STEPHANI HALLEEN ATKINS
As the founder, former Executive Director of StoryArk and current Board Chair, Stephani Atkins supports Meghan Bridges in her role leading StoryArk. Since its inception in 2016, StoryArk has received almost a half million dollars of revenue from grants written by Stephani to government, corporate and private foundations, and she is grateful to the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, Minnesota State Arts Board, Hugh J Andersen Foundation, Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation, Stillwater Area Community Foundation, St Croix Valley Foundation, Youthprise, Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council, Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation, Arts Midwest, and Nonprofit Infrastructure Grant Program for their support of StoryArk.
In her professional life, Stephani serves as a freelance grant writer and is the President of SummerSnow Publications, a multimedia company that publishes and produces stories that entertain and ignite. As an artist, Stephani works on literary art projects that are realized on multiple formats (video, audio, web, print and other media) and creates multimedia serial stories including the Benjamin Buster series under the pseudonym s.c.halleen. She graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
Contact Stephani at steph @storyark.org