Who are the Storytellers?

Jason D'Rocha  

Jason is an accomplished author and the founder of Jr. Storytellers, a company dedicated to helping children develop their imagination and creativity through engaging storytelling experiences. With over two decades of experience in the field of children's education, Jason has honed his skills in capturing the imagination of young minds and creating opportunities for learning and growth.

In addition to his work as an author and storyteller, Jason is also a highly sought-after trainer and speaker, traveling across North America to share his expertise with educators, coaches, parents, and caregivers. He is deeply committed to helping people understand the best ways to communicate and interact with children in a safe, meaningful manner.

When he's not working, Jason enjoys spending time with his family in Toronto, Canada. He is married and has two children, who no doubt benefit from his wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of children's education.

LinkedIn Profile: Jason D'Rocha

Tayson Martindale

Meet Tayson, the cartoonist and storyteller extraordinaire hailing from Edmonton, Alberta! This creative mastermind has published his very own graphic novel, BOX BOY, with 215 Ink, and has even self-published a few comics of his own, including Parker Purr: Cat Adventurer, The Legendary: Winter, and Bedtime Tails. Tayson also lends his artistic talents to Thunder Frog Comics' series, Thunder Frog, and even designs the cards for the wildly popular game ACTIVE ANIMALS: THE GAME. When he's not busy bringing his imaginative ideas to life, Tayson loves nothing more than sharing his passion for comics and storytelling with the next generation of creative minds.

Graham Seater

Graham is an award-winning kindergarten teacher in Toronto, Ontario where he tries a range of voices in his storytelling, and thankfully the four year-olds don’t seem to judge. He has written for children’s television and web series, including tween shows Life With Derek and My Babysitter’s A Vampire and the preschool math show Monster Math. He is the founder of the Junior Author Project, turning young writers into published authors, and in 2017 he published his first book, Would You Be My Tree?

Brad Fay

Brad was born and raised in Vancouver, BC.  A strong interest in all sports, combined with a passion for writing and storytelling led him to pursue a career in journalism and media.  In 1998 he was hired as an original on-air personality at Sportsnet and has lived and worked in Toronto ever since.  Assignments have taken him all over North America to the biggest sporting events in the world.
Along the way he and his wife Julie started a family, which allowed Brad to constantly sample his ever-evolving silly poems for his two young sons.  In many ways, his first book “Underwear is Fun to Wear” has been a labour of love for over a decade.