ABOUT US

 

Anytime Drama™ was developed by two intuitive mothers who have backgrounds in drama, creative and technical writing as well as the development and implementation of STEAM (Science - Technology - Engineering - Arts - Mathematics) aligned programs for young people. Having seen firsthand the positive effects drama can have on children and the learning potential it provides to them, these mothers set out to create a program designed to enrich the lives of children while helping educational institutions increase their overall marketability and fulfill their developmental needs.

 

Juli Shively, Empress of All Things Make Believe

With a background in corporate management, Juli Shively, current freelance writer and former franchise owner of Drama Kids of Columbus, Inc., and Director of Operations and Sqaudron Support with the Invention League, brings with her not only years of writing expertise, management training, organizational prowess and problem solving skills, but also the real-world experience of enhancing children’s developmental skills through drama activities and STEAM aligned programs.

Juli is an active community member. Whether it’s volunteering with older adults, organizing small business expos that benefit local school district fundraisers and promote local children’s businesses in her community, or organizing events like Invention League's Ohio Invention Convention & Entrepreneurship Competition - a program that teaches children critical thinking skills and promotes the notion that anyone, even a child can seek out problems and invent solutions – Juli is there to support and lead!


Angela LeRoy, Goddess of Magical Play

Angela LeRoy, current screenwriter and Director of Communications and Superhero Services for the Invention League, and former drama teacher of Drama Kids of Columbus, Inc., AL’s Acting and Improv and French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts Camp in New York, brings to the table a background in Theatre Arts and Public Relations with respective degrees from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.

Angela has been championing STEAM education in schools for years and understands what it takes to incorporate the 4 C's of 21st Century Learning into the classroom. Angela has cultivated her teaching abilities and life-skills by coaching, captaining, teaching and choreographing in a multitude of different areas including: drama, dance, voice, figure skating, swimming and color guard throughout middle school, high school, college and beyond.

In addition, Angela has worked in the marketing and sales, entertainment and promotions, and the community, guest and media relations departments for various sports teams, video production companies and marketing companies including: Mills/James Productions, the Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL), the Columbus Destroyers (AFL), the Lipton Championships (ATP and WTA Tour), the Florida Panthers (NHL), the Florida Bobcats (AFL), the Miami Dolphins (NFL), the Doral-Ryder Open (PGA Tour), Market America and Southeast Marketing.


Eryn Emery Hollobaugh, Maestro of Magical Melodies

Eryn Emery Hollobaugh is a musical protégé, actress and a Graphic Design graduate of Full Sail University Eryn has composed and performed dozens upon dozens of songs on both a personal and competitive level! Fluent in piano and composing a song the first day she learned how to play guitar, Eryn is beyond talented and self-motivated when it comes to learning.

Anytime Drama™ is proud to have Eryn on the creative team. Whether performing at coffee shops, singing competitions, recitals or in musicals, Eryn knows what it’s like not only to sing - but to perform. Eryn spent her high school years competing and performing in cheerleading and drama as well as music.

In addition to being just a tad older than a kid herself, Eryn has spent years, not only entertaining children, but babysitting and teaching them as well. Anytime Drama™ is blessed and pleased to have her understanding and enthusiasm working as a driving force on our musical team!


Gerrilyn (Gerri) Shively, Duchess of All Things Imperial

Gerri has been a creative resource for Anytime Drama™. She has generously assisted in the writing of lyrics, the delivery of beautiful songs, the creation of the Art & Drama Extension projects and more.

Gerri began acting in 2001 and has years of vocal training.  She continues to take an active role in the arts, participating in high school and college theatre and was a member of Revolution, her high school show choir.  Gerri is currently attending Ohio University.

We appreciate Gerrilyn’s creativity and look forward to her future contributions!

Michele Brown, Wizard of the Web

Michele is our web developer extraordinare.  Not only has she built and maintains our site, she's developed the site to be user friendly for us "creative" types, allowing us to add and manage our own products without always having to call our webmaster.  She continues to assist us with understanding how to get around in the Mysterious internet world.  With Michele as part of our team, we can do Magical things.