Jason Wyman, Co-Founder
Jason Wyman is a life-long educator, writer, performer and learner. He hails from Minnesota and fled the frigid winters and muggy summers for what he assumed was sunny California. He was greeted instead by the ocean wind, foggy days, and fits of rain. And he loves it.
Jason is a consummate connector. His skillful networking, which is rooted in compassion and creativity, has brought over a million dollars of in-kind services and peer-based education to communities across the San Francisco Bay Area with a special emphasis on marginalized communities, youth, seniors and cultural workers. He has worked for OMI/Excelsior Beacon Center, California School-Age Consortium, The Partnership for Children and Youth, San Francisco Unified School District, Youth Development Peer Network/Youth Worker: Collective, Adobe Youth Voices and the YMCA.
He is currently an Ensemble Member of OutLook Theater Project, a queer community theater company. Their current project, "the GOD project" explores the intersections of faith, religion and spirituality and gender and sexuality through an online survey, community workshops, live performance and social media. As part of OutLook, Jason has focused on using narrative to bridge diverse, divergent, and disparate communities in order to deepen understanding.
Jason loves to cook, write fables, and take pictures with his camera phone. He was married to his beautiful husband in 2007 and again in 2008 when it was briefly legal in California. He dreams of a future where all queers are free.
You can reach Jason at email@example.com.
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Margaret Bacon Schulze, Co-Founder
Margaret Bacon Schulze is a writer of Okinawan and Anglo (English, Irish, Scottish and French) ancestry. She was born in Okinawa, Japan and grew up mostly in Southern California though she also lived in Florida, Mississippi, Singapore, England and Scotland. San Francisco has been her home longer than anywhere else, and she continues to reside near Ocean Beach with her family which includes four cats.
She has written for Eldergivers, Nikkei Heritage, The Western Edition, among other publications. She worked on the Japantown History Walk project and was also a weekly contributor to The DailyOM website. For three years, Margaret taught creative writing through WritersCorps.
Margaret's work as an educator includes teaching swimming, yoga and senior fitness, as well as coordinating and facilitating writing, interfaith and healing arts workshops. She is a Certified Lay Speaker with the Northern California United Methodist Conference, a member of The Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns and an active member of Pine UMC. She also sits on the board of Yoga of Devotion, a nonprofit organization serving children around the world.
In addition to writing, she knits, practices yoga, works with clay and tries to garden in the fog.
Her book, Yuletide Angels, was published in December 2013 by Electio Publishing. You can purchase it here.
You can reach Margaret at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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