"You don't even have to believe in ghosts to enjoy a really good ghost story."

Your Story-Guide

YOUR STORY-GUIDES:

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LAURIE ALLEN

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 storiesbylaurie@gmail.com. Her website is www.stories-by-laurie.com.

KARL BEHLING

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.

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KRISTEN CLAY

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 the islands of Polynesia alive to audiences around the world as she shares Hawaiian ghost stories, blending ancient mythology with modern phenomenon. 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.

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CHERIE DAVIS

“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 cherie@cheriedavis.com.

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KAREN KAGIE

Karen can be found giving a tour in Ogden: One of the most haunted cities in the United States. She started as a customer on our tours in 2004 and joined the storytellers by sharing her own personal ghost stories.      http://about.me/karenkagie/bio

http://www.utahhomes.com/karen.kagie

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NANNETTE Guest-WATTS

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.

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LYNNE WING

Lynn Wing studied Dramatic Arts at UC Berkeley, later attending Brigham Young University where she took storytelling and folklore classes.  Since then, Lynn has worked as a writer, interviewing and gathering stories for documentaries, articles, and other projects, while fine tuning her skills as a storyteller at libraries, schools, festivals, retreats, symposiums and other venues.  Lynn is a member of Three Boomer, Broads a storytelling trio who share stories about growing up in the 1950’s and 1960’s.  A collection of their stories will soon be available in their book “Remembering While We Still Can.”

Besides performing, she produces many events.  She helped run the La Crosse Storytelling Festival, the largest storytelling festival in Wisconsin.  She recently became the Story Crossroads Story Training Chair (www.facebook.com/storycrossroads).