Booking Agent West
Jane Brazell spent many years in the backstage of theaters around the world. Self-identifying as a "theatre techy," Jane believes in the magic making of theatre to add quality to life. Jane is an American Sign Language Interpreter and aunt to three magnificent nephews and one marvelous niece.
Alex Skitolsky is a director, dramaturg and activist who creates original, highly collaborative works addressing contemporary social issues and the experiences of marginalized populations. Over the past fifteen years, he has helped originate dozens of performances in collaboration with community groups, non-profit organizations, and professional theatre companies. Alex gets his grit and independent spirit from the city of Memphis but now calls Lewisburg, PA home, where he facilitates his favorite collaborations as a partner, parent, and community volunteer. For more information about Alex's past projects: www.skitolsky.info
Prescott Allen Hazeltine
Prescott grew up in the hills of western Massachusetts, and still feels most at home out in the wild. He went on to graduate from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with his undergraduate degree and has done post graduate studies at the University of Houston as well as the Gemological Institute in New York City. While hiking is a major passion, as is snowshoeing, he also love to read, research and learn, and can just as easily get lost in internet information as he can photographing the wilderness.
Booking Agent East
Karina Tefft received her bachelors degree in Philosophy and Creative Writing from Susquehanna University. She currently lives in Philadelphia, where she is preoccupied with social justice through writing and community organizing, with particular commitment to the movement to end mass incarceration. She plans to further her studies and scholarship in 19th and 20th century philosophy. Karina is also a lifelong devotee of the band, Radiohead.
Dr. Jennifer O’Brien
Climate Change Researcher
Dr. O’Brien teaches Environmental Science at the Watkinson School in Hartford, CT. Passionate about teaching, she brings a deeper understanding of the environment to her students through project-based learning and the use of technology. She studied tree frogs in Puerto Rico and is also a mass consumer of pop culture. Ask her about climate change and cocktails. https://sites.google.com/a/watkinson.org/ms-ob-s-classes/environmental-science/climate-change
Web and Print Designer
Christine is the queen of advertising design and has been working with Peterson on activism and design since 2005. She is the co-founder of Beyond Ex-Gay. Christine lives in Denver, CO with her wife, Theresa Bakke-O'Neil
Dr. Keisha E. McKenzie
Researcher-Analyst, Thought Partner
Keisha McKenzie works with public educators and non-profit boards on accreditation, process improvement, fundraising, and strategic communication. Originally from London, she studied in Jamaica and West Texas and now lives in the DC-Maryland metro area. Dr. McKenzie researches public sphere and institutional communication and writes on politics, spirituality, sexuality, art, and science. She connected with Peterson after a performance of Transfigurations in 2009 and has supported his work ever since. Keisha and Peterson agree that art opens the mind and the heart, and human civilization is worth saving. http://mackenzian.com
Husband, Creative Consultant, Chief Snuggler
Glen Retief, Peterson's husband, writes fiction, memoir, literary journalism, and personal essays. He lives in Central PA with Peterson and teaches at the Writers’ Institute at Susquehanna University. Winner of the 2012 Lambda Literary Prize for Gay Non-Fiction, he authored, The Jack Bank--A Memoir of a South African Childhood.
David Rahrer is a freelance web developer and server administrator from Lakeland, Florida, and he acts as both for petersontoscano.com.