventures at Storycamp!

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