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Eve Claxton, Director

Eve Claxton is an award-winning radio producer and writer. She originated and produced the series Busted: America’s Poverty Myths—a six-part podcast special for WNYC’s On the Media—winner of a 2017 Front Page award. Eve won the Peabody and duPont-Columbia awards for her work on the StoryCorps 9/11 collection. She has produced story collections for The Obama Foundation, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, and Atlantic Philanthropies as well as People Talking a documentary special for BBC Radio 4.

Eve also has a background in nonfiction books. She is the editor of The Book of Life, an anthology of the best memoir writing through the ages (Random House UK).  As a writer, she has co-authored a number of nonfiction books, including the memoirs He Wanted the Moon, published by Crown, and The Bridesmaid's Daughter from St. Martin's Press.

 
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Domenica Alioto, Director

Domenica Alioto is an editor, collaborator, and writer. She worked for eight years at Crown, a division of Penguin Random House, where she was most recently a Senior Editor. Focusing on narrative nonfiction and memoir, she has edited numerous bestsellers and critically acclaimed works, including The Gatekeepers, The Clancys of Queens, Life on the Edge, The Witch of Lime Street, Headstrong, Empire of Sin, He Wanted the Moon, Confessions of a Sociopath, and Brave Genius.

A San Francisco native, Domenica received her BA and MA from Trinity College, Dublin. She learned the publishing trade at Short Books in London, then attended Columbia University's Publishing Course.

 
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Katherine Simon

Katherine is the recipient of two Peabody awards, a Columbia-duPont award, and three Emmy nominations. She created and currently serves as Senior Producer and Managing Editor for NPR's Jazz Night in America, NPR’s first multi-platform radio, video and digital documentary program.

Previously, Katherine was Senior Producer for StoryCorps, producing stories which aired nationally to over twelve million listeners each week on NPR’s Morning Edition and on the StoryCorps podcast. She's created podcasts for ESPN's award-winning 30 for 30 series and edited audio shorts for the Obama Foundation.   Her reporting has taken her from the southern-most tip of Louisiana to a prison in Wyoming to a mattress factory in Newark, NJ.  Katie holds a BA from Kenyon College and an MS from Columbia University’s School of Journalism.

 
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Chris Durrance

Chris is an award-winning producer and director. He most recently worked on the film adaptation of The Emperor of all Maladies, the Pulitzer Prize winning book by Dr. Sid Mukherjee. Chris has worked on over a dozen films for PBS FRONTLINE, including College Inc. about the for-profit education industry, and The Madoff Affair. He is the winner of a Peabody, two Emmys, two duPont-Columbia awards, and an Overseas Press Club award. He has also produced presidential biographies of Bill Clinton and Gerald Ford and is developing a number of projects, including an adaptation of Mukherjee’s second book, The Gene.

 
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Maya Millett

Maya is a writer and editor living in Brooklyn. She received a master's degree in journalism from New York University, where she studied cultural reporting and criticism. For five years, Maya was the senior book editor and animation producer at StoryCorps. While there, she produced nearly 20 animated shorts, for which she earned two Emmy award nominations, as well as Peabody and Columbia-duPont awards.  She also edited three StoryCorps books, all published by The Penguin Press.

Most recently, Maya co-authored an anthology of stories about work with StoryCorps founder Dave Isay, titled Callings. Before moving to New York in 2009, Maya spent several years in Chicago working as an archive researcher for Johnson Publishing Company (home to Ebony and Jet magazines) and at the African American oral history project The HistoryMakers.

 
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Kelly Shetron

Kelly Shetron is a Brooklyn-based collaborative writer and producer. She has worked on numerous nonfiction book projects, specializing in memoir and expertise books, with a particular interest in creativity, women, business, and psychology.

Before joining the Unfurl team, Kelly worked for nearly ten years in communication and project management roles, focused on content strategy, visual storytelling, and market research. She is originally from Philadelphia and holds a dual degree in economics and English from Muhlenberg College, as well as a certificate in nonfiction writing and multimedia storytelling at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine. In addition to her work with Unfurl, Kelly is also the co-creator of Two Create Project, where she offers workshops and tools for cultivating creative practices. 

 
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Sylvie Lubow

Sylvie Lubow is a writer, editor and producer based in Brooklyn, New York. She's the co-creator of Two Truths and a Lie—a live storytelling series that pits fact against fiction. Before joining Unfurl, Sylvie served as the Associate Director of Community Engagement at StoryCorps, where she spearheaded two of its most successful national oral history programs: the Military Voices Initiative and OutLoud, serving recent veterans and LBTQ+ individuals, respectively.

 
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Michael Howard

Michael  is a collaborative writer and developmental editor. His primary focuses are memoir, history, and politics. As a musician, he has toured nationally and throughout Europe with Sinkane. He also scores podcasts and films. Michael graduated from Ohio State University with degrees in Cultural Studies and French.