Rachel Hedman ~ Story Crossroads Founder & Director
PO Box 274, West Jordan, UT 84084
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As family folklore expert and youth storytelling advocate, Rachel Hedman looks to the future by first looking in the home. She promotes positive communication and relationships through the Folktales About Families Series. Sometimes Rachel adopts musicians, singers, dancers and tellers for programs. Currently she is Storyteller Chair of the Weber State University Storytelling Festival.
She is also the Executive Director of Story Crossroads, a grassroots organization that aims to gather and unify people across generations and cultures to celebrate story and promote creative communities. The April Festival is held at the Viridian Event Center in West Jordan, Utah. Beyond the Festival, year-round events such as residencies and house concerts educate and expand views on the art of storytelling. By 2022, Story Crossroads will transform into a six-day worldwide event that will feature each of the six major continents. You can find out more on Story Crossroads here (http://www.storycrossroads.com).
Rachel has guided storytelling organizations through leadership, blogs, and e-newsletters since 1997. She received the 2012 National Storytelling Network Service and Leadership Award for the Western Region (ORACLE).