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Shelsea Ochoa

Creative Director

Shelsea is an artist, activist, and educator. When she is not producing events and facilitating dialogues with Soul Stories, you can find her connecting people to the natural world through programming at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. At DMNS, she facilitates their Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts. Shelsea dreams of a world that prioritizes care for our planet and communities.

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Noah Kaplan

Director of Youth Curriculum

Noah has 10 years experience developing and implementing student centered curriculum in classrooms designing and implementing fun, meaningful, and growth oriented experiences based in extensive training and research. He is currently leading the development of our pilot program to be executed within schools and other organizations that serve youth.

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Kamga Tchassa

Podcast Producer & Editor

Kamga is a Cameroonian writer who currently resides in Pueblo, CO. He's passionate about storytelling and personal development. In his free time, you'll find him reading, writing, or in an INFP YouTube rabbit hole. Kamga is the producer, editor and magic maker for The Soul Stories Podcast.

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Joe Horton


Joe is a multidisciplinary designer and creative in Denver, CO. He enjoys solving problems while creating beautiful and functional designs that increase awareness and assist in the growth of new businesses and organizations. In his spare time, Joe can be found woodworking and turning found and reclaimed objects into practical objects for everyday use. Joe is the designer behind many of the visuals used by Soul Stories.

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Danny Mazur

Founder & Executive Director

Danny is a facilitator, storyteller and mental health professional. He started Soul Stories in 2014 with the help of a dear friend Alex Black, shortly after his mom overdosed (and thankfully survived). You can hear his full story in his TedxBoulder talk "Creating Connection Through Dialogue". He believes that our world is in need of deep healing, honest conversations, and social equity.

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