JODIE ELLIOTT HANSEN is a retired emergency-room nurse, a mother of four and grandmother of eleven. The daughter of a natural born storyteller, Jodie is inquisitive and intrigued by personal narratives. A native of Kentucky, she and her husband are longtime residents of Tennessee.
LAURA HANSEN has worked at the intersection of history, story, community, and public space in New York City neighborhoods for twenty-five years. Laura and her mother share a love of eccentric characters and the fun of talking to strangers. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their two sons.