Marthious Clavier was born on the island of St. Croix. He obtained a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Computer Science and a Masters of Education in Technology from the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI). Currently, he is working at the UVI Cooperative Extension Service (CES) as an Assistant Director, Communication, Technology & Distance Learning. He is also a part time instructor in the School of Business at the university. As an UVI-CES employee, he serves as the Director of the UVI Exhibits on the VI Agriculture and Food Fair Board of Directors. The various directors on this board collaborate and conduct the annual VI Agriculture and Food Fair. He also serves as the Associate/Youth Pastor of the Frederiksted Baptist Church.
Dr. Chenzira Davis Kahina is an educator, cultural heritage ethnographer, artist, naturopathic therapist, ordained ministerial priestess, inspirational speaker, media host and communications advisor. Dr. Davis Kahina is a founding director of the NGO and NPO, Per Ankh, Inc., with UNESCO Special Consultative Status, that institutes culture, healing, arts, technology and spirituality for life, inspiration, freedom and education (CHATS4LIFE). Dr. Davis Kahina respectfully known as “Dr. Chen” teaches and is the director of the Virgin Islands Caribbean Cultural Center in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at the University of the Virgin Islands.
Elaine Jacobs is a writer, traditional storyteller and retired educator. Her work has appeared in The Caribbean Writer Calendar edition, Mid-Atlantic Foundation, Sea Breeze Journal of Liberian Writings and Talk That Talk: an anthology of African American Storytelling. She is a co-author of All This Is Love: a collection of Virgin Islands Poetry, Fiction and Art. She created and hosted the local WTJX/PBS Out in de Yard and has performed at many storytelling festivals and conferences nationally. Jacobs taught multiple grades and language arts subjects in the public school system of the US Virgin Islands before her retirement in 2017, and was a finalist for the 2017 District Teacher of the Year for the St. Thomas/St. John District.