Facilitators

At Catch the Fire, you’ll learn from a culturally diverse team of educators and creative learning innovators.

Peggy Taylor, M.Ed., Co-Founder & CEO, PYE 
Peggy is a musician, writer, social entrepreneur, and creative development specialist who has trained thousands around the world to use creative practices to deepen the impact of their work. She is co-author of PYE’s book, Catch the Fire: An Art-Full Guide to Unleashing the Creative Power of Youth, Adults and Communities. Peggy has a Masters of Education in Creative Arts in Learning from Lesley University, Cambridge MA, USA.

Nadia Chaney, M.A., Intl. Lead Trainer, PYE
Nadia is a spoken word artist, curriculum designer, and arts empowerment facilitator and trainer who has facilitated more than 2000 trainings on four continents, empowering group leaders in using creativity and leading edge facilitation practices for personal and social transformation. Nadia has a Masters of Arts in Imaginative Education from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver BC, Canada.

Eric Mulholland, Teaching Artist
Eric is a working actor and former middle school teacher with extensive experience teaching drama to youth and adults of all ages in schools, after-school programs, and theatre organizations. He founded the “Classic Conservatory for Young Adults” at Island Shakespeare Festival on Whidbey Island and has travelled the world teaching educators ways to bring theater arts into their work with young people.

Jackie Amatucci, Teaching Artist
Jackie is an all-around visual and craft artist and facilitator who uses her artistic expertise to weave the web of community with groups of youth and adults. She has 30 years experience working as a language arts high school teacher where she integrated the multi-arts into all aspects of her curriculum. Jackie is an expert at working with high risk and resistant youth.

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