Charlie Peacock and Andi Ashworth are the co-founders/executive directors of Art House America. Andi Ashworth is a writer (author of Real Love for Real Life: the Art and Work of Caring), gardener, cook, a lover of good books, and the key architect of the nurturing environment so characteristic of Art House hospitality. Charlie Peacock enjoys an international reputation as an innovative and award-winning musician, record producer, and author. Both Charlie and Andi have seminary training, Andi having received her MA in Theological Studies from Covenant Seminary in St. Louis, MO. The couple have two grown children, and two grandchildren, who have named them Honey and Papa.
Jenni Simmons is a freelance writer and editor, a drummer’s wife, and caretaker of two cats. She finds great joy in family and friends, her church, liturgy, coffee shops, used bookstores, mountains, live music, art museums, a cup of tea, a shot of whiskey, birdwatching, and long walks on her favorite wooded trails. Her writing can be found on the Art House America Blog, Comment Magazine, The Curator, Wunderkammer Magazine, and her personal blog, Dreams of Genevieve.
Jennifer Strange received an MFA at the University of Florida, and her poems have appeared in The Oxford American, Christianity and Literature, and Rock and Sling. For ten years, she taught writing at Centenary College of Louisiana, whose lawns she grew up on between Suzuki violin lessons. More importantly, she once survived Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk with three other women, she can make a mean fruitcake (Grandma's recipe) and good peanut brittle (other Grandma's recipe), and her cat wouldn't protect her from an invading gecko if she begged. Most importantly, she is married to a weekend pilot with whom she raises two young sons.
Barbara Lane is an editorial intern for the Art House America Blog and otherwise blogs at Lost Arrivals. She earned a degree in Spiritual Formation and Leadership in 2011 and has since gone about the story of rediscovering what she learned there. Her home is a basement apartment in Fremont, Michigan, where she is learning the arts of writing, homemaking, and beer brewing. She dreams of one day sharing her loves with a family.
Sarah Duet earned a degree in Communication from Centenary College of Louisiana in 2011. Since then she's put down roots in Shreveport, LA, helping to create and establish The Yellow House of Highland, an intentional community for young adults. In addition to working as freelance graphic artist and a sometimes singer-songwriter, she has finally landed her dream job: serving coffee at a local coffee shop. Other affections include reading, obsessively listening to interviews online, pursuing beauty in all things, fruitful conversations, making home, and keeping her off-kilter kitten, Nash, entertained and out of trouble.