Amy Curtis was an early participant in the Inspired! live lit storytelling classes and told her first story in 2019.
She believes stories express our common humanity and connect us to one another. Amy paints, feeds her backyard birds, is curious about almost everything and enjoys a good book and a good cup coffee above most all other things.
She is a local real estate agent and a Lockport resident.
Nan Clinton is the second child, oldest daughter, of seven siblings. She attended elementary through graduate programs in Catholic schools. Throughout her career as a Montessori teacher, high school teacher, and school administrator, she has many stories to tell that are playful, hilarious, and entertaining.
Along with the whimsical side, and life experiences they are both sad and wise. Nan believes that storytelling is the bond that reconnects…stories convey the humanness in all of us.
Joe Mallon is the Head Distance Coach for the girls track and field team at an inner city Catholic high school in the Chicago area. He is also a writer, the darker the better. The perfect ending? Everybody dies.
Joe Mallon attended North Central College in Naperville, IL, where he ran cross country and track. Any success he’s had in life is due to the love and caring he learned at this wonderful liberal arts college. He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees.
Prior to his early retirement, Joe was a partner at one of the world’s largest multinationalaccounting and consulting firms, where he helped the world be safe for those who wanted to reduce their taxes by any means possible. Joe is a life-long South Sider. He grew up in Mount Greenwood across the street from the Grand Trunk Railroad Line, raised a family in Beverly, and now, an empty nester, lives in the South Loop. He has four wonderful children and a wonderful wife, all of whom he loves very much.
Steve is a former Navy man and a graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago . He founded OH Design Group in 1999. For over twenty years, he has used his design and marketing skills to help people connect to the marketplace and communities they wish to thrive in. He has been mayor of the City of Lockport for the last 9 years and appreciates the privilege of serving his community. In his free time he builds secret doors for his historic home and loves to go on adventures with his wife Wendy and their two teenage daughters. He was thrilled when another male was added to the household- his main man Percy the cat.
Paul Teodo is a retired healthcare executive. He has been telling stories on stage in and around Chicago the past 12 years. He is a multiple moth story slam and grand slam winner. He is the author of 3 books PASTAMAN, Call Me Z, and his newest book, a collection of short stories titled South of Cermak: Chicago Stories. all available on amazon.