Main Characters / Team

Emily Moberly
Emily MoberlyFounder and CEO
Favorite Book:
To Kill a Mockingbird
Hezhi Naseem
Hezhi NaseemField Director
Favorite Book:
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Julie Behrens
Julie BehrensVolunteer & Outreach Coordinator
Favorite book:
Are you my Mother?
Chase Manar-Spears
Chase Manar-SpearsMarketing Intern
Favorite Book:
Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire
Sarah MacBride-Karver
Sarah MacBride-KarverCity Heights StoryTent Captain
Favorite Book:
White Noise by Don DeLillo
Sabrina Wagner
Sabrina WagnerBlog Writer
Favorite Book:
Telling a book lover to pick their favorite book is like telling a parent to pick their favorite child. Impossible.
Maria Baires
Maria Baires Imperial Beach StoryTent Captain
Favorite Book:
Look Me in the Eye
Jade Guthrie
Jade Guthrie Toronto StoryTent Founder
Favorite Book:
On the Road by Jack Kerouac
Kathryn McCulla
Kathryn McCullaTurlock StoryTent Founder
Favorite Book:

Board of Directors

Kelly Abbott, Chairman
Kelly Abbott, ChairmanEntrepreneur, CEO at Great Jones Street
Favorite Book:
Paperboy by Pete Dexter
Ted Adams, Interim Treasurer
Ted Adams, Interim TreasurerCEO | Publisher at IDW Publishing
Favorite Book:
The Hobbit
Windus Fernandez, Secretary
Windus Fernandez, SecretarySenior Vice President of Investments, Trilogy Financial
Favorite Book:
The Alchemist
Michael Lawrence
Michael LawrenceFinancial Advisor at Morgan Stanley
Favorite Book:
Emily Moberly
Emily MoberlyFounder and CEO at Traveling Stories
Favorite Book:
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Eric Zebold
Eric ZeboldRegional Nonprofit Consultant at TriNet
Favorite Book:
The Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follet

StoryTent Partners:

  • Sarah Palmer – Long Beach
  • Kathryn McCulla – Turlock
  • Jade Guthrie — Toronto, Canada

World Library Partners:

  • El Salvador: Arman Assadi, Nick Urbani, Shaun Rehmani, Amit Patel, Talin Hartounian, Kamiah Thomas, Laura Burns, Emily Moberly
  • Nicaragua: Hannah and Scott Key, Emily and Eric Hughes, El Transito Centro de Artes
  • Cebu, Philippines: My Refuge House & 10 Thousand Windows
  • South Sudan: Seth & Sarah Trudeau
  • Cambodia: Downtown San Diego Rotaract Club, Advanced Centre for Empowerment


 Traveling Stories is grateful for support from over 197 volunteers!