Laurie Allen has been telling stories for as long as she can remember and especially loves ghost stories. That has come naturally as her grandparents and great-grandparents both lived in haunted houses! She enjoys walking down 25th Street in Ogden and visiting with the resident ghosts. She can be reached for other telling experiences including folktales and stories of Americana at 801-773-7713 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Her website is www.stories-by-laurie.com.
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.
He taught 2nd, 3d, 4th, 5th, and 6th grades for 36 years. He also taught High School English and English as a Second Language classes.
Karl has been an active member of the Utah Storytelling Guild, serving as President of the Utah Storytelling Guild 2010-2012, as well as President of the Ben Lomond Chapter of the Guild from 2007-2009.
He is a member of the Executive Committee for the Weber State University Storytelling Festival, and produces storytelling events and programs for schools and libraries in Northern Utah.
In addition to creating and directing Story Tours, including The Ogden and SLC Ghost Tours, Hysterical History Tours, and custom storytelling concerts. Kristen is known for bringing cultures alive to audiences around the world as she shares Hawaiian ghost stories, blending ancient mythology with modern phenomena. She has performed at many schools, churches, community centers, festivals, and special events. Kristen has circled the globe as a storyteller, actor, teacher, and perpetual student. She has served as the President of the Ben Lomond Chapter of the Utah Storytelling Guild. Her greatest joy is watching her audiences make connections with different cultures and experiences, then remember their own stories. Join Kristen on a Story Tour around the world or around the block as you sit and listen to her tales on a stage, on a bus, or even walking down the street. She can be contacted to schedule a Story Tour concert for your special event at 801-888-8551, FatLadySingingK@aol.com, or StoryTours@aol.com.
“You rock!” Cherie was greeted by a child who had just listened to her storytelling. Cherie Davis is an enthusiastic teller who has performed at storytelling events around the West. Cherie co-founded Story Camp, a storytelling camp for youth. She has taught storytelling in public schools from elementary school to high school and has guest lectured in universities all over the state. She can be contacted at 801-226-6530 or email@example.com.
Elizabeth Atkinson Gibson
Elizabeth Atkinson Gibson hails from a long line of informal, family storytellers. Over the years, she has honed her skills with a varied repertoire of southern folklore, true ghost stories (she once lived in a haunted house!), and personal narratives. However, her FAVORITE stories since childhood were tales of the supernatural. Elizabeth is excited to share the haunted history of Ogden, with all its nooks, crannies, and things that go bump-in-the-night! If you enjoy her stories, she can be reached for other events at 801-888-3173 and ElizabethAtkinsonGibson@gmail.com
Nannette* was never one to go visit a haunted house. She used to be afraid of ghosts. Nannette is one of the original storytellers on Salt Lake City Ghost Tours. Her tours are animated, full energy and, well, ghosts. She has earned the nickname “Ghost magnet” over the years. If activity is going to happen, it usually finds Nannette*. She is a member of the Utah Storytelling Guild, Timp Tellers Chapter. She serves as the director of National Youth Storytelling (NYS). She captivates listeners and is fun to watch! For more information visit NannetteWatts.com.
Lynn Wing has the proud title as one of Utah’s scariest storytellers as the winner of Utah’s Hauntings 2020 and previous Utah Hauntings’ contests. Which is odd considering that she was the most timid kid at her school about all things spooky.
Lynn has told stories from as far away as Russia to as close as, well, Utah! She has toured the upper Midwest as one of the popular Three Boomer Broads, helped establish the La Crosse Wisconsin Storytelling Festival, and is a current member and past president of the Utah Storytelling Guild.
BTW, Lynn was also Utah’s biggest female liar for two years but when it comes to scary stories it’s nothing but the truth.