the crew

 
  courtney marie   co-founder & director of operations   courtney marie is a writer and artist based in Denton, Texas. she enjoys working with text as an art medium and performance object and sometimes she plays music with her friends. her first poetry chapbook, don’t get your hopes up, was released in 2018 in a double publication through Thoughtcrime Press, alongside her dear friend Fatima-Ayan Malika Hirsi’s Moon Woman: Mythologies and Truths. courtney marie lives with two cats, loves to travel, and writes a lot of letters.

courtney marie
co-founder & director of operations

courtney marie is a writer and artist based in Denton, Texas. she enjoys working with text as an art medium and performance object and sometimes she plays music with her friends. her first poetry chapbook, don’t get your hopes up, was released in 2018 in a double publication through Thoughtcrime Press, alongside her dear friend Fatima-Ayan Malika Hirsi’s Moon Woman: Mythologies and Truths. courtney marie lives with two cats, loves to travel, and writes a lot of letters.

  Nina Chantanapumma   co-director   Nina eats cookies. And fragments sentences. When she's not teaching high schools students how to animate and take good photos, she's either drawing stuff, fixing things, or hanging out with her corgi, Noodles. She’s here to help. She tries to remember to post as @ninacdot on  Instagram  and  Twitter .

Nina Chantanapumma
co-director

Nina eats cookies. And fragments sentences. When she's not teaching high schools students how to animate and take good photos, she's either drawing stuff, fixing things, or hanging out with her corgi, Noodles. She’s here to help. She tries to remember to post as @ninacdot on Instagram and Twitter.

  Conor Wallace   co-founder & audio coordinator & producer   Conor Wallace, a big old nerd, born and raised in the chorus of Denton tx, has been consciously cheerleading and reminding artists to continue their bliss and work for a Decade... unconsciously; probably always. He is also a journeyman singer-songwriter and you can find his work at Bandcamp under the monikers/collaborations:  Conor Wallace ,  Ella Minnow , and  Forever & Everest .

Conor Wallace
co-founder & audio coordinator & producer

Conor Wallace, a big old nerd, born and raised in the chorus of Denton tx, has been consciously cheerleading and reminding artists to continue their bliss and work for a Decade... unconsciously; probably always. He is also a journeyman singer-songwriter and you can find his work at Bandcamp under the monikers/collaborations: Conor Wallace, Ella Minnow, and Forever & Everest.

  Machele Johnson   workshop coordinator   Machele Johnson is a Dallas based poet and musician who has been sharing her words and sounds for a little over a year and a half. A melomaniac since birth, Machele's inspirations for writing are sound and music with its complexities and structure. She has a need to study, experiment, and report back on the numerous, wordless joys and sorrows one can experience while lost in sound as well as rejoice in the similarities of the human experience and harmony.

Machele Johnson
workshop coordinator

Machele Johnson is a Dallas based poet and musician who has been sharing her words and sounds for a little over a year and a half. A melomaniac since birth, Machele's inspirations for writing are sound and music with its complexities and structure. She has a need to study, experiment, and report back on the numerous, wordless joys and sorrows one can experience while lost in sound as well as rejoice in the similarities of the human experience and harmony.

  Sarah Friday   artistic editor & producer   Sarah is a performance artist, activist, and puppeteer whose work centers around intersectional feminist issues utilizing the body as the primary means of expression and critique. Sarah received her M.A. from the University of North Texas in 2016 with an emphasis in Performance Studies. Since then, she has expanded her performance work to include community activist work, most notably leading the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas’ effort to evolve their practices and policies to better serve lgbtq+ identified kids. In addition to her performance art work, Sarah currently works as an lgbtq+ consultant, adjunct professor, and jewelry artist. To check out her work visit her Instagram page  @_friday.designs_ .

Sarah Friday
artistic editor & producer

Sarah is a performance artist, activist, and puppeteer whose work centers around intersectional feminist issues utilizing the body as the primary means of expression and critique. Sarah received her M.A. from the University of North Texas in 2016 with an emphasis in Performance Studies. Since then, she has expanded her performance work to include community activist work, most notably leading the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas’ effort to evolve their practices and policies to better serve lgbtq+ identified kids. In addition to her performance art work, Sarah currently works as an lgbtq+ consultant, adjunct professor, and jewelry artist. To check out her work visit her Instagram page @_friday.designs_.

