Our Team

Tracie Nichols, Managing Director

Tracie Nichols, MA is a Transformative Language Artist writing poetry and facilitating writing experiences from under two old Sycamore trees in southeastern Pennsylvania. She is the Co-founder of two writing groups, as well as an ex officio board member and the current managing director and newsletter editor for the Transformative Language Arts Network.

Putting her master’s degree in Transformative Learning and Change to good use over the past two decades, Tracie designed and facilitated many virtual and in-person lifelong learning experiences on a truly wide range of topics. She especially loves facilitating small groups.

Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Rogue Agent, Text Power Telling, and kerning as well as the Moonstone Press anthology The Weight of Motherhood. She writes and facilitates from under the wide reach of two old Sycamore trees in southeastern Pennsylvania where she lives with her husband, her sons, and a very large ginger tabby cat named Strider. Lansdale, Pennsylvania. 

Joanna Tebbs Young, Certification Manager

Joanna Tebbs Young oversees the TLA Network certificate program. A longtime writer, historian, and TLA facilitator, Joanna is author of the award-winning biography of Vermont historian, Lilian Baker Carlisle. Starting in 2011 as a columnist and feature writer for a small "weekly," she now writes the "Remember When" column for two Vermont newspapers. Joanna's essays have been published in various outlets and she has both a memoir and personal essay collection in the works. 

Joanna holds a BA in History from Castleton University, and an MA in Transformative Language Arts and MFA in Creative Nonfiction, both from Goddard College. 

A writing coach since 2009 and trained through the Center for Journal Therapy, Joanna is also a facilitator for Vermont Humanities Council and teaches online for the Transformative Language Arts Network. Additionally, she is pursuing a certificate in genealogical research, while working (very) part-time at her local library. Rutland, VT.

Suprina Frazier, Financial Administrator

Suprina loves words and numbers equally. She has a Masters’ degree in Tax Accounting, a wealth of HR/Payroll experience, and has published numerous articles, short stories, and romance novels. Although an avid reader since the age of three, she didn’t get into writing until faced with a life-altering illness. Through that illness, she learned how words could not only change and transform her own life, but also the lives of others. Accounting taught her that there’s a story behind every number on a financial statement – those stories are sometimes mundane, other times utterly fascinating. She’s thrilled to have found the TLA Network and been given the opportunity to do more of what she loves. 

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