Danielle Ellison (Founder) is always on the lookout for a new adventure. She’s an YA author, a soon-to-be librarian, and event planner. Danielle has done a lot of really cool things in her life, but nothing has brought her as much joy as creating and organizing NoVa TEEN. When she’s not busy with books, she’s probably watching her favorite shows, drinking coffee, or fighting her nomadic urges.
April Shroeder (Event Coordinator) is currently a stay-at-home-mom, but spent more than ten years serving teens in public libraries in Maryland and Virginia. If she could cast herself in a YA novel, she’d be the quick-witted best friend who has pockets full of concert ticket stubs.
Lelia Nebeker is the book buyer for One More Page Books in Arlington, where she also organizes YA events. Her greatest professional achievement was standing in a parking spot to save it for Maggie Stiefvater’s Camaro.
Lisa Myklestad is a high school librarian at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington. She loves working with teens and reading young adult literature! Her favorite authors are Marie Lu, David Levithan, and Leigh Bardugo. Working on the NoVa TEEN Book Festival is the highlight of her school year!