Rebecca Majoya has dedicated 20+ years to making lives better for children and families in Vermont. She has provided leadership at all levels through her work as former Director of The Mentor Connector and Rutland County Women’s Network and Shelter. Additionally, she has administered annual evaluations for home schooling families since 1993, and served as the President of the Hayes Foundation, which awards funds to motivated youth who seek extra-disciplinary experiences in Rutland County. Through her years of grant writing and research, she has accumulated over $3,000,000 to assist VT communities. She is currently working with non- profit organizations in other states to develop their funding base. Rebecca holds an MA in Education from Castleton State College, and is a licensed instructor in Communications and Theater Arts (K-12). Her proudest endeavors include helping others blossom and develop into their most authentic self. Her teaching goal is to instill confidence in others, especially when it comes to making life better through words.

Sallyann Majoya's love of language began at an early age when sheconcocted elaborate fairy tales about her family, as well as stories of animal and child adventures. This led to her first degree in English, and her work as a copywriter, grant writer and editor. Most recently, she served as an arts manager in a higher education setting. This role allowed her to marry her passion for arts and education, as she introduced students in Kindergarten through college to world music, dance and the liberal arts. SallyAnn is also a certified therapeutic harpist who has brought a compassionate presence to a variety of hospice and palliative care environments. She holds an additional degree in Wellness & Alternative Medicine and seeks to combine the principles of holistic health in helping others find a deeper, integrated sense of wellness through words and music.