Executive Director 

Meghan Bridges

Meghan Bridges is the Executive Director supporting StoryArk in the growth and development of our programming. Meghan brings a decade of experience in the field of education. She started her career in education as a classroom teacher and quickly developed a passion for developing and redefining school systems to better serve students. She’s served on the School Board, led the Literacy Team, and co-created and developed the school Trauma-Informed Care Team. She attended Bethel University and completed her Bachelor’s in Psychology to better understand human behavior, and earned her Master’s Degree in Teaching at Hamline University, focusing on professional development in Trauma-Informed Care for educators.

Youth Program Specialist

Amanda Hayden

Amanda Hayden is the Youth Program Specialist at StoryArk. Amanda brings years of experience in the field of theatre education. She has worked as a theatre teacher in Minneapolis Public Schools and has a passion for creating and devising original works with students. She has directed and designed several plays and musicals and her favorite was “A Chorus Line.” She attended the College of Saint Benedict and completed her Bachelor’s in Theatre and Peace Studies to better understand how the creative process can bring communities together to ignite change. She is currently earning her Master’s Degree in Teaching at Hamline University. When she is not working she loves spending time with her husband, son Theodore and corgi named Mabel.

Ambassador of Youth Development and Communications

Cadence Nunn

Cadence Nunn is a 23 year old Singer/songwriter/musician and arts programmer for youth. She graduated from Concordia university St. Paul in 2022 with a BS in psychology. She plans to go on to get her masters in MFT (Marriage and Family Therapy). She is extremely passionate about the arts and she currently works with students as a music and creative writing mentor, arts program developer and youth ambassador. She has a passion for advocacy and empowering student leadership at StoryArk. Cadence is the Lead singer, bassist, and vocal director for her sibling band NUNNABOVE, with whom she performed on America’s Got Talent (Season 13). 

Director of Content Management 

Jenna Yaron

Jenna Yaron serves as the Director of Content Management and Web Design, with over ten years of expertise in sound recording and engineering. Since the beginning of StoryArk, she has led in podcasting, vocal coaching, audio recording, and editing. Jenna is also represented as a voiceover artist by Moore Creative Talent Agency in Minneapolis.

Prior to joining StoryArk, Jenna held the position of Production, Operations, Traffic, & Billing manager at KLBB, the local radio station in Stillwater.