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The Real Reel

​Kristina is an educational ASL interpreter

and an advocate for social progress.

Nicholas is a professional development coordinator and author.

They live in the midwest raising their three kids.

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Kristina loves to work with her hands, from working as an American Sign Language interpreter to painting Dharma & Eldon and baking vegan goodies.


An avid environmentalist and mother of three, she hopes to inspire adults to leave behind something beautiful for our children to inherit.


As an advocate for the underdog, she dreams of providing both equal visual and auditory access to children's stories with her knowledge of sign language as well as her passion for reading to others.



Nicholas works in teacher professional development and education research with degrees in biology, philosophy, science education, curriculum and instruction.


His creative outlets include writing, illustrating,

and maintaining the Stink Finks YouTube channel of their three children.

These focuses echo in the Hollow Heartland series

and fictional stories including The Moirae.


He is also soon pursuing his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction again while he raises his three children with his ever-encouraging wife.

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