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.
Natalie Martell has lived in many different states and Canada. She has an MFA in creative writing from MNSU Mankato and has worked as a DSP, PCA, and group home manager. At Cow Tipping, Natalie works to uplift our authors and their writing through book publication and arts outreach. She has always found Cow Tipping books unique, delightful, and moving, and she strives to connect them with a diverse readership. She believes that including and honoring neurodivergent voices enhances the literary landscape and our society as a whole.
Nathan Bauer / Inclusion Associate
Nathan Bauer wants to be like Michelle Obama. Born in 1978 of April. Wants to be a president like Barack Obama of the United States of America to help people with disabilities to have more independence. To stay in a fancy big home with all hot guy husbands and some will be body guards also. That’s Nathan’s United States Story.
Ethan Bussiere / Teaching Apprentice
Ethan Bussiere loves to write fantasy short stories. He also likes to write poems and lyrics. He feels his writing comes from his vast imagination. He can’t keep his mind quiet, so why not write it?
Doug Crill / Teaching Apprentice
Doug Crill is an actor. Doug Joseph Crill is in The Amazing Dream Coat. He is a dreamer. He likes bright colors.
Sean Craven / Teaching Apprentice
Sean Craven was born and raised in Minnesota and he’s still not used to the winters. His interests include reading, writing, video games, and barbeque. He is now quadruple-published by Cow Tipping Press as he continues to live out his own words from one of his first books, Glorious Moments in Hell!
Amber Fisher / Teaching Apprentice
Amber Fisher’s favorite movie is My Girl. Daisy loves butterflies and is in the chrysalis phase of her metamorphosis. She loves to write, sew, and crank the dance music when she cleans. She is glad that she is an artist and that she can share that skill and past-time with others, especially with people who are hurting.
Davida Kilgore / Teaching Apprentice
Dee Kilgore has been writing since she was 6 years old and she’s 67 now. She’s been publishing for the past 37 years. Writing is who she is as well as what she does. Writing has saved her life.
Katie McDermott / Teaching Apprentice
Katie McDermott is an Advocate Associate at the Arc Minnesota. Her Fur babies Charlie and Gizmo. Self- Advocacy is her passion this what she loves to-do.
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