About Us

Our Staff

Austin Atteberry
Executive Director, Co-Founder

 

(Left to Right: Derek Sanders from Mayday Parade, 
Austin Atteberry from SMAS, Jeremy Lenzo from Mayday Parade)

Austin hails from the great city of Chicago where he was raised and where he attended school at Northwestern University (06'). After completing his degree, he released a record as a singer-songwriter and was persuaded to move to Music City - Nashville, TN in 2008.  A few years into his time in Nashville, a beautiful girl named Sara moved in next door to Austin and changed the course of his life forever. The idea for Sing Me a Story was born in 2011 and started to take shape in May of 2012 after Austin resigned his position at his day job in Nashville. Austin carries an MBA from Pinchot University in Seattle and was married to that beautiful girl next door, Sara, in 2013. They have two dogs (Fat Sam and Coli) and currently reside in the great state of Wisconsin. Austin makes a mean Texas bar-b-que and enjoys the relationships he shares with those he loves the most. 

 

Tom Chester
Program Director


(Tom & his hero Stevie Wonder!)

Tom’s passion for working with young people is apparent.  His enthusiasm and diverse educational experience make him a great fit for interacting with our partners around the world, the behind-the-scenes work on developing educational and media materials, and overseeing the on-the-ground interactions with the kids.  

After graduating from the University of Arkansas with a degree in biology and psychology, Tom went on to earn a Master’s in Teaching and teach at the New School, Bentonville High School, and the Carraway Center for Teaching & Learning.  After finding some success as a songwriter, Tom and his brother made the move to Nashville, Tennessee, where he crossed paths with Sing Me A Story.  It was a perfect fit!

Tom continues to write and record music in Nashville.  Most recently, he and his brother released the first-ever interactive album through the new music technology company, Featuring.Me, which has been featured by news sources throughout the country.  When he isn’t working with kids or playing music, Tom is traveling the globe with his wife, Jordan.


Autumn Dobbeck
Senior Artist Coordinator

Autumn is a Senior at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, studying Communications. She hails from Elgin, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. When Autumn isn't in class she enjoys spending time with her dog Alaska, an American Eskimo puppy who has a lot of spunk! She is so thankful to be a small part of the great work that Sing Me a Story accomplishes and can't wait to continue her internship this year! 
 
 
Katie Hull
Video Editor 
 

Katie is a recent graduate from the University of Georgia, with a degree in Psychology and a certificate in Music Business. She began working with Sing Me A Story as an intern in 2018 and has since moved on to become one of the primary video editors for Sing Me A Story videos. During her free time, she enjoys making/writing music and playing video games. Katie is also a competitive Rubik's Cube solver and is one of the fastest female solvers in the world!