JJ is a silly adventurer currently floating on the Columbia River in Portland, Oregon. After trying to grow up in Ohio and Illinois, she gave up and moved westward. When she’s not teaching children to love language, she’s learning to be outdoors. A lot. While having been known to experiment with stand up and improv, when she’s feeling especially serious she resorts to poetry and essays. Storytelling is her favorite hybrid of all of these wonderful things. She can be found podcasting at http://storiedhistory.net/ and blogging at https://medium.com/@gowestfromhere. She believes in magic, and enjoys calling people “silly pants”.