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.
Steffani's first book, "The Ravenous Gown: And 14 More Tales about Real Beauty" received a Storytelling World Honor Award for 2016 Storytelling Collections. This book is a collection of new fairy tales where beauty is bigger than a reflection, where wisdom makes girls extraordinary, and where curses are broken through the strength and character of unlikely heroines. In a day when princesses have been boiled down to beautiful ball gowns these stories capture the essence of a stronger, smarter princess; the kind that actually lives happily ever after. Order your copy at Amazon.com
"I believe that stories are light. A light to guide, a light to illuminate understanding, a light to chase away fear. Every time you hear a well-crafted story it opens up another possiblilty of living better than before. The power of creating and telling stories for my children has touched my home in such a beautiful way, it has motivated me to help others experience what we have."
Clive Romney is:
• a composer, songwriter and storyteller with hundreds of published works,
• a recording producer and engineer with thousands of published recordings,
• a performer and recording artist with thousands of performances in diverse genres, twomusic CDs, and a storytelling DVD
• owner of a recording studio with world-class capabilities,
• a former BYU, U of U, and SLCC teacher of songwriting and music business classes,
• an entrepreneur and organizer who serves as Executive Director of Utah PioneerHeritage Arts, and on the board of directors of the Utah Arts Council and the FolkloreSociety of Utah.
But Clive Romney the man cherishes the time he spends with his wife Bonnie, and hisfive children, their spouses, and 23 grandchildren.