Bill Thompson, Executive Director

Bill began his work with the Young Storytellers Foundation as a volunteer in 2006.  His work as a mentor with YSF quickly became the best hour of his week and . . . more

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Pilar Alvarez, Education Director

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Pilar is elated to be joining the YSF community and is looking forward to growing with this collaborative and adventurous organization.  Pilar began her career in the arts as an . . . more

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Arrowyn Ambrose Husom, Program Director

Arrowyn’s involvement with YSF began in early 2000 when she was asked to act in a Big Show. She loved the process and became first a mentor, then a head . . . more

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Netta Most, Program Director, Script to Stage Program

Netta joined the Young Storytellers Foundation as an actor in a Big Show in 2005. Enamored by the magic of YSF, Netta quickly became a mentor and later a Head . . . more

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Amanda Brown, Interim Script to Stage Program Coordinator


Amanda is so excited to be a part of the Young Storytellers community and to get to spend time each week combining her passion for the arts and education to . . . more

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Laura Manchester, Program Director, Movie Makers Program

laurakidLaura is a Los Angeles based filmmaker and a rare California native. After getting a B.A. in theatre from Vanguard University, she moved to LA and began working as a . . . more

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Pierre Pandy, Outreach & Programs Coordinator

Pandy001Pierre is a Los Angeles native and he is ecstatic to be working with the YSF this summer. Since he was a little boy, he has loved the written word . . . more

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Jason Pugatch, Development & Design Consulatant

Jason Pugatch is a writer and actor, who has also worked in public relations and marketing at Esquire Magazine and Penguin Putnam Inc. His first book, Acting is a Job: . . . more

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Lexi Notabartolo, Operations Manager

Lexi Notabartolo

Lexi is a writer, performer, and researcher, reared in Atlantic City, Southern Nevada, and among the tribal casinos of Palm Springs, CA. Lexi’s first exposure to the Young Storytellers Foundation . . . more

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Michelle Gonzalez, Alumni Intern


Michelle joined the Young Storytellers community as a high school mentor for the Movie Makers Program in 2012. A Culver City High School Alum, she participated in the New York . . . more

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