Juan Pacheco is a storyteller, motivational speaker, and violence prevention specialist serving Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. He currently serves as a community peace mobilizer for the Latin American Youth Center.
Lana Popovic, author of Wicked Like a Wildfire, is a literary agent who specializes in young adult literature and lives in Boston.
Sandy Pugh, author and illustrator of When I Grow Up, the latest book in her We The Peepers series, has taught elementary art with Fairfax County Public Schools for the past thirteen years. Her other books include I Say, You Say, and Meet Me at the Masterpiece.