Our Staff

Daryll Lynne Evans (she/her), Executive Director, began her writing career as a playwright with the Performing Arts Conservatory in Colorado but has since turned to fiction and screenwriting.

She has an MFA in fiction from Purdue University, where she taught creative writing and worked with Sycamore Review. She has presented workshops for the Willamette Writers Conference, The South Coast Writers Conference, and Wordcrafters Conference. She teaches writing workshops for adults and teens.

Jorah LaFleur (she/her), WITS Coordinator & Teaching Artist, is a writer/performer who enjoys wearing many different hats. She finds herself on stage as a spoken word poet, event emcee, and actor. For more than a decade (2006 to 2019), she ran the Eugene Poetry Slam. Jorah believes that spoken word poetry can be an inestimably powerful tool for young people as they explore their evolving identities and linguistic skills.

Jorah obtained her B.A. from the Evergreen State College in Olympia WA, where she worked for several years with the nonprofit Gateways For Incarcerated Youth. She also worked as a paraeducator at Avanti Alternative High School in Olympia, before returning to Oregon in 2006. Jorah has been serving as the lead teaching artist and WITS coordinator for Wordcrafters in Eugene since 2017. 

Jeaux Bartlett (they/them or xe/xem), Giving & Connection Catalyst, started their writing career as a journalist in a teeny Western North Carolina town at the turn of the millennium. Since then, while meandering around the country to finally land in Eugene 15 years ago, they’ve honed their award-winning writing skills as a public relations specialist, blogger, marketing communications maven, editor, fundraising communicator, and author.

Jeaux has published several books and online courses focused on personal growth and their work has appeared in the Register Guard, Lane Monthly, Rochester insider, Crossroads Chronicle, and Nature’s Wisdom amongst other publications. Jeaux enjoys writing about overcoming loss, adversity, and learning to trust yourself again.

Jeaux has won several North Carolina Press Association, MarCom, Hermes, and Community Newspapers awards. They graduated from State University of New York with a B.S. in Cultural Studies as a non-traditional student, and are currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University.

Audrey Quinn (they/them), Marketing Wordsmith, is a renegade scientist turned marketing assistant and content coordinator for Wordcrafters.

Audrey joined our team in 2022 while they were studying Physics and Mathematics at University of Oregon. After obtaining their B.S. in Physics (and minor in Mathematics), they decided to continue at Wordcrafters because they enjoyed writing press releases, blog posts, and event write-ups so much…and because they were disappointed they never figured out how to build a lightsaber.

In addition to writing, Audrey enjoys crocheting, drawing, taking care of their pet cats and fish, being outdoors, learning about mathematics, and helping others learn about math and science.