Nicole LoBue: After attending culinary school in Manhattan, Nicole left for the west coast in 1997, where she developed her practice as a professional chef, herbalist, educator and consultant. Her Bay Area catering and event company, LoBue Events, collaborated with renowned kitchens, institutions, and individuals. Nicole creates and runs kitchens that combine the natural, wild, holistic, and refined. Her knowledge of food’s healing properties informs and permeates her practice. She creates joyful, raucous meals that bring people together. Her work invites adults and children into kitchens, gardens, and conversations. Nicole grew up in a food-obsessed Sicilian family and is parent to 8 year old Sylvain.
Kaya is thrilled by the process of building things with other people. She is a lifelong self-directed learner and organizer who draws inspiration from her many mentors and collaborators. She began living in this area ten years ago as a land steward and farmer when she started a collectively-run CSA called Germantown Community Farm on land where she continues to live. Her heart then became captured by the power of radio. She traveled throughout Mexico and the US learning and teaching about radio transmission as a tool for organizing and empowerment, and returned home to co-found the local community radio station, WGXC 90.7-FM, Hands-On Radio. To support her career as a volunteer she became a timber frame carpenter, and developed a special fondness for cutting squinted scarf joints. In all her endeavors, her favorite moments involve opportunities to share, learn and build with others. In October 2012, Kaya received an award for her three-person Outer Space Halloween Costume.
sara kendall narrator
Sara Kendall is interested in how cities change and the things young people say on the radio. She was the founding Station Manager of WGXC: Hands-on Radio, and currently directs the station's workshops and trainings. In July, Sara helped to launch the Oral History Summer School 2012 in Hudson, designed to train an international group of writers, media-makers, social workers and teachers to make use of Oral History in their documentary and artistic practices. In 2011, Sara was recognized by the Open Space Institute as a "Young Leader of the Hudson Valley". She runs regular radio production workshops with Hudson-area kids and teenagers, and now knows more middle school slang and tween pop than she’d like to admit.
bryan welch co-founder
Bryan Welch is a lifelong educator dedicated to creating learning environments that honor the creativity and independence of children. His work explores how spaces for children can exist in between formal and informal learning, institution and community, school and life. He believes that we wouldn’t need schools if we had the communities we deserve.
Bryan never liked school very much and left at 16 to study martial arts. He holds an interdisciplinary BA in Education and Journalism from UC Berkeley, and has taught and developed curriculum for alternative educational programs in the US and Japan since 1997. He helped to found a summer camp and an alternative K-12 school in San Francisco.