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Meet The Worth Repeating Storyboard

Sep 25, 2015

The Worth Repeating storyboard is a group of dedicated volunteers who love San Antonio and can't get enough of our city's stories. These folks are constantly looking for and listening to friends, coworkers and neighbors for storytellers. 

San Antonio is a big city with a diverse experience. From the homegrown to the newcomer, we want to find the stories Worth Repeating from all corners and walks of the community. We hope that having a storyboard out in the community we can better leverage their experiences to do this. 

With their help, we hope we can encapsulate what San Antonio is about.

Worth Repeating would like to say a special thanks to all our past storyboard members. The show could not have happened without these people. CJ Craig--who helped form the show--Hetali Lodaya, Erica Hurtak, Rachel Clutter, Ryan Loyd, Elena Souris, Vanessa Paige, Adriana Rios and Natasha Hernandez.

Do you have a story that's Worth Repeating? Want to be a part of the show? Find one of the folks below and let them know, or email us at worthrepeating@tpr.org

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Emily Bowe

Emily is an OG storyboard. One could argue her time on with Worth Repeating is the one constant in her life. She has worked for the 80/20 Foundation, Weston Urban, Geekdom, Sweb Development and now Overland Partners. She loves quiet Sunday brunches and thinking of ways to get San Antonio on the Map that don't include the River Walk. 

Georgia Erck

Georgia Erck is a writer from San Antonio and a former mentee in the Gemini Ink Mentorship Program.  She won Pitchapalooza at the San Antonio Book Festival in 2015 and participated in Listen to Your Mother|San Antonio in 2017.  She is currently at work on a memoir, Shocking Happy, which poses the question, “On your journey through life, do you get to pack your own bags, or have your parents already done it for you?”

Paul Flahive 

Paul is the Technology and Entrepreneurship reporter for Texas Public Radio and executive producer for Worth Repeating. Before coming to Texas Public Radio, Paul lived in the wilds of Anchorage, Alaska where he worked with homeless and at-risk youth, and helped facilitate another live, storytelling program called Arctic Entries. He lives on the westside and battles his yard most weekends. 

  

Carson Frame

Carson is the military and veterans issues reporter for Texas Public Radio. She hails from south Florida, but has done her fair share of bouncing around the country. In a former life, she traveled the Midwest in a van doing manual labor projects, taught at a school where kids determined the rules, and worked in podcasting. She likes to ask questions and see how people organize their lives through story. 

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Sara Gerrish

Sara Briseño Gerrish is a broker associate with RE/MAX Unlimited. She is a self-proclaimed foodie and cocktail enthusiast with a dream to travel the world. Sara volunteers with the Junior League of San Antonio and is active in the real estate community. In her spare time, she can be frequently found downtown with her husband Kevin and two Jack Russell Terriers, Roxy and Toby (Toby is actually quite famous in Japan on YouTube).

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Amy Hardberger

Amy was born and raised in San Antonio. Her first career was as a geologist, working as an environmental consultant on closed Air Force bases. Her second career began when she decided to attend law school. She worked for several years as a water attorney for the Texas office of the Environmental Defense Fund. She is the vice dean of the law school at St Mary's University. When she isn't working, she spends as much time as she can with her dogs in far West Texas.

Branden Hart

Branden Hart lives and works in San Antonio with his wife, his son, a terrier, and a neurotic hound. He came to San Antonio for college, fell in love with the city during the great flood of ’98, and never left. His sells his roasted coffees under the Triple B Roastery label, and his writing has been featured in Crack the SpineSand Hill Press ReviewToasted Cheese Literary Journal, and elsewhere. His story about how a trip to the Toilet Seat Museum inspired coping mechanisms for his OCD was featured on the December 2017 Worth Repeating show. 

Drew Hicks

Drew is a communications and design professional based in Texas. He is a principal and co-founder at 4th, an experience design studio. He is a student of storytelling and shared a tale of his time travelling India by bicycle at the very first Worth Repeating. He spends as much time as possible reading folklore, being barefoot outside and chatting with strangers. 

