Staff

Amy Swauger
Director
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Amy Swauger became director of T&W in 2005. Swauger was formerly executive director of the National Academy of Education and of Washington Independent Writers. Prior to that, she held a number of positions at the American Association of University Women (AAUW), including director of the Association and of the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund. Swauger has served on the boards of directors for several nonprofit organizations, including CFRE International, the credentialing board for philanthropic fundraisers, and the DC Rape Crisis Center. Swauger is an advisor to The Schimel Lode, a family foundation in Washington, DC.  She has a degree in journalism and political science from The American University.

Jade Triton
Director of Operations
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Jade Triton has worked for T&W since 1999. She previously worked in office management and commercial printing in San Francisco and New York. A photographer, printmaker, and web designer/administrator, her work has appeared in publications such as Quilting Arts Magazine, America from the Heart, and other journals in print and online, as well as various galleries and museums. She is a graduate of the Institute for Not-for-Profit Management at the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University and has a degree in art studio/printmaking from University of California at Santa Barbara.

Jordan Dann
Education Director 
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Jordan Dann is a Brooklyn–based theater artist, educator, and experience architect.  She has taught at NYU, Boston University, Colorado Mountain College, Dreamyard Art Center, and Stella Adler Studios. For four years, Dann served as the education director  for the Shakespeare Society, where she managed and directed the Hunts Point Children’s Shakespeare Ensemble and designed curriculum for six of the Bard's most commonly taught plays for the Shakespeare in Schools program. During Dann's tenure in Colorado, she served as education director for the Aspen Institute's Aspen Writers Foundation, where she created Story Swap International and managed the literary retreat for Aspen Summer Words. She has a BFA (acting) and MFA (theater education) from Boston University, and has extensive training in Linklater Voice Technique.