Meet the Staff
Ashlie Dyer Program Director / firstname.lastname@example.org Ashlie is the Lake Erie Ink puzzle master and Program Director. She is charged with connecting our great staff to all the great programs in Northeast Ohio. It’s a perfect fit! She is also the point of contact if you are interested in volunteering your time to our wonderful organization. As an educator she believes that every human being has a story to tell, and at Lake Erie Ink we support students in building their storytelling foundations and providing the space and audience to share their ideas and to tell their story.
Cynthia Larsen Curriculum Director & Lead Teacher / email@example.com
Cynthia Larsen is Lake Erie Ink's co-founder and Curriculum Director and Lead Teacher. She holds a BA in English with an emphasis in creative writing from Stanford University and a single subject teaching credential in English and Language Arts from San Francisco State University. Ms. Larsen taught secondary English in Jersey City, New Jersey; Oakland, California; and Cleveland, Ohio before attending graduate school at the University of Arizona, where she received her MFA in creative writing. Ms. Larsen has facilitated project-based creative writing in collaboration with teachers for over ten years, combining her training in education with her passion for writing. Ms. Larsen continues to stay abreast of new standards, methods and technology that helps Lake Erie Ink best meet the needs of youth and educators. At Lake Erie Ink, Ms. Larsen develops and implements creative writing curriculum that supports and meets the educational state standards for English and Language Arts.
Meaghan Basilone On-site Ink Spot Coordinator / firstname.lastname@example.org
Barbie Estrada Development + Administration / email@example.com
Barbie is the development and administrative guru at Lake Erie Ink. With a BA in Creative Writing and a Masters in Nonprofit Management, she has been working for youth and literacy since 2008 through the Americorps as well as for various organizations and schools. Barbie supports bucket lists, clementines over oranges, and descriptive grammar. She writes to remember the magical little moments in life and to make sense of the grand ones.
Paula Weizer Teacher