Chad Gurley, TLAN Coordiantor, is a poet and artist living in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
A graduate of Vanderbilt Divinity School, Chad has decades of experience coordinating, planning, and administering programs and projects for nonprofits, colleges, and businesses.
In New York City and Arkansas, Chad focused his energies on building and sustaining community and connections through outreach, member engagement, marketing, and even a podcast.
As a writer dedicated to the vision of TLAN, Chad believes we can promote peace and love through the power we give words.
Joanna Tebbs Young
Joanna Tebbs Young oversees the TLA Network certificate program. A longtime writer, historian, and TLA facilitator, Joanna is author of the award-winning biography of Vermont historian, Lilian Baker Carlisle. Starting in 2011 as a columnist and feature writer for a small "weekly," she now writes the "Remember When" column for two Vermont newspapers. Joanna's essays have been published in various outlets and she has both a memoir and personal essay collection in the works.
Joanna holds a BA in History from Castleton University, and an MA in Transformative Language Arts and MFA in Creative Nonfiction, both from Goddard College.
A writing coach since 2009 and trained through the Center for Journal Therapy, Joanna is also a facilitator for Vermont Humanities Council and teaches online for the Transformative Language Arts Network. Additionally, she is pursuing a certificate in genealogical research, while working (very) part-time at her local library.