Naomi Shafer is a clown and a producer. She uses humor, playfulness and physical storytelling to turn power dynamics upside down. As the Executive Director of Clowns Without Borders USA, she produces clown tours in refugee camps, conflict zones and sites of natural disaster. She holds a B.A. from Middlebury College, an M.B.A. from Marlboro College, and a rubber chicken from the San Francisco Circus Center Clown Conservatory.
Nicole attended Hampshire College, where she studied resource politics and dance performance. She writes for various print and web publications, works as a stagehand, choreographs and performs, and teaches Pilates. Nicole is interested in non-hierarchical social organizing and dismantling capitalism.
Web Developer and Advisor
Susan has been CWB’s website advisor since 2013, when two board members contacted her because something was broken. Ever since, she’s been working to make the web presentation of the wonderful work of CWB ever more user-friendly, discoverable, and beautiful. Susan is mostly self-taught in web development, but she holds a degree in music performance from Portland State University and most of a degree in fine art (which, as she will attest, are related skills). She is an avid gardener and lives in Milwaukie, Oregon. You can see more of Susan’s work at collagecreative.net.