Mike Deaton is a teacher and music facilitator from Harrisonburg, VA. He blends percussion instruments from around the world with his own improvisational style to share music that is both fresh and fun.
As a performer, Mike has shared the stage with members of the multi-platinum recording group Rusted Root, singer/songwriter Vinx, frame drum master Glen Velez, and many more.
Mike also hosts drum circles, and community events based on rhythm and music.
Jeremy Frey is a poet and professor of English at the University of Arizona in Tucson.
Chad Gusler writes stories and sermons, and is a professor in the Language and Literature department of Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Chad graduated from Eastern Mennonite College in 1993 with a degree in biblical studies and theology. In 1998, he received a M.A. in Religion from Eastern Mennonite University. His thesis was entitled, "Building a Context for Buddhist and Christian Peacemaking: The Kingdom of God, Pratityasamutpada, and Sunyata." Chad then received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from Seattle Pacific University.