Jody is one half of Tales Told.
Jody received her MS in Biology and BA in Arts from Union College in Schenectady, NY. Since making Washington County, Maine her home in 1998, she has worked to create and administer diverse educational experiences for people of many ages, backgrounds and educational levels. Jody served on the faculties of the University of Maine at Machias and Washington County Community College, teaching college-level classes in the field, laboratory and lecture hall, on the Executive Board of Child and Family Opportunities (Head Start), as an Adult Basic Education Tutor, and as Director of the Porter Memorial Library in Machias. Most recently, she and Lee created the Living History Project, a collaboration between middle school students and elders to preserve and interpret Jonesboro’s rich oral history.
Jody’s work in education is rounded out with experience in performance, production, and administration. In New York, she was an associate producer for the PBS Emmy Award winning weekly science series, “Innovation.” A member of Actor’s Equity, she’s acted in New York with the Bond Street Theater Coalition and the Manhattan Ensemble, with the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Center, and other regional and international theater venues.
Jody is active in her community, where she was member of the Jonesboro Bicentennial Committee, the Comprehensive Plan, and PTA. She supports local agriculture and is an avid naturalist, reader and wood-hauler.