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?
Marie Lapointe
Marie LapointeOffice Manager
Favorite Book:
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
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
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.

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Board of Directors

Kelly Abbott, Chairman
Kelly Abbott, ChairmanEntrepreneur, CEO at Great Jones Street
Favorite Book:
Paperboy by Pete Dexter
Corrie McCoy, Treasurer
Corrie McCoy, TreasurerFinance Manager at Mission Edge
Favorite Book:
Princess and Minerva by Carolyn Lane
Windus Fernandez, Secretary
Windus Fernandez, SecretarySenior Vice President of Investments, Trilogy Financial
Favorite Book:
The Alchemist
Ted Adams
Ted AdamsCEO | Publisher at IDW Publishing
Favorite Book:
The Hobbit
Michael Lawrence
Michael Lawrence
Favorite Book:
The Old Man & the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
Julian McMillan
Julian McMillan
Favorite Book:
Emily Moberly
Emily MoberlyFounder and CEO at Traveling Stories
Favorite Book:
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Becky Nieman
Becky Nieman Assistant Clinical Professor of Law
Favorite Book:
Roots, by Alex Haley
Eric Zebold
Eric ZeboldRegional Nonprofit Consultant at TriNet
Favorite Book:
The Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follet

StoryTent Partners:

  • Kathryn McCulla – Turlock, California
  • Jade Guthrie — Toronto, Canada
  • Nathan Fields – Nashville, Tennessee

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!