  Sean Enfield   executive editor   Sean Enfield is a writer and educator based out of the Denton. He graduated from the University of North Texas with a B.A. in English-Literature. He has had work featured on NPR's All Things Considered as a part of their Three Minute Fiction Contest and published in Vine Leaves, F(r)iction Online, and Poetry Quarterly. His piece, "Paper Shackles," is forthcoming through Lunch Ticket. Visit his website at  seanenfield.com .

Sean Enfield
executive editor

Sean Enfield is a writer and educator based out of the Denton. He graduated from the University of North Texas with a B.A. in English-Literature. He has had work featured on NPR's All Things Considered as a part of their Three Minute Fiction Contest and published in Vine Leaves, F(r)iction Online, and Poetry Quarterly. His piece, "Paper Shackles," is forthcoming through Lunch Ticket. Visit his website at seanenfield.com.

  Fatima-Ayan Malika Hirsi   poetry editor   Fatima-Ayan Malika Hirsi is the founder of Dark Moon Poetry & Arts, a monthly series spotlighting the creative feminine and non-binary energies of North Texas. She can often be found on sidewalks using her typewriter to birth poems for strangers. She has been published in  Entropy, The Boiler, Anthropology Now!, Bearing the Mask , and elsewhere. Her work has been featured by WFAA, KERA, the Dallas Morning News, and others. Her chapbook,  Moon Woman , was published by Thoughtcrime Press in June 2018.

Fatima-Ayan Malika Hirsi
poetry editor

Fatima-Ayan Malika Hirsi is the founder of Dark Moon Poetry & Arts, a monthly series spotlighting the creative feminine and non-binary energies of North Texas. She can often be found on sidewalks using her typewriter to birth poems for strangers. She has been published in Entropy, The Boiler, Anthropology Now!, Bearing the Mask, and elsewhere. Her work has been featured by WFAA, KERA, the Dallas Morning News, and others. Her chapbook, Moon Woman, was published by Thoughtcrime Press in June 2018.

  Sebastian Paramo   assistant editor   Sebastian Hasani Paramo is the son of Mexican immigrants. His work has appeared in Pleiades, Front Porch Journal, Prelude, Huizache, upstreet, North American Review, & other places. He is the Editor-in-Chief of The Boiler. He is a teaching fellow in the doctoral program at the University of North Texas where he is the Production Editor for American Literary Review. Visit his website at  sebastianparamo.com .

Sebastian Paramo
assistant editor

Sebastian Hasani Paramo is the son of Mexican immigrants. His work has appeared in Pleiades, Front Porch Journal, Prelude, Huizache, upstreet, North American Review, & other places. He is the Editor-in-Chief of The Boiler. He is a teaching fellow in the doctoral program at the University of North Texas where he is the Production Editor for American Literary Review. Visit his website at sebastianparamo.com.

  Caitlin Childs   head baker & culinary queen   A lover of learning, Caitlin has attended culinary school, an ice cream class in Pennsylvania, and courses in everything from cheese-making to chocolate-baking. Her culinary expertise has found her in many a kitchen, as short order egg cook, a fine dining chef, kitchen manager, and even running a baked goods shop at the Denton Community Market. Born and raised in Denton, Caitlin is a longtime travel and food fanatic and spends most of her time browsing cheap flights and day dreaming of devouring pastries in Europe.

Caitlin Childs
head baker & culinary queen

A lover of learning, Caitlin has attended culinary school, an ice cream class in Pennsylvania, and courses in everything from cheese-making to chocolate-baking. Her culinary expertise has found her in many a kitchen, as short order egg cook, a fine dining chef, kitchen manager, and even running a baked goods shop at the Denton Community Market. Born and raised in Denton, Caitlin is a longtime travel and food fanatic and spends most of her time browsing cheap flights and day dreaming of devouring pastries in Europe.

  Bess Whitby   marketing assistant   Bess is a writer, cellist, and long-time Spiderwebber living in Denton. She holds an MA in creative writing from the University of North Texas and currently works as the marketing manager for UNT Press. Bess has helped organize Spiderweb shows for almost five years. Her work has appeared in dozens of the Salon's zines.

