Lisa Cadigan is the sole proprietor of Cadigan Creative and Adams County Music Makers. She works as a musician, theatre artist, and graphic designer in Gettysburg, PA. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Theatre from Indiana University, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and Communications from James Madison University, and has completed coursework in music theory, music education, music history, vocal methods and piano methods as a guest student of Gettysburg College’s Sunderman Conservatory. Around Adams County, you will often see Lisa performing with jazz ensemble, Pomona’s Trio. In March of 2017, she directed a student-written production called The People Project at Gettysburg College’s Kline Theatre. The production was largely inspired by her own appearance in the nationally syndicated Listen To Your Mother at the Synetic Theatre in Arlington, VA in 2014. In 2017, she completed the Music Together® teacher training program. She currently offers mixed-age classes as a program-in-residence at the Adams County Arts Council, where she served on the board from 2013-2016, and where she currently serves as the volunteer chair of the marketing and development committee.
Kelly Corrigan is the author of The Middle Place, Lift, and Glitter and Glue, all NY Times best-sellers. She is also a contributor at O: The Oprah Magazine, Good Housekeeping, and Medium, where she hosts an interview series called Foreword. Ten years working in non-profits created her worldview: “people are struggling; make yourself useful.” She is a co-founder of Notes & Words, which puts musicians and writers on stage together at The Paramount Theater in front of 2,000 donors of Children’s Hospital Oakland. She was an honored guest at the Adams County Arts Council, as part of her tour for the paperback release of Glitter and Glue.
Arwen Faulkner is an aspiring writer, as well as the founder and director of The Journal Project. As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, adolescent date rape and domestic violence, Arwen has chosen to break her silence to inspire others to find their own voices. When she’s not reading, writing or studying, Arwen spends time with her family and their two family pets, Alaska and Story.
Kiran Ferrandino is a writer, musician and entrepreneur. She is the founder of the blog Masala Chica and Simply Om, a fair-trade marketplace for jewelry, with which she hopes to offer empowering opportunities to women around the world.
Carol Herren Foerster has been sharing her exquisite pencil drawings in Adams County for more than 25 years. Her art was recently featured at the State Museum of Pennsylvania and the Salmagundi Club in New York, NY.
Ann Imig is the Founder and National Director of the live-reading series and video sharing company LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER. A Stay-At-Home Humorist, Ann’s writing has been on internet sites like CollegeHumor, Huffington Post, and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. She writes the blog Ann’s Rants, which has been named a Babble Top 100 Mom Blog, A BlogHer Voice of the Year, and a SheKnows Top 5 Funniest Mom Blog. Ann lives with her husband and children in Madison, Wisconsin.
Cathleen Lerew is the owner of the Under The Horizon Pottery & Arts Studio (UTH) in Biglerville, PA, where she also works as an artist and teacher. The mission of UTH is “to provide Adams County with a relaxed arts educational venue appropriate for all ages and experience levels. We believe art MUST be accessible to EVERYONE as a right, not a privilege.”
Tim Lewthwaite is a writer and editor covering the zoo and aquarium industry in North America. His interests include publishing, wildlife, photography, horses and good fiction. His novel, HORN – a tale of violence and greed that spans two continents as it explores the tragic surge in rhino poaching – is on sale at Amazon.com. We have also written about it here on the blog.
Glennon Doyle Melton is the NY Times best-selling author of Carry On Warrior and Momastery.com. Glennon’s writing and work with the Together Rising organization are an inspiration. Read Cadigan Creative’s article on Glennon here.
A graduate of the University of Vermont’s studio art program, Joan is a brilliant photographer, who loves painting and sculpture, and most recently has delved into creative furniture re-upholstery. She is also a mother of two, wife, friend, sister, daughter and amazing human being with a fantastic sense of humor (the photo to the left is the only one she could find of herself, but we thought it was a good visual example of how a person can constantly re-define herself in the quest for balance).
Rachel Macy Stafford’s mission is to provide individuals with the inspiration, motivation, and tools to let go of the distractions of the modern age so they can grasp the moments in life that matter. Join her on her journey to a more meaningful life at www.handsfreemama.com and by visiting “The Hands Free Revolution” on Facebook. Her book, Hands Free Mama, is available on Amazon.com.
Brien Szabo is a professional writer, speaker, and photographer, specializing in nature and travel. He has written for Nature Photographer Magazine and has been a contributor to webzines NatureScapes.net and PhotoMigrations.com. His work and writings have appeared in magazines, books, calendars, commercials and other media. Closer to home, he has published with NJ Monthly, Adirondack Life, Running Press, and Down the Shore Publishing. Brien teaches several photography workshops and classes in the Somerset and Middlesex county area. To view more of Brien’s work, please visit http://natureimages321.com. Brien’s articles with Cadigan Creative include: The Creative Moment and Remembering September 11.
Kathy Tyson is a regularly featured writer here at cadigancreative.com, as well as a member of Cadigan Creative’s Editorial Board. She holds a Master’s degree in education, Autism and ABA certificates, and is Board Certified as a Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She is a passionate advocate for her son Connor, as well as for other families whose lives have been touched by people on the autism spectrum. Her articles here include: Moving Beyond Awareness: The Caring Campaign and Through the Lens of Joy.
Anna Whiston Donaldson is the author of Rare Bird (reviewed here as part of the Inspired Writers series at Cadigan Creative) and a blogger at An Inch of Gray. She taught high-school English for six years before becoming a full-time mom and writer. She lives with her husband, Tim, and daughter, Margaret, in suburban Washington, DC.