Curated by Steven Braun
Produced by Ana Montañez
Friday, May 27, 2022
Come early for social hour at 6; stories begin at 7.
Location (same as last time): 3942 E. Camino de la Colina, Tucson, AZ 85711 (street parking)
Admission is $15.00. You can buy in advance at Eventbrite by clicking here.
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Are you a survivor, man of steel, gotten away with murder? Are you invulnerable, untouchable, bulletproof? Or maybe you’re vulnerable, prone, touchable?
Whatever your disposition, May’s theme is Bulletproof!
Sharon Schneiderman is an educator and stay-at-home mom to 2 sweet kiddos, an anxiety-filled dog, and a ball python. She is married to the love of her life, “Odyssey sound guy” Miles Schneiderman, and spends her free-time reading, crafting, and occasionally podcasting.
Bob Finn has been a science and medical journalist since his high school days back in the Pleistocene Era, except for a brief sojourn as a neuroscientist. He’s the author of two books and literally thousands of magazine and newspaper articles. He’s currently an executive editor at Medscape Medical News, which is the part of WebMD.com intended for medical professionals. A recent transplant to Tucson from the San Francisco Bay Area, Bob is a resident of the Milagro Cohousing community.
Based in Tucson, raised in France, and the daughter of Armenian immigrants, Anna Darian calls herself a truth teller, spiritual seeker, and planetary pilgrim. When she’s not making alliterations, Anna is a storytelling coach helping purpose-driven entrepreneurs and creators become more impactful leaders by connecting to their story.
Since launching her coaching business in 2017, she has helped hundreds of people around the world gain confidence in their voice through private coaching and group workshops. For those who appreciate traditional street cred, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Arizona and a master’s in urban planning from the American University of Beirut. But clearly, she doesn’t think a degree should dictate her career path. Her bliss is found on long road trips in search of mountain tops and cold lakes! Learn more at annadarian.com
A 20+ year Arizona resident by way of Wisconsin and California, Terry Ahearn is the lucky husband of his wonderful wife and talented artist, Linda, and extremely proud father of Haley and Cole! When not working at his aerospace career, Terry likes to write short stories, primarily humorous true accounts of personal experiences, and is a founding member of the Writer’s Bloc, a group of dedicated writers of multiple genres. A past participant of Odyssey Storytelling, Terry enjoys making others laugh at his frequent self-deprecating stories. “It’s fun to laugh at yourself, it’s a tonic tried and true.”
Ana Montañez finally set some roots down in Tucson in 2017 after living all over the country. Born in Mexico, raised in California, and with past homes in Baltimore, and Iowa, Ana has tons of stories! She loves to talk, so be careful getting her started. Ana has read several of her stories out loud for events, performed monologues, and done standup comedy. She uses her storytelling skills by day learning coach and expert in human capital management. Ana currently serves as Odyssey Storytelling’s Executive Producer.
Steven Braun’s career as a Public Safety 911 Telecommunications Shift Supervisor began almost 12 years ago, before which he was an award-winning professional chef. He has also worked as a retail store stock clerk/cashier, front desk Night Auditor for a local resort, and Alpine ski instructor…okay, that last part isn’t true. In fact, he hasn’t skied in over 40 years. But he is a storyteller. Other hobbies include photography, writing, SCUBA diving, and marble sculpture…nope…just the first three, but glass blowing is high on the list of things he will attempt before shedding this mortal coil. Besides being a regular on the Odyssey stage, he also maintains Odyssey’s website and was recently chosen to be a board member. He considers himself to be the hardest working lazy person he has ever encountered and prefers to lay on a couch watching old Star Wars movies. Most importantly, Steven has been married to Phyllis for almost 36 years and they have a child, Jax, who lives and works in Seattle, where they visit as often as global pandemics allow.