Bess Whitby
marketing assistant

Bess is a writer, cellist, and long-time Spiderwebber living in Denton. She holds an MA in creative writing from the University of North Texas and currently works as the marketing manager for UNT Press. Bess has helped organize Spiderweb shows for almost five years. Her work has appeared in dozens of the Salon's zines.

  Chris Taylor   production assistant   Chris has been a part of the DFW theatre and arts communities for the last decade as an arts journalist (Stage Directions Blog), a freelance director (Denton Performance Lab), educator and cheerleader for artists stuck on an idea. He lives in Denton with his family and you can often see him running in large groups as a founding member of the Denton Area Running Club.

Chris Taylor
production assistant

Chris has been a part of the DFW theatre and arts communities for the last decade as an arts journalist (Stage Directions Blog), a freelance director (Denton Performance Lab), educator and cheerleader for artists stuck on an idea. He lives in Denton with his family and you can often see him running in large groups as a founding member of the Denton Area Running Club.

  Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam   production assistant   Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam curates the annual Art & Words Show in Fort Worth. She also writes fiction and poetry both speculative and literary that has appeared in over 40 magazines such as Masters Review, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, and Everyman's Library's Monster Verse. She has been a finalist for the Nebula Award and Selected Shorts' Stella Kupferberg Memorial Prize. She released an audio fiction-jazz collaborative album Strange Monsters with her partner Peter Brewer's Easy Brew Studio in April 2016. You can find her online at  www.bonniejostufflebeam.com  or on Twitter @ BonnieJoStuffle .

Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam
production assistant

Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam curates the annual Art & Words Show in Fort Worth. She also writes fiction and poetry both speculative and literary that has appeared in over 40 magazines such as Masters Review, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, and Everyman's Library's Monster Verse. She has been a finalist for the Nebula Award and Selected Shorts' Stella Kupferberg Memorial Prize. She released an audio fiction-jazz collaborative album Strange Monsters with her partner Peter Brewer's Easy Brew Studio in April 2016. You can find her online at www.bonniejostufflebeam.com or on Twitter @BonnieJoStuffle.

  Elia Tamplin   production assistant & hype boi   Elia Tamplin likes silence, food, dismantling systems of oppression (and lists). When not engaging in the arduous (yet rewarding) task of dissertating or consuming massive amounts of black coffee, they can be found out on a walk chatting with their mother. 30% of their half-written songs see the light of day, while 97% of their full-length songs are influenced by Romantic Comedies, the Bible, and a perpetual melancholy.

Elia Tamplin
production assistant & hype boi

Elia Tamplin likes silence, food, dismantling systems of oppression (and lists). When not engaging in the arduous (yet rewarding) task of dissertating or consuming massive amounts of black coffee, they can be found out on a walk chatting with their mother. 30% of their half-written songs see the light of day, while 97% of their full-length songs are influenced by Romantic Comedies, the Bible, and a perpetual melancholy.

  Marco Zavala   artist

Marco Zavala
artist

  Alex Stock   art & fabrication curator   Alex Stock has been a part of Spiderweb Salon since 2012. They are a self-taught, multi-media artist and are currently getting a master’s in biology at the University of North Texas. Alex works in many different mediums including: drawing, sculpture, painting, installations, zines, and digital media. Their work is best known for being biological in nature and using colorful but macabre imagery.

Alex Stock
art & fabrication curator

Alex Stock has been a part of Spiderweb Salon since 2012. They are a self-taught, multi-media artist and are currently getting a master’s in biology at the University of North Texas. Alex works in many different mediums including: drawing, sculpture, painting, installations, zines, and digital media. Their work is best known for being biological in nature and using colorful but macabre imagery.

  Matthew Long   designer & artist   Matthew Long is a painter, sign maker and designer living in Denton, Tx. He has worked with businesses including East Side Social Club, the Greater Denton Arts Council, Paschall Bar, Aura Coffee, Perfecto School of Music and LSA Burger.

Matthew Long
designer & artist

Matthew Long is a painter, sign maker and designer living in Denton, Tx. He has worked with businesses including East Side Social Club, the Greater Denton Arts Council, Paschall Bar, Aura Coffee, Perfecto School of Music and LSA Burger.

