Patty is Interior Designer, Director of dpai architecture inc, and Mom to two adorably precocious children. She’s an incredibly grateful spouse to a sexy, funny and gentle man with “sandy beach” (red) glorious curly locks. Patty’s also an insatiable lover of Chaiwala tea lattes, especially if paired with great conversation with strangers who are willing to share tales and life experiences. She has (not so) secret dreams of singing back-up in a band– any band– and see herself on roller skates in the near future.
Vuk Pejovic arrived to Hamilton just a few years ago from magical country of Montenegro. He is a code wizard for HHS by trade, and is attending McMaster University to improve his degree. Outside of work, he boxes at a local gym and has earned a spot on the plaques at The Judge pub on Augusta.
Amanda lives in Hamilton with 5 other people and loves spending time with her housemates. She is a grade 3 teacher by day in HDSB. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family and friends, being outdoors, camping, cooking and loving life. She can also be found spending any spare minutes with her partner, Simon and their trusty, 4 legged best friend, Marvin.
Elysha Ardelean is a librarian by trade who more recently can be found practicing the domestic arts of baking and sewing, knitting and gardening while she spends a year off work learning how to be a mom. She believes in sharing soup and warm cups of coffee, picnicking when possible, and free internet for everyone.
Erin is a born and raised Hamiltonian. She likes to watch films, cross-stitch, and walk down the beach. Her most recent studies led her to a speaking opportunity in London, England this past summer where she enjoyed the best afternoon tea. She is also interested in areas of housing, poverty, and food insecurity in Hamilton.
Myke Hutchings is no stranger to the stage– a musician and composer living in East Hamilton, he’s told stories for Steel City Stories before. ( Turned Up! ) He lives his life walking the fine line between Pagan and Christian and has some thoughts about why he can’t go home again you won’t want to miss!
Come on out Thursday November 23rd at the Staircase Theatre to hear Myke and five other Hamilton storytellers share their lives on stage. Get tickets!
Our host, Sam, got involved with Steel City Stories last year through the Women’s Day storytelling workshop. In her day job, Sam works for Tastebuds, Hamilton’s Student Nutrition Collaborative, a non-profit that helps Hamilton schools provide students with universal access to good, wholesome food. Sam also works as a visual artist and runs creative arts workshops in visual journaling and collage.