Jim and Natalee have  100  stories and 70 side-kick puppets. Stories for your choice from folk, true, inspirational or even tall tales. Events, classrooms, assembles, birthdays are all a few of their travels.

Jim and Natalee met after their spouses past and so did their puppets!

As retired teachers (& Jim law enforcement) Jim and Natalee have a heart for our young people.


Benefits of Storytelling are:

  • Promoting character!

  • Imagination !

  • Interest in Reading! And Libraries!

  • Problem Solving

  • History

  • Language

  • Sequencing, and patterns

Natalee also presents IN CHARACTER with stories regarding

  • Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Dollie Madison

  • Gordon Parks Model ending with student creates their own fashion

  • Esther and the story of Purim

Qualifications & Experience

As a Recreational Therapist Natalee is a three-time holder of the Child Development Associates (CDA) credential. She has participated in the Albuquerque Academy Summer Session teaching or telling stories from 1995 – 2002. She has performed and taught at many Albuquerque Public Schools and also given several workshopsto schoolteachers as well.

Stories and More workshops provide certificates, handouts, or follow-up activities. Puppets can provide language and speech support.

Natalee's References include: