Sarah Fulmer  ,  Host & Producer  I have always loved storytellers. I love the moment a story unfurls like a sail, the way the audience leans in, the music of clapping and laughter, the way people look when they've been triumphant and walk off stage into a room that loves them. It is a great honor to make a room laugh. It's a gift to behold the alchemy of stranger to friend. It's kind of refreshing to be so unapologetically dorky and excited about it.

Sarah FulmerHost & Producer

I have always loved storytellers. I love the moment a story unfurls like a sail, the way the audience leans in, the music of clapping and laughter, the way people look when they've been triumphant and walk off stage into a room that loves them. It is a great honor to make a room laugh. It's a gift to behold the alchemy of stranger to friend. It's kind of refreshing to be so unapologetically dorky and excited about it.

  Karl Boettcher , Producer  Karl has spent his life moving from one Great Lakes state to another, pursuing God, community and good art. He is married to his college love, Jessie, and has two wonderful children, Max and Amos. Karl has been mixing sound for Speak Easy since it began at Wild Goose. Speak Easy has been his home for learning to tell stories. Karl loves making a mountain out of a mole hill, and mashing little memories into a theme. He also likes Surf Rock and Sushi.   (Image credit: Mike Furman)

Karl Boettcher, Producer

Karl has spent his life moving from one Great Lakes state to another, pursuing God, community and good art. He is married to his college love, Jessie, and has two wonderful children, Max and Amos. Karl has been mixing sound for Speak Easy since it began at Wild Goose. Speak Easy has been his home for learning to tell stories. Karl loves making a mountain out of a mole hill, and mashing little memories into a theme. He also likes Surf Rock and Sushi.  (Image credit: Mike Furman)

  Nathan Edwards , Volunteer  Nathan "Nifty Nathan" Edwards is an Ohio native who calls Columbus his hometown.  He's an IT professional, marathon runner, color pencil sketcher, healthy eater, homeowner, yoga practitioner and storyteller.  His storytelling career began at Speak Easy in late 2016, and he tells what he calls "unpredictable, humorous and inspirational" stories.  Often, he'll bring his prop bag, McGuffin McDuffel, on stage to share an artifact relating to a story.  Nathan is a rockstar-level volunteer who helps us with stage preparation and logistics prior to every Speak Easy event.   (Image Credit: Emily Webb)

Nathan Edwards, Volunteer

Nathan "Nifty Nathan" Edwards is an Ohio native who calls Columbus his hometown.  He's an IT professional, marathon runner, color pencil sketcher, healthy eater, homeowner, yoga practitioner and storyteller.  His storytelling career began at Speak Easy in late 2016, and he tells what he calls "unpredictable, humorous and inspirational" stories.  Often, he'll bring his prop bag, McGuffin McDuffel, on stage to share an artifact relating to a story.  Nathan is a rockstar-level volunteer who helps us with stage preparation and logistics prior to every Speak Easy event.  (Image Credit: Emily Webb)

  Amy Gadd,  Producer  Amy started as an intern for Wild Goose Creative in September 2016 and was assigned to assist with Speak Easy’s sound and podcast editing. Her love for this event grew fast and when her internship ended at WGC she stayed true and faithful to Speak Easy. She appreciates how this event opens hearts and minds while bringing a community together. When she’s not admiring the storytellers she’s pursuing music by singing opera and composing.  (Image credit: Emily Webb)    

Amy Gadd, Producer

Amy started as an intern for Wild Goose Creative in September 2016 and was assigned to assist with Speak Easy’s sound and podcast editing. Her love for this event grew fast and when her internship ended at WGC she stayed true and faithful to Speak Easy. She appreciates how this event opens hearts and minds while bringing a community together. When she’s not admiring the storytellers she’s pursuing music by singing opera and composing. (Image credit: Emily Webb)

 

  Ryan Hoke,  Founder  Ryan loves thinking on his feet, looking audiences right in their eyes, and telling and hearing stories of all kinds both on stage and off. A founding member of Wild Goose Creative Ryan helped to create Speak Easy back in 2009 and has been so proud to see it grow into the thriving community it's become.  (Image courtesy of Ryan Hoke)

Ryan Hoke, Founder

Ryan loves thinking on his feet, looking audiences right in their eyes, and telling and hearing stories of all kinds both on stage and off. A founding member of Wild Goose Creative Ryan helped to create Speak Easy back in 2009 and has been so proud to see it grow into the thriving community it's become. (Image courtesy of Ryan Hoke)

  Meag Horn,  Producer   Meag is a moderately impulsive travel addict that always manages to find her way back to Columbus in one way or another. Her story inspirations usually come from poorly-executed travel adventures, accidentally inappropriate attempts at language learning and an unwaveringly demonstrative approach to life. Also, cats. She has been a part of Speak Easy since 2013 and considered it her second home the minute she first stepped on the stage.   (Image Credit: Andy Woodmansee)

Meag Horn, Producer 

Meag is a moderately impulsive travel addict that always manages to find her way back to Columbus in one way or another. Her story inspirations usually come from poorly-executed travel adventures, accidentally inappropriate attempts at language learning and an unwaveringly demonstrative approach to life. Also, cats. She has been a part of Speak Easy since 2013 and considered it her second home the minute she first stepped on the stage.  (Image Credit: Andy Woodmansee)

  Emily Webb,  Producer   Emily Webb has been involved with Speak Easy since 2012.  A professional grant writer and amateur photographer, Emily is passionate about every form of storytelling, whether it be verbal, written or visual. She is a native of Athens, Ohio, and manages to work that into almost every story she tells.   (Image Credit: Rachel Joy Barehl)

Emily Webb, Producer 

Emily Webb has been involved with Speak Easy since 2012.  A professional grant writer and amateur photographer, Emily is passionate about every form of storytelling, whether it be verbal, written or visual. She is a native of Athens, Ohio, and manages to work that into almost every story she tells.  (Image Credit: Rachel Joy Barehl)