Candace Jahn is a New Jersey native currently living and working in Portland, Oregon. She received her BA in Art and Education with a concentration in Photography from Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey and her MFA in Visual Studies from Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon.
Candace currently teachers art in Portland Public Schools while maintaining an active studio practice. Her passion is to cultivate an environment for creative minds to explore ways to express themselves by sustaining creative outlets and encouraging their powerful potential.
Outside the classroom and studio, Candace enjoys book clubs, second run movies, a good slice of pizza and time spent exploring new places with her dog.
Evan is originally from South Carolina where he studied literature and creative writing in college. He came to the Portland area to attend graduate school in his pursuit of becoming a teacher. A lifelong avid reader, Evan wished to put his passion for literacy to work. He currently teaches 5th grade at Astor School in N Portland.
He is a musician and has played in bands for over ten years. After college, he toured the country playing music before settling in Portland.
He believes that children should be provided with a space where they feel listened to, respected, and validated.
In his free time, Evan enjoys spending time at the library, going outdoors and hiking, listening to and playing music, going to the movies, exercising and a good cup of coffee.