WHO WE ARE

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Haley Hoenke describes herself as a Folk Artist and Community Activist with a passion for hospitality. Haley is a graduate of Allegheny College in Meadville, PA where she focused her studies on Women’s Studies and Dance & Movement Studies . After college, Haley worked an innkeeper, an event planner, a social media consultant, and continues to be a homeschooling mother to two boys in addition to running everything at the Fidelia Hall homestead.

Justin Hoenke is a librarian and a musician. He’s worked in public libraries all over the United States and is currently the Team Leader of Libraries & Community Spaces (North) for the Wellington City Libraries. Before that, he was the Executive Director of the Benson Memorial Library in Titusville, PA and the Coordinator of Tween/Teen Services at the Chattanooga Public Library in Chattanooga, TN where Justin created The 2nd Floor, a 14,000 square foot space for ages 0-18 that brought together learning, fun, creating, and public events. As a musician, Justin has been a part of the bands Zomo and Abigail Foster’s Photosynthesis Machine and has created the DIY record label Arbacarba Records. Justin writes about libraries at http://www.justinthelibrarian.com.

Finn Hoenke is an artist and puppeteer. He loves creating items out of found objects and uses Lego to bring a lot of his creations to life. He’s also a puppeteer and has co-created the series Barnabis & His Gang of Goofballs with his brother Aero. He also created the comic series Bob Crazy & Zero The Horse. He enjoys building things, understanding how things work, and is always curious about the world around him. Finn is homeschooled and is currently in his sixth year.

Aero Hoenke is a breakdancer and artist, and really enjoys playing drums and guitar, listening to music, and drinking tea. He’s also a puppeteer and has co-created the series Barnabis & His Gang of Goofballs with his brother Finn. His favorite drummer is Matt Helders of the Arctic Monkeys. Aero is homeschooled and is currently entering his third year.