JESAIRA L. GLOVER, MA, LPC, NCC, CPC
counselor. coach. motivator.
I am a VOICE. I was born to be a voice to impact many lives utilizing various gifts, talents, skills, and abilities. I am a culmination of all my life’s experiences both good and bad AND yet, I am still evolving. I am a testament that uncertainties, disappointments/rejection, successes, failures, and calculated risks can all push you towards the true essence of self-love and personal acceptance. Determination, perseverance, hard work and resilience are key factors to such growth, and I am destined to share what I have with YOU. I have learned to enjoy both the journey AND the destination.
After a combined sixteen years of extensive background in business, customer service, and performing arts, I have decided to utilize my unique skillset and creative ability to transition into the world of psychology, mental health counseling, and behavioral science. I was born to bridge the gap between creativity and progressive thought in personal wellness to include mental health counseling, coaching, public speaking, training and consulting.
I hold a master’s in clinical mental health counseling from Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) and is also pursuant of a doctorate degree. Additionally, I am an adjunct professor in a Bachelor of Psychology online program and certified professional life coach. Directly outside of ATL, I work with primarily adults providing tele mental services. I coach adults through transition and loss of any kind (death, separation, divorce, or career change, etc.…) Finally, I am public speaker and content creator (A Weekly Dose of Lady J) using the online platform as an opportunity to offer my voice to empower those in the world around us. Partner with me as a VOICE to help YOU navigate the murky and difficult places of your life.
entrepreneur. educator. leader.
Jill Manty has a degree in theater, where she focused on directing and stage management, skills she uses as the owner of a web development company in Houston, Texas.
Jill has strengths in the areas of relationships and ideas. She has spent much of the last decade exploring compassion, spirituality, and kindness. She has a Ph.D. in the uniqueness of all individuals from her six children, who have given her a glimpse into the purpose that we’re all born with. Jill has been married to her husband, George, for 25 years.
performer. teacher. creator.
Frankie is a performer, emcee, producer, dramaturge, choreographer, director, voice teacher, performance educator, mental health worker, and intimacy choreographer and coordinator. Through Vibrance: Centre for Voice and Movement, Frankie supports creatives seeking to work with their physiology to build skills, develop their practice, reclaim their autonomy, and learn how presence, pleasure, and play aid in auto-organization to overcome freeze/survival states, trauma, and other barriers to artistic expression.
Their theatre company, Burning Bones Physical Theatre, is dedicated to collaborating with fellow creatives to engage with the local community and expand the possibilities of live performance in daring and imaginative ways.
Frankie holds a BFA in Physical Theatre Performance through Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, with a focus on writing, dramaturgy, directing, and multidisciplinary performance, and a Master’s in Occupational Therapy from the University of Queensland, specialising in LGBTIQ+ occupational justice, mental health, chronic pain, and neurology. Frankie is a certified teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework® and a certified Organic Intelligence® coach. They hold an Associate Performer Diploma (ATCL) with Trinity College, London, UK, and is a certified Speech Arts Teacher with Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM), Toronto, Canada. They are trained in Reiki (level 3), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (Basic, Advanced, and ACT for Performance), Knight Thompson Speechwork, TIE’s Intimacy Choreography practices, and specialize in working with trans and nonbinary clients. They are a member of the Voice and Speech Trainer's Association (VASTA), a 2021 Hambidge Cross-Pollination Art Lab Fellow, and a Reiser Art Lab recipient (2022-2023).
Frankie co-designed a performance and modified acrobatics pilot program for children with cerebral palsy through the Cerebral Palsy League of Queensland. They formed United We Dance to create dances throughout Brisbane CBD to bring the community together in support of marriage equality. UWD was then invited to perform at Brisbane’s mental health day. Their work resulted in the Queensland branch of Occupational Therapy Australia issuing a public statement of unequivocal support for LGBTIQ+ folks, recognizing the health impacts of occupational injustices that uniquely impact the community. Frankie has emceed and programmed several events such as Alchemy, a Brisbane Square Library’s immensely successful monthly showcase of spoken word poetry, dance, circus, burlesque, and music; Bang on a Boa, the annual fundraiser for the acquired brain injury organisation Synapse; Lost Movements, a bi-monthly “happening” of street art, music, burlesque, body art, and dance; and celebration of The Female Form, an annual art showcase co-organised with the painter Vanessa Swift. Frankie co-created the steering committee for and served as the first president of BLP, bringing art, entertainment, education, and community events centred around alternative lifestyles in Queensland.
writer. novelist. educator.
Sam Rebelein holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College (with a focus on Horror and Memoir), a certificate of graduation from the Lubbock Area Square & Round Dance Federation, and that one trophy in The Last of Us Part II for when you beat the game on the hardest difficulty. Hard to say which of these is his greatest accomplishment. Sam's work has appeared in a number of speculative fiction publications, including Bourbon Penn, Coffin Bell Journal, The Dread Machine, Ellen Datlow's Best Horror of the Year, and elsewhere. HarperCollins' horror and crime imprint William Morrow is publishing Sam's debut novel EDENVILLE in Fall 2023, and his debut short story collection THE POORLY MADE AND OTHER THINGS in 2024. For more about Sam (and pictures of his dogs), follow him on Twitter @HillaryScruff.
educator. collaborator. ally.
Those who have a ‘why’ to live, can bear with almost any ‘how’ revealing their fearless nature to analyze, evaluate and seek the direction to improve their work.
Liz has been an educator for 26 years and an advocate of the arts for a lifetime. She graduated summa cum laude from Mercer University with a M.A.T in Secondary Education with an emphasis in English. She has taught AP English Literature and Writing, World Literature, British Literature, and American Literature. Liz was English Department Chair and a member of the Curriculum Board and was responsible for dynamic initiatives including a Critical Thinking Initiative, a Curriculum Mapping Initiative and Faculty Band and Promotion (Teacher Evaluations). She spearheaded both horizontal and vertical teaming initiatives and promoted best practice and research-driven pedagogy within the department. She has presented at the NCTE Annual Convention, created, designed and implemented new classes and new units, defined goals and objectives for the English instructional program, and chaired the department accreditation process.
She is a founding member and Director of Education of Vanguard Repertory Company and a founding member of Windmill Arts.
She feels it is possible for students to reach their fullest potential but only when students are given an environment that is protected, supports risk-taking, cultivates curiosity and invites the student to share ideas. This environment can be created when the teacher respects the student, becomes a guide, and allows the student’s innate inquisitiveness to direct learning. She hopes to inspire her students to be life-long learners and seekers of truth who take their studies to an advanced level and reflect on their perspective of life as they read, write and think.