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.
Lelia Nebeker is the book buyer for One More Page Books in Arlington, where she has worked since its opening in 2011. She’s been a part of the NoVa TEEN team since year one, and has been thrilled to meet so many outstanding authors and readers. Her greatest professional achievement was saving a parking spot for Maggie Stiefvater’s Camaro.
Aryn Dagirmanjian is a Teen Services Librarian at Loudoun County Public Library. She gets paid to throw parties for teens, which is pretty great. She also enjoys reading (obviously), video games, pretending to be athletic, and playing with her cats until they get really annoyed with her.
Isaiah West is the Teen Services Coordinator at Alexandria Library in Alexandria, VA. He thinks the best part of his job is getting to meet the teens where they’re at and empowering them to be involved citizens of their community. His interests involve video games, good food, and knitting. He is most likely heavily caffeinated and taking too many photos of his cat.