Karl Behling is a seasoned, professional educator and experienced performing artist who also writes books, attends Mountain Man rendezvous whenever possible, and who loves settling in to tell stories with the grandkids. Karl has taught 2nd, 3d, 4th, 5th, and 6th grades for 27 years for the Ogden City School District and currently teaches at GreenWood Charter School. He also taught High School English and English as a Second Language classes for 2 years in Burley, Idaho.
Karl has been an active member of the Utah Storytelling Guild, serving as President of the Ben Lomond Chapter of the Guild from 2007-2009 as well as President of the Utah Storytelling Guild. He is a member of the executive committee for the Weber State University Storytelling Festival, and produces an annual storytelling event for Farmington City (the Annual Farmington Storytelling Festival), and 2 events for Kaysville City (storytelling for the June "Arts and Music in the Park" festival, and for the October Fall Festival in the Park). He publishes a regular column about storytelling in the quarterly Taleswapper, and teach faculty professional development workshops in Northern Utah on using storytelling as an instructional strategy in the classroom.
Janine Nishiguchi has tales to tickle your ears and engage each listener. She is a two-time Utah Storytelling Guild president and a children’s librarian. She started a youth storytelling festival in her local elementary and started a Davis County chapter of USG in 2012.