Our Team

We are lovers of culture and believers in children
Julie Carey

Julie Carey

Founder, Denver, Colorado

With a BA in Anthropology and an MA in Bilingual/Multicultural Education, Julie’s career as an educator has spanned a variety of leadership and instructional roles in outdoor education, classroom teaching, teacher training and international travel. She is an avid traveler and is committed to working to connect and empower children around the world.

Caree Edson

Caree Edson

Co-Founder, Denver, Colorado

Caree holds a BFA in Fine Art and an MA in Nonprofit Management and brings more than a decade of experience in English language instruction and refugee resettlement and integration. She is passionate about preserving languages and cultural identity through art and children’s book creation.

John Crawford

John Crawford

Board Member, Toronto, Canada

John is a private equity investment professional based in Toronto, focusing on infrastructure investments. Previously, John was an investment banker focused on M&A and Restructuring. John holds a BA with highest honors in Arabic Literature and a BS in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.

Michele LeClaire Thompson

Michele LeClaire Thompson

Board Member, Denver, Colorado

Michele has been serving children and families as a social worker for almost 20 years. She currently works to support the social/emotional and behavioral functioning of children so that they can access their full potential as learners in public schools. She brings to Write Our World a wealth of creative energy and knowledge in serving the diverse needs of children in education.

Toni Olivieri-Barton

Toni Olivieri-Barton

Advisory Board Member, Manitou Springs, Colorado

Toni is a Library Technology Educator at Fountain Valley School in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She brings a wealth of experience as a global educator specializing in technology integration in K-12 classrooms and promoting global collaboration.

Kate Mahoney

Advisory Board Member, British Columbia, Canada

For over 18 years, Kate has worked internationally on humanitarian policy, child protection, refugee protection and post-conflict development. Among others, she has worked for UNHCR, UNICEF and Save the Children and is currently Principal at KAM Consulting.