  Leah Jones   photographer   Leah Jones is an editorial photographer and menswear stylist based in Dallas. Her work has been featured in publications such as Men’s Health, GQ, Vogue Online, Los Angeles Times, Martha Stewart Wedding, Marvel Digital Content, and she has shot print work for Disney brands and Neiman Marcus. Leah moonlights as an event photographer focusing on local musicians and artistic collectives. She has been lovingly photographing Spiderweb Salon showcases for many years and deeply appreciates the opportunity to celebrate all people and document their artistic expressions. To preserve sanity, she dances frequently, and enjoys writing short scripts and essays dealing in terribly twisted horror or bounding comedic gaiety. She resides in Downtown Dallas with her partner, Jacob, and their beloved cat, Waffles.

Leah Jones
photographer

Leah Jones is an editorial photographer and menswear stylist based in Dallas. Her work has been featured in publications such as Men’s Health, GQ, Vogue Online, Los Angeles Times, Martha Stewart Wedding, Marvel Digital Content, and she has shot print work for Disney brands and Neiman Marcus. Leah moonlights as an event photographer focusing on local musicians and artistic collectives. She has been lovingly photographing Spiderweb Salon showcases for many years and deeply appreciates the opportunity to celebrate all people and document their artistic expressions. To preserve sanity, she dances frequently, and enjoys writing short scripts and essays dealing in terribly twisted horror or bounding comedic gaiety. She resides in Downtown Dallas with her partner, Jacob, and their beloved cat, Waffles.

  Corbin Childs   sound engineer   & owner of Shiny Sound Recording Studio

Corbin Childs
sound engineer
& owner of Shiny Sound Recording Studio

  Jacob Greenan   studio musician   Jacob Greenan is a multi-instrumental musician and studio & production assistant at Shiny Sound Recording Studio. Jacob has been known to play everything from piano to an upright bass over the years across the great state of Texas in such projects as The Hazardous Dukes, Forever & Everest, and Here In Arms.

Jacob Greenan
studio musician

Jacob Greenan is a multi-instrumental musician and studio & production assistant at Shiny Sound Recording Studio. Jacob has been known to play everything from piano to an upright bass over the years across the great state of Texas in such projects as The Hazardous Dukes, Forever & Everest, and Here In Arms.

  Frank Darko   producer   Frank is a freelance artist, videographer, and the co-founder of Dallas art space  PARIAH , an eclectic hub for performance art, experimental noise, media installation, painting, and other 2d media. Together with Joshua van Ammon, Frank created CONVERSATIONS IN THE VOID, an video-based artist interview series, and is the executive producer for Spiderweb Salon’s podcast series focusing on the stories behind the work of living poets and writers, THE LITERARY PODCAST.

Frank Darko
producer

Frank is a freelance artist, videographer, and the co-founder of Dallas art space PARIAH, an eclectic hub for performance art, experimental noise, media installation, painting, and other 2d media. Together with Joshua van Ammon, Frank created CONVERSATIONS IN THE VOID, an video-based artist interview series, and is the executive producer for Spiderweb Salon’s podcast series focusing on the stories behind the work of living poets and writers, THE LITERARY PODCAST.

  Storie Teague   assistant baker & food editor   Storie is a professional cookie eater, wine drinker, and critter wrangler who discovered her creative medium by making a complete and utter mess in the kitchen. She's got a passion for force feeding people, making terrible puns, and obsessively baking meringues.

Storie Teague
assistant baker & food editor

Storie is a professional cookie eater, wine drinker, and critter wrangler who discovered her creative medium by making a complete and utter mess in the kitchen. She's got a passion for force feeding people, making terrible puns, and obsessively baking meringues.

  Matthew Sallack   zine advisor   Born in Tupelo, Mississippi. Raised in Denton, Texas. Graduated with BFA in Graphic Design from Texas State University — San Marcos. Lived in Austin, Texas for a while. Graduated with MFA in Illustration from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Currently lives in Denton, Texas.

Matthew Sallack
zine advisor

Born in Tupelo, Mississippi. Raised in Denton, Texas. Graduated with BFA in Graphic Design from Texas State University — San Marcos. Lived in Austin, Texas for a while. Graduated with MFA in Illustration from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Currently lives in Denton, Texas.

  Sam Cook   technical producer

Sam Cook
technical producer

  Isabel Deniz   production assistant

Isabel Deniz
production assistant

  Chris Flesher   homestead consultant

Chris Flesher
homestead consultant

  Elise Matthews   merch mermaid

Elise Matthews
merch mermaid