Full Time Staff
Catherine Burns is The Moth's long-time Artistic Director. Born and raised in Alabama, she now lives in Brooklyn with her husband and six year old son. Find her on Twitter: @burnzieny
Sarah Haberman is The Moth's Executive Director. A native of Wisconsin, she's a devoted Packers fan and cheesehead. Having been involved with The Moth since 2002, she's always looking for ways to support this beautiful artform.
Sarah Austin Jenness
SAJ has been on staff at The Moth since 2005. Despite rumors that it must be a laugh-track, her distinctive laugh can be heard on many Moth recordings. Each laugh is absolutely genuine.
Each year Jenifer asks hundreds of people to identify the turning points of their lives and helps them shape those experiences into stories. She falls a little bit in love with each storyteller, and hopes you will too.
You: Seat 21A on a flight from Copenhagen to New York - you told me that amazing story about the crazy thing that happened to you. Me: The person who wants to convince you to stand on stage and tell it to a room full of people.
Maggie came to the Moth by way of clown school and found the two have much in common. She was never good at small talk and is relieved to find a place that embraces the big feelings.
Senior Producer, Corporate Programs
Kate went to her first StorySLAM, fortuitously themed BEGINNINGS, in 2007 and has been a part of The Moth ever since. She lives in Brooklyn with her furry husband, baby and dog.
Director of Development
Mom of two tween boys, Inga is always looking for ways (other than basketball) to connect with them. Moth stories have proved, time and again, to be powerful keys for unlocking the doors to their magical hearts and minds.
Director of Production
From Wisconsin, Jennifer shared 1 bathroom, a pillow and a communal sock drawer with 10 siblings. The ultimate team training, this experience gave her a deep appreciation for stretching budgets and finding quiet voices in a crowd.
Senior Manager, Education Program
Micaela taught third grade for several years before she discovered The Moth. Her talents include staying on a bicycle, putting together Ikea furniture and getting people excited about story structure.
Deputy Director of Development
As the parent to a toddler, David is an expert in the works of Mo Willems. He also spends a disturbing amount of time writing about the game of cricket, with credits including a multitude of websites, journals, and books.
Senior Manager, Finance and Administration
Anna Katrina Olujimi
Anna has a deep love of numbers, sports, and poetry, believing in the playful and profound intersections of language and story to be discovered when one mines the depths of any combination of the three.
Producer & College Program Manager
Kirsty moved from England to America in 2010 to live a life filled with stories as part of The Moth. She enjoys putting already-completed tasks on to-do lists so she can cross them out immediately.
Manager, Community Program
After 25 years teaching, directing, and practicing theater and comedy performance, Larry discovered the simplicity, power, and beauty of true stories. Shortly thereafter he found The Moth. As they say, timing is everything.
Manager, Education Program
Catherine is a recovering Texan happily transplanted in NYC. (She does miss BBQ, the rodeo, and her family.) She's passionate about providing spaces for young people to speak and be heard.
Chief of Staff
Sarah Jane Johnson
A proud Nebraskan, Sarah Jane is a former homecoming queen and rugby player who is passionate about gardening, carbs, and the transformative power of storytelling.
Manager, Community Program
Jenelle enjoys when people write like they talk and speak like themselves. She wrote for radio and magazines in Pittsburgh before coming to The Moth. She’s learning to play cello and dreaming of making it sound ugly in a good way.
Media and Archive Manager
Michael La Guerra
Michael has a fierce love for audio pieces, organization, Drake's emotions, & Broad City's feminism. He enjoys living as a woke individual & sees the importance of archiving stories as they provide us with deep personal histories.
Producer, Digital Media
Jemma Rose Brown
Jemma is a media maker thinking deeply about making storytelling more discoverable online. She grew up on the fourth floor of a former cheese warehouse in Lower Manhattan, and is more interested in the how than the why.
Production Manager, The Moth Radio Hour & Producer, The Moth Podcast
Mooj is an award winning radio-documentarian. His work has appeared on WNYC's Studio 360, 99% Invisible, and Love + Radio, among others. In 2014 he created a tiny podcast called Tape and, a year later, a mega festival called Tape.
Associate, Community and Education Programs
Callie grew up in the hills of Pittsburgh and is still adjusting to living in flat places. Her last office was an Airstream trailer. When it comes to stories, she believes the listening is as important as the telling.
Producer, Corporate Programs
Sam discovered an internship posting at The Moth the night before the application deadline closed, and the rest is (hi)story. She enjoys word puns, bread products and finding ways to make people care about budgets.
Phoebe loves data collection, skipping small talk, and people-creeping in the most non-creepy way possible. She's also a mixed media artist - say hello at phoebewang.com / @feebswang, or at a StorySLAM.
After exploring and adventuring for much of her 20s, Michelle is happy to have landed back in New York and at The Moth, where she can fulfill her insatiable need for building connection through stories.
From Egypt & DC, Nadine relies on stories to connect the dots between her two homes. She’s met great creatures – a cuddling turkey, a purring goat – but is most inspired by Deedee the dog, who’s chased stories with her for 14 yrs.
Anna often develops personal catchphrases she immediately regrets and has to train herself to stop using them. A recent college graduate, she enjoys airplane turbulence, feeling awed, and asking follow-up questions.
Chloe came to The Moth from Manhattan, Kansas (yes, really). She loves mysteries and would be the world’s best detective if given the chance, but is more than happy to live in the suspense that can be found in a story well-told.
Lauren came to The Moth because she wanted to hear true stories and help share them with other people. She is a prison abolitionist and future library scientist who enjoys getting good reading done in transit.