Bryan Boyce grew up in Waseca, Minnesota and graduated from Grinnell College before teaching high school English in Lesotho and the Rosebud Lakota Reservation and serving as Assistant Director of Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano, which he led to nationally recognized student gains. As the sibling of a brother with developmental disabilities, Bryan knows firsthand the value and richness of exchange across neurological difference. He seeks to give others this opportunity—an alternative to presuming deficit and pity—through the often inventive, radically self-representative writing of Cow Tipping authors.
Rachel Lieberman grew up in and around Chicago, Illinois before moving to the Twin Cities to attend Macalester College. For over eight years she has enjoyed teaching in special education classrooms, coaching Special Olympics, and working as a caretaker for individuals with developmental disabilities. In her work with Cow Tipping, Rachel finds tangible and inspiring possibilities for a more inclusive and creative future: one that expects, accepts, and celebrates neurodiversity, and one that embraces greater equity for all of us.
Alex Junge / Sales & Strategy Intern
Alex Junge likes to fish, garden, and grow plants. He really likes poetry, mythology, unusual and creative stories. He also likes insects. Alex is obsessive over plants, very nice insightful informative.
Wesley Dahle / Teaching Apprentice
Wesley Dahle is 26 he lives in Lakeland, MN. His favorite thing to do is hang out with people/friends. He does have a job working at Culver’s in Woodbury. His favorite thing about the class is being honest with whatever it was that they were writing about. His favorite thing to do in freetime is going out/being somewhere instead of always being stuck/trapped at home. He does watch every sport around the world but the ones that he pays the most attention to is Basketball, Baseball, Football, Soccer, and Hockey.
Vince Fiorilli / Teaching Apprentice
Vince Fiorilli had many dreams in his life. He even had so many dreams he didn’t know where to start. After a while all that was left was writing. And man does he get compliments on what he writes and his imagination.
Ardella Hudson / Teaching Apprentice
Ardella Hudson woke up one day, and she was a different person. She had no idea why, what, when, where. Somehow she had to find herself and sort through this new life. This life for her was Another person. A person she never grew up with, but had to learn to live with. This is part of what hidden disability is all about. She must work hard every day not to lose her self again. With the courage she was forced to apprehend with the help of Bethesda, Cow Tipping Press and Courage Kenny she’s becomes a healthier person.
Nicolas Kelley / Teaching Apprentice
Nicolas Kelley likes to go to California Adventures and Disneyland. He rides a Valley Fair and Nickelodeon Universe.
Jake Lieser / Teaching Apprentice
Jake Lieser loves to write in his free time. He also loves to watch movies, play video games, and cook burgers too.
Nicole Noblet / Teaching Apprentice
Nicole Noblet is a visual artist as much as a writer. She has a cat named Stevie and a dog named Pebble. They like to go on epotitions together like Winnie-the-Pooh and Christopher Robin. Stevie and Pebble inspire the art she makes, and show their approval by sleeping on her finished story or barking along as she reads aloud.