Amanda Lee Glassware
Amanda Lee is the owner of Amanda Lee Glassware. She is also an entirely self-taught artist. Having never taken art classes, the excitement of learning new ways to paint sparked something in her. From that excitement, she applied to study painting at the Bratislava Fine Arts Academy in Slovakia.
After returning home, and with her fine art background, she is now creating stunning designs for wine glasses. It's Amanda's combination of paint and her eye for design that makes Amanda Lee Glassware so unique.
Amy Philips-Haller (A.P. Haller)
Amy is a seasoned-producer and journalist who has worked in print, television and radio. Sha has managed talent acquisition for the new Passages and Prose, LLC, audiobooks division - auditioning and hiring voiceover talent. Currently, she also serves as an advisory board member for the non-profit.
Center for Media Innovation (CMI)
Point Park University's state-of-the-art Center for Media Innovation -- an integrated 4,000 square-foot New York City-style media facility -- provides hands-on experience and networking opportunities for students, as well as serving as a hub for local media and the downtown Pittsburgh community.
Chris Sichi is the senior studio technician for the Center for Media Innovation. He holds a degree in telecommunications from Penn State University, and has worked for WHVL-TV and the State College Spikes as a producer. His passion lies in digital media, particularly the way the internet and data-driven technologies shape the media landscape. Outside of work, he enjoys obscure music, tabletop games, and his cat Jace. Chris also is a freelance multimedia professional that works alongside authors and artists to bring their creative visions to life.
Cribs For Kids
Cribs For Kids is a non-profit organization based in Hazelwood, Pennsylvania which provides safe sleep education and free cribs to families who qualify. Founder and executive director Judy Bannon is a collaborator and fellow author of, Five Ladies and A Forklift. Cribs For Kids was a sponsor of the 2016 and 2017 Passages & Prose literary events.
Cynthia Cannell Agency
Cynthia Cannell is Lillie’s literary agent and provides many authors with guidance and professional services to help them publish and promote their books.
Hay House, Inc.
Working as a confidential administrative assistant for an international software development corporation, Joyce brings 40-plus years of office management expertise to the Passages and Prose collaboration. She is also an independently-published author of sweet & sexy romance.
Elesha LeLe Morris
Maria Pisano has served as Lillie’s publicist since winter 2015. In her continued work with Lillie, she also serves as Director of Marketing for Passages & Prose, LLC. Currently, Maria is the Director of Communications for Trying Together.
Operation Safety Net
Pittsburgh Mercy's Operation Safety Net is an innovative, award-winning medical and social service outreach program serving persons who are experiencing homelessness in Allegheny County. Operation Safety Net reaches out, offering services that help people, empowering them to improve their quality of life. They also strive to address the circumstances that undermine mental, physical, and emotional well-being.
WQED's educational programs for children offer free and effective education tools that can make dramatic differences in how children perform and achieve. Through television programs, multimedia toolkits, and community collaborations, WQED programs ensure that "anytime is learning time.