Gabriela Mata

Gabby is an internet writer, part-time photog and Top Chef aficionado. Music is a huge part of her life, and she often gets lost wandering around the St. Mary’s Strip or the Pearl (if you see her, please send her home). We should also mention now that she has a condition called synesthesia and that’s why music is so important. She helps people fall in love with San Antonio one frame at a time because she’s the girl behind San Antonio Lovelist. Gabby is a rule-bender, biophile and sometimes funny and you can always find her making faces with her chiweene, Quebec.

Addison Martinez

Addison loves stories and the words used to tell them. He studied linguistics and libraries at UT Austin, and has dabbled in American Sign Language, Japanese, and French. A film fanatic, he loves catching the movie line up every summer with TPR's Cinema Tuesday. You can usually find him haunting a Half-Price books when he’s not fixing up his east side home.

Vanessa Martinez

A native of southeast San Antonio, Vanessa loves her city. When she’s not working in Human Resources at The Levy Company, she might be at A Better Fete or El Luchador Bar, her outside ventures she co-owns with friends. She’s also active in her community: as the District 3 commissioner on the Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women, she advocates for the advancement of women in San Antonio. 

She’s got a cool husband, 5 great kids, and 4 of the cutest dogs you’ll ever meet. They all love to travel.  She has 5 children and loves to write. She told us her story at our "On The Street Where I Live" show.

Roberto Martinez

His favorite band is the Talking Heads. He joined the story board because loves connecting with people.

He’s on a mission for finding and documenting our most inspiring human moments.

Find more @delvecuriously.

 

Grayam Sailer Tynes

Born and raised in San Antonio, riding around in the back of his mother’s truck was Grayam's introduction to storytelling. She collected tales from all corners of the city for her studies on socioeconomic development in South Texas. Now he loves catching threads of people’s narratives on their own sense of place. He works for Blue Duck Scooters. 

Kelly Strait

Kelly is a native San Antonian who left for about a decade, then got her act together and returned to the Countdown City a few years ago. A percussionist in her former life, Kelly is the human behind The Social Llama, a blog of fun happenings in San Antonio. She can't stop / won't stop volunteering for awesome organizations in SA, so you can find her working with TEDxSanAntonio, ChooseSA, San Antonio Sound Garden, or TPR's Worth Repeating (!!) when she isn't running around with her dachshund, Tucker. 

 

Efrain Torres Jr.

Efrain is a native San Antonian and a Partner of the RTB Law Group. He is on the Board of Directors for JOVEN, a Southside nonprofit that builds character and resiliency in youth. He helps coach kids basketball for the Boys & Girls Club and is a life-long Spurs fan.

Amanda Reyna

Amanda is a native Texan who spent a few years in the Boston area. Her career trajectory started with dotcom development, morphed into working as a barista for the benefits, shifted into mutual fund wrangling, and has currently landed as the co-owner of a birth doula agency, Journey to Motherhood. Much time at home is spent cultivating a medicinal and vegetable garden (she’s a modern hippie), reading all kinds of books with her partner (everyone is a book nerd), crafting cocktails (because two kids), documenting shenanigans on Instagram, and holding spontaneous dance parties in the living room. Her origin story can be heard on the “After All This Time” show.

Burgin Streetman 

Burgin Streetman works for Trinity University Press. She hails from the south. She found herself in New York City and rose through the ranks of a publishing house there before deciding that San Antonio was her future.  She told her story of danger and mystery during season 2

Todd Wright (Storycoach)

Todd has many impressive degrees in writing from very good schools, so we elected him to storycoach. He teaches writing at UTSA. His fiction can be found in the San Antonio Current, Booth Journal, and The Raleigh Review. Todd spends as much time as possible at home with his wife Rachel, his daughter Ruby, son Jack and his pug Doobie.